Friday, August 10, 2012

aug-auxxx

FRIDAY 24 AUGUST 2012 - AUXXX in BERLIN



featuring solos and duos from :

THEA FARHADIAN - violin, electronics
ALEXANDER BEIERBACH - saxophone

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acousmatic compositions from :

SAM SALEM and RICHARD SCOTT

K77
Kastanienallee 77
10435 BERLIN Prenzlauer Berg

doors open 21:00
music starts 22:00


photo Heike Liss

Thea Farhadian is an interdisciplinary artist and performer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her projects include solo violin & interactive electronics, laptop performance, improvisation, sound art, and video. Thea's work has been seen internationally in venues in Berlin, London, Armenia, San Francisco, and New York.

www.theafarhadian.com



Saxophone player Alexander Beierbach was born in Stuttgart, has studied in Mainz and lives in Berlin since 2002. He works with various ensembles, most of them small groups like his quartett The Tigers of Love or his trio BROM, but also in large ensembles like the Hannes Zerbe Jazz Orchester. Alexander is interested in the connection between improvised music and composed material.

www.alexanderbeierbach.de



Sam Salem is an acousmatic composer living and working in Manchester, UK. He recently completed his PhD at the University of Manchester under the supervision of David Berezan and Ricardo Climent. I’m mainly interested in composing acoumsatic music exclusively with field-recorded sound. He currently teaches at Leeds College of Music. Sam has received the follwing awards: "Public Bodies" was awarded in Musica Viva 2010, "Dead Poets" received an Honorary Mention in Musica Nova 2010, and he received 2nd Prize in Espace du Son 2010.

for this event Sam will present his composition "Public Bodies" (winner of Música Viva Competition 2010) :

A work in three movements. Sonically, the main musical discourse is between the following elements: a human voice (which represents the Self or Inner), the sounds of the city (which represents the Other or Outer) and harmonic and rhythmic material derived from the two. Public Bodies explores the theme of voyeurism, both intentional and accidental. We are private bodies caught in the public gaze, we see things that we would rather not, we are simultaneously hungry for attention and yet crave privacy: we are always seen and yet never watched.

www.osamahsalem.co.uk



Richard Scott is a composer and improviser residing in the UK and working regularly in Berlin and Amsterdam. He has been composing electroacoustic music and performing improvised music for over 25 years, performing and recording with artists such as Grutronic, Twinkle³, Clive Bell and Evan Parker. His work has been featured on BBC Radio 3 and 4, International Computer Music Conference, London Jazz Festival, Bratislava NEXT Festival of Advanced Music, Sonorities Belfast, Berlin Interaktion Improvised Music Festival and MANTIS Electroacoustic Music Festival. Manchester. He is a long term artistic resident at STEIM, a part-time Lecturer in Music at Lancaster University and co-curator of two concert series in Berlin: AUXXX Berlin and Basic Electricity.

for this event Richard will present his composition "Resonant Bodies" :

A continuous three movement electroacoustic piece drawing from the sounds of female voices, analogue synthesizer and kalimba. The resonating bodies in the title refer to the body of the kalimba, to the human body as it exists in the voice and to the resonating body of water, especially in the myriad of ways that it refracts and transforms light. One technique I have explored here is that of analysing and extracting data from videos of water moving. With this method I was able to capture variations in the effect of light dancing across a moving body of water and employed this data as a modulation source for the processing of vocal and percussion samples.

richard-scott.net



K77
Kastanienallee 77
10435 BERLIN Prenzlauer Berg

doors open 21:00
music starts 22:00