Red Brut. Photo by Kasper Vogelzang.
Tatsuru Arai. Image courtesy of the artist.
On 6 November, Sonic Acts presents an evening of audiovisual wonders at EYE Filmmuseum, with performances by sound and visual artist Tatsuru Arai
and tape musician Red Brut
. The programme is part of a spectacular exhibition at EYE Filmmuseum by leading electronic music composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda
; and part of The Man Machine
, a film programme with which Eye explores cinematic representations apprehending the fusion of man and machine and the role of high-tech and big data. Tickets are available via Eye.
With this presentation, Sonic Acts looks at its shared history both with Ryoji Ikeda – an artist whose minimalist and breathtaking art has drawn on mathematical concepts, quantum mechanics, data, sound and light – and with changing perspectives on the essence of the human. It also looks ahead to Sonic Acts Festival 2019
, which takes place from 21 to 24 February and continues the festival’s explorative path through sound and light, cosmology and physics, to the calibration of humankind, Earth and technology.
Tatsuru Arai’s audiovisual performance Matters-ton
is the second chapter of Arai’s innovative Hyper Serial Music
project. The project expands on the history of serialism – an important 20th century method of music composition used by Arnold Schönberg, Karheinz Stockhausen and Pierre Boulez, among others – by incorporating new technologies and new perspectives, including artificial intelligence. In his work, Arai unfolds the relations between sound and matter across the three dimensions of space. By means of algorithmic simulation and human perception, the principles of audiovisual design are shown to correlate directly to the physicality of the universe.
The programme also features a performance by analogue-electronic artist Red Brut, who documents an intuitive and reflective journey through sensitive amateurism and musique concréte. Red Brut’s music is highly personal, subtle, and displays an ever-curious mind. Although rooted in the sinister absurdism of early 2000s experimentalism, her music embraces and redefines the concept of ‘music of the universe’, coined by the likes of John Cage and Daphne Oram.
The Sonic Acts programme at EYE Filmmuseum will be followed by the screening of Tron
. A combination ticket, which also grants access to the Ryoji Ikeda exhibition, can be purchased at a reduced rate here
. Please note that the exhibition closes at 19:00.
(JP) studied a Master’s in Composition, Computer Programming & Multimedia Art at the Berlin Academy of Music. Approaching the perception of sound as a physical phenomenon that influences human beings, Arai aims to present the fundamental physical nature of the universe in the form of perceptional experiences.
(NL) is the moniker of Marijn Verbiesen, who is also part of Sweat Tongue and JSCA. As Red Brut, she is isolated, displaying a highly talented ear for day-to-day sounds, musique concréte composition and spontaneous sound collage. She recently presented her self-titled debut LP on Belgian label KRAAK.
Sonic Acts at EYE Filmmuseum
Date: 6 November 2018, 19:15
Location: EYE Filmmuseum
Tickets available via Eye