Performances of Drop, Forgery 24, and Apocrypha at STRINGS, VIDEO & ELECTRONICS, May 23, 2019, NFM, Red Hall, Plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław
WASHINGTON DC — Echo Chamber is an interactive sound sculpture that encompasses public art, musical composition, and piano performance. It is a collaboration between site-specific artist Mark Reigelman, music composer David Bird, and pianist Ning Yu. Echo Chamber is a musical and visual experience that invites the community to explore, listen, and speak, and challenges the ways in which we experience music and art in both public and private spaces.
Since 2007 the Giga-Hertz Award for electronic music has been jointly awarded by the ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics and the Freiburg EXPERIMENTALSTUDIO of the SWR. The Giga-Hertz Award is dedicated to world-famous physicist Heinrich Hertz (1857–1894) who discovered electromagnetic waves at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) where he taught at the end of the nineteenth century.
On April 21st, TAK ensemble premiered "Lonelyhearts", developed in collaboration with actor and playwrite Kelsey Torstveit. "Lonelyhearts" follows a single character as they navigate a desolate apartment and the mysteries that hide within it. With nods to Lynch and Hitchcock, commonplace sounds take on a dramatic significance, as creaking floorboards, dripping faucets, and the electric hum of appliances, are amplified and orchestrated out to members of the TAK Ensemble.
The Jury was composed by Daniel Zea (composer, co-artistic director of Ensemble Vortex), Brian Archinal (percussionist, Ensemble Nikel, HKB Bern) and Anne Gillot (Musician and journalist for Radio, RTS, Ensemble Babel, Ensemble Vortex). The presentation of the winning projects will take place on November 4th, 2017 at l’Abri in Geneva.
Multiplicities is an ongoing commission and collaboration with MIT's Architecture Journal "Thresholds", and flautist Laura Cocks. It was designed with an attempt to understand and aestheticize the complexities and variations inherent in the performer/score relationship.