alexei borisov

Alexei Borisov: Born in Moscow on December 7, 1960, Borisov graduated from the Moscow State University where he had studied History and Arts. His controversial performing career (as a guitarist) began in the Center new-wave group, in 1980. Next year, he formed the Prospekt mod-band (with Dmitry Matsenov), and re-modeled it in 1985 as the shifting Notchnoi Prospekt with then-partner Ivan Sokolovsky. After the dissolution of the band in the mid 1990s, he surfaced again in the “noise reconstruction and techno acoustics” duo F.R.U.I.T.S. with Pavel Zhagun (also known as Piezo) and in various art/noise/industrial/impro acts like Sever, Joint Committee, Atomic Bisquit Orchestra, New Russian Alternative, Gosplan trio and more.

He and his previous associate, the experimental Finnish sound-sculptor and journalist Anton Nikkila, established their own N&B Research Digest label in 2000. Since 2003 Borisov curates the international festival of experimental music “Noise and Fury” at the DOM Cultural Centre in Moscow (

Among his other collaborations are the joint projects with KK Null (Japan), Jandek (USA), Jeffrey Surak (USA), The New Blockaders (UK), Ilpo Vaisanen (Finland), Kurt Liedwart (Russia), Olga Nosova (as Astma duo) (Russia/Germany), Katya Rekk (Russia), Sergey Letov (Russia), Alexei Tegin (Russia), Sergei Kostyrko (Russia), Ilia Belorukov (Russia), Dave Phillips (Switzerland), Else Vandeweyer (Belgium), (Joke Lanz and Jonas Kocher (as Radical Muzak Septet) (Switzerland), Franz Pomassl (Austria), Mia Zabelka (Austria), Thomas Buckner (USA), Benjamin Skepper (Australia), Anton Mobin (France), Jelena Glazova (Latvia), Sergei Kasich (Russia/USA), Igor Levshin (Fake Cats Project), A-Spirale (Italy), Annalisa Pascai Saiu and Emilio Berne (Italy), Dario Fariello (Italy), Philippe Petite (France), Peanbo (with Varvara Andreeva and Eugeny Pechenkin), Georgy Orlov-Davidovsky (Russia ), Tikhon Kubov (Russia), Pakhom (Russia) and many more.

Borisov also collaborates with different video and multi-media artists, photographers, poets, dance companies, performance groups, theatres and film directors. He also works as a DJ in clubs and on different radio stations in Russia and abroad, and contributed as a journalist to some Russian and international web sites, magazines and newspapers. He is featured in the 2013 music documentary Elektro Moskva (

albums from pyr
pyr327 – Entrance to Hades (with Jelena Glazova)

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