Serge Bulat, a multi-disciplinary artist, born in the Moldovan-Ukrainian border town under the Soviet Union, immigrated to the USA in 2009, to pursue his musical career. Bulat is known in the electronic and avant-garde music circles for his IMA-winning LP 'Queuelbum' released in 2016; the audiovisual installations 'Third World Walker' exhibited in the UK, Argentina, China, Saudi Arabia, France, the USA; and the experimental video game 'Wurroom'.
"The new sound in the realm of electronic music" (Facts & Arts)
"Truly innovative" (Amazing Radio)
"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)
"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)
"A unique and imaginative project from start to finish" (Staccatofy)
"Like Deep Forest and Peter Gabriel meeting in a dark alley" (The Keyboard Chronicles)
"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 society; and explores such diverse subjects as creativity, technology, reality, culture, 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".
Convergence (International Conference of Music, Technology & Ideas), UK
Technarte (Art & Technology International Conference), Spain/USA
Bethany Arts: IMPACT 2022 (Art that Bears Witness) USA
New Music Gathering, USA
JAE: Electronic Art Days, Argentina
Video Art Forum, Saudi Arabia
Jambo Festival, Andorra
Seeing Sound, UK
Audio Mostly (A Conference On Interaction With Sound), UK
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
ISMIR (22nd International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference), Global
SERGE BULAT APPEARED IN THE FOLLOWING AMERICAN AND INTERNATIONAL MEDIA:
BBC, Delete TV, Ibero 90.9, The Moderns, KEXP, The Deli Magazine, Son Of Marketing, 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, VGA Magazine, Electronic Rush, 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, RBB Radioeins and zap! bang! Magazine.
'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.
Singles include 'Sanity Mantra' with Katie Buckley, 'Possible Plausible Reversible' with Dai Sekiguchi and 'This Is Not Varvara' featuring OYME.
Wurroom is an interactive art experience created by Michael Rfdshir & Serge Bulat, an album in the video game format. Wurroom is designed to experience music in a new way and based entirely on the LP Wurmenai.
The game presents an immersive experience of a surreal utopia, taking the form of an exploration quest.
Out now on Nintendo Switch, Steam & PlayStation Vita and rated 9/10.
'Wurmenai' sees Bulat venturing 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, identity quest and, a video game. Significantly, 'Wurroom' is the album in the game format, created to experience music in a new and interactive way.
'Inkblot' is an audiovisual presentation and workshop, designed as the psychological Inkblot test, but expanded by the addition of another sense: hearing. Currently presented at selected events.