ALL CONNECTED #10 – THE FINAL: US synths from the 70’s / Belgian robots from the future
20:00 Floris Vanhoof
20:45 Kristof Lauwers
21:50 Charlemagne Palestine
Prima van Vanhoof en Lauwers! Voor Palestine een alcoholvrij kerstcadeau en voor Vanhoof een doos reservelampen. AllConnectedafleveringen 11 tot 20: laat maar komen!
Je sens que je vais être dur! Dur! Car j'aime la musique... Et là pour ce dernier épisode, c'était lamentable ou pitoyable ou ... A vous d'attribuer les adjectifs aux différents concerts proposés! Je suis déçu de m'être déplacé pour si peu, déçu pour All Connected qui dans l'ensemble tient la route et qui j'espère proposera une nouvelle saison d'ENFER dans un paysage musical belge désertique pour ce type particulier qui concerne la synthèse modulaire! "Sound is the cosmic force underpinning everything." Giacinto Scelsi. A bon entendeur.... daniel.
All Connected #10
For the 10th and final edition of All Connected, we have managed to get hold of the legendary Charlemagne Palestine, who will present a live piece with a number of synthesizers from the ’70s. Kristof Lauwers will present a couple of compositions with the robots of the Logos Foundation, that are also used by the likes of Aphex Twin. Lastly, Floris Vanhoof will also present a new piece of work live. Old Logos posters will be exhibited at the same time.
This New York composer/performer/visual artist (°1945), who resides in Brussels, is difficult to pigeon-hole. He is most known for his intensely presented piano work but, along with the likes of Terry Riley and Steven Reich, he was also a part of the first draft of minimal composers and is considered to be one of the early electronica pioneers of the late ’60s and early ’70s. Palestine wrote work for carillon, organ, piano, electronica, and created multi-media installations, performances and video art. He has already worked with the likes of Pan Sonic, Oren Ambarchi, Tony Conrad, Michael Gira and Z’ev.
On this last All Connected night, for the first time in 3 decades, he will present work with 3 synthesizer systems from the’70s: a few old Buchla Octave Filters (that Charlemagne received in 1973 as a birthday gift from Don Buchla), 8 Serge oscillator prototypes and an Oberheim synth.
Just like everything else that Charlemagne Palestine does in life, it is difficult to predict what we will get to see and hear but it is sure to be very intense and intriguing.
Kristof Lauwers studied guitar with Ida Polck and experimental composition with professor Dr.Godfried-Willem Raes, specialising in electro-acoustic music, live-electronics and algorithmic composition.
He works for the Logos Foundation<http://logosfoundation.org/>, an establishment for experimental music that is situated in Ghent. There, he contributes to the development of <GMT>, a programming language for things like real-time algorithmic and interactive composition.
As composer/software-developer and performer, he a member of the Logos ensemble, where he has the opportunity to explore cutting-edge technologies in the field of interactive music (such as an orchestra of robots <http://logosfoundation.org/instrum_gwr/automatons.html>, radar & sonar movement sensors, and real-time polyphonic pitch-detection).
On this evening, Kristof Lauwers will present 3 works for 3 different robots. The entire programme will be announced soon.
Floris is a musician/composer/filmmaker/visual artist. He is interested in the hybrid form of music, photo and film. Projections and music from a modular synthesizer are the focal point of his work. His first projections were experimental 16 millimeter films that have evolved into to refined visual experiences whereby he questions viewing patterns. He was inspired by structural film and early electronic music.
Vanhoof makes his own instruments and installations and explores the grey area between image (film or slides) and light (projection). As media-archeologist, Floris Vanhoof confronts the digitally discriminating visitor with flickering 16 mm-films and slide-installations, formats that are doomed to disappear. He deliberately opts for analogue technology, not only for nostalgic reasons, but also because he wants to experiment with what used to be considered high-tech. His work also contains new technologies like microprocessors. Technology is no goal in itself but rather a means to explore new images, ideas & sounds in a poetic manner.
In September, Floris won the audience award ING Young Belgian Artist 2015.
During this last All Connected – the series he curated all 10 editions of – he will present new work that is based on his Stripes installation. For this performance he sends his brainwaves to a lamp and his modular synthesizer is connected to flickering slide-projectors, in order to explore entirely different visual and aural rhythms than the usual 24 images/second.
The Logos Foundation is Flanders' unique professional organization for the promotion of new music and audio-related arts by means of new music production, concerts, performances, composition, technological research and other activities related to contemporary music.
The founders of the Logos Foundation, Godfried-Willem Raes and Moniek Darge, have been active in new music since 1968.
Logos is home to the Robot Orchestra, the largest fully automated acoustic orchestra in the world. As well as playing written compositions, the robots can interact with performers (using our gesture recognition technology) to create new music in real time. But the Foundation is far more than just the robots. They host concerts by visiting innovative artists from around the world in the specially designed Tetrahedron and present other projects such as the Pneumaphone project, the Singing Bicycles, music boxes, audio art installations, and we also have an extensive archive and documentation center as well as a workshop for instrument building and an electronics research lab.
All Connected is a series involving concerts, films, readings and instrument presentations with and about artists who play with the language of ‘voltage control’, who use the ‘modular’ as creative thought process and test musical limits with it, artists who work in the spirit of San Francisco Tape Music Centre: a collective that came into being when pioneers like Terry Riley, Morton Subotnick, Steve Reich, Ramon Sender, Pauline Oliveros, and many others connected their oscillators and tape-recorders together… and from which the most progressive music of that period originated.
The series is curated by artist/composer/filmmaker Floris Vanhoof who won the ING Young Belgian Artist 2015 award, as voted by the audience, in Bozar in early September. (http://endlesswebsite.blogspot.be/)
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