Musical improvisations and compositions ranging from drones to noise performed on and with vintage and analog synthesisers, live patching on software instruments, and audio-visual performance
Saturday 2016-04-16 at 19:00
- MimoidMan – ”Pilot Bertons Report”, Buchla lightening performance
- Anders Lundström – Supercollider live patching performance
- Holy Bubblewrap (theNoArt & piak) – ”Solo-Duo-Solo”, improvisation on modulars synthesisers, and some visuals
- MimoidMan – The Philadelphia Model (2006), audio-visual
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is a musician and artist who manages the DKTUS sound art studio in old town Stockholm. He has recently worked with the audiovisual noise project “S T R A T I C”, the bio-data aquarelle painting and noise machine “The Metaphone”, the interactive sound art installation “Julgruppen”, and the krauty algorithmic Scandinavian folk music project “Mimerskaväven”.
MimoidMan – Jonas SÖDERBERG
Pilot Bertons Report (2016) A short improvisation inspired by a scene in Stanislav Lems novel / Andrei Tarkovskys movie Solaris.
The music is generated by a patch in Reaktor, and executed with the ”Buchla Lighting”, a spatial performance instrument.
Henri Berton , a former space pilot, visits Kris Kelvin, a psychologist. They watch film footage of Berton’s own testimony years before of seeing a four-meter-tall child on the ocean surface of the distant planet Solaris, while searching for two lost scientists. However, the cameras of his craft recorded only clouds and the flat ocean surface; Berton’s report was dismissed as hallucinations.
The Philadelphia Model (2006) is a “visual suite”, a peace of music with pictures to watch while you’re listening. I think it is more related to old slide shows then to video, although I have obviously made it with video editing software. I took the photos in the old central prison Långholmen in Stockholm in 1983, the same day the main building was demolished. No one was aloud to be in there, but the temptation to take a last look was too hard to resist. I discovered those photos again 23 years later, and realized that the experience and the feelings from that pale day in March actually hadn’t left me during the years. The dense atmosphere of untold stories, the breath of violence and longing had made a lifelong impact on that innocent youth that once should become me. Someone has said that building prisons and locking in individuals from the same species is the best indication on civilisation. It sounds pessimistic, but as far as I know, man is the only animal that hold captives.
The Philadelphia Model was an American method for building prisons that become popular 150 years ago. Older prisons was just rough places for storing criminals; the new ones should cure them. Inspired by ideas from the Quakers was the new prisons based on isolated cells. In loneliness should the criminals meditate over their situation and behaviour, read the bible and become good citizens. The first prison in Europe build in accordance to the Philadelphia Model was Långholmen in Stockholm.
Jonas Söderberg (b. 1959) have studied composition in the early ’80s at the Royal University College of Music in Stockholm and at EMS, the Swedish national studio for electroacoustic music. Among his teachers were Lars-Gunnar Bodin, Rolf Enström and Tamas Ungvary. Jonas Söderberg has a broad base of creative activity where his role as a composer often mixes with that of a theatre director, drama teacher, sound designer or researcher. He has written music for concerts, theatre, dance, radio, interactive media and experimental artifacts. He currently works as researcher in the field of HCI (Human – Computer Interaction) at SICS Swedish Institute of Computer Science.
Holy Bubblewrap is a collaboration between artists theNoArt and piak, here realised as the collage Solo-Duo-Solo for modular and semi-modular synthesisers. The piece is based on a tonality of harmonic progressions of 5:the and minor 7:th used in just intonations, but here used irreverantly for modulation frequencies and beats, ranging from hypnotic drones to chaotic noise. Graphic illustration of some of the intervals will be shown in parallel with live performance.