Nightline Start: ~ 21:00
Yen Tzu Chang
"The Old Friends"
Yen Tzu Chang is an artist with abundant experience in transferring ideas related to her memory and critical issues into artworks. She has given performances and exhibited at many international conferences and festivals, such as Ars Electronica Festival, roBOt 08 Festival, Linux Audio Conference, ISEA or Digital Design Weekend in London.Yen Tzu Chang had a hobby, which was to collect toys when she was a child. Rather than plastic dolls and robots, she only preferred stuffed toys which can reduce her anxiety. The more stuffed toys she collected, the more secure she felt. To investigate this past, she brings out the old stuffed toys to current life in her performance "The Old Friends". An instrument is heaped up with memories. It is also a medium to reconstruct the childhood. What she used to do with these old friends - talking, singing, dubbing, touching, squeezing, are represented in the electronic instrument as a performance. http://www.changyentzu.com
Julia del Río
Julia del Río explores diverse artistic strategies for interaction within electromagnetic fields, especially in sound performance. Her concerts translate us sonically the invisible world of interference and magnetism without musical compromises. Sound is here always result of an interchange and of various acts of digital communication. She will present the work „Communication Noise“, a participatory audio-visual performance where the artist sonifies the electromagnetic waste produced by textual conversations with her audience.
Jens Vetter is a German artist, active in the field of sound-art, interactive sound-objects, stage-performances with musical and non-musical tools. His artistic practice is driven by curiosity for social dynamics, inconveniences as liberation, exaltation of details and displacement as method. He uses different tools and media to convey his ideas, which reflects his interest in tools themselves as well as their technical or conceptional potential or limitations. His latest works include installations, stage-performances and algorithmic composition shown in Ars Electronica Festival, Kiblix Festival and Gallery Memphis Linz. His recent projects are dealing with concepts such as observation and saturation in the context of sound research.
Enrique Tomás is a sound artist and researcher who dedicates his time to finding new ways of expression and play with sound, art and technology. His work explores the intersection between sound art, computer music, locative media and human-machine interaction. He has exhibited and performed throughout Europe and America at the spaces of Ars Electronica, Sónar, STEIM, IRCAM, CTM, etc. Tomás is also an active researcher on the field of new interfaces for musical expression. He is affiliated to the Interface Cultures department of the University of Art and Design of Linz, and his research has been presented at international peer-reviewed conferences like NIME, ICMC, SMC, TEI and TENOR. His artistic work has been supported and awarded with scholarships by Telefónica Vida, Phonos Foundation, the Academy of Fine Arts of Vienna, CTM, and the Art Council of Madrid.
L. Prinčič, M. Delak
"Interface Fractures IV (feat. Maja Delak)"
Interface Fractures is a series of audiovisual explorations Luka Prinčič has been developing in collaboration with the Slovenian Cinematheque since 2013. The series’ cinema-sound episodes share the same method and format: an immersive situation in the darkness of the cinema, the use of digital and open source tools for generating image and sound, a dichotomy between fixed composition and improvisation in time, a tendency for abstraction out of which fragments of the concrete arise, and playing with the synchronisation of sound and image. Although the creation process includes an examination of the contemporary human condition, conventional narration is not so important in the created performances and remains in the background. Interface Fractures is thus a fragmented excursion into abstract sound and the moving picture. Their synthetic integration emerges from the process of searching for fractures and subjectivities in a seeming impenetrability of polished and polarised interfaces – mediated, inter-machinic, interhuman.
Luka Prinčič is a musician, sound designer and media artist. He has been writing music, creating sound art, performing, and manipulating new media in various ways since mid-’90s. He specialises in computer music, elaborated funk beats, immersive soundscapes, incidental music for live arts & video, and digital media experiments. He currently works at Emanat Institue and runs Kamizdat, music label for adventurous music, in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Maja Delak is a contemporary dance performer, choreographer, pedagogue, sound explorer and vocalist who has directed, performed and co-created more than 30 diverse works for stage. She is the founder and directress of Emanat Institute.
"The Smiling Buddhas"
The Smiling Buddhas float easily between Ambient, Illbient and morphed Techno structures. They create aural travelogues from their extensive travels to create audible spaces for lucid daydreams. After the spiritual insight into the hidden kingdom of Lo in Mustang, Nepal ("Lo", base 2008) the Buddhas traveled and hiked through the Atacama desert in Chile and Peru (Atacama", base 2012). "The Alps" (base, 2013) is a retrospective view to their days of child- and boyhood in the Austrian Alps. "Latium" (base 2014) is their latest aural roadmovie telling bizarre stories from the beautiful region around Rome. 2015 the Buddhas partied all night long in great cities like Amsterdam, Rome or Paris ("All-Nighter", base 2015) and invited you to cruise with them early in the morning through Hong Kong ("Homekong", base 2015). 2016 they celebrated the mircacles of "Alpine Rose" (Alpine Rec.) aka Almrausch.
Live TSB create hudge sonic sculptures with sounds from their travels and pump them up with pounding techno beats to make you dance.