Date(s) - 12/20/2013
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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Lectures and Concerts – Something of a Berlin super group GROUPSHOW is a project by the three electronic music producers Jan Jelinek, Andrew Pekler and Hanno Leichtmann.
The three artists, steeped in the formal language of minimalism, engage in a boundary-free collective improvisation that has its roots in both Fluxus and Krautrock.
GROUPSHOW performances do not recreate previously rehearsed or recorded music. Instead, they attempt to make an open-ended aesthetic process both audible and tangible. The pursuit of these aims has several practical consequences. Wherever possible, GROUPSHOW position themselves and their equipment in the middle of the performance space, avoiding the use of a stage, risers or any kind of spatial separation between performer and audience.
Lecture & Concert Mask Mirror by Alessandro Bosetti
During the artist talk Alessandro Bosetti will explain the architecture of the instrument (built in Max/Msp and M4L) and the strategies of improvised speech and phonetic improvisation he uses during his solo sets. He will also give an account of the attempt of creating a version of Mask Mirror in Korean – a language he just partially understands – in Seoul in October 2013 resulting in a project in collaboration with videomaker Orolo Che and poet Kim Taeyong.
Since 2008 Alessandro Bosetti has been developing an instrument and software patch. Live in concert he reorganizes speech for musical purposes with narratives that are about nothing and everything at the same time. With echoes to the barouqe clusminess of the first mechanical calculators by the likes of Gottfried Leibniz and Blaise Pascal, Mask Mirror is guided not by mathematical principles but rather mines the unfolding of language and its meaning in random sequence build on blocks of different sizes ( from Phonemes and incidental mouth noises to lexical units and prosodic fragments). Bosetti samples his voice with prerecoreded voices in an electronic ventriloquism.
In 2011, I began to develop an approach focused on principles of translation, analyzing the structures of pre-existing art works (visual, musical, literary) and transposing them into scores for new works (radiophonic or electro-acoustic taped music). This process has led to the creation of: Quatuor (2011), an electroacoustic work based on Beethoven’s 10th String quartet, commissioned by Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM), Nouvelle (2012), a radio work based on Flaubert’s short story The Legend of Saint Julien L’Hospitalier, commissioned by the Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) and Inevitable Music (2012- ), a series of pieces based on conceptual artist Sol Lewitt’s wall drawings.
The artist talk will consist in presenting the first two translation pieces :
Quatuor and Nouvelle. For each piece, means of composition will be explained, by exhibiting original fragments (text, score) and their sonic translations. After the artist talk, a multichannel listening session of Inevitable Music will be presented in a concert situation.