Ephémère June 2013
November 29, 2012
In 1957 Jordan Belson and Henry Jacobs began a series of electronic music concerts acompanied by kinetic visual projections at the Planetarium of San Francisco (USA), the Vortex Concerts. As a homage to the Vortex series, Wonderwerp presents in its November edition (29th Nov. 20.30h 3€) performances by:
Erfan Abdi and Wen Chin Fu
And appetizer / dessert visual music screenings from the 60’s
As a new media artist Bardo Frings mostly uses self programmed software to create live cinema performances. Generally his works lean towards abstact-expressionism, dealing on a conceptual level with issues bordering between science and spirituality. His works often explore a turning balance between order and collapse into chaos, This fragile tension is most prominently treated in the live cinema piece ¬µCollider, which was first developed around 2009, but will now be completely recreated into a new piece, ¬µCollider^2, revealing the chaotic laws that underlie our daily existence.
Cello and Notesaaz: a string duet
Wen Chin Fu and Erfan Abdi are going to perform a piece that is prepared specially for the occasion of Wonderwerp. It will be a duet with virtual and real strings - Notesaaz and the Cello. Bringing together the acoustic and the electronic, and accompanying hand gestures with dynamic scores, the two performers create a musical experience where the audience is not just listening, but also actively following trajectories taken by the performers, looking at their exposed instruments and anticipating on what comes next.
Lumisokea is a Belgian-Italian duo, formed by Koenraad Ecker and Andrea Taeggi. Their music is at once highly physical and rich in texture, using both acoustic (cello, prepared piano) as well as (analog) electronic instruments to create a dark and introspective listening experience. Their influences range from dub to noise, bassmusic, techno, musique concrète and contemporary classical music, while remaining focused on the key elements in their music: to induce trance-like states, to move bodies and to emphasize the tactile qualities of sound.