Live Performances


                    “Amplifying objects and different sounding things, Lucie Štěpánková, aka Avsluta, interacting with the room as an instrument, gave voice to muted matter, enlivening dead objects, as a reference to the fundmental frequency of the non-living vibratile environment. Overwhelmed by scaled up sounds coming from above and around, while witnessing the minuscule sources of resonance, watching the tiny items handled in the artist’s petite hands, we sank under the waves coming from the spherical speaker system. We dived into the unfolded depths of the objects’ inner selves.”

‘Amoenus & IKLECTIK Art Lab, artistic explorations into 3D audio’ by Agata Kik for CLOT Mag

4DSOUND x Amoenus: Free Improvisation in Spatial Sound at Stone Nest
by Valya Korabelnikova

                “Avsluta and David Toop treat the plethora of objects and sounds as if they were exploring a long-forgotten secret attic. They navigate among and within the sounds with tangible fascination, gentleness and inquisitiveness, treating homemade instruments, toys, found cassettes, treasured wind instruments, mechanical devices, and the most mundane of objects with equal care and significance.

The result is a fascinating sound document, one which conjures visions of both a deep investigation as well as an expedition. It's a testament to David Toop and Avsluta's common language, improvisational proficiency, but most of all their willingness to listen.”

Sleeve notes for ‘Haunted Tape Found in the Attic, All Covered in Dirt and Spells‘ by Avsluta & David Toop
Released on NEXT Festival Records

Live at Petrohradská Kolektiv
by Marie Lelicova

NEXT Festival 2021 at Cafe OTO w/ David Toop
by Andrej Chudy