Ilir Lluka

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Audiovisual artist / electronic music composer from Tirana, Albania (born: September 1984) active in the field of drone / experimental music. 

Lluka's works are surrealistic depictions of daily-life moments through psychological/emotional associations with memory and its relation with the present, in an overall dreamlike mood. His technical approach comes mainly through custom software tailored for each release combining field-recordings, electronic sounds, acoustic instruments (cello, double bass, piano, etc, often heavily distorted) and poetry. Iliri's music has been described as deep and atmospheric; mental journeys in undefined locations.

While his academic studies were developed outside of arts (majored in political sciences and international relations), Lluka studied on his own the techniques of sound design and synthesis in their academic and practical level. He is also author of several software synthesizers and effects, some of which are available for public use in the "Software" section.

Besides the albums/EPs, Ilir has also composed music for installations and experimental cinema and has performed live in art galleries and cultural spaces in Tirana such as The National History Museum etc, as well as in international sound art festivals such as Poesia Carnosa Festival (Rome), MainOFF Festival (Palermo), Kinisi Festival (Santorini), To Be Continued Festival (2013, 2016 and 2018 edition),  Niños Consentidos Wien Festival (Vienna), etc.  His audiovisual works have been presented in international exhitibions such as in “Remembering in Form” audiovisual exhibition at Heike Strelow Gallery (Frankfurt, July-August 2016), “Muslim Mulliqi Prize 2016” exhibition at the National Gallery of Arts of Kosovo (Prishtina, July-August 2016), "Mediterranea 18: Young Artists Biennale" (Tirana, 4-28 May 2017). "Onufri XXII" at the National Gallery of Arts of Albania (Tirana, December 2016-February 2017) in which Ilir Lluka won the 1st prize.
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Albums

oz035 RES — Ilir Lluka Ilir Lluka, Jonida Prifti Ilir Lluka, Jonida Prifti - RES(5xCass, Album) Ozky E-sound oz035 Italy 2014 Sell This Version
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NN_CD008_12_14 Shell — Ilir Lluka Ilir Lluka Shell(CDr, Album, Ltd) Nostress Netlabel NN_CD008_12_14 Italy 2014 Sell This Version
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NN_Perform022_07_15 Wet Seashell - Live In Palermo 2014 — Ilir Lluka Ilir Lluka Wet Seashell - Live In Palermo 2014(File, MP3, Album, 320) Nostress Netlabel NN_Perform022_07_15 Italy 2015
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Singles & EPs

mfu047 Looking At My Hands — Ilir Lluka Ilir Lluka Looking At My Hands(4xFile, EP) Manyfeetunder / Homemadelabel mfu047 Italy 2014
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none Andante (noisesketch) — Ilir Lluka Ilir Lluka Andante (noisesketch)(File, FLAC, MP3, WAV, Single) Not On Label none Europe 2014
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BN_EP007_06_14 Ajóre — Ilir Lluka Ilir Lluka Ajóre(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) batenim netlabel BN_EP007_06_14 Italy 2014
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none The Last Ponderosa — Ilir Lluka Ilir Lluka The Last Ponderosa(File, MP3, Single) Not On Label none Europe 2015
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NN_EP028_12_15 Aria — Ilir Lluka Ilir Lluka Aria(2xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Nostress Netlabel NN_EP028_12_15 Italy 2015
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NN_EP030_09_16 Distance Of Reflections — Ilir Lluka Ilir Lluka Distance Of Reflections(3xFile, MP3, EP) Nostress Netlabel NN_EP030_09_16 Italy 2016
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at086 An Étude In Two Variations — Ilir Lluka Ilir Lluka An Étude In Two Variations(2xFile, MP3, EP, VBR) Audiotalaia at086 Italy 2018
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Miscellaneous

none L'Absente — Ilir Lluka Ilir Lluka L'Absente(3xFile, MP3) Not On Label none Europe 2015
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none So We Walk Alone — Ilir Lluka Ilir Lluka So We Walk Alone(File, MP3) Not On Label none Europe 2015
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none The Quiet — Ilir Lluka Ilir Lluka The Quiet(2xFile, MP3) Not On Label none Europe 2015
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none _qelq — Ilir Lluka Ilir Lluka _qelq(6xFile, MP3) Not On Label none Europe 2015
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none Entrant (variations pour une orchestre électronique) — Ilir Lluka Ilir Lluka Entrant (variations pour une orchestre électronique)(3xFile, MP3) Not On Label none Europe 2015