Ausschwaermen#1//Emerson_attributes//Ausschwaermen#2 (transmediale & CTM)

@zwitschermaschine :  Sat, 18 February 2017 | 8pm   (part of :  Vorspiel / transmediale & CTM)

Video & Sound Performance :   Ausschwaermen – Bewegung
by Jan Thoben (Video Synthesizer) & Boris Hegenbart (Audio DSP)
Ausschwaermen is an audio visual performance. Rooted in video synthesis techniques of the 1960s and 70s, this project explores the signal-based creation of sound and image from inside the electronics.
Duration ca. 40 minutes.

“Every promise of the soul has innumerable fulfilments“  Emerson attributes
for speaker and two-channel digital audio, by Volker Straebel
Gerhard Schultz, speaker
In five sections, Emerson attributes presents, in alternating fashion, the adjectives and nouns from an essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson. The piece alternates between live performance and recordings made on the streets of New York of around sixty different voices. The single words are isolated and spread out in time, providing space for the listener’s imagination.
Recordings by David Barron and Volker Straebel.
Duration ca. 36 minutes.

@zwitschermaschine :  Sun, 19 February 2017 | 3-9pm   (part of :  Vorspiel / transmediale & CTM)
Video & Sound Performance :  Ausschwaermen – Zustand
by Boris Hegenbart (Audio DSP) & Jan Thoben (Video Synthesizer)

About the artists :

Boris Hegenbart is a Berlin composer and artist. Hegenbart’s works include sound installations, electro-acoustic concerts and computer performances, compositions for solo instruments, chamber ensembles, theatre, media-art, dance and experimental video works.

Jan Thoben is a musicologist, art historian and performer who currently works as a research assistant at the Leipzig Art Academy (HGB).

Volker Straebel is a musicologist and director of the Master’s program Sound Studies and Sonic Arts at Berlin University of the Arts (UdK).

Gary Schultz is an American artist, composer, and performer living in Berlin. He runs a conceptual record label called Care Of Editions.