JIM HAYNES / NIKO LFO / BEST BEFORE UNU / JD ZAZIE
emitter micro 2015 is a 3-day festival of sound and more in berlin. curated by kris limbach and pierce warnecke and this year especially co-curated by NK and Ausland, emitter micro proposes a selection of international and berlin based artists from multiple contemporary sound practices and genres.
Describing his work through the pithy phrase, “I rust things,” Jim Haynes is an artist who has developed a vocabulary of decay that spans numerous media, focusing on how decay parallels and relates to the perception of time when cycles of activity collapse into stasis. Drawing from shortwave radio static, electric field disturbances, surveillance camera observations, controlled feedback oscillations, and textured noise, Haynes manifests a broken minimalism through magnetic drones, imploded noise, and ghostly projections. His additive-subtractive strategies of layering textures seek to accentuate the resonant frequencies of spaces and / or the volatile electromagnetic ephemera that might be culled from the ether. Psychologically charged emotions, teleological abstraction, or even allegorical frameworks are all addressed through his material phenomenology.
A resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, Haynes has exhibited and performed internationally at such venues at the Electric Works (San Francisco), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art , the Bekerley Art Museum, The Exploratorium (San Francisco), WestSpace (Melbourne, Australia), Jack Straw Productions (Seattle), Eyedrum (Atlanta), Diapason (New York), and The Lab (San Francisco). His recorded works are published through Editions Mego, Hooker Vision, Elevator Bath, The Helen Scarsdale Agency, amongst others. He has collaborated with Steven Stapleton (Nurse With Wound), M.S. Waldron (irr. app. (ext.)), Keith Evans, and Loren Chasse.
Haynes’ performance at NK Project is supported in part by the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Arts Grant.
best before unu
unu (Antonis Anissegos) and bestbefore (Andreas Karaoulanis) met in March 2010 on stage at a Festival in Thessaloniki, following the invitation of the festival director to perform together.
The match was instant and after the success of their performance, they decided to form the duo best before unu.
Since then they produced together many short audio/visual pieces, and performed often in Greece and in Germany.
The intensive electronics of unu found a visual counterpoint in the moving images of bestbefore, generating complex sonic-visual formations. While audio frequencies are analyzed and passed into image motions, which in turn feed back to the music, a never ending circulation of influence travels in both directions.
As an enrichment of the collaboration, best before unu appears also with live piano, adding an acoustic dimension to the creative process. A journey through morphing landscapes and imaginary organisms, stimulating the audience to continuously perceive new associations.
EMITTERMICRO EM006: Hanz ■ Memorial (curated by Niko LFO)
emitter micro is extremely happy to announce our next release “Hanz Memorial” curated by Niko LFO. This concrete USB stick with generative sound application (Mac OSX only) is limited to 3×30 editions. The release date is May 9th (the last night of the emitter micro festival) for which Niko LFO will present his research via a live demonstration. For the press release we have created a limited series of USB sticks hand coated in black latex.
Behind the project Hanz ■ Memorial lies a curative investigation on the (fictive) musical archives from composer Hans Nibler whose field of research covered cybernetics, self-regulatory systems and self-referential objects and dynamics of quantum mechanics applied to sound in a very much musique concrete fashion.
The generative composition Hanz Memorial 0.1 is the creative outcome of this investigation. It comes together on the USB stick with a collection of short pieces by Hans Nibler named Meta-Praxis Theory, and a sonic excerpt of the composition.
The original material was first edited out of hours of recordings during a residency at emitter19 studios Berlin in September 2012 where technical support from Pierce Warnecke was an essential push to the development of the generative patch. Baptiste Caramiaux took some time out of his post-doctoral research at Goldsmith University to put his touch in the compilation of the patch as an executable app. The unique concrete USB flash drives were manufactured in Berlin courtesy of KIXBERLIN.
— > JD ZAZIE
Coming from a DJ and a radiophonic background JD Zazie has explored over the years different approaches of real-time manipulation on fixed recorded sound.
In her work she redefines DJ and electroacoustic activities. As a solo performer, in small groups or large ensembles she moves in an area which is constantly stretching the borders of what is supposed to be DJ mixing, free improvisation and composed music.