PERFORMANCE – GIUSEPPE IELASI/KEITH ROWE
Giuseppe Ielasi is among the vanguard of a new generation of Italian sound pioneers, exploring the outer limits of the electro-acoustic domain in a wide variety of configurations, moving freely between improvisation and composition. As a guitar player Ielasi has been in the ascendant for a number of years in the international live improvisation scene, among others in collaboration with Taku Sugimoto and Dean Roberts, Brandon LaBelle and Thomas Ankersmit. In his solo compositions he typically seems to make use of the chiaroscuro-effect, looking for a balance between abstract tone experiment and melodious song structures. As of late his attention goes out to location-specific performances, making use of microphones and a multispeaker system to explore the relation between sound and space.
Keith Rowe ranks as one of the main figures within the European electro acoustic improvisation movement. Already since the 1960s, when he set up the influential AMM ensemble with percussionist Eddie Prévost and saxophone player Lou Gare, he has explored the idea of “controlled accident”. Mainly inspired by the visual arts, Rowe has developed an idiom of his own over the last decades, based on diverse ‘prepared guitar’ techniques and the manipulation of short wave signals. He is a pioneer of the so-called ‘tableguitar’ concept, placing the guitar in a horizontal position, dissecting its sound potential as if it were a patient in surgery. In the twenty-first century Keith Rowe is more active than ever. He counts as the thriving force behind the electronic bigband MIMEO and he has worked with countless artists of various generations, including Christian Fennesz, Toshimaru Nakamura, Günter Müller and John Tilbury.
29.03 CONCERT GIUSEPPE IELASI / KEITH ROWE
05.04 LECTURE GEERT LOVINK NEW MEDIA ARTS AT THE CROSSROADS
19.04 CONCERT – TOSHIMARU NAKAMURA & NICHOLAS BUSSMANN / MARCUS SCHMICKLER & HAYDEN CHISHOLM
26.04 LECTURE – DANIEL ROSENBERG LINE AND TIME
03.05 LECTURE + SCREENING – HERMAN ASSELBERGHS & ROSI BRAIDOTTI IN THE FUTURE PERFECT
17.05 LECTURE – JON IPPOLITO & JOLINE BLAIS ART AFTER INSTITUTIONS
24.05 CONCERT – DISCODESAFINADO / MACHINEFABRIEK