Date: Saturday, 29th April 2023
Door: 20:00h CET
Start: 20:30h CET
Entrance: 5 euro
Location: Varia (Gouwstraat 3, Rotterdam)
In our imagination everything appears different than it really is! This premise is a fundamental part of an extratonal understanding. In april extratonal infrastructure will once again invite exceptional artists to Varia in order to approach the concept of extratonality from even more unexpected angles than before. Put on your work and dancing shoes for an evening beyond your wildest imagination!
M_oo (or Mo_o, or even Moo_ and all its variations), also known as Giorgio Alloatti, has been performing since 2007 across half of Europe. He lives by analogical expedients and digital substances. He loves to scream in small black boxes or touch circuits. His performance is a sonic journey that blurs the lines between harsh-noise, power electronics, and drone. DIY electronics, modular synths, drum machines with FM synthesis, circuit-bent instruments and coding are utilized to create a unique sound that resists categorization. M_oo's performance is an experience that challenges the senses and leaves a lasting impression on those who dare to engage with it.
Marlene Fally's glitchforest is an experimental online space for playing with sonic self-expression, audio communication and music making. It encourages both embracing and questioning the peculiarities of what happens when we are online together, where sound travels over digital infrastructure. Glitchforest's ongoing development has been shaped by playing sessions with friends, personal experiences with various online audio/video communication software, as well as frustration and fascination with the interconnections between online and offline space. The performance at varia will be supported by Mehrnaz Khorrami and is the first public live performance inbetween glitchforest and physical space!
Ragnar Árni Ólafsson & Luke Deane are known for their hard, theoretic sci-fi approach to music and their invention of large scale performatives in the year 2312. The duo is expected to arrive at their sounds approximately 5 seconds west of the imminent performance location. (LSP 1 first perfect cadence upper C# departs from area 6 in 10 minutes. Area 6 in 10 minutes). I’ll show you their world, with only two tiny instruments, and open a tiny door into a vast new space.
Post-talk are three Rotterdam-based artists: mitsitron, ål nik and kamo, all master students at Experimental Publishing at the Piet Zwart Institute. That is a fact, though what their improvised sound process will be is yet unknown. They will compose en route, creating a visual score for the performance which allows them to produce sounds and distribute them to the audience. Mitsitron is a retired guitarist, who is currently researching gender non-conformity through sound. Ål is a visual artist and facilitator who is currently exploring ways to make sound accessible for any practitioner’s artistic and research work. km0 develops networked instruments, exploring mobile distribution of images and sounds.
This event is made possible with the support of Popunie Rotterdam.