Sub/conscious Decision-Making while Performing Live Electronic Music | Keith Fullerton Whitman (US/AU)
Over the course of an hour-long presentation, Keith Fullerton Whitman will discuss the challenges one must face when approaching electronic instrumentation in an orchestral manner. His “Redactions” and “Generators” setups will be on hand, and the choices made while designing and implementing their specific topologies over the course of a decade will be demonstrated. While a familiarity with experimental electronic music and analogue synthesizers will be helpful, the talk will center on a broader discussion about how and why to implement chance and improvisational concepts within rigid compositional frameworks, and how to delineate risk and humanistic performance tendencies to simple algorithmic systems.
Keith Fullerton Whitman is a composer and performer living in Melbourne, Australia. He is currently performing geographically and thematically relevant live electronic music works under the “Redactions” banner, and he has recently done so for the GRM’s Immersion festival in Paris, Documenta 14 in Athens, MaerzMusik’s The Long Now in Berlin, and at the Don Buchla Memorial Concerts in San Francisco.
Presented in partnership with Video Pool Media Art Centre.