Wir laden sie recht herzlich zu einem Open CUBE/CUBE Lecture Konzert und
einer Workshop Präsentation am IEM ein.
Donnerstag, 13.10.2016, 19:00 Uhr (Lecture und anschliessend Konzert)
Music governed by Brain-Waves
Franciszek Araszkiewicz ist derzeit Artist-in-Residence in Wien auf
Einladung von KulturKontakt Austria und dem Bundeskanzleramt
Dieses Konzert findet statt mit freundlicher Unterstützung von
Music governed by Brain-Waves – ABSTRACT
The principal subject of this lecture consists in describing chosen
examples from music literature utilizing the technique of governing the
music material by activity of human brain being scanned in real time,
and discussing the main virtues and problems beyond the concept.
Firstly, the pioneering Music for solo performer (1965) by Alvin Lucier
will be discussed. Secondly, examples from newest polish music will be
described, including Waves (2014) and Cymatic Brain (2015) by Marek
Chołoniewski, as well as Matchpoint: Sound of Brain (2015), performance
by Franciszek Araszkiewicz and Horst Konietzny (Munich), Paradoxes 2 for
piano and electronics governed by brainwaves (2015), Palindromic
Brainwaves for voice and electronics (2015) by Franciszek Araszkiewicz,
and Double Brain (2016) by Araszkiewicz/Chołoniewski. Technique of
streaming amplitudes of brainwaves in eight frequencies as well as
average calculated states of concentration, relaxation and eye movement,
utilizing the Brainwave OSC software and MAX/MSP patches will be
discussed in detail. Particular stress will be put on the issue of
interaction between brain activity and live electronics layer, as well
as the way audiences can perceive it. The technique of
performing/composing will be discussed as being a type of interactive
improvisation on stochastic phenomena.
„Study of Brainfields 3” for electronics governed by brainwaves and
electromagnetic fields will be performed after the lecture.
Franciszek Araszkiewicz studied composition at the Academy of Music in
Krakow (with Krzysztof Knittel and Marcel Chyrzyński). He composed
vocal, instrumental, electroacoustic music, audio-visual and interactive
installations.His works have been performed on many Polish ad
international festivals. He received many prizes, awards and prestigious
grants in Poland and abroad, including Avenir Grant (2014) awarded by
the Arnold Schoenberg Center in Vienna, scholarship City of Cracow in
the field of music (2014), artist-in-residence in Villa Waldberta,
Munich (2015), and the Minister of Culture and National Heritage prize
for students of art schools for outstanding achievements in the creative
arts. Selected ‘Composer in Residence’ at the Artists in Residence
Programm organized by the Austrian Federal Chancellery (Bundeskanzleramt
Österreich) in cooperation with the KKA (Kultur Kontakt Austria) for 2016.
Freitag, 14.10.2016, 18:00 Uhr
Workshop Präsentation mit Studierenden des Bachelors “Computermusik"
Dirty Electronics – Yoke II
Yoke II explores the themes of physical labour and oppression,
affordance, oblique instrumental strategies and the embodiment of
electronic sound. The instrument consists of a copper coil wrapped
around a tube containing magnets. The performer is tethered to the tube
that represents and takes on the appearance of a yoke. Movement is
deliberately restricted and ‘playing’ the instrument is only through
angling the yoke so the magnets pass through the tube and coil to create
electric current for a DIY analogue synth. Short analogue percussive
sounds, and some with extended decay and sustain, are coalesced in to a
large-group physical sound performance piece. Yoke II is an adaption of
these principles further investigating bounding and tethering -
performer to performer, and performer to instrument - and how these
restrictions may impose themselves on the idea of play. How might
restricted bodily movement lead to a performance rhetoric and are there
ways in which the restricted movement, or force (fight for freedom), can
be represented in the resulting sound?
John Richards explores the idea of Dirty Electronics that focuses on
shared experiences, ritual, gesture, touch and social interaction. In
Dirty Electronics process and performance are inseparably bound. The
'performance' begins on the workbench devising instruments and is
extended onto the stage through playing and exploring these instruments.
Richards is primarily concerned with the performance of large-group
electronic music and DIY electronics, and the idea of composing inside
electronics. His work also pushes the boundaries between music,
performance art, electronics, and graphic design and is
transdisciplinary as well as having a socio-political dimension.
Richards has been commissioned to create sound devices for various arts
organisations and festivals and has released a series of hand-held
synths on Mute Records. He has collaborated and performed with, amongst
others, Japanese noise artists Merzbow, Pauline Oliveros, Howard
Skempton (founder member of the Scratch Orchestra), Gabriel Prokofiev,
Nicholas Bullen (ex-Napalm Death and Scorn) and Yan Jun. Other notable
collaborations include working with Rolf Gehlhaar (original Stockhausen
group), Chris Carter from Throbbing Gristle, Keith Rowe, Anat Ben-David
(Chicks on Speed), choreographer Saburo Teshigawara and STEIM (Amsterdam).
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