Sonic Electronics Halloween Event (online) with Amy Cuttler / on&off / Isn’tses
Saturday 31 October | 8pm
On IKLECTIK Youtube channel
Sonic Electronics is an experimental event. We propose an anti-technocapitalist approach to music genres like ambient, drone, techno, experimental, electronics, acousmatic, live coding, noise, vaporwave, glitch, dark, new wave, postpunk…
Isn’tses & raxil4
mathr & netz
Haunted fieldtrips into the landscapes which fall between lullabies and death chants. Instruments: guitar, bass guitar, pedals, chanting, rain, processed electronics, record hiss, field recordings, unnamed VHS coming of age movie (1984). Visuals: moss and liverworts in Ludchurch chasm. (This stone chasm is a legendary site where several dead souls are commemorated.) Dr. Amy Cutler is a geographer, musician and filmmaker who makes B-movies for humans and nonhumans. Her next tape release is the end (also ends) of (the) earth and variants (Crow Versus Crow, 2020).
on & off
on&off is a collaborative performance project between artists Nikolai Kozin and Martin Lau. Nikolai creates live animated drawings accompanied by noise/soundscapes produced by Martin, with each element being improvised in response to the other. Youtube links:
Isn’tses & raxil4
Sound artists Isn’tses + raxil4 are in collaboration at Epping Forest to explore the nature of arboreal electronics. A get together in the woods in a Bare Glitch Project. On a fallen tree, a log of epic proportions, the three members Lisa McKendrick, Tim Drage and Andrew Page amalgamate their battery operated, circuit bent, self made instruments. From inside the tree can be felt the vibrations of unpredictable sounds in chaotic unison. From afar passers-by wonder if there is alien activity in the woods.
by mathr & netz
The fly vision algorithm is based obviously on the eyes of flies: “A compound eye is a visual organ found in arthropods such as insects and crustaceans. It may consist of thousands of ommatidia, which are tiny independent photoreception units that consist of a cornea, lens, and photoreceptor cells which distinguish brightness and color.” The visualization code takes an image from a single lens webcam, and processes it to emulate the ommatidia. Arranged in a hexagonal grid, which is an optimal packing reached by evolution, each cell has a wide angle, with overlapping edges repeating parts of the image and enhancing the drama of moving objects. The colour of the cells are modified according to the volume levels of three frequency bands of audio (bass, mids, treble). Over time the size of the cells are modulated, zooming disconcertingly.