23.11.2018. Performing live as a member of Lunar Abyss Deus Organum at the 20-year anniversary concert Amanita Station – Serdce, St. Petersburg (with Mira Drevo, Svetlo111, Creation VI, 303, Drö)))me, VJ Yuri Elik).
18.11.2018. Performing live as a member of Lunar Abyss Deus Organum at the 20-year anniversary concert @ DOM, Moscow (with Mykoriza + Jum-Jum, Ruins Of Melancholia).
03.11.2018. Performing live as a member of Petrograd Drone Gathering @ Electro-Mechanica XIII – New Stage of Alexandrinsky Theater, St. Petersburg (with Ilya Artyomov, Mala, Wolffflow, Priroda, Sobranie 8 18, GhostNoir, Bees and Cobras, Lucrecia Dalt, Les Trucs, Amnesia Scanner, Eva Geist, Alexander Robotnick, Kaukolampi, Lvrin).
The recording of this gig has later become the first official release of Petrograd Drone Gathering.
21.10.2018. Kryptogen Rundfunk plays live @ Exit In Grey – 15 years – Chinese Pilot Jao Da, Moscow (with Kamera Sensornoy Deprivatsii, Exit In Grey, Neznamo).
23.09.2018. Kryptogen Rundfunk participates in a memorial compilation “Monochrome Visions (For Dmitry Vasilyev)” released by the Dutch label Korm Digitaal with a track “No Hamsters Were Harmed During The Recording Of This Song”, the same tht was released by Dmitry’s label Monochrome Vision back in 2007 on the compilation “Roulette Russe pour un Peu de Caviar”.
10-12.08.2018. Playing live as DJ Kryptogen and as a member of Lunar Abyss @ Gudelnaya Polyana – open-air, Ushkovo (with Petrograd Drone Gathering, Nastoyaschie Nischie, 73!, Jam Dazan, Uhushuhu, AOOM, Jum-Jum, Asphodela, Codex Occvlta, Svetlo111, Mykoriza, Strannyeyagody, Creation VI).
13.07.2018. Kryptogen Rundfunk has recorded a special soundtrack for “Kawarga-Skete” – a unique object built by Dmitry Kawarga in an extremely remote village in the North-East of Leningrad region. A 21-meter tower with a contemplation room on top, built on the remains of an abandoned wood-cutting factory.
“This hybrid structure combines the tradition of monastic seclusion with the way of life of a man who exercises art as spiritual practice. To anyone climbing inside the tower, the ascent is symbolic. Working one’s way through the monstrous structure of a factory… rising up through a column of industrial scrap and waste… then standing aloft in the cupola space between sky and earth – free of the intrusions of materialism. Sounds from the composer Kryptogen Rundfunk reign from within this biomorphic cell – focusing the journeyman on the scattered fragments of the self – washing him down with nature’s own elements.”
A one-hour long infinitely looped soundtrack of abstract electronics & field recordings was prepared for the contemplation room, and another 30-min. long sound collage of industrial atmospheres was designed for the hall of the former sawmill.
19.05.2018. Performing both solo as Kryptogen Rundfunk and as a member of Lunar Abyss @ Solar Systo Togathering 2018 – open-air, Leningrad region (with Kikimota, Jam Dazan, Asuratvam, Gastronom #22, AOOM, Creation VI, W I I, 73!, Contact With Aliens Is Music, Umbraculum, 303, Nastoyaschie Nischie, Dessin Bizarre, Didgeridoo Sound Diving, DJ Evergreen, Svetlo111, Six Dead Bulgarians, Uhushuhu, Murmuration Meditation, Strannyeyagodi, Drö)))me, Tervaink, Mira Drevo, Timeless Trip, Asynchronics, VJ Yuri Elik, and others).
12.04.2018. Performing live as a member of Govorit Radio “Kosmos” @ Cosmonoise 2018 – Sound Museum, St. Petersburg (with Svetlo111, Bardoseneticcube, VJ Yuri Elik).
18.03.2018. Performing live as a member of Lunar Abyss @ Circles on the Water VI – Chinese Pilot Jao Da, Moscow (with Mykoriza, Gospod’ Drakon, Ruins Of Melancholia & Drö)))me, Vitaliy Stromchinskiy).
17.03.2018. Performing live as a member of Lunar Abyss @ Sound Museum, St. Petersburg (with Mira Drevo, VJ Yuri Elik).
21.02.2018. DJ Kryptogen presents ZHELEZOBETON mix #14 promoting the news of ZHELEZOBETON label & mailorder of experimental music. With this mix starts the collaboration with the London-based radio station Resonance Extra.
17.02.2018. Performing live as a member of Petrograd Drone Gathering @ Losar – Silent Tea, St. Petersburg (with VJ Yuri Elik).
03.02.2018. Kryptogen Rundfunk plays live @ Penthesteria – Shagi, Moscow (with Neznamo, Katapygon, Sal Solaris vs Θ16).
26.01.2018. Kryptogen Rundfunk makes a collaboration track “Verisimilitude Recurrencies” with a St. Petersburg-based project Porch Nap, which is released on Porch Nap’s CD “Antidot (Selected Works 2007-2017)”.
Kryptogen Rundfunk plays live @ Porch Nap Release Party – Sound Museum, St. Petersburg (with Alexei Borisov, Alexander Zaitsev, Porch Nap feat. Fedor Svolotch).
Also, DJ Kryptogen presents ZHELEZOBETON mix #13.
06.01.2018. Performing live as a member of Lunar Abyss @ Gudelnya – HXGN, St. Petersburg (with Neznamo, Mira Drevo, Creation VI, Uhushuhu).