“Dark Stations” is a forty-two minute work utilizing Schumann resonances, Spricom frequencies, binaural and monaural beat frequencies and spatial effects to induce an altered state in the listener. The event’s structure is derived from the Fibonacci series.
The audience is seated in a darkened room surrounded by a triangular array of speakers, in the middle is a subwoofer which completes a 3.1 multi-speaker configuration. The audience sits in the center of the triangle and is asked to meditate during the event. After the listeners have closed their eyes the piece begins. A low thrumming sound emanates from the subwoofer, filling the area like sonic incense.
Kim Cascone | The Bourbaki Conjecture
“Dark Stations” is an acoustic mirror, a reflecting pool bringing the audience’s unconscious to the surface through the technique of entrainment, allowing them to project onto the sonic gauze. “Dark Stations” could be likened to a scrying mirror into which the viewers unconscious is projected then reflected back to them. This work was inspired by research in Jungian psychology, Hermetic philosophy, brain entrainment techniques, altered states of consciousness, meditation and a variety of other areas. The audience is requested not to applaud at the end of the session.
Kim Cascone | Polychromatic Cloud 1
Kim Cascone is supported by the dark ambient soundscapes of Hopek Quirin & Kris Limbach.
Hopek Quirin plays with electric bass, objects, micro-tapes, motors and effects. He is collaborating with Jochen Arbeit, Anton Mobin, Anthony Donovan, Kris Limbach, Bryan Lewis Saunders, MaCu, Paul Amlehn, Classwar Karaoke, ABQ, Tomas Nochteff among others.
Kris Limbach often applies film-editing techniques and film sound aesthetics for his sound pieces like the ongoing “begin_ if _ ()” project (upcoming release at AGXIVATEIN in december) and his live performances.He released on labels such as Richard Garet’s Contour Editions, Staaltape, Modisti, Framework Radio and more.
Kim Cascone presents “Dark Stations” | Kris Limbach | Hopek Quirin
Thursday, 03 April 2014 | 20:00 CET
Tabor Kirche | Taborstr. 17 | 10997 Berlin/Kreuzberg