Ilia Belorukov (b.1987) is a musician from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. He works in the direction of improvised, noise and electroacoustic music. He’s a member of different projects such as Wozzeck, Wooden Plants, Benzolnye Mertvecy and others. He collaborates with musicians who work in other genres (from hardcore and metal to academic contemporary music); with dancers and painters; with theater. Ilia practices an experimental approach of sound extraction on alto saxophone, uses laptop, electric-guitar and other instruments. Also he is a founder of Intonema label (www.intonema.org). Organizer of events in Russia, co-organizer of the Teni Zvuka festival in Saint-Petersburg, writer of Contemporary Music magazine.
Ilia had played with such musicians as Keith Rowe, Robin Hayward (UK), Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Ruth Barberan (Spain), Luca Venitucci, Stefano Ferrian (Italy), David Stackenäs (Sweden), Lucio Capece (Argentina), Radu Malfatti (Austria), Birgit Ulher, Ignaz Schick (Germany), Jonas Kocher, Gaudenz Badrutt, Diatribes (Switzerland), Darius Čiuta, Arturas Bumšteinas (Lithuania), Edgars Rubenis (Latvia), Topias Tiheäsalo, Janne Tuomi, Juho Laitinen (Finland), Edyta Fil, Rafal Mazur (Poland), Tomaz Grom, Irena Tomazin (Slovenia), Thomas Buckner, Jack Wright, Andrew Drury, Eyal Maoz (USA), Yuriy Yaremchuk, Alla Zagaykevich (Ukraine), Vladislav Makarov, Roman Stolyar, Alexei Borisov, Vyacheslav Gayvoronskiy, Sergey Letov, Alexey Lapin, Kurt Liedwart (Russia) and many others.
He participated in various festivals: SKIF-12 (Saint-Petersburg) ; Aposition-4 (Saint-Petersburg); Budapest Spring Festival (Budapest); GES21 10th Anniversary (Saint-Petersburg); Noise & Fury 8 (Moscow); Gogolfest 2009 (Kiev, Ukraine); Electromechanica III (Saint-Petersburg); Jauna Muzika 2010 (Vilnius & Klaipeda); Angelica 2010 (Bologna); SKIF-14 (Saint-Petersburg); Baba Fest (Rome); Altera Festival (Naples); Teni Zvuka 2011 (Saint-Petersburg); Noise & Fury 10 (Moscow); Jazz Bez 2011 (Lvov); John Cage Year (Lublin); Theses 2012 (Kemerovo) etc.