Thursday, 19 November 2015
Doors: 7pm, Concert: 8pm
FEED at KW, Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin
Artists and composers Mark Fell and Carl Michael von Hausswolff present their first collaborative project featuring a piece for live electronics played through a seven channel surround system. Each speaker transmits a design-specific hardware oscillator, producing complex wave shapes and responding to preset parameters different for each unit. The parameters are then modulated and controlled constantly and in real time, at both distinctive and random intervals during the live performance. The aim is to create a unique, immersive, site specific and unrepeatable sound environment.
Since the end of the 1970s, CM von Hausswolff has worked as a composer using the tape recorder as his main instrument, further aids are the sine-wave generators, oscillators and radar transmitters. His audio compositions are pure, intuitive studies of electricity, frequency functions and tonal autism within the framework of a conceptual stringent cryption. Lately he has also developed a more conceptual form of audio art overlooking subjects such as architecture and urbanism, rats and maggots.
Hausswolff is also active as concept artist in the fields of performance art, light and sound installations and photography. Collaborators include Graham Lewis, Jean-Louis Huhta, Pan sonic, Russell Haswell, Zbigniew Karkowski, Erik Pauser, The Hafler Trio and John Duncan. His music and sound art can be found on labels such as Touch, Ash International, Laton, Oral, RasterNoton, Firework Edition, SubRosa and Die Stadt. His work has been featured at numerous exhibitions including the Documenta X in Kassel, the Johannesburg Biennial, the Venice Biennale, and the Portikus in Frankfurt.
Mark Fell is an electronic musician based in the UK, and one half of the experimental music duo SND. His work is created from variations on algorithmic and pattern-generating systems, producing non-repetitive structures that are equally influenced by house and techno music of the late 80s and early 90s. Fell received an honorary mention in the digital music category at Prix ARS Electronica, and was shortlisted for the Quartz award for his contributions to research in digital music.