Schneider TM // BJ Nilsen - double release concert
amSTARt presents: Two record release concerts + party in one night:
*** "Guitar sounds" multimedia performance ***
Schneider TM / guitar & electronics
Tomoko Nakasato / dance
Takehito Koganezawa / video feedback
There’s a large screen onto which two video projectors beam images, and in front of this, within the projection itself, are Tomoko Nakasato, who dances, and Schneider TM, who plays guitar. The projection – including Tomoko Nakasato’s dancing, and also (to a lesser degree) Schneider TM’s own movements – will be simultaneously filmed and re-projected, generating video feedback which interacts with the music and movement. The result is an interdisciplinary form of ring modulation: dance and music affect movements; dance and movements affect video feedback; video feedback influences the music and dance etc. | ...check related videos here, here & there
The album Guitar Sounds is a sonic exploration of the electric guitar and the 2nd part of the 'Sounds' album series which started out in 2012 with the release of Construction Sounds. Some parts & basic tracks of the material were initially used as film scores for different short & medium lenght films such as 'In Der Überzahl' by Carsten Ludwig, Ludwig & Glaser's episode for '1.Mai' and 'Teilhard' by Christoph Ischinger.
Technical perfection is not paramount on “Guitar Sounds”. The focus is on spontaneity, improvisation—if the result is flawed in the classic sense of the word, this concerns him not one iota. Dresselhaus is interested in atmosphere, in the intensity and magic of the initial moment when decisions are made and played without knowing which direction they will take or where they might end—music without a safety net, so to speak. Unleashed, the guitar sound takes on its own lease of life, in the spirit of generative music. At the decisive moment, Dresselhaus reins it back, like a dog owner tugging on the lead, thereby creating an energy field between tension and relief, harmony and disharmony, control and loss of control, construction and deconstruction, positivity and negativity, sobriety and humour. Or to use a more striking image: surf sound dualism!
BJ Nilsen, *1975 in Sweden, Is a sound and recording artist. His work is based on the sound of nature and its effect on humans. He primarily uses field recordings and electronic composition as a working method. He has worked for film, television, theatre, dance and as sound designer. He will present a live version of his new work The Eye Of The Microphone, a somewhat surreal audio rendition based on the sound of The City of London. Currently also working on The Acoustic City, A Book Publication with CD. Co-Edited with Matthew Gandy, out 2014 on JOVIS Verlag, Berlin.