KarpovKasparov came into being a couple of years ago as a game of action and reaction between the vintage synth and the drum machine. Pure experiment, unspoiled by commercial expectations or artistic pretentiousness. It became a trio in the visual company of the retro-projector and then expanded into a quintet with the featuring act of two most gifted contemporary dancers.
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A few gigs followed, some of them in rather unusual locations like a library, a shoe store, a barbershop, a restaurant kitchen, a butcher house and a building on the verge of being demolished. Each and every time a compact but savvy audience was quite pleased with what was heard and seen.
For the past few months however the project shrank into a solo venture named Karpov not Kasparov for the recording of the first and probably the last release signed K not K: ‘Soundtrack for a Game of Chess’.
Meanwhile the two founding fathers of KarpovKasparov developed alternate projects of which you will be hearing quite soon.