01 November | 20:00

Joshua Legallienne / Timothy Didymus #500

  • Doors: 19:30
  • Start time: 20:00
  • Entrance: 6-10 € (up to your offer)

Action Without Action

Action Without Action, by Joshua Legallienne, is a collection of sculptural works that produce acoustic sound through kinetic action without the use of loudspeakers, electronics, or conventional sources of energy. "My works are constructed from materials that are not usually associated with the creation of sound and rely on natural phenomena and kinetic actions to produce sound. I'm interested in producing sonic environments where sound is produced live and acoustically in the present moment, rather than re-produced or mediated through computers or devices. Previous performances have utilised materials such as biodegrable plastic sheets, gases, liquids, glass, ice, fuses, etc"

Kosmische Glass

Kosmische Glass, is both a musical instrument and an art installation by Timothy Didymus; a technical development from glass harmonicas and playing liquid-filled glasses with fingers. The evolution of musical glasses in various histories of musical instruments dates back to the mid-seventeenth century, a lineage that this work builds upon by automating its actions and applying composed, aleatoric and generative processes to its operation. The works consists of a customised generative software environment, a MIDI-controller, twelve modified turntables, and twelve glasses filled with precise amounts of water, that when excited, create ethereal swathes of polyphonic tone.

 

Artists bios :

Joshua Legallienne is an artist exploring the sonic qualities of everyday materials, creating high-fidelity sound without the use of loudspeakers, electronics, or conventional sources of energy. Legallienne’s work is unmediated, exploring notions of intimacy through an investigation of the relationship between environmental phenomena and the physical properties of raw materials. He is the sonic arts curator for Fort Process, a biennial sound art festival held in Newhaven, UK; runs ppppp., a vinyl only record label that promotes sound art and improvised music; and works for the Digital Music & Sound Arts department at the University of Brighton.

Timothy Didymus has a long history of working with sound in unconventional ways, from burning pianos, to composing aleatoric and generative audio systems, to working directly with vinyl records as a medium. Float, his 1997 release utilising the Koan music environment is considered a landmark in the history of generative music. His new work Kosmische Glass, is a musical automaton and extraordinary new instrument, which resonates musical glasses spun by motorised turntables. Both visually striking and sonically mesmerising; a new progression to the story of musical glasses.