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Guliver

Guliver

Guliver


Guliver is an alias of Juri Vagner [pronounce: ”Uri”]. He was born in Tallinn, Estonia in 1987. 2003 was a changing moment in Juri’s life. Gathering inspiration from the Chemical Brothers and Timo Maas’ tracks he realised that he wanted to make music for himself. Having no musical background he had no other choice but to experiment with equipment to find the right sound. In 2004 he first heard the OST for “Fight Club” made by the Dust Brothers. Read more on Last.fm
Guliver is an alias of Juri Vagner [pronounce: ”Uri”]. He was born in Tallinn, Estonia in 1987. 2003 was a changing moment in Juri’s life. Gathering inspiration from the Chemical Brothers and Timo Maas’ tracks he realised that he wanted to make music for himself.

Having no musical background he had no other choice but to experiment with equipment to find the right sound. In 2004 he first heard the OST for “Fight Club” made by the Dust Brothers. It gave him a new understanding of musical structure and genre. For a short time Guliver played in an indie band and through this group developed an interest in playing the drums.

By the time he graduated from high-school he discovered Aphex Twin. Aphex Twin influenced him massively and Guliver started experimenting further with sound analysis and synthesis. This fact pushed Guliver to more audacious experiments. In 2006 Juri went to a British University.

This affected his creativity dramatically opening new views to the world, cultures and art. His tutor at Coventry University inspired him introducing him such artists like Ryoji Ikeda, Apparat, Alva Noto and many more. He also taught him the sound synthesis techniques. This finally lead Guliver to apply them to his music, opening new ways of self-expression and more control over technology. Not having a musical education Juri was always approaching music from scientific and intuitive perspective.

This produced an alliance between technology and soul, which is characteristic of Guliver. Juri has a philosophical and inquisitive mind, which is open for everything alternative and radical. However at the same time he appreciates any form of art, putting very deep and spiritual thought into its meaning (unless it is an obvious absurd). In his music he tries to unite complex scientific theories and very deep, fundamental philosophical ideas into something simple and emotional. Official website: http://www.theguliver.com Myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/theguli Read more on Last.fm.

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