Proprioception (Body Awareness 2017)

“Proprioception (Body Awareness 2017)” is an assemblage of historic imagery, 70’s experimental video practices, and modern-day chaotic audio procedures.

This the 18th iteration of the Irtijal International festival of Experimental Music in Beirut, Lebanon. It is determined to boost and support free improvisation, free jazz, contemporary classical music, post-rock, experimental electronic music, sound-art as well as many other attempts to explore new and uncharted territories in sound.

AHA1802, recorded 1994, released 2018. Total Time 58:39 Minutes.Recorded live at Kulturhaus Dock 4, Kassel Germany, March 1994. Hans Tammen – Guitar Solo.

Dark Circuits Festival November 2017: lightbulbs, A/V synths, LED structures, fluorescent lights, projection mapping and more.

Gold Bolus Recordings GBR01, recorded 2016, released 2017. Total Time: 63:49 Minutes. Chuck Bettis, Chris Penalosa, Laura Feathers, Mike Bazini, Nick Berry, Matthew Gantt, Sofy Yuditskaya, Greg Neeld, Lorenz Fish,David Keay, Hans Tammen (concept, composition, binary conducting)

Membranes is an audiovisual installation and performance by Lukas Truninger + Nicola Hein. It consists of hybrid instruments – constructed from drum-skins and electronic components – as devices to turn written texts into pulses of light and percussive sound.

Michael Vorfeld’s sounds are generated by different light bulbs and actuating electric devices, and the rhythmic variety of the flickering and pulsing lights is directly transformed into a comprehensive and microcosmic electro-acoustic world of sound. Using Harvestworks’ new 8-channel sound cube (with 4 speakers each situated on floor and ceiling), Hans Tammen’s Prozesshansl software moves these sounds in three dimensions to create fragile and contrastive soundscapes surrounding the audience.

Published by Wolke Verlag, this text explains “Conflict Of Interest”, a sonification of my own personal genetic analysis. This data set controls sonic processing as well as 8-channel spatialization in realtime. The piece also uses the data to interfere with the performer’s intentions.

The material for BRUCHHARSCH was created at a residency at Signal Culture in May 2017. The audio synthesizers were set up first, and control voltage from those synths playing was used to influence the video synths.