The 4th of 4 monthly Karlrecords concerts at arkaoda presents sets by Jasmine Guffond and Aidan Baker
Jasmine Guffond is an artist and composer working at the interface of social, political and technical infrastructures. Her practice spans live performance, recording, sound installation and custom made browser plug-in. Through the sonification of data she addresses the potential for sound to engage with contemporary political questions. Recent projects employed digital technologies, sonification and the aesthetisation of data as a means of fostering discussion around contemporary surveillance technologies as well as producing experimental audio works. Interested in providing an audible presence for phenomena that usually lies beyond human perception, via the sonification of facial recognition algorithms, global networks or internet tracking cookies she questions what it means for our personal habits to be traceable, and for our identities, choices and personalities to be reduced to streams of data.
Aidan Baker is a classically-trained multi-instrumentalist using the electric guitar as his primary instrument – applying alternate methods of playing the guitar, along with various electronic effects, the Berlin based artist creates music which generally falls within the ambient / experimental genre but draws on influences from (post-)rock, electronic, classical, and jazz.
A highly prolific artist, Baker has released numerous recorded works, both solo and with various group projects (Nadja, Caudal, No Place Trio et.al.), on such independent labels as Miasmah, Important Records, Alien8 Recordings, and his own imprint, Broken Spine Productions. Baker is also the author of several books of poetry. A regular live performer, Baker has toured extensively around the world, including appearances at such international festivals as Fimav, SXSW, Incubate, Unsound, and Mutek, among others. Baker’s latest release on Karlrecords is the tape release „Seeing Past What Things Seem“.
Jasmine Guffond & Aidan Baker
Sunday, 26.3.2023 | Doors 20:00 | Starts 21:00 CET
arkaoda | Karl Marx Platz 16-18 | 12043 Berlin