17:00 concert + discussion RCC – Research Concert Cycle
October 7, 2017
concert + discussion RCC - Research Concert Cycle
16:30 doors open
17:00 concert + discussion
RCC is curated by Cornelis de Bondt, Orestis Tsiakmas-Willemen, Lauge Dideriksen, Abel Fazekas
The Research Concert Cycle is a monthly series, aiming to promote the discourse directly related to artistic praxes. It is a place to challenge the known and explore the unknown.
After each performance at the RCC, the floor is opened for a discussion between artist and audience.
At RCC XXIII we are happy to present:
Orestis Willemen – The Role of Prediction in Music
Sól Ey – Beat me in Basket
Ábel Fazekas – [no title]
The research for RCC on 07/10/2017, will be focused around the subject of predictability and its relation to meaning and musical understanding. A well- defined piece of music contains its own logic/ process which enables it to achieve coherence and consistency and therefore is able to be understood. But what happens when this process is interrupted? Is it possible to achieve consistency when the internal logic of the piece changes? And does that change affect the way in which the audience perceives/understands/listens the music?
In order to understand and investigate those questions, I’ll present a series of short etudes which contain different degrees of consistency and logic.
Beat me in Basket is a visual and audible exploration through an object; a basketball. It is a research on how the movements and sound in a composition can be interconnected. Patterns are explored with the possibilities of movements, pitch and rhythm with the object. For further exploration of sonic expression, the basketball is amplified with a contact microphone and the sound is processed with a custom made gesture-sensor glove.
But if the matter of our sensation is through an object, is it than possible to recreate the audible and visual experience but without the object? Perhaps there are more possibilities without the ball? Perhaps this is all a hopeless dream about becoming a NBA star.
This performance deals with two subjects. It plays with the listeners ability of recognising changes in musical materials where the rate of change is too slow to be directly perceived. Secondly, it is known that flickering lights and rhythmic sounds at certain rates can effect and entrain human brainwaves. With the help of a strobe, it tries to use this phenomenon for artistic purposes.
It is basically harsh drone music chopped up at low frequencies in order to mess with your brain.
Not suitable for pregnant, epileptics or children. Pregnant epileptics, pregnant children, epileptic children are welcome (I guess it cancels each out?). Pregnant epileptic children do what the fuck ever they want.
Anyone can present at the RCC, regardless of their artistic field and background. Applications can be send to firstname.lastname@example.org at the latest a full two weeks before the concert. The application should include a short written description of the research as a PDF file.
The RCC was founded by Maya Verlaak and Ivan Babinchak Rehnqvist in November 2014 and is currently run by Ábel Fazekas (HU), Orestis Willemen (GR/BE) and Lauge Dideriksen (DK).