Generator.x: The concert tour (left: Phonophani, right: Lia's visuals for Emi Maeda)
Generator.x: The concert tour - 19-29 April, 2006
Phonophani (NO) / Marius Watz (NO)
Emi Maeda (JP) / Lia (AT)
Frank Bretschneider (DE)
This week sees the beginning of the Generator.x concert tour, with 7 dates all over Norway - we'll even go north of the Arctic Circle. The tour is produced by Rikskonsertene, and presents a selection of artists working with generative strategies in the intersection between sound and visual performance. Co-curators are Marius Watz and Alexander Rishaug, the latter also known for his music and his RandomSystem festival projects.
Norwegian Phonophani (aka Espen Sommer Eide) will play glitchy improvisations using Max/MSP, accompanied by generative visuals by Marius Watz. Helsinki-based harpist Emi Maeda will play harp combined with electronic sound manipulations, with Lia doing visuals. Finally we are pleased to be joined by Frank Bretschneider from Berlin, a veteran of minimalist beats and sine wave abstractions. In what could be seen as a continuation of the Gesamtkunstwerk tradition, Bretschneider also produces visuals from his sound works.
The tour dates are as follows:
- 19 April, Oslo: Presentation at NoTAM Forum
- 20 April, Trondheim: Blæst (w/ Monolithic)
- 21 April, Oslo: Blå
- 22 April, Fredrikstad: St.Croix huset
- 26 April, Bergen: Landmark
- 27 April, Tromsø: KAOS
- 28 April, Drammen: Union Scene
- 29 April, Stavanger: Tou Scene (w/ FE-MAIL)
Our thanks go to Rikskonsertene, Alexander Rishaug and local organizers like TEKS, BEK and Tou Scene for making this tour possible.