Monday, November 01, 2010

Sound Friction 1: Live + Workshop

Sound Friction No 1: Electronic No Wave – The Bent Orchestra

::vtol:: aka Dmitry Morozov (Russia)
The Bent Orchestra - ::vtol:: + No One Pulse (Hong Kong)
Wong Chung-Fai (Hong Kong) – Live Visuals
Shelf-Index (Hong Kong) – Opening Act

Date: Nov-20
Time: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Venue: Videotage
Admission: $120 (at door) / $100 (student/advance)

Jointly presented by Re-Records & Videotage

When digital electronic music hardware and software is presenting to us unlimited choices and options through a mass production industrial model, are we simply operators facing unlimited options? Or is there still room and possibility beyond such mass production model?

Returning to the small scale family business model and the philosophy of “small is beautiful”, a group of advanced circuit benders have been designing and producing limited run of handmade electronic instruments of their own design. They evolve directly from the “no rules” philosophy of Circuit Bending and insist on handcrafting creative chaos out of hardware limitation.

Russia electronic artist ::vtol:: (Dmitry Morozov) is one of them. In Sound Friction 1, he will be performing with his own handmade modular synthesizer system, to show us not only new possibilities in electronic sound, but also electronic visuals.

Local electroacoustic duo No One Pulse, will be presenting handmade electronic instruments from infamous instrument designers such as Folktek, BugBrand and Eric Archer, to perform a sound jam with ::vtol::’s system as the Bent Orchestra.

Moreover, ::vtol:: will be bring along a few extra units of his synthesizers to the live show, for those who are interested to purchase.

In addition to the live performance, ::vtol:: will also conduct a workshop at Videotage, in which he will explain the basics of synthesizer, and lead the participants to complete the Matreshka Generators (a sound generating object of his own design)

Matreshka Generators Workshop by ::vtol::

Facilitator: Dmitry Morozov aka ::vtol::

Date: Nov-21
Time: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Venue: Videotage
...Fee: $350 (with advance reservation, limited to 10 participants, incl. all parts and materials for the Matreshka Generators)

Jointly presented by Re-Records & Videotage

Matreshkas are traditional Russian wood toys colored by hand in a folk art-style. But we will be working on a new generation of Matreshkas, and we can decorate them anyway that we want! During this workshop we will create a special sound producing object and piece of art at the same time.

The electronic part is a single chip synthesizer with several functions for creating a complex sound generator. With this example many DIY synthesizer basics like square wave oscillators, amplitude and frequency modulation, and signal summation will be explained.

The provided KIT will include all electronic components and wooden parts. All tools required for building it will be available on site. It's preferable if participants have knowledge of basic soldering.

You can bring any materials you want to paint and decorate MGs - markers, paint, plastic parts, hair - anything!!!

About the artists

::vtol:: is a project of a Moscow media-artist, musician and engineer of strange-sounding mechanisms, Dmitry Morozov.

Starting in mid-2000s, within the context of his music project, Dmitry actively began using DIY and circuit-bent instruments.

At the same time, he began making instruments for other musicians, which made him the first serial synthesizer producer in all of post-soviet territories, after USSR's collapse.

Besides making music and instruments, Dmitry creates interactive sound art-installations and advocates circuit bending and DIY in Russia by means of lectures and workshops. He has participated in many festivals in Russia, USA and Israel.

No One Pulse
No One Pulse is an experimental / electro-acoustic duo from Hong Kong, formed by Wong Chung-fai (Sin:Ned) and Chau Kin-wai (KWC) in 2006. By means of non-musical instruments and devices, the two aim to explore the conceptual application of free improvisation and free-from electronics that embraces randomness, chaotic structure, and microsound methodology. The duo is also the mastermind behind the experimental imprint Re-Records.

Wong Chung-Fai
Also known as Sin:Ned. An idiosyncratic audio experimentalist, writer and live visualist. Member of No One Pulse and co-founder of the experimental imprint Re-Records.

Electronic musician and DJ from Hong Kong who produces cutting edge electronica with broken beats and sampled materials. Had offered live performance in event such as Sound in the Park and Rebuilding Haiti.

Enquiry & reservation:

Email: Tel: 2573-1869 (Ms. Kami Liu)

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