Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Show: Fondation Louis Vuitton

Formulation (FLV Project), Processed Location Photography. Original Photography: © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Nicolas Borel - 2014

24.10.2014 - 24.11.2014: Formulation (FLV Project) as part of the opening exhibition at Fondation Louis Vuitton

Fondation Louis Vuitton
8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi
75116 Paris

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Thursday, 9 October 2014

Event: Donaueschinger Musiktage, Fürstenberg Zeitgenössisch

18.10.2014: Performance Donaueschinger Musiktage, Fürstenberg Zeitgenössisch

Am Karlsplatz 7 
78166 Donaueschingen 

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Saturday, 30 August 2014

Show: Real DMZ Project

31.08.2014 - 27.09.2014: Real DMZ Project, border areas near DMZ in Cheorwon, Gangwon-do, South Korea & Lounge, Artsonje Center, Seoul, South Korea

more here

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Event: Artsonje Center, Seoul

01.07.2014; 16:00h: Florian Hecker talk with Adrian Villar Rojas and Nikolaus Hirsch

Artsonje Center
87, Yulgok-ro 3-gil
Jongno-gu, Seoul

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Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Event: “Les Immatériaux” for Instance

10.06.2014: "Rearranged Playlist as Auditory Scene Synthesis" at “Les Immatériaux” for Instance

Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen 
Grabbeplatz 4
40213 Düsseldorf


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Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Event: 30 years after Les Immatériaux

21.05.2014 - 22.05.2014: 30 years after Les Immatériaux

Sym­po­si­um at Cent­re for Di­gi­tal Cul­tu­res, Sülz­tor­s­traße 21–35, 21335 Lüne­burg, Germany

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Sunday, 11 May 2014

Event: Articulação at Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

11.05.2014: Presentation of Articulação at Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
20A Inverleith Row
Edinburgh EH3 5LR

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Saturday, 3 May 2014

Show: 20 Years Galerie Neu

03.05.2014–28.06.2014: Chimerization as part of 20 Years Galerie Neu

Galerie Neu
Linienstraße 119 abc
10115 Berlin

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Monday, 31 March 2014

Release: Articulação

31.03.2014: Editions Mego is proud to release Articulação, the latest work by Florian Hecker. Articulação deepens Hecker’s collaboration with Reza Negarestani, author of the libretto created for Hinge. In two distinct renderings this piece articulates a complex scene in which the two obelisks of the script - one from the perspective of nature and one from the perspective of culture - are recited simultaneously in an informational yet dramatic style.
Hinge* features the legendary artist Joan La Barbara as its main voice and is delivered in microtonal ly converging pitches with sparse sample accurate time lags, shifts and twists. The repolarizing phrasings of Hinge recall Artaud’s Theater of Cruelty as much as Beckett’s minimalist narratives. Here the listener may construct a hinge, a pendulation between the right and the left obelisks; embarking upon navigation and synthesis while tracing the chimeras of nature and culture.
In apparent contrast, Hinge** engages the disparate modalities of its sources, complicating any assimilation of their respective traits. With an insight on the complexities of Hecker’s chimerized pieces, Robin Mackay summarizes: According to psychoacoustical research, the brain functions that serve to identify the ‘what’ and the ‘where’ of a sound operate upon different timescales, a finding Hecker exploits to produce sequences in which the fine time structure of one voice is sheathed in the amplitude envelope of another, producing an entity that remains recognizable as a voice while being spatially delocalized and semantically scrambled, and which the listener must reconstruct as a unified yet impossible synthetic creature - a chimera.
Between these pieces, Modulator (... meaningless, affectless, out of nothing ...), reveals, in a structural and formal manner, the synthetic means of modulation and topological transformation that appear in disguise in Hinge**. In a sequence of short episodes and chronics Modulator celebrates the notion of sound as an Immaterial. Its syntheticness and modern generation occurring as a bottom up and top down process across different scales, exciting the human minds hallucination of objects on the basis of auditory cues, without obvious compounding of a narrative progression.
Articulação is an isolated masterpiece of text, sound and synthesis. 

Track Listing:

1. Hinge*
2. Modulator (... meaningless, affectless, out of nothing ...)
3. Hinge**

Total Running Time: 79 min 30 sec

* Voice: Joan La Barbara; recorded at the Hearing Science Laboratory, City University of New York, New York, NY

** Voices: Sugata Bose, Anna Kohler; recorded at the Sensory Communication Group, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Articulação has been mastered by Rashad Becker and its cover design and the including 12 page booklet has been designed by NORM, Zurich. (press release)

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Saturday, 29 March 2014

Event: The Art School, Glasgow

29.03.2014: Hecker, Cut Hands, Konx-om-Pax at The Art School, Glasgow School of Art Students’ Association 20 Scott Street, G3 6PE Glasgow 

Jack Wrigley &  Konx-om-Pax's laser trailer here:

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Event: The music of Bernard Parmegiani

23.03.2014: Performance as part of The music of Bernard Parmegiani, the UK's first major retrospective of the legendary French electro-acoustic composer. Alongside his acclaimed acousmatic pieces such as La Création du Monde and Dedans dehors, the three-day series featured guest performances from artists touched by Parmegiani's broad influence, including Florian Hecker, Rashad Becker, and Vessel.

Britannia House
68-80 Hanbury Street 
E1 5JL 

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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Event: Ex Teresa Arte Actual, México, D. F.

19.03.2014: Performance at El Nicho Aural, Ex Teresa Arte Actual, México, D. F.

more here

Friday, 7 March 2014

Event: Articulação, CD presentation, Lumiar Cité, Lisbon

7.03.2014: Articulação, CD Presentation and Talk 

Lumiar Cité
Rua Tomás del Negro, 8A
1750-105 Lisbon

more information here

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Broadcast: "Chimerization – Der Klangkünster Florian Hecker" Deutschlandradio Kultur

25.02.2014; 00:05h (CET) - 01:00h (CET): Deutschlandradio Kultur Feature authored by Hubert Steins

Friday, 7 February 2014

Event: Harmonic Series, Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London

7.02.2014: Presentation of Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera, as part of a one-off special PAN showcase night

more information here

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Event: The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus & Kunsthal Aarhus

7.12.2013 - 8.12.2013: Performance at the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus and Seminar with Robin Mackay, Geoff Cox, Joasia Krysa and Florian Hecker at Kunsthal Aarhus

more information here

Monday, 21 October 2013

C.D. - ­A Script for Synthesis 

09.11.2013 & 10.11.2013: C.D. ­A Script for Synthesis is a sound piece, an experimental drama, a model of abstraction recalling Artaud’s Theater of Cruelty as much as Beckett’s minimalist narratives and neo-imagist poetry. It is the climactic third chapter in the trilogy of text-sound pieces Hecker has collaborated with the writer and philosopher Reza Negarestani (Chimerization, documenta 13 and Hinge, Lumiar Cité, Lisbon; both 2012). The suggestive encounter with a pink ice cube is a conceptual point of departure for a scene in which linguistic chimeras of smell/sound descriptions are materialized through synthetic trophies, auditory objects, and theatrical props. Exeunt all human actors, C.D. ­A Script for Synthesis is an experiment in putting synthetic emptiness back into synthetic thought, featuring main vocals by Charlotte Rampling, a perfume created by Frédéric Malle, Editions de Parfums and Carlos Benaïm, IFF, a CAL 64 Column Array Loudspeaker System by Meyer Sound, textiles in collaboration with Kvadrat and a chorus with vocal design by Joan La Barbara and a synthetic paper booklet designed by NORM, Zurich.
C.D. – (A Script for Synthesis) is a Performa Commission. Co-presented by Performa and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; with the support of Sadie Coles HQ, London; Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle; Galerie Neu, Berlin; Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen; IFF; Kvadrat and Meyer Sound. 
November 9, 2013; 7:30 pm
November 10, 2013; 3:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Peter B. Lewis Theater, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
more information and tickets here: 

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Release: Eva-Tone Soundsheet Modulator

01.10.2013: Eva-Tone Soundsheet Modulator is included in the magazine Acid; more information and sources herethe Flexi 7" is also available via Tochnit-Aleph

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Event: 10 Years Kunsthaus Graz

28.09.2013: Performance of 'Rearranged Playlist as Auditory Scene Synthesis'

Kunsthaus Graz
Lendkai 1
8020 Graz

Friday, 20 September 2013



Kunsthal Aarhus
J.M. Mørks Gade 13
8000 Aarhus C

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Event: L’Audible Festival, Instants Chavirés, Montreuil

12.09.2013: L’Audible Festival, 3ème édition: Florian Hecker, Bernard Fort

Instants Chavirés
7, Rue Richard-Lenoir 
93100 Montreuil 

more information here

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Show: Soundings, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

10.08.2013 - 03.11.2013: Affordance (2013), a three channel synthetic piece is part of Soundings: A Contemporary Score, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York
NY 10019-5497

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Saturday, 13 July 2013

Show: The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things

13.07.2013-20.10.2013: Chimerization is part of 'The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things', curated by Mark Leckey

De La Warr Pavilion
Bexhill On Sea
TN40 1DP

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Show: 'No night No day' at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Augarten, Vienna

04.07.2013: A second iteration of 'No night No day', originally commissioned by TBA21 on occasion of the 53rd Venice Biennial is part of Cerith Wyn Evans’s exhibition 'The What If?... Scenario (after LG).' Photography: Jens Ziehe

Opening: Thursday, July 4, 2013, 7 pm
Duration: July 5 - November 3, 2013

Wednesday and Thursday 12-5 pm
Friday to Sunday 12-7 pm

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary
Scherzergasse 1A
1020 Vienna


Friday, 17 May 2013

Event: The Cooper Union, New York

17.05.2013: An Experimental Event on the voice in contemporary performance featuring artists and musicians Joan La Barbara, Jace Clayton, Florian Hecker, and Alex Waterman.

4:00 – 6:30 pm

The Cooper Union
Frederick P. Rose Auditorium
41 Cooper Square
New York City

Free admission with reservation,

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Event: Chimerizations, Book Launch & Installation, Artists Space : Books & Talks

16.05.2013: Chimerizations, Book Launch & Installation  
Artists Space : Books & Talks

Thursday, May 16, 7pm

Artists Space : Books & Talks
55 Walker Street, New York, NY 10013

Free Event
Limited Capacity, entrance on a first-come, first-served basis

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Saturday, 11 May 2013

Event: 20130511 Editions Mego, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

11.05.2013: 20130511 Editions Mego is the largest live assemblage of the Editions Mego aesthetic to date.

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Friday, 3 May 2013

Event: Dionysus Discotheque at the Oberlin Sco

03.05.2013: Performance at Dionysus Discotheque, Oberlin Sco

The Oberlin Sco
135 W. Lorain St.
Ohio 44074

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Show: The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things

27.04.2013 - 30.06.2013: Chimerization is part of 'The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things', curated by Mark Leckey

Nottingham Contemporary
Weekday Cross

more information here

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Release: Chimerizations


Chimerizations feature a radically new form of documentation of Florian Hecker’s sound works that dramatize the phenomenon of Auditory Chimaeras.

The publication presents the documentation of Hecker’s recent sound pieces (“Magnitude Estimation,” 2010; “Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera,” 2011; “Bregman/Deutsch Chimera,” 2011; “Chimerization (MIT Project),” 2011 “Chimerization” 2012; and “Hinge,” 2012); The images, installation-reference and productions stills, have been altered by Hecker using a Sift Flow Algorithm. The result is varied and idiosyncratic, with the same image undergoing multiple translations, effectively creating a visual parallel to the chimeric phenomenon produced in the sound works they document.

Included within this selection are the two texts that the philosopher Reza Negarestani has contributed to “Chimerization” and “Hinge”.The libretto Negarestani produced for “Chimerization (MIT Project)” and “Chimerization,” is set in a partly legible, decomposed and restructured typography programmed by Ben M. Jordan in 2 × 99 different fonts. 
A detailed typographic specimen of the macro and microstructure of this special typographic transformation is featured as well.

Chimerizations is introduced with essays by Stefan Helmreich and Catherine Wood  and has been designed by NORM, Zurich.

304 Pages
6 x 9 inches
474 color illustrations, 30 black / white illustrations

Published by Primary Information, New York

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Event: CTM Festival 2013

30.01.2013: Performance at Berghain and Panoramabar


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Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Radio Nacional de España: Vía límite

08.01.2013: Radio Nacional de España: Vía límite - Presentado por: José Manuel Costa

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Monday, 3 December 2012

Release: Chimerization - Vinyl

27.11.2012: Editions Mego is happy to announce the release of 'Chimerization', three vinyl editions of a text - sound piece Hecker produced on the occasion of dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany.

For 'Chimerization' Hecker invited the Iranian writer and philosopher Reza Negarestani, to contribute an experimental libretto, “The Snake, the Goat and the Ladder (A board game for playing chimera)” a script that has been recited by a group of speakers and recorded by Hecker in anechoic and sound-attenuated chambers - rooms designed to minimize the reflections of either sound or electromagnetic waves.

Hecker characterizes ‘Chimerization’ as a concept derived from psychoacoustic investigations on difficult-to-define areas between language and non-language, a process focusing on the decomposition of sound and synthesizing incompatible modalities, surpassing their respective particularities without fusing them, in order to obtain a narration beyond immediate comprehension, which may be deciphered through repeated, ‘active’ listening.

'Chimerization' is released in the following languages - English (eMEGO 153), German (eMEGO 154), the mother tongue of the artist and Farsi (eMEGO 155), the orginal language of the writer.

German voices: Andreas Huyssen, Anna Kohler, Guerino Mazzola 
Farsi voices: Arash Afraz, Maryam Vaziri Pashkam, Mahsa Rouhi 
English voices: Gabriel Catren, Sugata Bose, Joan Jonas
All voices recorded by Florian Hecker at the Sensory Communication Group, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, except: Andreas Huyssen recorded at Hearing Science Laboratory, City University of New York; Guerino Mazzola recorded at Orfield Labs, Minneapolis. Gabriel Catren recorded by Olivier Pasquet at IRCAM, Paris.

The three vinyl editions of 'Chimerization' have been designed by NORM, Zurich and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. (press release)

Friday, 16 November 2012

Show: Sadie Coles HQ, London

23.11.2012 - 19.01.2013

Sadie Coles HQ
69 South Audley Street  
London W1K 2QZ
United Kingdom

Monday, 12 November 2012

Event: The Non-Trivial Goat and the Cliffs of the Universal; Abrons Art Center, New York

15.11.2012: Reza Negarestani & Florian Hecker:

The Non-Trivial Goat and the Cliffs of the Universal: A Topological Fable on Navigation and Synthesis

Thursday, November 15th, 2012 

7:30 PM 

Abrons’ Playhouse, 466 Grand Street, New York (at Pitt Street)

more info here and here

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Event: Smart Project Space, Amsterdam

03.11.2012: Performance on the occasion of the exhibition 'The Future That Was

Smart Project Space
Arie Biemondstraat 105

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Show: Art & Music—Search for New Synesthesia, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

27.10.2012: 3 Channel Chronics and a Japanese translation of Speculative Solution are featured in the exhibition Tokyo Art Meeting (III), Art & Music—Search for New Synesthesia, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

download a PDF of the Japanese translation of Speculative Solution here

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Exhibition Gallery B2F, 1F

27.10.2012 - 03.02.2013




Thursday, 18 October 2012

Event: In the Holocene, MIT List Visual Arts Center

19.10.2012 – 6.01.2013: In the Holocene

Opening reception: October 18, 6–8pm
7pm Florian Hecker performs Speculative Solution

MIT List Visual Arts Center
Weisner Bldg. E-15
20 Ames St.
Cambridge, MA 02139

Monday, 24 September 2012

Show: Articulação - Lumiar Cité & Jardim Botânico, Lisboa

25.09.2012: Performance at Jardim Botânico
Rua da Escola Politécnica 54
2715-311 Lisboa

26.09 - 25.11.2012: Articulação

Lumiar Cité
Rua Tomás del Negro, 8A
1750-105 Lisboa, Portugal
Wednesday to Sunday, 3pm to 7pm
Tel/Fax: + 351 21 352 11 55 

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Show: MD72


Opening  11.09.2012, 18:00–21:00 h

MD 72
Mehringdamm 72
10961 Berlin

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Event: dOCUMENTA (13)

10.09.2012: performance of Chimerizations (10 AM CET) and Speculative Solution (7.15PM CET) at the Ständehaus in Kassel in the context of the conference On Seeds and Multispecies Co-Evolution: Disowning Life at dOCUMENTA(13) 

Ständehaus (Bode-Saal) 
Ständeplatz 6 – 10 
34117 Kassel

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Show: SOUNDWORKS, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

19.06.2012 - 16.09.2012: SOUNDWORKS, ICA, London
Download 'Word, Gammatone, Muse' here

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Show: dOCUMENTA (13)

09.06.2012: dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel

Exhibition dates: 09.06 - 16.09.2012

Download and Stream mp3 and aac files of Chimerization in German, English and Farsi

Friedrichsplatz 18
34117 Kassel

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Release / Show: Triadex Muse Treks / The Future Archive

02.06.2012: Triadex Muse Treks, a free CD produced on the occasion of the exhibition The Future Archive, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, June 3—July 29, 2012, is available now at

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein e.V.

Chausseestraße 128/129
10115 Berlin

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Show: Surface Affect, Miguel Abreu Gallery


Miguel Abreu Gallery
36 Orchard St # 1
New York, NY 10002

04.05.2012 - 24.06.2012

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Show: Relocated, Galerie Neu

17.03.2012: Relocated: Florian Hecker, Anna Blessmann & Peter Saville, Yves Saint Laurent and others

Galerie Neu
Mehringdamm 72
10961 Berlin


Saturday, 18 February 2012

Event: Centre Pompidou

24.02.2012: Hecker, Bill Orcut, Fennesz
Grande salle 14€, 10€

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Event: Supersimetria

26-27-28.01.2012: Supersimetria
Espai Cultural de Barcelona 
Plaza de Catalunya 9 08002 Barcelona 

more here

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Event: MIT Saarinen Chapel

03.12.2011: Performance MIT Chapel

MIT Saarinen Chapel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Building W15
48 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 8:00 PM (ET)

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Release: 2⁄8 Bregman 4⁄8 Deutsch 7⁄8 Hecker 1⁄8 Höller

Presto!? is happy to announce the release of
 ‘28 Bregman 48 Deutsch 78 Hecker 18 Höller’, a double 10” Vinyl set
The title ‘28 Bregman 48 Deutsch 78 Hecker 18 Höller’ indicates the percental inputs of the eight pieces, intertwines practical, theoretical and conceptual proportions and its audible dramatizations
68 of the pieces are untitled, 28 and are titled ‘Gelbgrün’ and ‘UpDown’
88 play on 45 RPM
(press release)

more information here