Robin Fox & Atom TM "Double Vision", Frank Bretschneider & Pierce Warnecke "SINN + FORM"
Update: Tickets for Double Vision on Friday, 30 Jan is sold out online. There is a limited amount of tickets at the ticket counter at HKW from 19:30 onwards.
This year’s signature collaborative concerts with partner festival CTM Festival host the German premiere of Double Vision, a new collaboration between shape-shifter Atom™ (aka. Uwe Schmidt, Atom Heart, Señor Coconut) and the Australian intermedia artist Robin Fox in a powerful three-dimensional assault of sound and vision. A performance commissioned by Unsound and Adelaide Festival, Double Vision merges Fox's synaesthetic laser-show and Schmidt's deconstructed take on pop music in an attempt to explore affective involvement in a spectrum ranging from a near scientific demonstration of audiovisual phenomena to the playfulness of pop and back.
The first of two collaborative concerts, this evening also features the world premiere of SINN + FORM, a new project by Raster Noton’s Frank Bretschneider and Pierce Warnecke, which explores the limits of man’s constant attempts to capture and control the world through description and prediction. Reflecting the fact that mathematical and physical theories and models increasingly incorporate chaos and contingency, SINN + FORM (sense + form) takes shape as a modular synthesizer system that produces a constant flow of randomly generated data that influences the musical parameters of pitch, note length, volume, tone.
Bretschneider’s music, recorded on both Buchla and Serge synthesizers at the prestigious EMS Elektronmusikstudion in Stockholm, is fused with Warnecket’s visuals, mechanically produced through printed stills that are modulated through a custom built machine so as to create movement and variations in lighting. The result is a hybrid analogue-digital system that uses light, machine, image and sound to create an interactive multimedia ensemble.
Double Vision is commissioned by Unsound and Adelaide Festival. With additional support by Audi.