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Sep 23, 2012 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
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SIX is an experimental electronic, surround sound performance series presented by the BFA in Video and Sound program. This iteration of SIX will feature renowned international sound artist Robert Henke along with several other performers. In lieu of traditional listening orientation, the music and sound is produced in an open, multi-directional format. This allows the performer, sound, environment, and audience to form an exploratory relationship. The audience is encouraged to walk around, lay down (bring a pillow or blanket if you like), and experience the sound from different angles.
Robert Henke is a visiting artist from Europe, and is presenting a lecture on September 24 titled "Sound, Structures and Machines."
The BFA in Video and Sound at PNCA promotes an expansive investigation of video and sound as disciplines both distinct and allied. Cultivating a practice-based media literacy, this program supports the acquisition of critical, aesthetic and technical skills, which are vital to cultural production in today’s media environment.
Please join PNCA for the fifth edition of SIX, an experimental, surround sound performance series.
ROBERT HENKE, born 1969 in Munich, Germany, is a composer, sound designer, software developer, installation artist and audiovisual performer. His art is focused on carefully shaped details and gradual changes of repeating structures in different time scales. His sonic explorations are rooted in academic sound research and computer music as well as in contemporary club culture.
MARCUS FISCHER is a musician + multimedia artist currently based in Portland, Oregon. He has released two albums on the 12k label along with numerous EPs and collaborations for a variety of other outlets. Field recordings, chance, and DIY instruments, coupled with acoustic instrumentation and visual art, define what has become Marcus’s minimal signature.
STRATEGY, otherwise known as multi-instrumentalist and programmer Paul Dickow, wires together programming and performing experience via a hodgepodge of table top electronics, computers and realtime musicianship. A musical explorer, Paul has been a longtime participant in Portland’s underground music community.
ROMEO FAHL ( JETFINGER ) currently lives in Portland, Oregon and has been playing music since the mid-80’s. He has been custom-building a massive modular synthesizer for the last 18 years. SIX has been proving a great outlet to hear and see this beast in all it’s burbling, growling, buzzing, multi-channel glory.
SOLENOID is the moniker of David Chandler, who loves synthesizer music and sound design. His unique mix of experimental and dance music has found him performing in festivals in the USA and Europe. He’s had many recordings released on various formats and from various countries over the last 13 years, but his home continues to be Portland.
DWEOMER (Jef Drawbaugh ) is an urban druid of sound. His new work is in sound design and composition for media, leaning heavily on cinematic themes. His live music and recorded soundscapes blossom with connections and juxtapositions between the technical world of electronic instruments and songcraft, rife with the fluid and nebulous areas of the cosmos and emotional response. He discovers patterns and shapes amidst chaotic spaces and lets stories unfold through cosmic voyages.
MIKE JEDLICKA runs Optic Echo Records and has a weekly show on Portland Radio Authority. He uses a multitude of instruments and electronics to create a wide variety of music, recently focusing on field recording laden acoustic ambient and experimental noise. His last release was a split 12" in 2010 entitled “Tabor / NW Passage”, on Optic Echo Records.
WNDFRM is Tim Westcott, who has been working with sound as a creative medium since the early 90’s. He treats sound as an architectural element, incorporating manipulated field recordings, minimalistic sine tones, lush atmospheric harmonics, and the occasional dub-wise rhythmic foundation.
PNCA Main Campus
1241 NW Johnson St.
Portland, OR, 97209 [map]
Free and open to the public.