SONIC FLOTSAM is taking off from Pauline Oliveros’ Apple Box approach, here the suitcase acts as the instrument. Together with its contact microphones it functions as a filter and amplifier for the sounds coaxed from its resonant body.
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.
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)
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.