is the performance part of the project Tuned City – Between Sound and Space Speculation
, a comprehensive exhibition and conference project planned for July 2008, which presents itself with a 2-parted preview at CTM.08.
For the Tuned City
program, artists from across the sound-art spectrum have been invited to make their own sonic investigations, deconstructions and provocations within the architectural space of the Maria club itself, taking the audience from the quiet minimal world of found objects and sounds through to the body- and building-crushing power of subsonic rumblings.
The UK's Dallas Simpson
will undertake a detailed and intimate binaural sonic investigation of the urban wasteland around the club, putting the audience directly inside the performer's head via wireless microphones and headsets. Swedish field-recordist BJNilsen
has teamed up with Icelandic cello player Hildur Gudnadottir
to explore the minute architectural and structural resonances of the viola and cello instruments, played out over a multichannel speaker setup. Basque noise-aktionist Mattin
declines to state the trajectory of his performance for the evening, as this anti-laptop "Body & Linux" performer prefers the element of surprise to any other. Daniel Menche
, hailing from Portland Oregon, US, similarly involves his body in the production of an overwhelming sound which seeks the limits of both physical tolerance and structural restraint. And finally, Netherlands-based US expatriate Mark Bain
will demonstrate his "Vibrasonics" system, a set of subsonic devices designed to inject sound waves into the foundations of a building, challenging our notions of architectural stability and perhaps even bringing the walls crashing down upon us.
The Tuned Space
performance program has been organized by Carsten Stabenow and Derek Holzer.
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