YEKATERINGURG YEAMS 2019
solo concert “Sounds for Catastrophes” at YEAMS 14th of April plus lecture “Sound and The City” on Monday 15th
Sounds for Catastrophes: More and more apocalyptic scenarios are approaching us. Climate change, migration, unemployment und the prospective of massive poverty in old age leaves us totally terrified. Like rabbits before the snake we prefer to do nothing and setup in the comfort zone. So this audiovisual performance wants to deliver the swansong or the awakening, whatever You want. You hear what You get. A structured improvisation with an electric guitar as a starting point, expanded and enriched with gadgets, sampled and synthesized sounds. The visuals support this narrative by oszillating between horryfying images and pure abstract, poetic, estetic ones. Prefabricated sounds and images have been generated by machine learning algorhytms, being fed by dystopic noise and pictures.
Sound and The City The Lecture explores the relations between sound, urbanism and the sense of place. The topic covers a range from historic to actual urban soundscapes, social and perceptual consequences of urban soundscapes, how artists use and transform it up to methods of recording and and using them as a camcorder for the blind.