With Hypernatural Sounds, Pedro Lopes & Desiree Foerster present three unique sets by the international musicians Sumbu Dunia, Lukatoyboy and Samuel Hertz followed by an open discussion about their relation towards sampling as a creative technique.
Looping, chopping, filtering, serializing, the quest for originality, the use of found material, and how the re-contextualization of sounds contributes to an immersive experience for the musicians and the audience – these will be the foci addressed and felt throughout the evening.
Sumbu Dunia is a personal research on the collision of contexts, identities and the associated perspectives, shuffling the familiar and the unfamiliar towards different levels of entropy.
Lukatoyboy aka Luka Ivanović is a musician, sound artist and educator from Belgrade, currently based in Berlin. His main activities in music and sound include performing electroacoustic improvisation (based on realtime sampling of various objects, toys, voices, and field recordings) using feedback, analogue synthesizers, electromagnetic coils, radio transmitters, etc.
His current practice is based on participatory performances dealing with networks, sound and narrative, using walkie talkies and site specific topics. Focused on the relation of chances and structures, he creates participatory works with suggested rules, questioning exclusivity and authority of an artist.
Samuel Hertz, composer and performer, received his MFA at Mills College, where he studied composition and electronic music with Pauline Oliveros, Fred Frith, Zeena Parkins, James Fei, and Maggi Payne. His work is specifically focused towards examining the role and importance of entropic/non-linear responses in human perception through the creation of acoustic and performative environments utilizing video, graphic and traditional scores, software, and large-scale speaker arrays.
He collaborates often with dance/performance and video artists, and his work has been seen/heard in a variety of places across the US including: ACRE Gallery/ACRE-TV (Chicago, IL), ARTX (Long Beach, CA), Jack Straw New Media Gallery (Seattle, WA), Harvestworks (New York, NY), The Uncreativity Festival (Minneapolis, MN), and WBEZ Radio (Chicago, IL).
As a performer/collaborator with the performance collective ATOM-r (founded by ex-Goat Island members Mark Jeffery and Judd Morrissey), he has performed across the US and UK in performances exploring the intersections of human sexuality, anatomy, and digital interfaces/poetics. Samuel has also served as technical assistant to, and performed with Morton Subotnick, Alvin Curran, and John Driscoll.
Hypernatural Sounds: On Sampling, Re-Sampling, Un-Sampling
Friday, 28 August 2015 | 21:00 CET
Acud Macht Neu! | Veteranenstr. 21 | 10119 Berlin/Mitte