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

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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
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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 

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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  

Thursday, May 16, 7pm

Artists Space : Books & Talks

55 Walker Street, New York, NY 10013

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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

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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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