|Kurt Ralske||Andy Guhl|
Thursday, April 19
Live sets by:
- Kurt Ralske (visuals
- Michael J. Schumacher
Suggested donation: $ 7
Kurt Ralske's video installations and performances are created exclusively with his own custom software. His work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Guggenheim Bilbao, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art.
Kurt programmed and co-designed a 9-channel video installation that is permanently in the lobby of the MoMA in NYC. In 2003, his work received First Prize at the Transmediale International Media Art Festival in Berlin, as a member of the video ensemble 242.pilots. He is also the author/programmer of Auvi, a popular video software environment in use by artists in 22 countries.
Kurt has released 8 CDs of his musical compositions on the labels Sony, 4AD, and SubRosa.
Kurt is a Visiting Professor at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, in Boston, and on the faculty of School of Visual Arts (MFA Computer Art Department), in NYC.
Andy Guhl's main instrument is electronics; "Geknackte Alltagselektronik" transformations of elements surrounding us, in special magnet and light waves as well as their feedbacks. 2003-2005: Sound and multimedia projects with Charlotte Hug, Frederick Quennoz & Otomo Yosihide. 1972-2002: Member of the formations: Voice Crack, Poire_Z & Metamkin. Projects with Norbert Mslang, Kunstbiennale Venedig 2001: Sound shifting/Canale Visuale (San Sta). Collaboration with Gnter Mller, Borbetomagus, Phil Minton, Jim O'Rourke, Erik M & Carlos Zingaro. 1968: Double bass, improvisations with friends. 1952: Born March 18th, 1952
for more information: http://andy.guhl.net
The Instrument, a music and photo instrument for audio-visual live performances, combines broad, highly developed "cracked everyday electronics" ("Voice Crack", 1972 Đ 2002) with visual phenomena to create a whole that sweeps one away. The painting of light with photo chips form micro-cameras, reflectors and refractors explores new galaxies and finds "black holes" in our daily lives. This light and the flickering involved have an effect on optical scanners and give rise to electronic music. New picture information is generated by the audio-visual signal, setting itself to music once again. The direct interplay with this audio-visual feedback in an analogue electronic system makes up "The Instrument".:The Instrument", you see what you hear.
Michael J. Schumacher
Michael J. Schumacher
is a composer of electronic sound installations using 2 - 16 speakers, computer-controlled
random structures, of acoustic music realizing advanced formal schemes, of
taped and live music (also improvised) for prepared electric guitar, synthesizer,
etc. He has composed works for piano solo, chamber ensemble, voice, and orchestra.
He studied music at Indiana University and the Juillard School of Music. Born
in Washington, D.C., he has lived in New York City since 1983.