Mon 5th June 2017
Location: Beursschouwburg, Brussels
Live acts all around modular will be held in the Silver and Roof terrace.
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Since 1991 Scanner, British artist Robin Rimbaud, has been intensely active in sonic art, producing concerts, installations and recordings, connecting a bewilderingly diverse array of genres. He scored the hit musical comedy Kirikou & Karaba (2007) and Narnia ballet (2015), Philips Wake-Up Light (2009), the re-opening of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and in 2016 installed Water Drops at Rijeka Airport in Croatia. His work Salles des Departs (2003) is permanently installed in a working morgue in Paris. His fascination with electronic music began when he was 11 and has amassed a delightful collection of synthesisers and modular gear. For this rare live show he will present a completely improvised live modular set with effects.
Modulute (Gundega Graudina & Björn Jauss) is an electroacoustic duo which combines a Renaissance lute and a modular synth. Besides an unusual mixture of the historical and the modern, the instruments create a complex system where the possibilities of both are broadened.
The lute is used not only as a sound source but also as a controller of the synth. Common and extended instrumental playing techniques are complemented by electronic processing and the sonic textures created in real-time blend with previously recorded samples of lute sounds.
The performance integrates fixed compositional elements and improvisation. Both the lute and the synth modulate each other, while the performers create the piece in constant interaction where every sound event fuels a response.
More artists to be confirmed