Explosive, immersive, yet delicate and refined, the music of this monument of the electroacoustic and multimedia scenes is the acme of expressionist media music. This concert presents a cross section of her work under the title of her seminal album, petits Big Bangs.
Opening Act: UBC laptop ensemble
Sébastien Roux presents Inevitable Music, a series of sonic translations of Sol LeWitt's wall drawings, in an hypnotic blend of radio art and pure sonic material, from which emerge the poetry of this lace of lines.
Opening Act: Jung In Jung (KR) + Katerina Foti (GR) + Natasha Pendermali (GR)
A dazzling mix of slow-moving textures, interlocking grooves, and frenzied kinetic noise, the music of this British improvised music group merges several influences - free jazz, punk, Modernism, pop/rock, free improvisation. As one critique puts it: "James Brown meets the spirit of Modernism!" With Rex Casswell(guitar), Phillip Marks(percussions) and Paul Obermayer(electronics) (http://www.barktrio.com)
Opening Act: Sean Ryan (UK)
Diemo Schwarz presents "Playing the Sound Space", where composition is an explorative navigation of sound events with CataRT, morphing them into new rhythmic and timbral structures, simultaneously proposing novel combinations and evolutions of the source material.
Through his programme, Chris Mercer combines gritty lo-tech and shimmering hi-tech in a set featuring custom instruments, found objects, multiple iPads, and a virtual orchestra made in real-time from a live violinist.
Using original recordings of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, this audio-video performance from the Birmingham studios is a mesmerising electronic take on Sufi devotional music, where ambient meets South Asian traditions. A creative collaboration of Tasawar Bashir, Emma Margetson, Charlie Lockwood, Helene Hedsund, and Scott Wilson.
Opening Act: Monty Adkins (UK) +Terri Hron (CA)
In her installation and performance "0 and/or 1: How are you tuned today ? " Flora Könemann explores embodiment, listening and electroacoustic composition through exploration of our surrounding world with contact microphones. The installation runs daily from 18:15, and will grow organically through the week, with a special live performance on Friday at 21:00.