REFLUX – Festival for Contemporary Electroacoustic Music presents on 9 evenings in September, October and December 2022 with each three different artists & composers from almost all continents. For each of these evenings we will present a classic in addition to two contemporary positions, so three concert parts of 30-40 minutes each.
The program will be adapted to the acoustic and spatial peculiarities of each location or composed especially for these locations. The invited musicians each have an individual sound and formal language and are rarely heard in Berlin. We asked all artists for conceptual proposals, so that the program will be a balanced mixture of composition commissions/premieres, already existing works and rarely heard classics.
Jasmine Guffond: »New Work« (2022)
Mario Bertoncini: »Scratch-a-matic« (1970/1971)
Mario Bertoncini: »Istantanee I« (1995)
Mario Bertoncini: »Istantanee II« (2006) Performance & diffusion: Simone Pappalardo
Lasse Marhaug: »Context« (2022)
Jasmine Guffond will perform live electronics through a four speaker sound system on the occasion of Reflux festival, 2022. Utilizing a laptop, midi controllers, Ableton Live and Max MSP software Jasmine is interested in the interplay between human and machine agency. A hierarchy in which the human subject controls the non-human object is disturbed and a distributed sense of control emerges.
Mario Bertoncini “SCRATCH-A-MATIC (1971) for piano, 9 DC motors and tape delay system 9 DC motors with adjustable speed each drive a small rubber wheel that causes the piano strings to vibrate, creating a choral “breath” with variable frequencies, a kind of automatic counterpoint; alongside this, a tape delay system with likewise variable speed provides a fluctuating microtonal accumulation of sustained harmonics. By means of minimal variations in tape speed, a complex microtonal cluster is thus created from a single tone.
Lasse Marhaug: Context (2022)
For the festival Marhaug will premiere a multi-channel version of his latest album “Context”, released on Smalltown Supersound earlier this year. Recorded over a two-year period this piece is a display of Marhaug’s approach of mixing visceral electronic noise with subdued textural elements – a careful balance of chaos and order. From his home in northern Norway the music reflects the opposing qualities of the landscape.
REFLUX – Festival for Contemporary Electroacoustic Music
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