Anton Sergeev

OneBeat 2012 FellowOneBeat Russia Staff

Electronic Musician, Engineer

Moscow, Russia

Anton Sergeev (aka Anton Maskeliade) is an adventurous electronic musician and producer based in Russia. Anton is one of the first artists in the world to pioneer leap motion gesture control technology, making his set a truly stand-out experience. He is the winner of Contemporary Art Awards for achievements in the field of electronic music. Anton mashes screeching noise-drenched samplers with the thud of bit-crushed drum machines and tweaking MIDI controllers to create soundscapes that are both catchy and confounding. With video, projection, web, and graphic design also in his creative arsenal, Anton’s digital worldview has made him a dynamic artist. His works showcase his ability to synthesize avant-garde electronic and contemporary pop/dance music. Since OneBeat, Anton has engaged in an ongoing collaboration with Fellows Chance McCoy (fiddler/vocalist, USA) and Edward Ramirez (cuatro player, Venezuela), developing his skills as a singer-songwriter. He also founded Maskeliade Street Studio – a social interactive music project – and leads music master classes for beginners and kids. A strong advocate of online exchange, Anton regularly documents the technical and philosophical processes behind his projects to connect a sprawling global lo-fi music community. As a result, he has been invited to publish articles on recording theory and technique, lecture at multi-media conferences, and perform at international electronic music festivals such as Glastonbury (UK), Fusion (GER), FFM (USA).