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[share] Infernal Machines (Graugaard & Tammen) w/ Chris Jordan (visuals)   ]
2012-04-22 21:30:00

Infernal Machines (Lars Graugaard & Hans Tammen) with visual collaborator, Chris Jordan:

“These talking machines are going to ruin the artistic development of music in this country. When I was a boy … in front of every house in the summer evenings you would find young people together singing the songs of the day or the old songs. Today you hear these infernal machines going night and day. We will not have a vocal cord left.” (John Phillip Sousa, testifying before the US Congress 1906).

Lars Graugaard -
“Lars Graugaard is active in a variety of musical areas. He has a strong academic background with a degree in flute performance and a PhD in interactive music. His laptop music is characterized by an often very strong grounding in rhythms, combined with at times quite abstract sound-worlds. Performances are always in realtime with procedures written into custom computer code for algorithmic rendering of the basic musical ideas and sectional development. Many if these ideas come from research into aspects of music that account for generally perceived musical expression and emotion. Sometimes performances are realtime improvisations with instrumental performers skilled in free improvisation, and the richness of these activities provides a continuous development in research and theory and their application in composition, performance and programming."

Hans Tammen -
Hans Tammen creates sounds that have been described as an alien world of bizarre textures and a journey through the land of unending sonic operations. He produces rapid-fire juxtapositions of radically contrastive and fascinating noises, with micropolyphonic timbres and textures, aggressive sonic eruptions, but also quiet pulses and barely audible sounds – through means of his “Endangered Guitar” and interactive software programming, by working with the room itself, and, as a critic observed, with his “…fingers stuck in a high voltage outlet”. Signal To Noise called his works “…a killer tour de force of post-everything guitar damage”, All Music Guide recommended him: “…clearly one of the best experimental guitarists to come forward during the 1990s.”

Chris Jordan -
explores the medium of light, movement, and time through the use of technology. His installations have appeared at the Moma, The New Museum, The Whitney, The Museum of Natural History, The Chelsea Museum, Times Square, numerous galleries and clubs; and the incidental spaces inbetween.
The common elements that define Chris’ work include explorations into memory, photography, film, interactivity, and projections. By examining the political and social implications technology has on us through a diversity of media, his work challenges the viewer to redefine perceptions of audience and performer.
In addition Chris teaches interactive design at Baruch College and NYU; and organizes T-Minus, G33kXmas, rooftop movies, and visualist salons in New York City.

The above featured set will be held at
Share @Munch Room at (OA) Can Factory,
232 3rd St. (at 3rd Ave), Ground Flr, Brooklyn, NYC
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 Infernal Machines (Lars Graugaar