Sound WEEK 10 | March 8-13, 2011
radio art * sound art * VJ * computer generated music
Sound turns to images – and also images to sound during the sound themed exhibition week.
In Kenji Kojima‘s (New York) RGB Music RENGA “New York City Subway”, a software creates a series of musics from image data of photographs. The software “RGB Music RENGA” was programmed by the artist which
converts RGB (Red, Green, Blue) image data of photographs to a series of
short improvisations: it reads RGB pixels from the top left to the bottom right horizontally. RGB values of a pixel are converted to three notes of sounds. The length of note is determined by brightness of the pixel.
Inner Klange by Italian Lemeh42 is a black and white digital animation, accompanied with Marco Scattolini‘s music, a personal homage to Wassily Kandisky, who, in the beginning of the 20th century published one of his most important works, Klänge (Sounds).
German Avantgarde musician Johannes Kreidler is presented in the exhibition with his three pieces and with a documentary about his piece Product Placements live performance event: on 12 Sept 08, Johannes Kreidler registered a short musical work that contains 70,200 quotations with GEMA (German copyright organization) using 70,200 forms. The Product Placements piece, including 70,200 samples, lasts 33 seconds. Compression Sound Art introduces more music masterpieces compressed: all the Beatles recordings in one tenth of a second and all Beethoven symphonies in one second, for example. In Chart Music (music with visualization) the melodies are derived from Stock Charts, arranged with Microsoft Songsmith.
There is also a International Sound Art Listening Station – the idea of Scott F. Hall with sound art listening possibilities and containing, for example, material from his three latest cd publications, Scultura Sana 8, Sonus Animatio and Organum Novum. As Hall himself notes, his sound art is perhaps been best described: “as a soundtrack for a film seen only in the mind”. There is also music by Henri Lindström and Alex Zubkerman recorded at the Live Herring ’11 Jyväskylä exhibition opening.
Lehikoinen‘s Moottorilapset (“Motorchildren”) installation continues to show at the exhibition space.
Remarkable part of the exhibition are the artist visits and performances. On Thursday March 10 at 4.30pm media artist Matti Niinimäki introduces his Mixed Up project – the newest sensor technology combined to decades old home appliances. After Niinimäki, at 6pm, it is time for Marko Timlin‘s performance with his Sensor-Sound-Machine. On Friday March 10 at 6pm there is The Future Roots gig featuring VJ Månsteri.
Theme exhibition is curated by Henri Lindström together with the Live Herring group.