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Zucker 5 - 06.03.2007

Zucker 5 - 06.03.2007 - 20.30; Beginn: 21
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Rob Curgenven & Derek Holzer ::: improvisation for field recordings,
prerecorded piano and synthesizer

Rob Curgenven: field recordings, prerecorded piano
Derek Holzer: synthesizer

A sensitivity for the acoustic environment characterizes the work of
both Holzer and Curgenven. Each artist has spent years mastering the art
of listening to their surroundings, taking accurate and insightful
registrations of that environment, and thinking carefully about
interventions that could be made within that space. Their improvisation
will focus on the interrelation of Curgenven’s detailed and sensitive
recordings from the Australian Outback and a selection of prerecorded
resonances from the bodies of several pianos alongside Holzer’s slowly
modulated, shimmering and crackling synthesizer tones. The combination
of these sources poses the question: what is real, what is synthesized?
Where is the border between the actual sound event, its digital
reproduction and its sonic simulation?


Derek Holzer [USA 1972] is a sound artist with a background in radio,
webstreaming and environmental recording. His work focuses on capturing
and transforming small, unnoticed sounds from various natural and urban
locations, networked collaboration strategies, experiments in
improvisational sound and the use of free software such as Pure-Data. He
has released tracks under the Nexsound, Sirr, and/OAR and Gruenrekorder
labels, and has co-initiated several internet projects for field
recording and collaborative soundscapes including Soundtransit.nl.

“One of the central concepts of my work is that every object and space
around us is a recorder. Each one has collected the resonances of its
surroundings for as long as it has existed. You could call it an
acoustic version of particle physics or genetics, because the idea
remains the same–in the smallest details you will find a representation
of the greater whole. My task as a sound artist is often just to listen,
and to listen very closely, to the histories hidden inside our everyday

Holzer has performed live, improvised electronic music in many venues
and festivals in Europe, the US and Brasil including FILE (Sao Paulo,
BR), WRO (Wroclaw, PL), Netherlands Film Festival (Utrecht, NL), Garage
(Stralsund, DE), Videomedeja (Novi Sad, SCG), BEK (Bergen, NO),
Transmediale (Berlin, DE), RAM6 (Vilnius, LT), Arts+Communication (Riga,
LV), Kuda.org (Novi Sad, SCG), Earational Festival (S’Hertogenbosch,
NL), Medienturm (Graz, AT), Kunstraum (Innsbruck, AT), Art Museum of
Nantes (Nantes, FR), Montevideo (Amsterdam, NL), Kraakgeluiden
(Amsterdam, NL), Denver University (Denver, USA), French Pavilion of the
Venice Architecture Biennale (Venezia, IT) and others.

Derek Holzer is supported during 2005-7 by Fonds voor Beeldende Kunsten
Vormgeving en Bouwkunst (Fonds BKVB) of The Netherlands.


Working with harmonics and resonance as articulated not only through
instruments/objects, in space and place, but also in time and the
dislocation of the remote, Robert’s sound explores slowly shifting
layers in the fabric of what surrounds us. He has released one solo CD
for privatelektro, “cichaczem” (2005), which was described by “disquiet”
magazine as “absolutely beautiful distillations of sound mixing the
familiar textures of field recordings, including falling snow and the
period after a thunderstorm, with hyper-sensitive recordings of a grand
piano that suggest the open spaces only alluded to by most
synthesizers”. He has completed two commissions for ABC’s Radiophonic
Unit (2003, 2006), is included on the recent “recorded in the fields
by…” compilation by “gruenrekorder” (2006) and his soundtrack to
Lezsek Paul’s “Terrain der Zeit” has has been included in screenings at
Filmfest Dresden, Germany (2006) and Experyment V Internation Art
Meeting Zbaszyn,Poland (2005). He organised the inaugural Sounds Unusual
Festival of New Music in Darwin this year, has had installations/group
exhibtions in Darwin, Fremantle, Koln and Berlin and performed at the
Darwin Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, 24HR Art (NT Centro for
Contemporary Art), in Alice Springs, Perth, Sydney, Brisbane, Brussels,
Amsterdam, Leipzig and recently at Electrofringe Festival (Newcastle) as
well as Tokyo, Gihu and Nagano (Japan).



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