WED 24 - FRI 26 NOV
WORKSHOP / PURE DATA /
NOW FULLY BOOKED
THU 25 NOV
ALKU DJs [ES] / 7.30pm - 11pm
Classic computer music, early electroacoustics, whale songs, bluegrass,
black metal and everything in between.
FRI 26 NOV
/ 10am - 5.30pm /
Steve Symons/Aura, Nick Collins/TOPLAP, Andrew Wilson/Anywhereblogs,
Tuomo Tammenpää/Creative R&D, Johannes Gees/Hello
LIVE / 7.30pm - 1am /
KLIPP AV [UK/SE]
SAT 27 NOV
LIVE / 7.30pm - 1am /
STEPHAN MATHIEU [DE]
MARK FELL [UK]
/ Thursday 25 & Friday 26 /
Saturday 27 /
SATURDAY / 28 NOV / 7.30pm -
1pm / FREE /
Stephan Mathieu is a digital artist who lives in Saarbrücken,
Germany. He spent a good part of the 90s as an improvising drummer
in Berlin but now works mainly in the field of digital music.
[either released under his own name or as Full Swing] is infused
with a warmth and glow usually associated with analogue sound
production. Using extracts of melodies and texture from various
sources, he weaves deep, beautiful
evolving soundscapes bathed in swathes of static and hiss.
He also creates sound
installations, graphic design and teaches digital arts and conceptual
practice at the University for Arts and Design, Saarbrücken
and works as a guest lecturer at the Bauhaus University, Weimar
and the Merz-Akademie in Stuttgart, Germany.
has been released on Fällt, Ritornell, Korm Plastics, EN/OF,
Lucky Kitchen, Brombron, Hapna and Orthlorng Musork.
MARK FELL [UK]
Topology is a branch of mathematics concerning possible spaces
and objects: curves, surfaces, knots, manifolds, phase spaces,
symmetrical groups, etc. The work explores spatial and temporal
deformations, twistings, rotations, reflections and stretchings.
Here spaces and objects are not self-evident and singular, but
multiple, irregular, anomalous.
The work began as a documentation of recent
installations some in public spaces, some gallery works,
some large works, some small. Inspired by the problems brought
up by this activity, instead of using recordings to document them,
ten processes came about, each of which relates to the spaces
and works in a different way; a recording, or system used to run
the work, a pattern, a method or technique, a way of working,
a name, or a reference point outside the work.
Mark Fell was born and educated in Sheffield.
His works, usually interactive, time based or generative, draw
upon an interest in contemporary philosophy, computer science,
and being human.
With collaborator Mat Steel he works as snd,
releasing on Mille Plateaux [Frankfurt], with other projects on
OR [London], Line [New York], and Fals.ch [Vienna]. Mark¹s
major works have been show at Hong Kong National Film archive,
ISEA [Paris], Sonar [Barcelona], Creativity Cognition Studios
[Sydney], Siggraph [LA], Mutek [Montreal] and others.
TOPLAP [Temporary Organisation for the Promotion
of Live Algorithm Programming], was set up to explore the application
of live programming to composition and performance. TOPLAP advocates
treating algorithms as live artistic material, allowing them to
be written and manipulated while they create music or video, perhaps
in front of an audience.
Tablex is a collaboration between Alex Garacotche
of Voodoo Muzak and Alex McLean of slub. Garacotche plays processed
drums, his software chopping up
and restructuring his sound into fractured, impossible rhythms.
McLean writes Perl software live according to the TOPLAP manifesto,
working with his code as musical material, generating wigged-out
Two unusual directions towards the simple end
of making very live, improvised computer music.
Hailing from Brentford, West
London, Douglas Benford has been releasing his digital music under
the alias SI-CUT.DB since 1991. As well as the SI-CUT.DB moniker,
with seven albums released under this guise, Benford has also recorded
as Radial Blend, Pantunes Music, Phoenix Jig and Media Form.
Benford has collaborated with Scanner, Rechenzentrum,
Janek Schaefer, Iris Garrelfs, Stephan Mathieu, Benge [currently
as Tennis], and Tonne. Ranging from microsound and electronica
to dub, Benford has released music on Fällt, Bip Hop, Back
Ground, Highpoint Lowlife and 12K.
Benford's current approach to his SI-CUT.DB
work tends, with perfomances and recordings, to use a variety
of softwares [generative and file morphing is a trademark] and
sound sample source techniques from improvised acoustic recordings
and lo-fi childrens keyboards, which are then edited, effected,
and sequenced. The latest SI-CUT.DB album entitled Offices At
Night is recently released on the Fällt label, with remixes
up-coming from Mitchell Akiyama, Akira Rabelais, Hrvatski and
He has played Ars Electronica, Tate Modern,
Nokialab, Transmediale, Sintesi and New Forms festivals, and has
been a co-curator of Sprawl electronic music events and label
for over eight years, as well as founding the Suburb Of Hell and