Convergence Residency: Electronic Music + Visual Art
Mar
7
Mar 25

Convergence Residency: Electronic Music + Visual Art

  • The Banff Centre

Faculty

Patti Schmidt

Artistic Director

Jen Mizuik

Artistic Director

Robin Fox

Lead Faculty

Uwe Schmidt

Lead Faculty

Dasha Rush

Guest Artist

Markus Heckmann

Guest Faculty

Keith Fullerton Whitman

Guest Faculty

Alex Burton

Guest Faculty

Timothy Allan

Guest Faculty

 

Overview

We have entered into a post-instrument era in which music and visual art born of technology produce contemporary, dynamic and convergent new forms. Traditional apparatus and techniques are displaced by computer based processes, virtual instruments, electronic hardware and custom machines, stems, patches, waveforms and midi. This inaugural residency welcomes artists working in rhythmic and experimental electronic music realms, digital visual artists, and those pursuing work that creates synergies between sound, music and art.

This residency provides the context for artists to research, conceive, prototype and present new artistic works, tools, techniques and perspectives for electronic music, sound, and visual creation. Under the artistic direction of Patti Schmidt and Jen Mizuik, and led by faculty Robin Fox and Uwe Schmidt with guest faculty who are specialists in their fields, the program will offer sessions and workshops on modular synthesizers, electronic music software and hardware, visual creation software and methods, artistic process and philosophy, and the nature of live performance in these technologically dominated fields. Together artists, peers, and world-renowned faculty will exchange knowledge, discuss ideas, experiment with processes, create, collaborate, perform, and share artistic experiences.

Artists will have the chance to present their works-in-progress throughout the program. The nature of the practices involved will determine the presentation format and may range from a live performance, an informal presentation, an installation, a talk or workshop, or something else entirely. Artists will receive technical and artistic guidance during the development of their projects and research. 
 

What does the program offer?

Sessions and workshops on related software, equipment, processes, techniques, and project conceptual development.  A personal studio space available 24 hours a day is also provided. Production spaces are shared among all participants in the residency. Participants have the freedom to structure their time around the needs of their projects within a supportive community of their peers, and develop their work through interaction with the Artistic Directors, faculty mentors, and guests, and presentation.

In addition, there is an opportunity for one or more projects to be identified for future commissioning support by The Banff Centre and MUTEK, with a public presentation in Banff and at the MUTEK festival in Montreal. 

Scholarship is available. 

Who should apply?

Open to applicants worldwide, this residency is a call for individual artists and collective groups of musicians, composers, visual and media artists, sound artists, inventors and mavericks that have an established professional practice in one or more relevant fields. Artists should have produced an independent body of work, and received recognition through public presentation in performance or recordings, and from their peers. Projects that demonstrate a transformative and innovative quality and approach will be prioritized.

Fennesz, Keith Fullerton Whitman
Feb
26
8:00 pm20:00

Fennesz, Keith Fullerton Whitman

  • Carriageworks

CARRIAGEWORKS PRESENTS

FENNESZ

For his first time in Australia in over a decade, Fennesz will be joined by special guest, visualist Lillevan. Also performing a quadrophonic piece is American electronic artist Keith Fullerton Whitman. Curated by Lawrence English/Room40.

EVERYBODY TALKS ABOUT THE WEATHER
Dec
18
8:00 pm20:00

EVERYBODY TALKS ABOUT THE WEATHER

  • max watts

Robin Fox: RGB Laser
Keith Fullerton Whitman: Modular Synthesizer
Marco Fusinato: Guitar
Oren Ambarchi: Guitar

The eagerly-anticipated annual stellar convergence EVERYBODY TALKS ABOUT THE WEATHER has been forecast for Friday the 18th of December this year, when three of Melbourne's finest and fiercest frequential experimentalists fortuitously find themselves in the same city simultaneously - serendipitously so with a special guest international audial atmosphericist/modular synthesist. With the extreme amplification intensification afforded by the new location at Max Watt's lovers of the loud and immersively transcendent are certain to be bathed in sonic bliss and offered experiences far beyond the expressive potential, and frequential range, of remorsefully watching the bootleg videos on YouTube later.

Robin Fox's stunningly sublime synaesthetic laser performances have set the bar for universally spellbinding happenings dazzlingly high, and the expansion of his signature green to red green and blue a year ago saw a warehouse full of humans near-frozen with awe then filled with childlike splendour as they reached up through his luminescent architectures. Domestic performances are rare so, if you've not been saturated in one of Fox's deliciously dense digital sound-and-light extravaganzas then carpe lucem!

Keith Fullerton Whitman, one of the legends of modern synthesis with recent releases on Editions Mego, Pan and Kranky amongst dozens of others, will work his modular magic  sculpting voltage like an audio alchemist. He's played most of the main stages at festivals worldwide and his set is a must see for anyone interested in... well... music. Dedicated to the live performance of electronic sound for nearly two decades now he truly is a master. No presets here folks. Needs to be heard to be believed.

Cacophonous guitar dissident Marco Fusinato was last observed casting Spectral Arrows at the Venice Biennale three months ago, carving a monolithic resonant sculpture from the efforts of shredding speaker cones for eight hours straight. He will undoubtedly attempt to subject his six strings, circuitry and speakers to just as much suffering in less than one tenth the time - as such, simultaneous excitement and trepidation are advised.

And one of Australia's pre-eminent avant exports and renowned abstract etherealist Oren Ambarchi commemorates a year that saw him dropping his euphoric bass bombs over 150 times abroad with an all-too-scarce hometown ritual, to fill us all in on his latest methods for mangling the guitar into exquisite textural coagulations. 2015 saw Ambarchi release collaborations with the likes of Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra among his usual bounteous bevy of solo activity, so presents the final of four fantastic reasons to fill your penultimate friday for 2015 with mellifluously metamorphic music!

Please note: Doors at 8:00pm. Ambarchi up first at 8:30p

Premiere of "Epithets" for the 'The Morning Line'
Nov
27
10:00 am10:00

Premiere of "Epithets" for the 'The Morning Line'

  • ZKM

"'Epithets' was created specifically for the Morning Line. It is based around a generative, self-automating Hybrid Analogue-Digital Modular Synthesizer patch that applies principles of Werner Heisenberg's research on "Turbulent Flows" into a series of sub-dividable motor-rhythm arcs that freely wander across the internal soundfields of the sculpture. While structurally similar to early Minimalism, the piece incorporates gradual, almost subliminal shifts between modal & nonlinear tonalities that only become apparent over the piece's complete duration."

Keith Fullerton Whitman is a musician based in Cambridge, MA, USA. His work often explores the grey areas between Composition, Improvisation, and Algorithmic, Generative, and rule-based Systems music, with an emphasis on site-specific realizations that blur the boundaries between what is - or isn't - "Real-Time." In addition to issuing dozens of commercially-available recordings for Kranky, Planet µ, Editions Mego, & PAN, he has performed over 500 unique realizations of his work across celebrated European festival stages and, more recently, architecturally significant spaces such as Boston City Hall and Harvard's Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. A trilogy of frameworks for elaborate hardware-based modular systems - starting with "Generators," then continuing with "Occlusions" - has recently been completed with the debut performances of "Redactions" this summer.  

At the beginning of the New Art Season 2013/2014, during a formel ceremony on September 15, 2013, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Foundation (TBA21) will be permanently handing over the Sound Pavilion "The Morning Line" to the ZKM. Following locations such as Seville and Istanbul, the Sound Pavilion was until recently located on Schwarzenbergplatz in Vienna and since August it is accessible on the ZKM_Forecourt.

The Sound Pavilion consists of 46 loudspeakers and 12 subwoofers which are guided by a central control unit. "The Morning Line" by artist Matthew Ritchie, the architects ArandaLasch and Arup AGU is thus especially suited for live, open-air performances. From mid-September, primarily contemporary electro-acoustic compositions by international artists will be audible and experienceable over the ZKM_Forecourt.

As an oversized sound body accessible to the visitors "The Morning Line" represents very new kinds of components in the ZKM’s interactive concept: The installation not only responds to the musician’s instructions; by means of a software extremely sensitive to changes to the flow of visitors are also registered, which, in turn, impact upon the form of sound. This unique, interactive sound system was designed by Tony Myatt, and the Music Research Centre of York University. 

Under the direction of Peter Weibel, Chairman of the ZKM, additional interdisciplinary sound experiments and collaborative projects between the ZKM and Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary are being planned:

"The future of 'The Morning Line' not only lies in its permanent construction in public space, but in ongoing sonic use as a site for advanced compositions." (Francesca von Habsburg, Chairwoman of the TBA21)

Operation Times of the Installation
Compositions can be heard from Monday−Sunday from 10 a.m.−10 p.m.!

1+2+3: Solos, Duos, and Trios for Greater New York @ MoMA PS1
Nov
15
12:00 pm12:00

1+2+3: Solos, Duos, and Trios for Greater New York @ MoMA PS1

  • MoMA PS1

With Keith Fullerton Whitman (electronics), David Grubbs (guitar), Eli Keszler (drums, percussion, and electronics), Okkyung Lee (cello), Nate Wooley (trumpet) and C. Spencer Yeh (violin and voice).

1+2+3 is an afternoon-long event featuring six New York City-based improvising musicians in a choreography of solo, duo, and trio performances.

Real time is cheap, and improvisers are by nature expansive.  Five decades after the changes wrought by the emergence of free jazz and improvised musics, improvisation is crucial to the working methodology of all stripes of musicians prone to experiment.  It’s part of the day-to-day operation of saying yes to playing with folks you respect and admire and definitely wouldn’t mind spending time with, and as a practice it has never seemed less ideological.

Mark Beasley, Guest Curator MoMA PS1, will provide the musicians with an itinerary of performing combinations at the start of the event.

This event is presented in conjunction with Greater New York.

"Not to be Played": Exhibit, Talks, and Performance
Oct
23
7:00 pm19:00

"Not to be Played": Exhibit, Talks, and Performance

  • Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

Join us for  Not To Be Played (October 8-25, 2015), an installation co-curated by Damon Krukowski & the Poetry Room curatorial staff that airs the materials and sounds of an audio recording Ezra Pound made for the Harvard Vocarium in May 1939 of a “bloody sestina” that the poet believed could (and perhaps did) incite violence. Cut to acetate disc, transferred to magnetic tape in the 1950s, duplicated on cassette in the 1970s by WPR Curator Stratis Haviaras, but otherwise not widely available until the 2006 digitization of the reels by WPR Curator Don Share, the history of this recording is fascinating in its own right but also raises questions of our shift from an analog to digital culture, with its changing ideas of public/private, permanence/ephemerality, and what it means to use one's voice.

On October 23Keith Fullerton Whitman will perform the recent optical scans of one of Pound’s 1939 lacquer discs. This exhibit marks the first event in a new partnership between the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts and the Woodberry Poetry Room called "The Woodberry Sessions." All attendees will receive a free 45-rpm vinyl pressing of Pound's "Sestina: Altaforte." Come one, come all.

Special thanks to New Directions Publishing Co. for their invaluable assistance and generosity.

Level 3, Sert Gallery
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Free and open to the public.

"Redactions" at Boston City Hall.
Oct
9
7:00 pm19:00

"Redactions" at Boston City Hall.

  • City Hall

Non-Event, the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture, and HUBweek present

KEITH FULLERTON WHITMAN
performing "Redactions" for modular synthesizer

with introductory remarks by architect Chris Grimley, author of Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston (Monacelli Press)

Boston City Hall
Mezzanine Level
(enter through City Hall Plaza)
One City Hall Plaza
Boston, MA
Doors: 6:30 pm | Event begins: 7:00 pm
FREE and open to the public, but an RSVP is requested

About Redactions

Electronic musician and composer Keith Fullerton Whitman performs a new work for modular synthesizer within the enormous interior mezzanine of Boston City Hall. Taking his cues from the raw concrete forms and cavernous space of this icon of so-called Brutalist architecture, Keith will use the room's unusual and complex acoustics to shape and diffuse the piece.

Solo Performance @ Le Festival de Lanaudière
Jul
16
6:00 pm18:00

Solo Performance @ Le Festival de Lanaudière

  • Musée d’art de Joliette

AKOUSMA @ LANAUDIÈRE

Concert

Thursday, July 16 / 8 p.m.
Musée d’art de Joliette
145, Père-Wilfrid-Corbeil Street
Joliette
J6E 4T4

The Festival de Lanaudière is proud to be associated with AKOUSMA in presenting AKOUSMA@LANAUDIÈRE 2015 at the Musée d’art de Joliette.

Through its exploration of the richly diverse forms of electroacoustic music and its brilliantly creative minds, AKOUSMA@ LANAUDIÈRE 2015 presents an entertaining show to delight the eyes and ears. On the program are works by Louis DUFORT and Simon CHIOINI, plus performances by Myriam BLEAU, whose work, done on original musical installations and interfaces, combines elements of hip-hop, techno, and pop; Jean-François LAPORTE, an intuitive creator who has been making musical instruments of non-conventional sonority for the past several years; and American composer Keith FULLERTON WHITMAN, whose visual sound world abounds in richly complex images originating in a synthesized system from his module.

Here is an invitation to lose yourself on unexplored paths, to discover new and strange sonic landscapes that hover between the magic of dreams and the realism of daily life, between the noise of the city and the song of the sirens, between all that pulses between heaven and earth.

Ticket includes a visit to the museum from 6 p.m.

Solo performance @ Cafe Oto
Jul
5
8:00 pm20:00

Solo performance @ Cafe Oto

  • Cafe Oto

KEITH FULLERTON WHITMAN + BÉRANGÈRE MAXIMIN
£12 £10 ADVANCE  £7 MEMBERS
Few musicians are able to so fully occupy electronic music's collective conscious as much as Keith Fullerton Whitman.

Whitman's extensive knowledge of historical and contemporary avant-praxis is only topped by his uncanny knack of making what has gone before him truly his own by executing both simple and complex ideas with ambition, precision and fearless adventure from the early breakcore under the Hrvatski moniker to the guitar/computer constructs of his 'playthroughs' system to his unrivalled command of the various hybrid analog/digital modular synth topologies that make up his 'live electronic music' setup.

KEITH FULLERTON WHITMAN

Keith Fullerton Whitman is a musician currently based in Cambridge, MA. Starting in the mid-1990's while working on a "Music Synthesis" Degree at Boston's Berklee College of Music, Keith began exploring electronic music's many facets, eventually yielding dozens of full length albums, singles, remixes, and compilation appearances for influential labels such as Kranky, Editions Mego, PAN, Planet µ, Carpark, Room40, Amethyst Sunset, Amish, NNA Tapes, No Fun Productions, Agents of Chaos, Arbor, Digitalis Limited, Ekhein, Heavy Tapes, Rare Youth, Root Strata, and many more.

These days his creative energies are largely put into the continued development of a truly "Live Electronic Music," incorporating an ever-changing hardware-based modular system that allows for a complexity of sound & vision that had previously only been available via software-solutions. While this work has recently manifested itself as a pair of albums for Editions Mego entitled "Generators" & "Occlusions," it's largely intended for the stage.

BÉRANGÈRE MAXIMIN

Bérangère Maximin’s music engages the listener in considerations of space and textures. Working out of her personal studio in Paris, she has gradually developed a hyper­personal style, creating sensual, hypnotic, sultry pieces with immediate impact. The electroacoustic composer's repertoire is marked by encounters that have inspired her writing in various degrees. She studied under the musique concrète composer Denis Dufour (a member of the famous GRM and a pupil of Pierre Schaeffer) and then came to the attention of John Zorn who released her debut album, Tant Que Les Heures Passent on Tzadik (2008). Taking inspiration from the New York improv scene and her European tour in solo and in duo with the likes of Fred Frith, Fennesz or Rhys Chatham, her work then developed towards live practice, her playing with laptops and midi controllers delivering what she likes to call her digital chimeras. This work led her to compose No One Is An Island (Sub Rosa, 2012), the second and only collaborative album so far, and the confirmation of the respect Bérangère had started to get from established artists. The minimal series Infinitesimal (Sub Rosa, 2013) describes a slow transformation, a deep introspection far removed from the convention of the genre, very special imaginary areas where only matters the physicality of the moment. Dangerous Orbits out since May 2015 is her first album for Crammed Discs' Made To Measure series.

“A menacing silvery growl runs through this record, where dysfunctional spaceships meet the memories of Solaris... a muffled dubby pulse ungrounds and untethers... Maximin's cinematic soundworks are discomforting reminders that the universe does not at all belong to us” –­ The WIRE, May 2015.

Solo Performance @ ZKM / Globale Festival
Jul
3
Jul 4

Solo Performance @ ZKM / Globale Festival

  • Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie

Fri, July 3, 2015

9 pm–9:45 pm Jonáš Gruska live
9:45 pm–10:30 pm Keith Fullerton Whitman live
10:30 pm–10:45 pm Friday Dunard DJ set
10:45 pm–11:45 pm Laurel Halo live
11:45 pm–2 am Friday Dunard DJ set

Sat, July 4, 2015

9 pm–9:45 pm Helm live
9:45 pm–10:15 pm Gert-Jan Prins & Martijn van Boven live
10:15 pm–10:30 pm DJ Zipo DJ set
10:30 pm–11:15 pm Puce Mary live
11:15 pm–1 am DJ Zipo DJ set

The festival »sonic experiments« is dedicated to current developments in experimental electronic music. The program presents young, headstrong, international sound artists and musicians, whose spectrum ranges from hardware-based experiments in the field of noise and industrial through to convoluted techno sounds in the club context.

Slovakian sound artist and musician Jonáš Gruska developed his own electronic musical instruments and software for his site-specific sound installations and audiovisual works. Influenced by experimentation with modular synthesizers, he is also interested in obscure instruments such as the »Junost«, a rare Soviet keytar. He founded the label LOM in 2009 by way of which he aims to generate greater interest in Central European experimental art and music. In his concert at the ZKM, he will play various acoustic instruments, DIY electronics and modular synthesizer.

In the mid-1990s Keith Fullerton Whitman was among the most active and noted sound artists and musicians in the field of experimental electronic music. He released diverse albums on labels such as Kranky, Editions Mego or Room40, and has worked together with numerous artists such as Oren Ambarchi, Mark Fell, Eli Keszler, Matmos, Terry Riley and Ben Vida. Furthermore, he composes for contemporary dance and interprets compositions by Phill Niblock, Dick Raaijmakers and Conrad Schnitzler. In 2011 he worked as artist in residence at the INA-GRM Studios in Paris. His objective was to realize an 80-channel composition with early electronic musical instruments. At the ZKM_Soundome he will be performing a live set through the multi-channel loudspeaker system.

Laurel Halo is a musician and producer of electronic music, influenced by Detroit techno, jazz and psychedelia. Compressed and energetic, her live sets oscillate from dark rawness and chaotic samples through to optimistic warm, hardware-based sounds. After Halo released two early EPs, a further EP entitled Hour Logic was released in 2011, in which she deconstructs usual techno structures and combines them with compressed, emphatic sounds. In her LP Quarantine, released on the Hyperdub label in 2012, she also used recordings of her own voice; the Wire Magazine featured the album as »Album of the Year« by. Halo toured through Europe and the USA With her LP Chain of Rain, released in 2013; at the ZKM she will also be presenting new material.

London-based sound artist and musician Luke Younger, alias Helm, creates compressed landscapes with acoustically and electronically generated sounds. Inspired by Musique concrète, noise and industrial, in collaboration with Steven Warwick, alias Heatstick, he initially published under the name Birds of Delay and, finally, with his solo project Helm, released several cassettes, EPs and LPs, and since 2011, via Bill Kouligas’ label PAN. He performed at international concerts alongside musicians such as William Basinski, Destruction Unit, Cut Hands, Oneohtrix Point Never, Iceage, Lee Gamble and Kevin Drumm.

In the performance »Black Smoking Mirror«, by Gert-Jan Prins and Martijn van Boven, which is part of the trilogy »Noise & Matter«, a screen of inflammable material is engraved until it begins to burn in a sound field of electronically produced noise. What remains are the burned-in traces of the performance on the screen. Gert-Jan Prins focusses on installations, live performances and compositions with the acoustic attributes of electronically produced noise, and investigates their relationship to fine art. He works with artists such as Lee Ranaldo, Pita, Thomas Lehn, Fennesz, Koen Nutters and Thomas Ankersmit. Martijn van Boven is interested in techniques and the possibilities of modern image processing and generation in the field of experimental film. Among his works belong, above all, video installations and live cinema performances. He also works as curator in the field of avant-garde film.

With her solo project »Puce Mary«, Copenhagen-based sound artist Frederikke Hoffmeier researches the fields of industrial, noise and experimental music. She has released a series of recordings with the labels Posh Isolation, iDEAL Recordings and Freak Animal, on which she collaborated with noise artists such as Loke Rahbek, Dan Johansson of Sewer Election and Rodger Stella of Macronympha. Her recordings range from somber sound collages through to straightforward industrial.

DJ Zipo real name is Till Kniola. He plays a mix of noises, drones, noise and pop. He operates the offbeat experimental label. His motto is “it’s hopeless.”

Friday Dunard is a member of the Karlsruhe collective nil, which has been organizing concerts and club nights inspired by electronic live acts and visuals since 2011. In addition to their own productions and live projects, he works as a DJ, shifting in his sets from Kraut to Techno, from Wave to Trance; he likes to surprise, and always with one foot on the dance floor.

The festival takes place on July 3 and 4, 2015. The concerts each begin at 9 pm.

Solo Performance @ Terraforma Festival
Jun
13
6:00 pm18:00

Solo Performance @ Terraforma Festival

  • Villa Arconati

KFW will be "performing during sunset, after a long music day from ambient in the morning to world experimental in the afternoon, and just before the night starts with glitches by robert lippok and then the aquaplano dancefloor session"

NK Presents.
Apr
6
8:00 pm20:00

NK Presents.

  • Roter Salon Volksbühne

John Wiese, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Hacklander / Hatam Duo, Inconsolable Ghost

Présences électroniques
Mar
6
8:00 pm20:00

Présences électroniques

  • Centquatre

PRESENCES électronique 2015

Vendredi 6 mars
19 h (Salle 400)

Keith FULLERTON WHITMAN
Ilhan MIMAROGLU (1926-2012)

21h (Nef Curial)

Vincent-Raphaël CARINOLA
SUPER COLOR PALUNAR (Lionel PALUN+Jérôme NOETINGER)
Antoine CHESSEX
Pete SWANSON

Samedi 7 mars
16 h (Salle 400)

Sophie AGNEL
Frederick GALIAY

18h (Salle 400)

Pionnières de la musique électronique par Carole RIEUSSEC

20h (Nef Curial)

Bernard PARMEGIANI (1927 -2013)
Bjarni GUNNARSON
Ilpo VÄISÄNEN
Holly HERNDON

Dimanche 8 mars

16 h (Salle 400)

Knud VIKTOR (1924 – 2013)
Esther VENROOY

18h (Salle 400)

Régis RENOUARD LARIVIÈRE
Benjamin THIGPEN

20h (Nef Curial)

Thierry BALASSE
ZAVOLOKA + KOTRA
Norbert MÖSLANG
Charles COHEN

Toekomstmuziek
Nov
1
9:00 pm21:00

Toekomstmuziek

  • Antwerp Belgium

20:00

Toekomstmuziek deel 1: 34 JAAR RADIO CENTRAAL

MET:

Fluwelen Koord
(Be, Enkele primussen van de Academie voor schone kunsten tonen hun onderkant)

Keith Fullerton Whitman
(VS, In de toekomst gemaakte muziek die vage herinneringen oproept)

Ryan Jewell
(VS, verscheidene trommels)

Tussendoor, voorheen en achteraf: RADIO CENTRAAL DISC JOCKEYS

Toegangsprijs: 10 Euro

 

Duo w/ Mark Fell / Thomas Ankersmit
Oct
31
8:00 pm20:00

Duo w/ Mark Fell / Thomas Ankersmit

  • Cafe Oto

"Hard to think of a more exciting prospect as two of electronic music's great pioneers come together as part of a new project. Mark Fell's work - ranging from minimal electronic music, to sound installations and audio-visual works - has placed him at the forefront of a rapidly expanding area of extreme and independent computer music, whilst few musicians are able to so fully occupy electronic music's collective conscious as much as Keith Fullerton Whitman. Long-time admirers of each other's work, they have only recently started collaborating and this will be their first tour together - you can guarantee it will be one not to miss. We'll have an extra PA system in for the night to ensure full quadrophonic immersion. 


Also on the bill is a welcome return to OTO for Dutch-born, Berlin based electronic musician and installation artist Thomas Ankersmit, who will be giving the debut performance of a new piece commissioned by Cafe OTO specially for this event."

Duo w/ Mark Fell (UK debut)
Oct
30
9:00 pm21:00

Duo w/ Mark Fell (UK debut)

  • Joshua Brooks

Faktion & Annex Agency presents:

Keith Fullerton Whitman + Mark Fell (UK debut)
Lars T C F Holdhus
Gábor Lázár
N.M.O.
+D'J

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For the first time in the UK, modular synth maverick Keith Fullerton Whitman will perform in collaboration with Mark Fell ov SND

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Support from the vanguard of new electronic music: 

Lars T C F Holdhus (Norway) - http://www.larsholdhus.com/

**Multi-dimensional sonics inspired by hardstyle and the cosmos. Debut mini-LP due on Liberation Technologies**


Gábor Lázár (Hungary) - http://gaborlazar.com/

**Stark naked synthesis with proper hardcore torque. New EP due for The Death Of Rave**


Naturkunde Museum Ostkreuz (North Europa / South Europa) -

http://www.anomia.info/n-m-o-nederlandse-maatschappij-ontwikkeling-12″/

**No wave snare 'n SuperCollider improv. New EP due for The Death Of Rave**

+D'J 

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£10 adv/conc | £12 door

PAYPAL amount and name for tickets: ashockinghobby@gmail.com

Performance @ Skanu Mezs
Oct
10
10:00 pm22:00

Performance @ Skanu Mezs

  • Skanu Mezs

"The program of Skaņu Mežs will feature a solo vocal performance by Blixa Bargeld and a live presentation of audiovisual piece „Lumière” by Robert Henke (Monolake) as well as performances by singer-songwriter Marissa Nadler, synth-pop duo Xeno&Oaklander, experimental techno producer Andy Stott, improvisers, such as Wadada Leo Smith, finalist for Pulitzer prize in music 2013, bass player John Edwards, drummer Mark Sanders, cello player Okkyung Lee, vocalists Phil Minton and Audrey Chen, also Innode – the electronic/acustic project of musicians from Radian, Elektro Guzzi and Pan.American, as well as many others."

"I Dream of Wires" Screening w/ KFW performance & Solvent DJ
Aug
23
8:00 pm20:00

"I Dream of Wires" Screening w/ KFW performance & Solvent DJ

  • Bloor Cinema

I Dream of Wires documents the history and resurgence of the modular synthesizer—exploring the passions and obsessions of inventors, musicians and enthusiasts who’ve dedicated their lives to this esoteric instrument. From established musicians such as Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Carl Craig and John Foxx, to a new generation of electronica artists including Clark, James Holden and Factory Floor, modular synthesizer enthusiasts explain why this instrument is an essential tool for creating radical new sounds.

Arrive early as we kick of the night with DJ Jason Amm (Solvent), then stay for a Q&A with the directors and a modular synthesizer performance by Keith Fullerton Whitman.

8:00 PM: Doors Open

9:30 PM: Screening 

Tickets: $15 (Regular), $12 (Bloor members)

"I Dream of Wires" Screening w/ KFW performance
Aug
22
7:00 pm19:00

"I Dream of Wires" Screening w/ KFW performance

  • Museum London

I Dream of Wires: The Modular Synthesizer Documentary is an independent documentary about the history, demise and resurgence of the modular synthesizer, featuring interviews with over 100 modular musicians, inventors and enthusiasts, including Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Gary Numan, Vince Clarke (Erasure), Morton Subotnick, Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle), Daniel Miller, Carl Craig, Flood, Cevin Key (Skinny Puppy), James Holden, Factory Floor, Legowelt, Clark, John Foxx and Bernie Krause, as well as manufacturers and modular industry leaders Doepfer, Modcan and Make Noise. Today, the modular synthesizer is no longer an esoteric curiosity or mere instrumen--it is an essential tool for radical new sounds. Written and directed by Robert Fantinatto and Jason Amm.

Following the screening, the legendary Keith Fullerton Whitman performs in our Centre Gallery. Fullerton creates live electronic music using changing hardware-based modular systems previously only available via software-solutions. He has collaborated on stage and record, and has composed music for dance, video games and advertisements. He helms an experimental music distribution company, Mimaroglu Music Sales.

The opener is Canada's Solvent, the stage name of electronic producer and remixer Jason Amm. Solvent has been termed intelligent dance music or electropopgenre with musical influences spanning the last three decades.