ICNISP – Live at Orange ’Ear, May 2024

Institute for Certified Nomadic Illicit Sonic Practices is the Berlin-based duo of Brazilian musicians Marina Cyrino (flute) and Matthias Koole (el. guitar), formed in 2018. With a mixture of electronic and acoustic sound sources, objects and preparations, internal amplification and no-input mixing, the duo presents a lively and highly imaginative approach to their instruments. The amplified piccolo can function as a noise generator and a percussion instrument; the alto flute can be played by an external balloon that moans; the guitar quickly switches between sound worlds in chaotic mutations of instrumental techniques and no-input mixing. The duo works across improvisation and multidisciplinary projects. In 2023 they released their first album Calisthenics on the Brazilian label Seminal Records.