Emptyset is a project set up by James Ginzburg and Paul Purgas that traverses the darker boundaries of electronic minimalism. Working live through the interaction of sound and moving image, the project examines the material properties of sound and its correspondence with architecture, performance and the physical modes of production.
The research undertaken over the years by the duo is rooted in the legacy of analogue media, to be reflected in a structural artistic production and the perceptual boundaries between noise and music. Since 2009, Emptyset have released five albums, including Recur on raster-noton, Borders and the recent Blossom on Thrill Jockey.
They have performed at prestigious international festivals such as Unsound, CTM/Transmediale, Kunsthalle Zurich, Ruhrtriennale and Sonic Acts. In parallel to their musical activity, they have dedicated themselves to the creation of installations and site-specific works in prestigious contexts such as the David Roberts Art Foundation, Spike Island, Tate Britain and the Architecture Foundation.