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.
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.
It's the thirteenth year of Screen Compositions; in Chinese culture (and we're in Chinatown) 13 is very lucky and means "definitely vibrant"; so this 2017 edition presents a most definitely vibrant collection of intersections of moving image with sonic art; a program of screen works representing dynamic two-way collaborations between video/film artists and sound/music artists specifically intended for single-channel projection with no live or performance component
Blatant Lies is a battle of analog and digital sounds as Hans Tammen and Adam Rokhsar use modular synths and the sensors hidden in smart phones to make a new form of dance music.
Shadow Puppies is a trio which conjures rich, complex, and entrancing worlds of electronic sound and vision in real-time. Nick Didkovsky and Hans Tammen stretch the boundaries of tabletop electric guitar with an arsenal of objects, electronics, and homebrew computer software, while Kurt Ralske interactively captures and processes video using digital technology of his own design. The result is an uninterrupted journey through sonic eruptions, video hallucinations, and aggressive, entrancing mediascapes.
Acheulian Handaxe aha0600. Recorded live 2006 at Issue Project Room, New York. Released 2006. DVD running time 41 minutes. NTSC 4:3, All Regions. 5.1 Surround Sound & Stereo. Dual-Angle Video DVD.