Serge Bulat is a multi-disciplinary artist, hailing from the Moldovan-Ukrainian border town. After experiments with various art forms, immigrated to the US and pursued a career in music.
Known for the IMA-winning 'Queuelbum', the psychological installation 'Inkblot', and the experimental game 'Wurroom'.
In recent years traveled to 13 countries, collecting signature and disappearing sounds which are the basis for his new sonic experimentations.
"The new sound in the realm of electronic music" (Facts & Arts)
"An existentialist work" (Ibero 90.9)
"An ambitious project that can trigger intellectual thought" (The Deli Magazine)
"Pulls the listener into a deeply uncanny and darkly beautiful valley" (Vinyl Moon)
"Truly innovative" (Amazing Radio)
"The weird and wonderful world of Moldovan producer Serge Bulat" (The New LoFi)
"An expressive extension of his own psyche, and a bridge to your grey-matter palace" (I Thought I Heard A Sound)
"Like Deep Forest and Peter Gabriel meeting in a dark alley" (The Keyboard Chronicles)
"A unique and imaginative project from start to finish" (Staccatofy)
"A sense of mystery through all senses" (Give It A Spin)
Serge Bulat is a Moldovan-American multidisciplinary artist, composer and sound designer, who has been contributing to both European and American art scenes, exploring various mediums: from music and visuals to video games, radio and theater productions.
Artist's most notable to date works are "Queuelbum" (IMA award for Best Electronic Album); project "Inkblot" designed as a psychological test but expanded by additional senses (presented at music and art festivals around the world); and the immersive art game "Wurroom".
Bulat's artistic approach is often perceived as a meditation on arts, philosophy, science, and psychology; and explores such diverse subjects as creativity, the nature of reality, technology, culture, environment, and identity.
Recent artistic activities include the release of the multi-format albums "Wurmenai", "Similarities Between Fish And A Chair" (a collaboration with artists from 10 countries), and the score for the experimental video game "Isolomus".
FILE (Electronic Language International Festival 2023), Brasil
Video Art Forum, Saudi Arabia
INT-ACT 2022: New Act, Vocality and Transmutation Festival, Thailand
Technarte (Art & Technology International Conference), Spain/USA
Bethany Arts: IMPACT 2022 (Art that Bears Witness) USA
Convergence (International Conference of Music, Technology & Ideas), UK
New Music Gathering, USA
JAE: Electronic Art Days, Argentina
International Forum of Performance Art, Greece
Simultan Festival: The Changing and The Indeterminate, Romania
Seeing Sound, UK
Jambo Festival, Andorra
New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF), USA
Soundbox 5 Interstitial Spaces: Collaborations & Creative Catalysts, USA
New Mimesis: simulation, models, metaphors, and data in music, Belgium/UK
Constellation Chicago (Frequency Series), USA
SERGE BULAT APPEARED IN THE FOLLOWING AMERICAN AND INTERNATIONAL MEDIA:
BBC, Delete TV, Ibero 90.9, The Moderns, KEXP, Cities And Memory, The Deli Magazine, Son Of Marketing, Radiophrenia, Fresh On The Net, Toneshift's Sound + Solidarity, Threads Radio, c89.5 Café Chill, Joe Sumner's Show on Amazing Radio, CAMP Radio, Bullett Magazine, The Hibernation Project, VGA Magazine, Electronic Rush, RTM.fm, Visual Atelier 8, Eventide, Bandcamp, Radioaktiv, Electric Sense, Facts & Arts, NYS Music, Culture Remixed, Radio Reverb, The New LoFi, The Burning Ear, Sveriges Radio P2, CKCU FM 93.1's Acoustic Frontiers, and RBB Radioeins.
'Inkblot' is a multi-media presentation and workshop, designed as the psychological Inkblot test, but expanded by the addition of another sense: hearing.
The project consists of core audiovisual work, fresh sound pieces added on frequent basis and an engaging video game.
Currently presented at selected venues in various formats, including AV installations, talks, and listening events.
'Identitudes' composed for the 'Emerging Character of Identity (ECI)' project by Sean Ellis Hussey, premiered in Chicago on May 7th, 2023.
'ECI' is a joint venture to feature performers and contributors such as Lise Kroner, Emily Boone, George Teague, playwright/dramaturg Jamie Olah along with collaborators Serge Bulat and Sean Ellis Hussey.
The concert series explore the depth of identity and 'becoming' via sound and performance experimentation, promising a cathartic experience.
'Identitudes' has been also released as an album on 05/05/2023.
The project's mission and hopes are a collection of signaturist and disappearing sounds across the globe.
The material comprises field recordings from Bulat's travel to four continents so far and includes countries such as Andorra, Egypt, Turkey, Iceland, the USA, and many others.
The result is the installations/works, based on the sounds and ethnomusicological finds from the areas visited.
In parallel to these activities, Bulat contributes to projects such as Cities And Memory, which aims to remix the sounds of the world.
The latest creations are pieces which feature the sounds of Egypt and Iceland collected by peers in the field.
'Wurmenai' is a venture into various music genres, cultures, and collaborations featuring Miriam Garcia, Rumbo Tumba, Nino Errera, Pavel Vit, OYME, and Michael Rfdshir, who has partnered for the experimental video game 'Wurroom'.
'Wurmenai' is a hybrid: a sound adventure, a cultural clash, indigenous art & sound preservation, an identity quest, and, an interactive cartoon.
Significantly, 'Wurroom' is the album in the game format, created to experience music in a new and interactive way.
'Visceratum' is the most current project by the collaborative duo Michael Rfdshir and Serge Bulat.
The art game featuring all original soundtrack is in late stages of development.
'Similarities Between Fish And A Chair' follows the 2020 release 'Wurmenai', the genre-bending concept album with the video game companion 'Wurroom'.
The new album is a direct continuation to 'Wurmenai', a multi-cultural sonic experience featuring notable collaborators from Katie Buckley, Nino Errera, Pavel Vit, to Dai Seikiguchi, OYME, and Hirokazu Ishida.
The artists from ten countries in total have participated in the project.