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Mind The Film @Somerset House Studios

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MIND THE FILM are happy to call the Somerset House Studios their new home. The Somerset House Studios are a new experimental workspace within Somerset House hosting residencies for around 300 artists, makers and thinkers.

The studio MIND THE FILM works independently and on commissions with partners across the creative industries, including research institutions and new media festivals. Their filmmaking practice follows a documentary style-approach, fostering new ideas through digitally handcrafted films.

MIND THE FILM directors Borja Alexandre and Susanna Garcia work together since 2007, developing film work, art and production projects..

The Somerset House Studios are a platform for the development of new creative projects and collaboration, promoting work that pushes bold ideas, engages with urgent issues and pioneers new technologies. The Studios are also home to Makerversity, a community for emergent makers.


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The network ENCAC awards six new international artistic residencies

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The European Network of Contemporary Audiovisual Creation (ENCAC) –lead by LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial and with LEV Festival as strategic partner- has awarded six new international artistic research and production residencies that will take place between November 2016 and May 2017, at the various entities of the network. Two of the selected artists will develop their residencies at LABoral Centro de Arte: Adam Basanta with Gil Delindro, and Maotik.

The jury was made up by ENCAC’s Curatorial Committee: Caroline Gagné (Artistic Director of Avatar), Remco Schuurbiers (co-director of DISK Berlin, CTM Festival), Daniel Romero (Director of the Digital Art Department of hTh CDN Montpellier), Karin Ohlenschläger (Director of activities at LABoral), Lucía García (Executive Director of LABoral), Patrick Gyger (artistic director of Le Lieu Unique), Anaïs Rolez (Professor of Media Art and representative of Le Lieu Unique), Ignacio de la Vega y Cristina de Silva (co-directors of LEV Festival) and Anna Ascencio and Justine Beaujouan (programmers of Mapping Festival).

The jury receive 186 applications from 34 countries. The jury has pointed out the “wide range of approaches brought about by developers, performers and actors, visual artists, film-makers, choreographers and musicians, composers and sound artists who shared their personal view on audiovisual creation and its potential in the interdisciplinary fields of sound, visuals, music, stage arts and the digital culture”.


 

Two new residencies at LABoral

Adam Basanta and Gil Delindro will develop at LABoral their work Permafrost. This is their first joint project of these two visual artists, musicians and composers whose individual lines of work both explore the unique acoustic qualities as well as the aesthetic and conceptual contemplation of sound. Their instrument is made of frozen organic matters. The disintegration and impact of organic matter onto a membrane of digital sensors and transducers will generate visual and sound landscape. This proposal has been recognised for producing new sounds in cross-border areas between natural processes, organic materials and digital devices, exploring various parameters of time, processes and cycles.

Adam Basanta is a sound artist, composer, and performer of experimental music. His work traverses sound installations, experimental electronic and chamber music composition, site-specific interventions, and laptop performance. Across disciplines and media, he interrogates intersections between conceptual and sensory dimensions of listening, the materiality of technological apparatus, and the instabilities of instrumentality. His sound installations have been presented  internationally in galleries, festivals and institutions and have been awarded several international prizes.

Gil Delindro is a multidisciplinary artist based between Porto and Berlin. Through a cross-border practice, tracing film-making, sound, installation, performance and field research, his work offers a detailed bridge between mediums, facing concepts such as animism, memory and post digital conflicts.  Delindro works primarily with raw organic elements and analogue self-built processes, creating a very physical, direct and strong sound work that embraces both a concrete and unique imaginary land. His artwork has received several prizes and been presented in a extensive variety of locations, from rural areas in Africa and Europe to museums and venues in Toronto, São Paulo, Marrakesh, New York and Europe extensively. His practice is based upon constant field research in isolated landscapes.

The second residency at LABoral has been awarded to Maotik, with its project Aeryon. This work revolves around the visualisation of landscape and its representation by meas of surveillance cameras and the use of real-time data. It proposes to use drones -which is very much in line with the work developed at LABoral’s fabLAB- and surveillance cameras (geopolitical component), real-time data visualisation, poetic interpretation of the landscape, generative graphics and field recordings, all this combined with a geopolitical and social criticism.

 

Mathieu Le Sourd (Maotik) is a Digital artist based in Montreal whose work focuses on the creation of immersive multimedia environments and generative visuals. His work has recently been presented in various festivals around the world, such as Live Cinema in Rio, the Plums Festival in Moscow, Visiones in Lima.

In 2013, he produced the critically-acclaimed immersive multimedia performance DROMOS, which was presented at the SATosphere in Montreal as part of the Mutek festival.


 

Four residencies at Avatar, CTM Festival, hTh and Le Lieu Unique

The four residencies awarded by ENCAC and their corresponding projects are Christian Skjødt, with Aeterofoner, at Avatar, Quebec; Enrique Tomás, with Embodied Gestures, at CTM Festival, in Berlin; Transforma, with Manufactory, at hTh, in Montpellier; and Matthew Biederman and Marko Peljhan, with Soft Probe, in Le Lieu Unique, Nantes.

The Danish artist and composer Christian Skjødt will draw on the live and inventions of Leon Theremin. Beyond the musical instrument named after him, the object of his residency will be to go deeper in the research on the detection and follow-up of electro-magnetic waves.

Enrique Tomás will develop its project Embodied Gestures. Enrique has a long experience as a dedicated researcher and is very familiar with all sorts of technologies and interfaces: From off-the-shelf MPCs to home-made digital instruments. In Embodied Gestures, Tomás tries to find a way to encode our musical intentions within digital instruments.

ManuFactory, by Transforma, is a performance installation with a maximum duration of three days. It consists of an open stage where six performers or “workers” stage a choreography of repetitive tasks that remind us of a production line. With this project, Transforma proposes an interdisciplinary collaboration with performers, choreographers and musicians that meets the goals set for the residency at hTh: i.e., widening the boundaries of the stage act regarding digital art, new technologies and contemporary audiovisual creation.

Last but not least, the proposal Soft Probe, by Matthew Biederman and Marko Peljhan, focuses on researching and creating a tactical environment with software-defined radios to explore the paradigms of contemporary communication. The artists’ usage of open-code software and equipment, their focus on the lack of privacy and their deep understanding of the changes in SDR technology will combine to meet their goal of creating a machine capable of registering an electro-magnetic spectrum that is alive and autonomous.

ENCAC 2nd OPEN CALL TO AUDIOVISUAL ARTISTS AND DEVELOPERS

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ENCAC (European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation) offers six research and/or production residencies in DISK Berlin (Berlin), humainTROPhumain (Montpellier), LABoral (L.E.V Festival, Gijón), Avatar (Quebec) and le lieu unique (Nantes).

 

L.E.V. and the nine artistic and cultural institutions that take part at the European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation (ENCAC) have launched its second open call addressed to artists/developers worldwide, which are working on all kinds of innovative concepts and ideas in the fields of intermedia research on sound, visuals, music, performing arts and digital culture. The call offers six research and/or production residencies that will take place over the period of November 2016 through May 2017 at the following locations: DISK Berlin (CTM Festival, Berlin), humainTROPhumain (Montpellier), LABoral (L.E.V Festival, Gijón), Avatar (Quebec, Canadá) and le lieu unique (Nantes).

 

Object

ENCAC is looking for creative and innovative artistic projects and research within the fields and at the cross-sections of sound, visuals, music, performing arts and digital culture.

The residencies offer a chance for artists to research, conceive, produce and present new artistic works, new tools, methods, formats and perspectives for audiovisual creation. Presentation format depends on the nature of the residency, and may range from a final performance, an informal work-in-progress presentation, installation, a talk or workshop-style format, or other.

Resident artists will receive technical and artistic guidance during the development of their research and production. The support will be provided by the hosting venue and its network of collaborators. Travel and accommodation costs are also covered by each hosting institution.

 

Addressed to

This competition is open for artists/developers worldwide, which are working on all kinds of innovative concepts and ideas in the fields of intermedia research on sound, visuals, music, performing arts and digital culture. Each of the residencies also have particular focal points, as summarized here:

–       sound and electronic art
–       experimental audiovisual creation
–       audiovisual creation and performance: new tools, methods, formats and perspectives
–       scenic fact in relation to digital art and new technologies
–       experimental music instruments

 

Applications and deadline

Submitted project proposals must be original, unique, and as of yet unpublished.

While applicants are asked to select the residence they wish to apply, the curatorial committee may consider that the project is more suitable for a different venue than the one selected by the applicant.

An applicant may apply for more than one residency.

The deadline for submission is June 15th 2016, at 11:00 pm (GTM+1)

Jury
The curatorial committee will meet on 20th and 21st September 2016 and select the winning projects. More information on the curatorial committee which is comprised by a member of each of the institutions and platforms involved in the network [+]

 

LOCATIONS

  • Residence 1: Berlin, November 2016
    Object:
    Research and Production of Audiovisual Art
    Description: DISK Berlin is offering a chance to research, conceive, and present new tools, methods, formats, and perspectives for audiovisual creation and performance. Through its wide network of local collaborators, DISK Berlin will support the residency-holder with technical and artistic guidance. Advice may be provided by local artists, industry professionals, researchers and theorists, hackers, technological companies, and more, working within fields of sound, music, art, digital media and their cross-sections
    Venue: TBA
    Period: two weeks in November 2016 with the possibility of presentation at the CTM Festival 2017 (27th January-5th February, 2017)
    Budget (gross): 5.000 € which include a fee for the artist, production costs for the project as well as travel, accommodation and per diems. Access to technical resources and technical assistance is available and not included in the gross figure.

 

  • Residence 2: Montpellier, December 2016
  • Object: research and production residency on performative arts and digital art
    Description: The purpose of this residency is to widen the limits of the scenic fact in relation to digital art and new technologies. We are looking for projects that combine contemporary av creation techniques with scenic performance in any way: artificial intelligence based performances, real time data manipulation shows, multimedia contemporary dance, audiovisual electronic operas, performances with light, video and sound, robotic theatre, etc.
    Venue: hTh humainTROPhumain CDN Montpellier (Montpellier, France) http://www.humaintrophumain.fr/web/Period: two weeks in December 2016
    Budget (gross): 6.000 € which include a fee for the artist, production costs for the project as well as travel, accommodation and per diems. Access to technical resources and technical assistance is available and not included in the gross figure.

 

  • Residence 3: Gijón, January 2017
    Object: research and production residency on audiovisual art
    Description: the purpose of the residency is to produce an installation that involves building interactive interfaces or instruments. We are not only interested in sound processing and sound creation but also the manipulation and interaction with 3D environments and Audiovisual Media The installation will be exhibited at LABoral after the residence. Venue: LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (Gijón, Spain)www.laboralcentrodearte.org
    Period: two weeks in January 2017
    Budget (gross): 3.520 € which include a fee for the artist, production costs for the project as well as travel and accommodation. Access to technical resources and technical assistance is available and not included in the gross figure.

 

  • Residence 4: Quebec, February 2017
    Object: research and production residency on sound art Description: residency for the research and creation of an artwork that involves sound and electronic art
    Venue: Avatar (Quebec, Canada) http://avatarquebec.org/en/
    Period: two weeks in February 2017
    Budget (gross): 2.000 € which include a fee for the artist, and production costs for the project. Avatar will take care of travel, accommodation and per diems. Access to technical resources and technical assistance is available and not included in the gross figure.

 

  • Residence 5: Gijón, April 2017
    Object: research and production residency on audiovisual art
    Description: Production of an audiovisual piece that works with light, video and sound. Addressed to all creators interested in the evolution of multimedia creation related to audiovisual culture: performances, live audiovisual, audiovisual installations including digital sets, light architecture. The aim is to extend the limits within the world of experimental audiovisual creation applied to the context of the performance and installation. Final results will be presented at LEV festival 2017, taking place on April/May 2017. Proposals whose visual aspect enrich the objectives of the festival will be especially valued, as well as proposals with both an installative dimension and a development as an audiovisual performance.
    Venue: LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (Gijón, Spain) www.laboralcentrodearte.org and www.levfestival.com
    Period: one month in April 2017
    Budget (gross): 4.520 € which include a fee for the artist, production costs for the project as well as travel and accommodation. Access to technical resources and technical assistance is available and not included in the gross figure.
  • Residence 6: Nantes, May 2017
    Object: research and production residency on audiovisual art
    Description: Le lieu unique would like to welcome in this residency a research project on creation and/or prototyping of experimental av instruments. Fields of study could include (but are not limited to): – usage and re-appropriation of everyday objects, linking them to digital technologies – construction of digital or electronic instruments – elaboration of multimedia or « wild » design in instruments -any production questioning the links between technology and av (storage and reproduction of sounds, links between technologies and forms, modes of listening and audio creation, etc.). The main objectives of the residency are to organize a space of audio experimentation which will question, examine or expand the frontiers and limits of the av field, to create connections with other forms of artistic expression and to question their links, while promoting the usage and practice of experimental practices in av creation.
    Venue: Le Lieu Unique (Nantes, France) http://www.lelieuunique.com/
    Period: one month in May, 2017
    Budget (gross): 11.000 € which include a fee for the artist, production costs for the project, technical assistance, as well as travel, accommodation and per diems. .


ENCAC_open call

ROBERT LIPPOK / OBJECTS / L.E.V. EDITION

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Robert Lippok and L.E.V. Festival are celebrating Robert birthday and X anniversary of LEV together.
They are really motivated and, for that, challenge the public to a singular and friendly call for participation.

The attractive first prize will be a Korg Volca Sample which contains a pleasant surprise: a Library with Robert Lippok´s personal sounds, a versatile sonic diary.

Download HERE the document with Robert Sound Library and join us in this creative adventure.

You can send your work to: objects@levfestival.com till July 15. 

The jury will be formed by Robert Lippok himself, Elena Gómez (Radio3/Atmósfera) and the L.E.V. Festival staff.


Dear music lovers,

i made a little birthday gift to my favorite Spanish festival L.E.V. and to you all, a collection of some of my sonic sources im using at the moment.

One of my first instruments, back in the 80s, was an EMU EMAX I sampler. Some of you might know this machine with its tiny memory of just 2 MB. Ever since i love sampling. My approach to this technology is direct and rather simple. Beside musical instruments i use a pretty wide range of sound sources. I often collect objects on my journeys. Besides many other things i found some great sounding drift wood at a beach in Uraba / Colombia, or an old Russian jerrycan which creates steel drum like tones.

The dahlem sounds been recorded at the music department of the Ethnologisches Museum in Dahlem, Berlin. A truly amazing collection of Instruments from all over the world. The centaur_perc sounds are with me for some years now. Originally created for a life performance with Ludovico Einaudi at Villa Adriana in Rome almost ten years ago. They appear in some of my productions. I can´t remember how i done them. I think i´ve used a Logic Audio EnVerb which i love.

If you like you can layer the distotom_loops. Together they build a quite nice rhythm. The random_pulse_loops been made with a Waldorf Puls I. Its my favorite synthesizer for bass. In this case i´ve used the random sound function. I was curious about what kind sounds the synthesizer produces „without a human touch“. The selection took about 3 hours and i think i pressed a few hundred times the random button. I did not save the results into the memory. They now only exist in this collection. The Midi timing is sometimes not 100 percent stable but i like those little shifts and drifts. The tempo was set to 120 bpm but sometimes the machine had its own will. 

Here and there i´ve added some reverb ( a Lexicon PCM plug-in among others ) I do that in my own productions from time to time. The fx amount is an essential part of the sounds so i didn´t want to provide them in a dry version.

Of all the microphones i used during the working process i liked the Microtech Gefell M930 in combination with a Neumann V476 pre-amp best. It creates a very rich, transparent and deep image. Highly recommended. 

All sounds been treated with pure analog processing @ Tapewave Mastering by Giovanni Ferliga.

 

I hope the library gives you some inspiration for your work. You are of course very welcome to use the sounds in your own production with no restrictions. I would love to hear some of the results.

Best wishes,

Robert Lippok

 

Many thanks to Thaddi Hermann for lending me his Roland TR-808, to Surreal Machines / Pete Downling and Matt Jackson for letting me use a beta version of Impact, they fabulous new transient designer plugin and a big, big thank you to Giovanni Ferliga for mastering all the material in such a sublime way.

 

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L.E.V. LAST ADDITIONS.

L.E.V. LAST ADDITIONS. NEW SPACES.

After the previous confirmations that include Monolake, Biosphere, Robert Lippok, Robert Henke, Herman Kolgen, Pole, Hiroaki Umeda, Dasha Rush, Myriam Bleau, Paul Jebanasam & Tarik Barri, Yro & Sati, Ametsub, Sunny Graves, Datassette, Komatssu and J.G. Biberkopf, L.E.V. adds 13 more acts to the line-up

L.E.V. is a co-produced initiative by the Government of the Principado de Asturias, the Gijon City Council and LABoral Art and Industrial Creation Centre and the Asturian collective Datatron. The festival will be held on28th, 29th, 30th April and 1st of May and it will feature some of the most interesting and daring proposals in the field of international sound and visual creation.

 

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AUDIOVISUAL PERFORMANCES

RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY PRESENTS ALEX SMOKE L.O.W. A/V FEAT. FLORENCE TO

L.E.V., with the collaboration of Red Bull Music Academy, presents an audiovisual live show by Alex Smoke, playing his new work L.O.W., Love Over Will, with the collaboration of visual artist Florence To.

This is a special adaptation of his acclaimed new work, which places him on the forefront of a techno sound evolved from chaos, navigating on several layers of filtered voices and sharp sounds that float over his signature emotional arrangements and electronic beats.

The visual work by Florence To creates immersive, sensorial and digital landscapes, in an attempt to generate a synesthetic experience that will be enjoyed by audiences of Laboratorio de Electrónica Visual.

 

KUEDO LIVE A/V FEAT WERKFLOW

Since the release of his seminal Severant album, Kuedo has been paving out new roads for his uniquely enthralling, futuristic sci-fi soundtracks, with an increasing focus on sound-design and composition. Recent commissions for games, digital art and motion projects include a recent score for The Sprawl; a film for strategic design agency Metahaven.

Kuedo also last year co-founded – together with Joe Shakespeare – the art and music imprint Knives, which saw his highly-awaited, and critically-acclaimed new release, Assertion of a Surrounding Presence EP, which The Quietus eloquently reviewed as dipping a toe into the future, dares to bring back a drop.

All these roads have now converged into the creation of his brand new AV live show, premiering in 2016 with material from his upcoming album. It sees a collaboration with deviceful digital arts studio Werkflow, constructed with next generation game engine technology they perform immersive real-time animations; the result is a visceral live show spectacle of sight and sound that will be one of the must-sees for this year.

 

CAO YUXI PRESENTA MACROCOSM.

Cao Yuxi is a young Chinese artist based in New York and with connections to a group of audiovisual creators belonging to the “New Media” scene. These artists are interested in the visualization of sound, computation, interactivity, design and all their confluence points.

James Yuxi will arrive in Gijón to present his audiovisual performance Macrocosm. Synchronism, science-fiction aesthetics, synesthesy and abstract images, all mixed up in a trip from the infinitesimal to the cosmic, full of exploding galaxies and expanding black holes, where high-resolution image and sound blend into one.

 

RAQUEL MEYERS

Raquel Meyers, a Spanish visual artist based in Sweden, with strong links to the 8-bit scene, Pixel Art and arcade video game aesthetics, comes back to L.E.V. to create a collaboration with the prolific Datassette.
Her work, triggered from two vintage Commodore 64 computers, will be the perfect companion to Datassette’s live act. One of the strongest, weirdest and most playful acts in the audiovisual experimental scene.



BOTANIC GARDEN: LCC AND BASSBOSS

The Botanic Garden, one of the most charming settings of the Festival, will host part of the daytime events. Asturian artists LCC and Bass Boss will add to other already announced acts such as Pole and Ametsub.

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LCC, a band full of creativity, comes back to the Festival to introduce us to its brand new material. Their show will reveal the new sounds they have been working on last year. Some of them have been produced during their artistic residence at Stockholm’s EMS Studios. where they had the chance to work with legendary modular Buchla 200 and Serge synthesizers.

 

BASS BOSS

Bass Boss is a very young Asturian artist that creates exquisite, highly personal music. His work is influenced by international IDM, bass scene and the new wave of futuristic electronic music created by artists as Kuedo. He also has strong bonds with the local scene, and he will premiere his new work at L.E.V. in a very special stage: the Botanic Garden.


 

NEW LOCATIONS AROUND TOWN

 

FRED PENELLE & YANNICK JACQUET (ANTIVJ). JOANIE LEMERCIER. SONICS ROBOTS. OSCAR MULERO.

In its search for the evolution of new audiovisual languages, L.E.V., presents two of the most remarkable current names from this scene: Antivj and artist Joanie Lemercier, both with projects that transcend classic formats.

Both shows will take place at several downtown museum spaces: Hall 1 at Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto and the Barjola Museum Chapel. Apart from these one setting, the Revillagigedo Museum Chapel will also host several events, to create a circuit around town where different interventions and activities will take place.

 

JOANIE LEMERCIER: WALL DRAWING L.E.V. 2016. CAPILLA DEL MUSEO BARJOLA 

 

This piece is part of Wall Drawing, a series of audiovisual installations where the visuals are directly drawn over the walls, and then augmented with a light projection, in order to alter our senses by generating impossible volumes and depth.
The visuals are formed by straight lines and repetitive, simple patterns representing a structure of landscapes, rocks, planets and caves, heavily inspired by Sol Lewitt’s mural paintings.

Joanie Lemercier is one of the founding members of the highly acclaimed Antivj visual label, pioneering creators of video art in digital environments, and audiovisual projects with music artists such as Emptyset, James Ginzburg or Principles of Geometry.

From 2013 on, Joanie has dissociated himself from Antivj visual label in order to pursue solo projects, revealing himself as an artist of the highest sensitivity in the digital experimental art scene.

 

FRED PENELLE & YANNICK JACQUET (ANTIVJ): MÉCANIQUES DISCURSIVES. SALA 1 / CENTRO DE CULTURA ANTIGUO INSTITUTO

 

 

As time runs faster everyday and our life pace gets more frantic by the moment, Fred Penelle & Yannick Jaquet, from Antivj visual label, give us some breathing space.

During their show, a strange mechanism will emerge from the walls in Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto Hall One, one full of mysterious characters, shadows and strange, mechanical objects, to make us doubt if we are watching a lab experiment or a plan for a future ecosystem.

Mécaniques Discursives swim between two different eras: the Guttemberg times, full of mechanical contraptions, and Big Data age A very striking contrast is created between the mechanic techniques used to reproduce images, and the state-of-the-art digital technologies. Both are used to convey a deconstructed narrative, a script formed by a thousand stories.

Paying attention to the smallest detail, the narrative creates false connections, routes and itineraries, a true invitation to dream on.

Yannick Jacquet is Legoman, one of the founding members of the Antivj visual label, and the mind behind, among others, the audiovisual live act of the Lumisokea project. Fred Penelle is a visual artist with strong connections to the world of stage design, to which he adds his characteristic imaginary worlds.

 

SONIC ROBOTS PRESENTS GLITCH ROBOT. REVILLAGIGEDO PALACE CHAPEL.

 

 

The work of Sonic Robots (Moritz Simon Geist) is about some of the most transcendent issues about the near future: our perception of technology, the robotization of society and artificial intelligence, always from the most ludic, entertaining side of electronic music.

Sonic Robots will present, again at the Revillagigedo Palace Chapel, the musical performance GLITCH ROBOT, all created live by robots, to explore the borders between machine noise, the intricacies of its mechanics and robotic bass music.

The machines used in this performance were made out of recycled and 3D printed components: hard discs, power relays, motors, solenoids… This experience has been created with the help of pioneer band Mouse On Mars, which will be accompanied by Sonic Robots in their forthcoming and spectacular live show.

 

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OSCAR MULERO PRESENTS MONOCHOME. REVILLAGIGEDO PALACE CHAPEL.

The Revillagigedo Palace Chapel will host the dark, brainy electronic sounds of one of the most notorious European names in techno music, Óscar Mulero. Throbbing beats and thick atmospheres.

Oscar Mulero, a truly one of a kind artist, embraces different scenes but always manages to contribute his personal vision. His unique style comes from an obsessive devotion to sound. His innate creativity makes him jump from dense, deep techno sounds (released on his own label Pole Group) to more experimental electronica.

A constantly evolving artist that visits L.E.V. for the first time to premiere his new, yet unreleased work, in which he departs from his usual techno style to show us a more experimental side.


 

JÄGERMUSIC SHOWCASE. LABORAL UNIVERSITY CAFETERIA

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A collaboration between L.E.V. Festival and Jägermeister, Jägermusic Showcase is an event that aims to support Spanish musicians on the rise.

On Saturday April 30 at the Laboral University Cafeteria we will enjoy live shows by BSN Posse (Málaga),  and JMII contributed by Jägermusic, and Condres (Asturias), supported by Festival L.E.V.

Málaga’s BSN Posse have created one of the most powerful albums in the last years: Southern Trax, chosen by critics and fans as one of the best of 2015.

Spanish Footwork heroes BSN Posse’s highly melodic music combines deep frequencies from London bass music with hip-hop, jungle and sampledelia. JMII, from the Hivern label, invites us to a live show full of dance beats connected to Detroit House and visionaries as Model 500 or Laurent Garnier. Surely one of the most playful acts in L.EV. Festival.

Condres is the alter ego of Luis Sierra, who started making music on 2002 under the moniker Penca Catalogue. He recreates the inexhaustible British Continuum Hardcore phenomenon, infected with traces of pop music and shoegaze layers. A really amazing trip that doesn’t follow the rules of that mind’s invention we call time, boasting with its best weapon, the mixture of styles, with strength and serenity.



WORKSHOP: MAP ON MASK

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As we previously mentioned. we really want to trace the evolution of new audiovisual languages, and this is connected to Workshop: MAP ON MASK, which aims to establish connections between different disciplines by applying the video mapping technique to volumetric objects.
The main aim of this workshop, hosted by LABoral Centro de Arte and included in the schedule of activities of the ENCAC (European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation), is to create a space to play and investigate the video mapping technique and its different usages, the starting point being the application to volumetric objects.
During 4 days, the students will explore new techniques for software, electronics, LED lighting, video mapping and interactive installations – all in one place.
By Mike Latona, aka Los Hermanos. Visual artist, VJ, mapper, painter and graphic designer.
+ INFO: http://www.levfestival.com/16/actividades-paralelas/taller_map-on-mask/


 

SCHEDULES

 

The schedules are not yet available. More information about the programme (by days) can be found here:

THURSDAY: Robert Henke / J.Lemercier / Fred Penelle and Yannick Jacquet /
*Lanna Club: Andrea Parker / Roberto Lobo (Fasenuova) / Ametsub / Luishock

 

FRIDAY: Robert Henke / J.Lemercier / Fred Penelle and Yannick Jacquet / Monolake Surround 2016 /Biosphere presenta Patashnik / Hiroaki Umeda presenta Holistic Strata / Red Bull Music Academy presenta Alex Smoke L.O.W. A/V feat. Florence To / Paul Jebanasam & Tarik Barri  presentan Continuum live A/V  / Myriam Bleau presenta Soft revolvers / Komatssu /

 

SATURDAY: Robert Henke / J.Lemercier / Fred Penelle and Yannick Jacquet / Robert Lippok presenta Sky Machine / Herman Kolgen / Pole / Kuedo Live A/V feat Werkflow / Dasha Rush en colaboración con el artista visual Stanislav Glazov presenta Antarctic Takt  / Myriam Bleau presenta autopsy:glass / Yro & Sati presentan Inside the Black Box / Ametsub /Sunny Graves A/V  / LCC / Cao Yuxi presenta Macrocosm / J.G. Biberkopf  / Datassette / Raquel Meyers / Bass Boss Jägermeister presenta: BSN Posse, JMII y Condres.

 

SUNDAY: Robert Henke / J.Lemercier / Fred Penelle and Yannick Jacquet / Oscar Mulero presenta Monochrome / Sonic Robots presenta Glitchrobot /
*Lanna Club: Robert Lippok / Datassette / Komatssu / Sunny Graves


 

L.E.V. 2016 | LABORATORIO DE ELECTRÓNICA VISUAL
X Festival Internacional de Creación Audiovisual de Gijón
· X ANIVERSARIO ·
Del 28.04 al 1.05.2016
LABORAL CIUDAD DE LA CULTURA

Monolake Surround 2016 (Imbalance Computer Music, De)
Biosphere: Patashnik (Biophon, No)
Robert Lippok: Sky Machine (raster-noton, De)
Robert Henke : Fall (De)
Herman Kolgen (Ca)
Pole (Pole, Music, De)
Kuedo Live A/V feat Werkflow (Knives, Uk)
Hiroaki Umeda: Holistic Strata (Jp)
Dasha Rush in collaboration with visual artist Stanislav Glazov: Antarctic Takt (De)
Red Bull Music Academy presents Alex Smoke L.O.W. A/V feat. Florence To
Oscar Mulero: Monochrome (Pole Group, Es)
Paul Jebanasam & Tarik Barri: Continuum live A/V (Subtext Recordings, Uk / Nl)
Myriam Bleau: Soft revolvers / autopsy:glass (Ca)
Fred Penelle and Yannick Jacquet: Mécaniques Discursives
Yro & Sati: Inside the Black Box (Fr)
Ametsub (Nothings66 / Blueberry Recordings, Jp)
Joanie Lemercier: Wall Drawing L.E.V. 2016 (Fr)
Sunny Graves A/V (Disboot / Modern Obscure Music, Es)
LCC (Editions Mego, Es)
Cao Yuxi: Macrocosm (Cn)
J.G. Biberkopf (Knives,Lt)
Datassette (AI, Uk)
Komatssu (Es)
Moritz Simon Geist: Sonic Robots (De)
Mike Latona & Marine Maschine (Be)
Raquel Meyers (Es)
Bass Boss (Es)
Jägermusic presents: BSN Posse (Iberian Juke/Slime Recordings, ES), JMII (Hivern Discs, Es) and Condres (Holistic, Es)

Lanna Club Thursday 28 th April + Sunday 01 st May. 2016

Thursday, April 28th · Opening Party

Andrea Parker (Touchin’ Bass / UK)
Ametsub (Nothings66 / Blueberry Recordings, Jp)
Roberto Lobo (live)  (Humo, Es)
Luishock (Post Club / Hooded Records / Es)

Sunday, May 1st · Closing Party · 10 years of LEV

Robert Lippok (live) (raster-noton, De)
Datassette (AI, Uk)
Sunny Graves (Disboot / Modern Obscure Music, Es)
Komatssu (Es)

L.E.V. ANNOUNCES NEW NAMES


After the previous confirmations that include Monolake, Robert Lippok, Myriam Bleau, Hiroaki Umeda, Paul Jebanasam & Tarik Barri, Ametsub and Sunny Graves, in this new edition L.E.V. adds more acts to the line-up that will be going to Gijon to present their work .

L.E.V. is a co-produced initiative by the Government of the Principado de Asturias, the Gijon City Council and LABoral Art and Industrial Creation Centre and the Asturian collective Datatron. The festival will be held on 28th, 29th, 30th April and 1st of May and it will feature some of the most interesting and daring proposals in the field of international sound and visual creation.


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ROBERT HENKE PREMIERES HIS NEW INSTALLATION FALL IN LABORATORIO DE ELECTRÓNICA VISUAL.(L.E.V.)

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Restless artist Robert Henke presents his new project: a spectacular, touching audiovisual installation paying tribute to a small German village called Fall, which now lies below the waters of a reservoir. This installation, hosted by the Centro de Arte LABoral, is included in the activities of the European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation (ENCAC) to coincide with L.E.V.’s tenth anniversary.

In the 1950s the village of Fall in the south of Bavaria slowly disappeared under the rising waters of the newly built Sylvenstein water reservoir.

The installation puts the visitor below the water surface and turns them up side down. Ruins and buildings emerge above their heads, illuminated by the unstable and flickering light of two lasers. They project lines, geometric shapes, moving organic objects and occasionally numbers on a floating array of transparent sheets of fabric, evoking associations of scattered light reflections on the lake, but also figures from architectural plans. The sonic counterpart adds transformed water sounds, church bells frozen in time, bavarian folk music turned into distant granular clouds and technical signals. The imaginary village of Fall down below the lake is still alive, right in front of the vast open wilderness of the mountains.


BIOSPHERE presents PATASHNIK LIVE

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L.E.V. Festival is not only about contemporary works; we also search for projects that could be considered true classics in the history of electronic music. On this occasion we recover Patashnik, the legendary work released by Biosphere on 1994 that paved the way for GeirJenssen (Biosphere)‘s characteristic sound. He will play it at L.E.V. in a very special live show, to celebrate the festival’s tenth anniversary.


AUDIOVISUAL PERFORMANCES · NEW COORDINATES · HERMAN KOLGEN · YRO & SATI

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Besides previously announced projects by Myriam Bleau and Hiroaki Umeda / S20, we confirm new appearances by Herman Kolgen, audience-acclaimed in a previous Festival edition, and French Yro & Sati, in our attempt to check the pulse of cutting-edge audiovisual performances of today.

Canadian artist Herman Kolgen comes back to L.E.V. to present, in collaboration with Mapping Festival, several works: the premiere of his new project Kathodd; a brand new version of Seismik, v.2, a work that left an indelible impression in the retinas of the Festival’s followers; and the Aftershock performance, which will transport us to his unique, apocalyptic universe.

On the other hand, French Yro & Sati will introduce us to Inside The Black Box, a very special show, a sensitive, live edit sci-fi film, brought to life both on stage and screen. Visual artist Yro is another regular contributor to the Festival, due to his mastery at creating digital atmospheres with analog instrumentation.


AUDIOVISUAL LIVES · DASHA RUSH present ANTARTIC TAKT

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Dasha Rush, a Russian artist from the Raster-Noton label, will amaze us with her audiovisual live show AntarcticTakt, created in collaboration with visual artist Stanislav Glazov. This show was premiered at Berlin Atonal, and it has only been enjoyed in selected festivals since.

AntarcticTakt, inspired by the remote recesses of the Antarctic, invites us to a sensory journey to the icy landscapes of the frozen continent.


RE-ENCOUNTER · POLE · KOMATSSU

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Previous L.E.V. Festival visits by Pole (Germany) and Komatssu (Asturias) left a great impression among our audiences. This is why we have invited them again to play in the Festival’s tenth anniversary.

Pole, founder of the record label ~scape and one of our favorite artists, brings us his first studio album in eight years: Wald. This very special project, influenced by long walks in the woods, is divided in three acts, a structure inspired by the trees’ shapes, their verticality and their tangling branches. Pole’s Wald conjures a new, dub-wise sound universe full of tension and hazy atmospheres.

Meanwhile, Komatssu (Héctor Sandoval) will play a live show with all the material he has produced since 2012, after releasing his album El poso que da el tiempo. Unreleased material, some new tracks written specifically for this show, and new gadgets on stage will feature this new live event full of emotion and intensity.


DATASSETTE

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Datassette, a man perhaps best known for constructing his own fine blend of emotive computer-funk and rubbery analogue electro, aims to entertain the brain and move the feet.

Based in London and active for over 15 years, he is an avid collector of obscure space disco, synth-funk instrumentals, and brain-melting library music gems.

Prolific but always of the highest quality, Datasette is one of the most highly regarded electro producers out of the UK.


AVANT – GARDE SOUND · J. G. BIBERKOPF

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Jacques Gaspard Biberkopf is a Berlin based artist. Influenced both by early 20th century existencialist movements and Ryan Trecartin, Grime and Musique Concrete, works within the paradoxical relationship between CLUB music and art/concept music.

The tracks of Ecologies EP., released in Kuedo’s Knives label, are intended as a field trip into the represenations of nature that emerge from the digital-social media scape.

J.G. Biberkopf appears as part of an newly emergent wave of intensely thoughtful, rhythmically physical, net-aware young artists, such as v1984 and Sentinl.



LANNA CLUB / OPENING AND CLOSING PARTIES


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In cooperation with Club Lanna and to celebrate the Festival’s tenth anniversary, L.E.V. has scheduled two very special nights: an opening party on Thursday, April 28th, and a closing party on Sunday, May 1st.

To celebrate the Festival’s birthday, these parties will feature DJ sessions and special live appearances by some of the artists included in this edition’s line-up, such as Robert Lippok (De), Ametsub (Jp), Sunny Graves (Sp), Komatssu (Sand) and Datassette (Uk); but new names will also be included, as the Festival debut by Andrea Parker (Uk), Asturian Roberto Lobo (50% of Fasenuova) presenting live his new project for the first time, or Luishock (Sp), member of Madrid’s Post Club.

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L.E.V. 2016 | LABORATORIO DE ELECTRÓNICA VISUAL

Gijon´s X International Festival of Audio-visual Creation · X Anniversary

Monolake Surround 2016 (Imbalance Computer Music, De)

Biosphere presents Patashnik (Biophon, No)

Robert Lippok presents Sky Machine (raster-noton, De)

Robert Henke presents Fall (De)

Herman Kolgen (Ca)

Pole (Pole Music, De)

Hiroaki Umeda presents Holistic Strata (Jp)

Dasha Rush presents Antarctic Takt in collaboration with visual artist Stanislav Glazov. (raster-noton, De)

Paul Jebanasam & Tarik Barri  present Continuum live A/V (Subtext Recordings, Uk / Nl)

Myriam Bleau presents Soft revolvers / autopsy:glass (Ca)

Yro & Sati present Inside the Black Box (Fr)

Ametsub (Nothings66 / Blueberry Recordings, Jp)

Sunny Graves A/V (Disboot / Modern Obscure Music, Es)

Datassette (AI, Uk)

Komatssu (Es)

J.G. Biberkopf (Knives,Lt)

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Lanna Club Thursday 28 th April + Sunday 01 st May. 2016

 

Thursday, April 28th · Opening Party

Andrea Parker (Touchin’ Bass / Uk)

Ametsub (Nothings66 / Blueberry Recordings, Jp)

Roberto Lobo (live)  (Humo, Es)

Luishock (Post Club / Hooded Records / Es)

 

Sunday, May 1st · Closing Party · 10 years of LEV

Robert Lippok (live) (raster-noton, De)

Datassette (AI, Uk)

Sunny Graves (Disboot / Modern Obscure Music, Es)

Komatssu (Es)


 

L.E.V. 2016 announces first names for the 10th edition of the Laboratory of Visual Electronics. 10th Anniversary.

The Laboratory of Visual Electronics, the International Festival of Audiovisual Creation of Gijón, returns in its 10th edition to occupy the different venues of the Laboral City of Culture and the Botanic Garden of Gijón.

L.E.V. is a co-produced initiative by the Government of the Principado de Asturias, the Gijon City Council and LABoral Art and Industrial Creation Centre and the Asturian collective Datatron. The festival will be held on 28th, 29th, 30th April and 1st of May and it will feature some of the most interesting and daring proposals in the field of international sound and visual creation.

Monolake, Robert Lippok, Myriam Bleau, Hiroaki Umeda, Paul Jebanasam & Tarik Barri, Ametsub and Sunny Graves are the first names confirmed in a programme which focuses on highlighting impacting audiovisual projects and artists that transcend genres and labels.

 


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RE-ENCOUNTER · MONOLAKE, ROBERT LIPPOK AND AMETSUB

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Ten years on. Ten editions of the Laboratory of Visual Electronics, which has counted on artists and projects that have allowed us to live unforgettable experiences. The festival intends to look back over the past editions and relive some of these moments with artists such as Monolake, Robert Lippok and Ametsub, who will present their latest work.

Monolake (Robert Henke), after having contributed to the music world with works of art like Hongkong, Interstate or Polygon cities, he is still one the most attractive projects in the world of electronic Music, continuously worried about how the sound may define a physical and mental space and get out the limits of the club.

Monolake made his first appearance at L.E.V. in 2008. He performed live along with Deadbeat and gave a workshop focused on Ableton Live. In this edition, he returns to present his new work, in one of his rare live performances in Surround format, which will be full of unreleased material, some of it especially designed for L.E.V. anniversary.

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Ametsub left us speechless with his performance back in 2011. That was the first time the festival was scheduling outdoors activities in daytime, at a special location such as the Botanical Gardens of Gijón. Right there, Robert Lippok offered the audience an unforgettable live performance full of rhythm and positive energy.

Robert Lippok is one of the most influential artists of the last 25 years on the Berlin scene. He is a founding member of the mythical To Rococo Rot, one of the most beloved projects by experimental music fans of all times that have successfully managed to break the boundaries between post-rock and electronic music. In this edition of L.E.V. he will present his latest work, which will be released earlier in the year in raster-noton platform, in collaboration with Klara Lewis (Editions Mego) and Dodo Nkishi, drummer with the great Mouse on Mars.

Deep sounds, drums, minimalism, white noise, marimbas and wooden sticks found on his walks, combined with the piano to create a dense atmosphere that sculpts nearly palpable melodies. Those unique sounds characterize the work of Robert Lippok, a magnificent example of XXI digital romanticism.

Akihito Saitoh, known as Ametsub, is a young musician from Tokyo. He has managed to astound the very Ryuichi Sakamoto, who referred to Ametsub’s last album The Nothings of the North as the best album of 2009. Ametsub and Sakamoto had collaborated on several occasions.

The press has said of him that he is capable of transforming the urban blues sound, the chill of daily life in Tokyo in a seamless progression of electronic nostalgia. Instrumental hip hop, clicks n ‘cuts, contemporary music, everything is absorbed and processed by Ametsub, spinning some songs which reflect that Akihito, the pianist, has what they call “the magic”.

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AUDIOVISUAL PERFORMANCES: NEW COORDINATES

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Throughout its history, the L.E.V. programme was highlighted by renowned audiovisual performance.

In this anniversary edition, the works of the young Canadian artist, Myriam Bleau, and Japanese Hiroaki Umeda / S20 will show us off what ́s going on in the audiovisual performance avant-garde.

Montreal native Myriam Bleau is one of the most promising artists in the international scene. Composer, digital artist and performer, she explores the limits between musical performance and digital arts, creating audiovisual systems that go beyond the screen. Her presence on the popular music scene is influenced by her practices which integrate hip hop, techno and pop elements. Her work has been presented and recognized internationally: Prix Ars Electronica 2015 (AT), Elektra (CA), Transmediale (DE), Sonica (UK), Scopitone and Nemo Biennale (FR).

She presents two audiovisual performances, her acclaimed Soft Revolvers and the out-of- residency european avant-premiere of her new work, autopsy.glass, the result of a two week residency in Laboral Art Centre auspiced by the International Network ENCAC, of which L.E.V. forms part, along with other international festivals such as CTM Festival, Ars Electronica, Resonate, Elektra, Le lieu Unique, LABoral…

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Hiroaki Umeda is a multidisciplinary artist who works as a choreographer and audiovisual creator. His work is both minimal and radical, subtle and violent, and is created to be “experienced” in a direct manner. The perfect equation between movement and new technologies. For longer than a decade, from his S20 company, he has explored the interceptions between body and mind, senses, spaces and time in his choreographies and installations.

The impressive performance Holistic Strata, leaves nobody indifferent. Umeda combines the physical aspect of the dance with digital abstractions, experimental techno and sound landscapes in a holistic living organism in which all movements transcendentally coalesce into a harmony. Immersed in this harmonious world the audience ́s senses are challenged to the limit: to experience sensations preceding the materialization of emotions.


AUDIOVISUAL LIVES: ABYSSAL SOUND

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The most intense and darkest rhythms will be present in L.E.V. 2016 by Paul Jebanesam & Tarik Barri, one of the most fascinating projects at the moment, on the edge between the dark ambient, metal and industrial music and Sunny Graves, who will unveil his new live performance in the Laboratoy of Visual Electronics.

Paul Jebanasam, besides being one of the persons responsible for the label Subtext, is one of the most interesting creators on experimental sound nowadays.

His impressive new work, Continuum, emerges as a crystallised vision deploying sound to explore the spectrum of life, power and energy present in the universe. The compositions adopt the central premise of mirroring celestial events or cellular behaviour, fusing these with a defiant tonal grandeur and an ever-present sense of chaos.

Tarik Barri is responsible for providing image to this audiovisual experiment. He is also the mastermind behind this praised visual compositions by Thom Yorke, Atoms for Peace, Nicolas Jaar o Monolake.

Paul Jebanasam and Tarik Barri’s Continuum show was as sonically impressive as well as visually astounding and it supposed a personal universe whose aim is examining whether the conditions that support life and the digital and atomic mechanisms that surround it can continue to work together as one ecology in the face of dynamic and unpredictable change.

Sunny Graves is a project by Simon Williams, an artist based in Barcelona since 2002. Currently, he is working on his second project as Sunny Graves which will be released by the Barcelona label Disboot.

At L.E.V. he will introduce his latest work with visuals created by Ariadna Serrahima and No-Domain, based mainly on abstract compositions of video fragments in black and white which seek to further stress the importance of contrast in a project greatly inspired by the confrontation between the subtlety and abrasiveness, light and its absence. An exploratory experience at a mental and bodily level.

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L.E.V. 2016 | LABORATORY OF VISUAL ELECTRONICS

Gijon ́s X International Festival of Audio-visual Creation · X Anniversary

Monolake Surround 2016 (Imbalance Computer Music, De)

Robert Lippok presents “Sky Machine” (raster-noton, De)

Myriam Bleau: “Soft revolvers” / “autopsy:glass” (Ca)

Hiroaki Umeda: “Holistic Strata” (Jp)

Paul Jebanasam & Tarik Barri  present “Continuum live A/V” (Subtext Recordings) (Uk / Nl)

Ametsub (Nothings66 / Blueberry Recordings) (Jp)

Sunny Graves A/V (Disboot / Modern Obscure Music) (Es)


 

Awarded the five production residencies launched by the European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation

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L.E.V. Festival and the nine artistic and cultural institutions that take part at the European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation (ENCAC) have awarded its first open call addressed to artists/developers worldwide, which are working on all kinds of innovative concepts and ideas in the fields of intermedia research on sound, visuals, music, performing arts and digital culture.

The artists Ganzfeld (US), Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand with Paul Prudence (BY, RU, FR), Alan Warburton (GB), Myriam Bleau (CA), Tokuyama Tomonaga with Wladimir Schall (JP, FR) will develop their projects during a 2-week artistic residency at Avatar, DISK/CTM Festival, hTh, LABoral/LEV Festival and Le Lieu Unique, respectively

All the five projects have been selected between 361 proposals, representing 51 countries.

The jury was formed by the Curatorial Committee of ENCAC which is integrated by: Martin Honzik (Director of Ars Electronica Festival Linz; Austria), Caroline Gagné (Artistic Director of Avatar Quebec, Canada), Remco Schuurbiers (Co-Director at DISK / CTM Festival Berlin, Germany), Nathalie Bachand (Head of Development at Elektra Festival Montreal, Canada), Daniel Romero (Director of the Digital Arts Department at hTh CDN Montpellier, France), Lucía García (Managing Director of LABoral Gijón, Spain), Anaïs Rolez (PhD in History of Contemporary Art, Professor of Media Art and Performance at Nantes University as representative of Le Lieu Unique Nantes, France), Ignacio de la Vega (Co-Director at LEV Festival Gijón, Spain), Justine Beaujouan (Festival programmer at Mapping Festival Geneva, Switzerland), Damian Romero (Founder and Director of Mutek.MX Festival, Mexico) and Eduard Prats Molner (Co-Founder and Curator at Resonate Festival Belgrade, Serbia).

+ información: http://www.laboralcentrodearte.org/en/files/2015/encac/doc/actajuradoiconvo?set_language=en

L.E.V. arrives at CURTOCIRCUÍTO Festival with cutting-edge art pieces and AV directs

L.E.V. Festival will be one of the leading festivals of the next edition of CURTOCIRCUITO, the International Film Festival of Santiago de Compostela.

Thus, the participation of L.E.V. in Curtocircuito will consist of a projection of art pieces, which try to offer an approach to the spirit of the festival, and two live performances that escape from the traditional idea of “concert” to compose performances that combine music and video.

L.E.V. selection will be screened in NUMAX on Saturday 10th October. It collects a set of proposals that experiment with cutting-edge visual motifs to develop new narratives linked directly with sound.

This fusion of music and video is particularly important in the direct of Yro, French artist who was one of the great sensations of the last L.E.V. His show Triangles Irascibles is a cinematic experience like no other. It is a “one-man-show” which manipulates photos directly, while selecting extracts that creates musical synesthesia, echoes and audiovisual geometries. The show will take place in the SGAE Foundation on Saturday night October 10th.

It will be followed by the performance of Skygaze and the Asturian collective Fium. The sounds of Skygaze, who is already a reference on the national scene, move between downtempo, ambient, hip hop and future jazz, in the wake of Flying Lotus.

The tickets for this double show are available now through the Curtocircuito website. The price is  8 euros in advance and 10 at the box office.

http://www.curtocircuito.org/

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1ST ENCAC Open Call to Audiovisual Artists and Developers

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ABOUT ENCAC

The European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation is a transnational cooperation project to support, diffuse and integrate citizens and researchers interested in Visual Arts, Sound and Audiovisual creation and Digital Culture.

Led by LABoral Art and Industrial Creation Centre (Spain) in collaboration with L.E.V. Festival (Laboratorio de Electrónica Visual) as a strategic partner, ENCAC is financed by the Creative Europe programme, and composed by other five European cultural institutions or platforms as Ars Electronica (Austria), Disk (Germany), Resonate (Serbia), Le Lieu Unique (France) y hTh-CDN (France), in addition to four collaborative non-european partners as Avatar (Canada), ELEKTRA (Canada), Mutek (México) y Mapping Festival (Swiss).

RESIDENCIES

LEV Festival, LABoral and the nine artistic and cultural institutions that take part at the European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation (ENCAC) have launched its first open call addressed to artists/developers worldwide, which are working on all kinds of innovative concepts and ideas in the fields of intermedia research on sound, visuals, music, performing arts and digital culture. The call offers five research and/or production residencies that will take place over the period of January-April 2016 at the following locations: LABoral (L.E.V Festival, Gijón), Avatar (Quebec, Canada), DISK Berlin (CTM Festival, Berlin), humainTROPhumain (Montpellier) and le lieu unique (Nantes).

Object

ENCAC is looking for creative and innovative artistic projects and research within the fields and at the cross-sections of sound, visuals, music, performing arts and digital culture.

The residencies offer a chance for artists to research, conceive, produce and present new artistic works, new tools, methods, formats and perspectives for audiovisual creation. Presentation format depends on the nature of the residency, and may range from a final performance, an informal work-in-progress presentation, installation, a talk or workshop-style format, or other.

Resident artists will receive technical and artistic guidance during the development of their research and production. The support will be provided by the hosting venue and its network of collaborators. Travel and accommodation costs are also covered by each hosting institution.

Addressed to

This competition is open for artists/developers worldwide, which are working on all kinds of innovative concepts and ideas in the fields of intermedia research on sound, visuals, music, performing arts and digital culture. Each of the residencies also have particular focal points, as summarized here:

–       sound and electronic art
–       experimental audiovisual creation
–       audiovisual creation and performance: new tools, methods, formats and perspectives
–       scenic fact in relation to digital art and new technologies
–       experimental music instruments

Applications and deadline

Submitted project proposals must be original, unique, and as of yet unpublished.

While applicants are asked to select the residence they wish to apply, the curatorial committee may consider that the project is more suitable for a different venue than the one selected by the applicant.

An applicant may apply for more than one residency.

The deadline for submission is August 12th 2015, at 11:00 pm (Spanish time)

Jury

The curatorial committee will meet in September 2015 and select the winning projects. More information on the curatorial committee which is comprised by a member of each of the institutions and platforms involved in the network [+] 

LOCATIONS

Avatar (Quebec)

Object: research and production residency on sound art
Description: residency for the research and creation of an artwork that involves sound and electronic art
Venue: Avatar (Quebec, Canada)
Period: two weeks in February 2016
Fee: 2.000 €* including fee, production costs and per diem

LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (Gijón)

Object: research and production residency on audiovisual art.
Description: Production of an audiovisual piece that works with light, video and sound. Final results will be presented at LEV festival 2016, taking place on April 28, 29 and 30th, 2016.
Venue: LABoral Centro de Arte y creación Industrial (Gijón, Spain) and L.E.V. Festival
Period: two weeks in April 2016
Fee: 3.500 €, which includes material costs needed to conduct the research/ produce the work, as well as the final presentation fee.

 

DISK (Berlin)

Object: research and production of audiovisual art
Description: DISK Berlin is offering a chance to research, conceive, and present new tools, methods, formats, and perspectives for audiovisual creation and performance. Through its wide network of local collaborators, DISK Berlin will support the residency-holder with technical and artistic guidance. Advice may be provided by local artists, industry professionals, researchers and theorists, hackers, technological companies, and more, working within fields of sound, music, art, digital media and their cross-sections
Venue: residency at the ACUD cultural Centre and presentation at CTM 2016 Festival, produced by DISK Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
Residency: The residency will take place 14-29 January 2016, during the 2 weeks leading up to the CTM 2016 festival
Presentation: The residency outcome will be presented at CTM 2016, 29 January – 7 February 2016
Fee: 4.000 €, which includes material costs needed to conduct the research/ produce the work, as well as the final presentation fee.

 

hTh humainTROPhumain CDN Montpellier (France)

Object: research and production residency on performative arts and digital art
Description: The purpose of this residency is to widen the limits of the scenic fact in relation to digital art and new technologies: multimedia contemporary dance, audiovisual electronic operas, performances with light, video and sound, performances directed by artificial intelligence, robotic theatre, performances based on data manipulation. We are also open to any scenic act that reflects, explicitly or poetically, about new technologies nowadays or that perverts, mocks, abuses or misuses the technological fact.
Venue: hTh humainTROPhumain CDN Montpellier (Montpellier, France)
Period: two weeks
Fee: 4.000 € including fee, material costs needed to produce the work and presentation fee.

Le lieu unique (Nantes)

Object: research and production residency on audiovisual art
Description: Le lieu unique would like to welcome in this residency a research project on creation and/or prototyping of experimental music instruments. Fields of study could include (but are not limited to):
– usage and re-appropriation of everyday objects, linking them to digital technologies
– construction of digital or electronic instruments
– elaboration of multimedia or « wild » design in instruments
-any production questioning the links between technology and sound (storage and reproduction of sounds, links between technologies and forms, modes of listening and audio creation, etc.).

The main objectives of the residency are to organize a space of audio experimentation which will question, examine or expand the frontiers and limits of the musical field, to create connections with other forms of artistic expression and to question their links, while promoting the usage and practice of experimental practices in music and sound.
Venue: Le lieu unique (Nantes, France)
Period: 2 weeks in January (from 13th through 31st)
Fee: 4.000 € including fee, material costs needed to produce the work and presentation fee.

 

 

 

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