Tuesday, 17 November 2015

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

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

22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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Friday, 3 April 2015

Event: Counterflows - CCA Glasgow

03.04.2015: performance at CCA Glasgow Auditorium

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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)

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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

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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

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Friday, 30 January 2015

Show: Florian Hecker / John McCracken, Künstlerhaus Graz

31.01.2015 - 05.03.2015: Florian Hecker / John McCracken

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

Halle für Kunst & Medien
Burgring 2
8010 Graz

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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

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

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