RIXC announces the annual festival performance program, taking place at October 8, this year focusing on searching connections between electronic and acoustic music, academical traditions and multimedial practice.
The main artist in festival is Hildur Guðnadóttir – an Icelandic cello player, composer and singer who has been manifesting herself at the forefront of experimental pop and contemporary music (e.g. with the band múm). In her solo works she draws out a broad spectrum of sounds from her instrument, ranging from intimate simplicity to huge soundscapes. Among others Hildur has performed live and recorded music with Skúli Sverrisson, Jóhann Jóhannsson, múm, Schneider TM, Angel, Pan Sonic, Hauschka, Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Jamie Lidell, The Knife, Fever Ray and Throbbing Gristle.
Main artist from Latvia is cello player - Ēriks Kiršfelds. He has participated in Baltiic chamber orchestra Kremerata Baltica, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra. He has worked with conductors as Andris Poga, Andres Mustonen, Lior Shambadal etc.
The artistic work of Bjørnar Habbestad (NO) tends to cross the borders between music interpretation and improvisation, conceptual sound art and development of music technology. Drawing on concrete sound experiences from a number of traditions and perspectives he aims at investigating tangential points between acoustic performance practise and digital processing. He is working together with visual artist, Elen Røed.
One of artists are Le Révélateur. They started in 2008 as a solo venture for Montreal-based electronic musician Roger Tellier-Craig. It has since then expanded into an audio-visual duo with the inclusion of video artist Sabrina Ratté in 2010. Together they explore a common fascination for the combination of electronic image and sound, using a varying array of digital and analogue technologies. Inspired by the performative tradition that combines electronic sound and video art, Le Révélateur's live performance is the result of an intermedial dialogue between video artist Sabrina Ratté and electronic music composer Roger Tellier-Craig. Through the creation of abstract architectural structures and electronic landscapes, Ratté’s video images are in constant dialogue with the ethereal sounds and futuristic pulses generated by Tellier-Craig. Together, they aim to create an immersive audio-visual experience where sound and image are inseparable.
Delay Line Memory is an audio-visual project conceived by Bas van Koolwijk. Through interference between sound waves traveling with divergent frequencies, infinite rhythmic variations of audible patterns can be created. Here, such patterns are temporarily stored within a 'delay line memory', a form of sequential access memory that was used for early computing. By delaying the data signal, it is effectively memorised for a given period of time. Within the framework of this memory, a two-dimensional visualisation of its contents exposes patterns that otherwise would have remained hidden. Supplemented with drums this live set results in improvisations between drums and digital electronics.
Latvian new contemporary and electronic music generation will be represented by Platons Buravickis. He began to study composition under Vilnis Šmidberg and then under Pēteris Vasks. A three-time winner of Latvian music school's composers competition. Also he joined the progressive rock band Olive Mess and during this time collected large collection of industrial sounds that he now uses in his electro acoustic musical works.
You can buy tickets at http://www.bilesuparadize.lv/events/perf/10124
Support: European Economic Area Financial mechanism Programme LV04"Conservation and revitalisation of cultural and natural heritage", LR Ministry of Culture, Mondreaan fund, VKKF, Riga City Council, EU program "Creative Europe", Goethe institute, Embassy of US in Latvia.
Contacts: 67228478 (RIXC office), 26546776 (mob. Rasa Šmite).
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