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

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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

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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 

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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.

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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

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