KUBOV is a duo of violin and electronics. Incorporating minimalist textures and lush sustains as well as harrowing dissonance and distortion, their music ranges from the esoterically tingly to downright disturbing. Their eclectic sonorities are a result of the hybridisation of electronics and acoustic instrument, with which they explore and combine spaces and places, warping perspective and effecting a sonic escapism.
Jessica Aslan is a composer, improviser and music workshop leader, specialising in Digital composition. Alongside this Jessica is an active community musician, running workshops that regularly incorporate studio composition with other forms of music making. She has recently gained an MSc in Digital Composition and Performance at Edinburgh University. Prior to this she graduated from Goldsmiths College with a BMus in Music, where she is also completed a Professional and Community Education diploma in workshop skills. Jessica is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Edinburgh.
Emma Lloyd is a violinist, violist, performer and teacher based in Edinburgh. Her work ranges from period baroque performance to collaborations with composers on cutting-edge new music. She is currently working towards a PhD at the University of Edinburgh with Professor Peter Nelson and Dr Nikki Moran, investigating the performer’s role in the interpretation of indeterminate scores. Prior to this, she completed a Bachelor’s degree with honours at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, and a Master’s in musicology at the University of Edinburgh. During her time in Manchester, she studied violin with Eyal Kless, and viola with Michael Gurevich.