Bas van Koolwijk and Gert-Jan Prins in Chicago

Gert-Jan Prins
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From Lampo:

SAT NOV 6 8pm
Graham Foundation
Madlener House
4 West Burton Place
Admission FREE
Reservations are required
Co-presented with the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts

This evening, Lampo and the Graham Foundation team up to present Synchronator, a stunning audiovisual project by Dutch artists Bas van Koolwijk and Gert-Jan Prins. The collaborative work is a continuation on medium specific experiments between image and sound from the early years of video art.

Together Van Koolwijk and Prins set out to solve a problem: how to record complicated, merged and distorted video and audio signals, and then have those signals accepted by current video equipment. Needless to say, their solution suits us fine. In performance they improvise with live signals, cross-wiring image and sound. It’s everything wrong but in all the right ways.

The duo developed Synchronator during a 2006 research residency at Impakt. Since then they have presented their work at a range of international screenings, released a DVD, and issued the first commercial edition of the Synchronator box, a device for translating three channels of audio input into RGB video.

Bas van Koolwijk (b. 1966, Nijmegen, The Netherlands) works with video errors and digital code to create sound and image interactions. He uses self-made software and hardware applications in live performances, installations and video compositions. He has appeared at media art festivals worldwide, including Impakt in the Netherlands,
Mutek in Canada, Netmage in Italy, Avanto in Finland, European Media Art Festival in Germany and Courtisane in Belgium. From 2003 to 2006 Van Koolwijk was part of Umatic, a small group of Dutch artists working in the different fields of net-, video- and sound art. He lives in Utrecht.

Gert-Jan Prins (b. 1961, IJmuiden, The Netherlands) is a self-taught artist who focuses on the sonic and musical qualities of electronic noise. In his work, Prins makes connections with modern electronic club culture, occupying a radical position with his investigation of electronic sound and its relationship to the visual. Current projects include M.I.M.E.O. (the 12-piece Movement in Music Electronic Orchestra) and a duo with Tomas Korber. Prins first appeared at Lampo in April 2004, when he performed an extended version of “Risk,” (Mego) his solo project for electronics, customized transmitters, television and AM/FM radio.

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Georg Friedrich Haas in Troy, NY

From Sequenza21:

Georg Friedrich Haas: In Vain
Argento Chamber Ensemble (Michel Galante, conductor)
Friday, November 12, 2010, 8 PM
Concert Hall

A contrast of light and dark, harmony and dissonance, In Vain startles and captivates the senses. Performed by a 24-member chamber orchestra, much of this intense 75-minute composition takes place in total darkness, and the musicians must perform from memory. The cycles between light and darkness are accompanied by dramatic microtonal deviations in the musical plane, which underscore a desire for perfect harmony, while understanding the futility of achieving a perfect harmonic co-existence, both musically and in the world.

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John Zorn at Bard Previewed

John Zorn
Cover of John Zorn

From Chronogram Magazine, some thoughts about Zorn‘s upcoming show of classical works at bard College.

Zorn, who leads a program of his recent classical works at Bard College on November 12, has released well over 100 recordings, many of them on his own Tzadik label, that encompass elements of and work within jazz, rock, klezmer, hardcore punk, contemporary classical, death metal, early cartoon soundtracks, pop, improvisation, and pure screaming noise. He is for many the embodiment of downtown New York’s famously edgy 1980s/’90s avant-experimental scene, a now-gone world of squats and artist lofts that gave birth to vital venues like Tonic and the Knitting Factory.

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Out Of Your Head Show on Sunday

From Baltimore’s Out Of Your Head:

Sunday, November 7 @ The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD

8:00 Out Of Your Head Founders: The founders of the Out Of your Head Collective Adam Hopkins and Matt Frazao perform duo for the first time

9:00 The Chris Pumphrey Sextet: You may know Chris as the mastermind behind the amazing Baltimore Afrobeat Society.  He is bringing his sextet to perform all original compositions.

10:00 The Ben Frock Love Unit Orchestra

As of right now Love Unit is:

Ben Frock – Trumpet, Compositions, Arrangements
Alex Norris – Trumpet
Brent Madsen – Trumpet
Theljon Allen – Trumpet
Russell Kirk – Alto Saxophone
Cam Collins – Alto Saxophone
Eric Trudel – Tenor Saxophone
Derrick Michaels – Tenor Saxophone
Rose Hammer-Burt – Baritone Saxophone
Brad Gunson – Trombone
Doug Elliott- Trombone
Darius Jones – Trombone
Tim Murphy – Piano, Organ
Matt Frazao – Guitar
Jeff Reed – Bass
Mike Kuhl – Drums
Nathan Ellman-Bell – Percussion
Sam Turner – Percussion
Jason Walker – Percussion

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Musique Machine Reviews

From Musique Machine:

Oneohtrix Point Never – Returnal
Dead Body Collection – Stockings Bloody Stockings
Various HNW Artists – Buio Omega
The Blackmoor Strangler – The Mark Of M
Fredrik Klingwall – Works Of Woe
Avmakt – Eitre
A.R.GH – Santiago
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Parais – Are We Experimental?
T.O.M.B. – Total Occultic Mechanical Blasphemy II
Daniele Brusaschetto & Benny Braaten – db9
Fire in the Head – Confessions of a Narcissist