Sunday, 8 May 2016

Event: schwarzescafé, LUMA Westbau, Zurich























11.May 2016: performance at schwarzescafé

LUMA Westbau
Limmatstrasse 270
8005 Zürich
Schweiz

more information here

Friday, 18 March 2016

Chimerization Modulator Synthetic Hinge
































21 April 2016:

Xing presents at Live Arts Week/Gianni Peng V

Florian Hecker
Chimerization     Modulator     Synthetic Hinge

Thursday 21 April 2016 - 9:00 PM
MAMbo - Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna

www.liveartsweek.it
www.xing.it

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Show: Up Down Top Bottom Strange and Charm, Art Sheffield


16 April – 8 May 2016: Hinge at "Up Down Top Bottom Strange and Charm", Art Sheffield

more information here

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Show: The Royal College of Art - Curating Contemporary Art - Sound Field
















9 - 20 March 2016

16/CCA 
Curating Contemporary Art - Sound Field
Royal College of Art
Kensington Gore
London SW7 2EU 

more information here

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Event: Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera – US Premiere – MoMA PS1





















22 November 2015: Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera – US Premiere

MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY
USA

more information here

Friday, 9 October 2015

A Script for Machine Synthesis, Maison de la Radio, Paris






















24 October 2015, 18:00h:

A Script for Machine Synthesis

Maison de la Radio - Studio 104
116 Avenue du Président Kennedy 
75016 Paris

Admission free

more information here

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Event: Music for Museums – Whitechapel Gallery, London

15 October 2015: Performance, Whitechapel Gallery

77-82 Whitechapel High St 
London E1 7QX

more information here 

Monday, 21 September 2015

Show: Formulations, Culturgest, Porto

25 September - 19 December 2015: Florian Hecker, Formulations
Culturgest Porto
Edifício Caixa Geral de Depósitos
Avenida dos Aliados nº104
4000-065 Porto
Portugal

De segunda-feira a sábado, das 12h30 às 18h30 
Encerra domingos e feriados 

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Show: Preis der Nationalgalerie 2015, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

11. September 2015 – 17. Januar 2016

Preis der Nationalgalerie 2015

Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
Invalidenstraße 50–51
10557 Berlin

more info here

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Event: Kunsthalle Basel & HeK (House of Electronic Arts Basel)



30.05.15: Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera – LP Release – Talk and Concert

During the last days of the exhibition UniAddDumThs by Mark Leckey, Kunsthalle Basel, HeK (House of Electronic Arts Basel) and the Berlin based label PAN celebrate the release of the der LP Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera. The event starts at 5 pm at Kunsthalle Basel with a talk, followed by a small reception with food, drinks and sounds. At 9 pm Florian Hecker will perform live at HeK, supported by a live-set of Bill Kouligas (PAN).

Kunsthalle Basel
Steinenberg 7
CH-4051 Basel

Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel
Freilager-Platz 9
CH-4142 Münchenstein / Basel

more information here

Friday, 3 April 2015

Event: Counterflows - CCA Glasgow

03.04.2015: performance at CCA Glasgow Auditorium

more information here

Monday, 30 March 2015

Release: Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera




30.03.2015: Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera 12" vinyl and digital download released on PAN.

"In 2010, acclaimed German sound experimentalist Florian Hecker and multidisciplinary artist Mark Leckey came together for the first time. Their combined Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera—a mutant configuration of two genetically discrete solo works—was originally presented as part of a two-day performance event at the Tate Modern called Push and Pull, and arrives as PAN’s inaugural offering of 2015. Both artists, as the art historian Alex Kitnick notes in his text accompanying the release, have a demonstrated interest in sound and its material effects; Hecker’s acute, algorithmic computer music is noted for impacting the very molecular infrastructure of its listeners, while Leckey’s work across performance, sculpture, and installation takes up transcendence and the occupation (or animation) of new bodies and modes of being.

In Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera, Hecker decomposes, modulates, and re-synthesizes the vocal track from Leckey’s 2010 performance piece “GreenScreenRefrigeratorAction” (for which Leckey intoned the inner monologue of a black Samsung fridge) and his own “3 Channel Chronics” installation from that same year, where distinct sounds from three speakers telescoping down from the ceiling were combined and altered by visitors’ movements. The result- ing work—like that three-headed beast of Greek mythology—is a multivalent, tri-part hybrid in which heavily distorted fragments of Leckey’s narrative intersperse Hecker’s synthetic textures and fidgety tonal patterns. On the PAN release itself, channel 1 from Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera corresponds with side A and channel 2 with side B; channel 3 is available as a monophonic mp3 download."  (press release)

more info here

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Event: Haus der Kunst, München

26.03.2015: Performance, Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera

20:00 h CET 

Haus der Kunst
Prinzregentenstraße 1
80538 München

more information here 

Monday, 23 February 2015

A Script for Machine Synthesis


26.02 & 28.02 & 01.03.2015: A Script for Machine Synthesis, Teijin Auditorium, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Sonic Acts Festival 2015

A Script for Machine 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, A Script for Machine 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 synthetic voice designed by Rob Clark and the Center for Speech Research Technology, University of Edinburgh, a CAL 64 Column Array Loudspeaker System by Meyer Sound, and a synthetic paper booklet designed by NORM, Zurich.

A Script for Machine Synthesis is a Sonic Acts Commission. Co-presented by Sonic Acts and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam with the support of Sadie Coles HQ, London; Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle; Galerie Neu, Berlin; and Meyer Sound. 

26 February 19:30 & 21:00 
28 February 16:00
01 March 16:00

more information here
and:

http://www.stedelijk.nl/en/calendar/performances/71930

Friday, 30 January 2015

Show: Florian Hecker / John McCracken, Künstlerhaus Graz























31.01.2015 - 05.03.2015: Florian Hecker / John McCracken

26.02.2015 
19:00 pm
Lecture "The Hallucinating Ear" by Robin Mackay (Cornwall)

Künstlerhaus
Halle für Kunst & Medien
Burgring 2
8010 Graz
Austria

more information here

photography here

Friday, 16 January 2015

Show: Chimerization / Hinge, Midway Contemporary Art


16.01.2015 - 14.02.2015: Chimerization and Hinge at Midway Contemporary Art as part of Exploring Compositional Epistemologies

Midway Contemporary Art
527 Second Avenue Southeast
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414
USA

Please note special gallery hours
Wednesday – Friday: 4pm – 9pm / Saturday: 11am – 6pm

more information here

photography here

Friday, 31 October 2014

Event: SAVANA SPECTRAL, Circolo Filologico Milanese

31.10.2014: Peformance Circolo Filologico Milanese

Circolo Filologico Milanese
Via Clerici 10
20121 Milano

more info here

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

more here and:

http://www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr/en/performances-florian-hecker-.html

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Event: Donaueschinger Musiktage, Fürstenberg Zeitgenössisch


18.10.2014: Performance Donaueschinger Musiktage, Fürstenberg Zeitgenössisch

Am Karlsplatz 7 
78166 Donaueschingen 
Germany

more here

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

more here

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

Germany

more here

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

more here

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

more here

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
Germany

more here

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)

order here http://editionsmego.com/release/eMEGO-180

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 
Spitafields 
E1 5JL 

more here

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
Portugal

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
Austria

Friday, 20 September 2013

Show: SYSTEMICS #2


21.09.2013 - 31.12.2013: SYSTEMICS #2: AS WE MAY THINK (OR, THE NEXT WORLD LIBRARY)

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

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 
France

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

more info

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
U.K.

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

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

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary
Augarten
Scherzergasse 1A
1020 Vienna
Austria

Publication

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, rsvp@performa-arts.org

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

more information: http://artistsspace.org/programs/chimerizations/

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.

more information here: http://editionsmego.com/release/eMEGO-170

Friday, 3 May 2013

Event: Dionysus Discotheque at the Oberlin Sco


03.05.2013: Performance at Dionysus Discotheque, Oberlin Sco

https://www.facebook.com/events/146347258879602/?fref=ts

The Oberlin Sco
135 W. Lorain St.
Oberlin
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
Nottingham
NG1 2GB
UK

more information here

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Release: Chimerizations


07.04.2013: 

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

order here 

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Event: CTM Festival 2013


30.01.2013: Performance at Berghain and Panoramabar

CTM Festival.13 | The Golden Age: PAN event at Berghain w/ FLORIAN HECKER, KEITH FULLERTON WHITMAN, HEATSICK, LEE GAMBLE, MARK FELL, JAR MOFF…

more information: http://www.ctm-festival.de/festival/program/event/2013/01/30/pan/

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Radio Nacional de España: Vía límite


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

download podcast here: http://tinyurl.com/V-a-l-mite-Hecker-pensamiento