AUDIBLE GALLERY: Stefan Roigk: 'frombergMIX 2015'


Field-recordings, hypnotic swarms of organic chants, cascades of rustles, rattles and drones, short cracklings, scratches and moments of exhausting compressions or restful silence generate a rousing maelstrom of expressive gestures and film-like atmospheres.

The multi-channel installation frombergMIX is based on a very subjective interpretation of John Cage’s Fontana Mix (1958). Instead of manually evaluating the 20-page score, Roigk has developed a 16-channel software patch which utilizes the idea of the aleatoric composition to create an ongoing soundscape with his own artistic vocabulary.

For that purpose, Roigk arranged 24 fragments with a length of three minutes each. These fragments are sorted into four different groups by dynamic characteristics (lowercase, organic drones, movements & dynamic actions) with six classes per group (city, home, electronic, concrete, air/voice & microtonal). Every group functions as a separate module and is limited to a maximum of four fragments at a time. The simultaneous random processes of each module control class, pitch, direction, volume, fades, size and position of the looped fragments and are restarted parallel after a randomly defined time frame.

Curated by Lou Mallozzi.

 

OPENING RECEPTION

Friday, April 3rd, 6-9PM

 

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04.04-05.03, Saturdays & Sundays, 1–5pm

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