Saturday, July 17, 2010 19UHR

Una tarda ALKU a NK (An ALKU evening at NK)

Roc Jiménez de Cisneros & Anna Ramos cordially invite you to an ALKU event with live music, synthetic birds and hot Mexican chocolate.

EVOL (live performance for computer and gas horns)
Since the late nineties, EVOL have been producing what they call “computer music for hooligans”, giving birth to musical forms built upon a collision of structural ideas inspired by fractal geometry, glimpses of quantum theory and rave culture. From glowsticks to air horns, strangely familiar vocalisations and noise, their music displays a radical and playful approach to algorithmic composition. EVOL pieces have been published on record labels such as Entr’acte, Mego, Presto!? and ALKU amongst others.

Rara Avis (informal sneak preview)
“Rara Avis” is a collective project about birdsong synthesis. The compilation, to be published by ALKU this fall, features contributions from Chris Brown (US), Oswald Berthold (AT), Anders Dahl (SE), Roc Jiménez de Cisneros (ES), Fredrik Olofsson (SE), and Peter Worth (UK). All of them wrote generative audio programs that imitate or recreate bird speech through various synthesis techniques. This is the first public preview of the records’ contents.