Michael Fahres about to speak about Cetacea

Ear to the Earth 2010

This event is produced by
Electronic Music Foundation
in collaboration with
NYU Interactive Arts

Michael Fahres
Cetacea

Phill Niblock
and
Katherine Liberovskaya
Sound Delta +


Sunday, October 31, 8pm
Frederick Loewe Theatre
35 West 4th Street

Thanks to the Fonds Podium Kunsten: Performing Arts Fund NL in The Netherlands for making this performance of Cetacea possible.

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PROGRAM

Michael Fahres
Cetacea
    Video and multichannel sound




Cetacea (excerpt)


Michael Fahres talks about Cetacea

Phill Niblock & Katherine Liberovskaya
Sound Delta +
    Audio&video performance






Sound Delta + (excerpt)

ABOUT THE ARTISTS


Michael Fahres
A composer of new music living in Utrecht, The Netherlands, Michael Fahres has won awards for his electro-acoustic soundscapes, as well as his Dutch radio and television productions. He has been director of the CEM electronic studio, director of the "European Minimal Music Project," and festival programmer for "Soundscapes be(for)e 2000," among other international music events.


Phill Niblock
An intermedia artist, Phill Niblock works with music, film, photography, video and computers. He creates thick, loud drones filled with microtones of instrumental timbres, which generate many other tones in the performance space. Simultaneously, he presents films / videos which look at the movement of people working, or computer driven black and white abstract images floating through time.


Katherine Liberovskaya
A video/media artist based in Montréal and New York, Katherine Liberovskaya has been involved in experimental video since the 80s. Her videos, video installations and performances have been shown around the world. Since 2001, she collaborates with composers and sound artists in live video+sound performance, among these: Phill Niblock, o.blaat, Kristin Norderval, Anthony Coleman, and Marina Rosenfeld.



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ABOUT THE MUSIC

Michael Fahres' Cetacea creates a hypnotic, multilayered ocean of sound, merging dolphin sounds recorded at the dolphinarium in Duisburg, Germany, with the rhythms of six Senegalese percussionists.

Through the percussive patterns of sonar-generated clicking rhythms, dolphins are able to communicate with each other over long distances. Senegalese Sabar drummers also use percussive patterns to communicate with each other over large distances. This acoustic connection was the inspiration to work with the percussion ensemble of the Senegalese Master drummer Doudou N¥Diaye Rose.

Following the concert, a film that documents the creation of this work will be screened.


Michael Fahres

Phill Niblock and Katherine Liberovskaya's Sound Delta +, a live audio/video performance created during the European Sound Delta project — a nomadic art residency in which they participated during the summer of 2008. During the residency, they collected audio and video material for two weeks along the Danube River, from the delta between Romania and Bulgaria and upstream to Ruse in Bulgaria. The Sound Delta + performance in this festival will incorporate material from the Danube residency as well as other related recordings and footage into a live mix.


Niblock and Liberovskaya in performance

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