The first release under his own name, ABSENTIA, is a cinematic album that weaves billowing layers of steel guitar, tectonic rhythms, and cascades of noise into a sonic tapestry of undulating textures. "Warped and otherworldly beauty that draws the mind to wander."* The LP was released digitally and on vinyl by Copenhagen’s Unit Shifter Records in 2017, shortly after he relocated from Montreal to Denmark.
Tobias has performed at renowned festivals including MUTEK (Montreal, CA), SPOT Festival (Aarhus, DK) and Le Mini Who? (Utrecht, NL), and has toured throughout Canada, Europe and the UK. His original music and sound design have been featured internationally in a wide range of media including documentary films, TV series, Augmented Reality artwork, advertising campaigns, art installations, onboard airplanes (for Norwegian Airlines) and in a commercial sample pack (for Native Instruments). Tobias is also the co-founder of “practice” (www.noisemeditation.com), a serial investigation of the transcendental properties of sound in the context of group meditation, as well as Copenhagen's newest deep-listening concert series, RESONATE.
More of Mikael's work can be found here.
Fri22Feb20198:00 pmLiteraturhaus, Møllegade, Copenhagen N
Tue02Apr20198:00 pmH15 Copenhagen
sitting in on lap steel guitar with Hypnodrone Ensemble
Fri03May2019Institute for X
FEUM // LIVE // ELECTRONIC
// Hans Berg [Official] [SE]
// Birds ov Paradise [SE]
// ROSYAN [DK/IR]
// Sofus Forsberg [DK]
// Mikael Tobias [CA/DK]
with Felix-Florian Tödtloff & Triebe
with Felix-Florian Tödtloff, Lésions Graves, Triebe
Kriminal Records showcase with 6T^K & Felix-Florian Tödtloff