2 A/V performances
Electricity - KnifeLooP and hexler
best before unu - Antonis Anissegos and Andreas Karaoulanis
Doors open 22.00
Kastanien Allee 77, Prenzlauerberg
What is inaudible is made audible. What is invisible is made visible.
The sounds of electro-magnetic fields around highly charged devices are relayed, with the help of induction coil microphones, to a multi track looper and digital delay where they are manipulated to resemble coherent sound patterns. This enables the audience to find a relationship to what had previously been inaudible. The effect is enhanced by giving it life on a screen when feeding the audio signal into a custom GPU software especially designed for on-the-fly visual synthesis. With these tools the secret sound waves of different electric devices are discovered and exploited and made visual in the moment. The source materials from which the electromagnetic fields radiate are not all that is important. The procedure that their sounds are put through in the act of creation, sonification and impromptu re-interpretation on the screen makes the A/V performance an intriguing insight into the invisible, inaudible world around us.
Seamus O'Donnell (knifeloop) [IE/DE] works as artist and organiser on different sound art projects since 1999 in Berlin, Germany. Solo or collaborative projects (for performance or installations) can include FM radio experiments with receivers and self built mini-transmitters; reel-to-reel tape machine loop or relay set ups; or a live set with a any mix of manipulated field recordings, more traditional instruments, voice and amplified objects. As an organiser he works mostly with Salon Bruit e.V, an association for audience and composers interested in experimental music and video works.
RJ Fischer (hexler) [DE/BG] is an independent software developer, musician and visual artist hailing from Munich, Germany, currently based in Sofia, Bulgaria. hexler is developing custom software for his own audio-visual performances and installations, publishing tools for other artists, such as the modular touch-screen OSC and MIDI control surface 'TouchOSC', as well as holding workshops on graphics and computer programming at events for digital culture and art around the world.
best before unu
unu (Antonis Anissegos) and best before (Andreas Karaoulanis) met in March 2010 on stage at a Festival in Thessaloniki, following the invitation of the festival director to perform together. The match was instant and after the success of their performance, they decided to form the duo best before unu. Since then they produced together many short audio/visual pieces, and performed often in Greece and in Germany. The intensive electronics of unu found a visual counterpoint in the moving images of best before, generating complex sonic-visual formations. While audio frequencies are analyzed and passed into image motions, which in turn feed back to the music, a never ending circulation of influence travels in both directions. As an enrichment of the collaboration, best before unu appears also with live piano, adding an organic dimension to the creative process. A journey through morphing landscapes and imaginary organisms, stimulating the audience to continuously perceive new associations.
A brief idea about our set here:
Antonis Anissegos, lives in Berlin and works internationally as a pianist, composer and electronic musican. He appears mainly on concerts and recordings in the field of contemporary music. His compositions cover the range from solo, chamber music, ensemble and orchestra, to stage music (chamber opera, theater, dance) and music for media. He is member of the European Music Project and Ensemble Junge Musik and co-founder of the following musical units: Trio IAMA, Lynx, ddaA, KAYA and oneone. Mr. Anissegos collaborated with the video artist Erika Matsunami (OIO) and the dance company adlibdances.
Andreas Karaoulanis comes from a Computer Science and Animation background. His current work deals with interactive media design and animation. He has present his work in Museum Of London, Moscow, Paris and in various Galleries and spaces around Europe. One of his latest projects is bestbefore, an online interactive showcase blog with hundreds of daily visitors.