Fr, 31.10.2008, 21:00 Uhr
Unüberhörbar: E l e m e n t s — A Phonographic Tour
Budhaditya Chattopadhyay (India)
and Lasse-Marc Riek (Germany)
An diesem Abend präsentiert sich das Frankfurter Label Grünrekorder mit mehrerern Projekten:
E L E M E N T S
The god of small things tells us to love smaller objects in this world. A piece of stone lying by the street, a yellow leaf after a late-spring leaf-storm, a lone ant on the directionless wall trying to find his fellows, an insect making vibration in her breathing, a drop of water on used floor, a car horn in a windy highway, creak of an unsure door… every such object talks of the elementary details of the life we live by. We, the fallen angels try to connect ourselves to the place we left and forever long to return, when we concentrate, observe, hear and listen deeply to the sound of god through the objects around us, yes, just around us. E l e m e n t s is a tribute to our hearing abilities, to our endangered sense of loving minute, fragile sounding-souls waiting for empathetic attention.
29.10.08 Berlin 30.10.08 Dresden 31.10.08 Hamburg 07.11.08 Arhus
>>>> Budhaditya Chattopadhyay (India)
budhaditya is an audio practitioner; he works with filmsound, phonography, soundscapes and field recording; also involved with restoration, digital archiving and preservation of sound by high-definition transfer, critical noise reduction, sound quality engineering and remastering; thus he maintains his association with old media to find its reinterpretative value in the new media environment; his soundscapes involve found sound punctuated by artistic attention and aesthetic selection followed by digital manipulation; work with sound generally focuses on site specific audio essays, sound narratives and mixed media installations within the open framework of new media art; addresses issues like sound and environment, sound memory, aural anthropology, acoustic ecology and lost/endangered sounds; on a larger context his audioworks wish to raise questions and formulate dialogue over the visual hegemony prevailing in media arts. Publications: M12, Gruenrekorder, SoundLAB
Lasse-Marc Riek (Frankfurt)
The work of Lasse-Marc Riek (1975, Bad Segeberg, Germany) is an assemblage of the most diverse styles and techniques. His interdisciplinary productions are shaped by elements of the fine arts, environmentalism, performance, sound-art and conceptual art. These productions are situated in a tight relationship with one another. They complement and enrich one another - just like human beings, created by nature, find themselves in an ongoing process of change and are part of the eternal becoming and fading. In the domain of soundscapes Riek's focus rests on acoustic ecology and bio-acoustics by means of field recordings of both society and nature. His music, recorded with a microphone, is brought about by coincidence and the immediate presence of nature, society and animals. In his quest after the archaic sound Riek collaborates with scientists, ecologists and musicians.
Riek works and lives with his family in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.