Werner Dafeldecker & Lawrence English

Werner Dafeldecker & Lawrence English (AU/AT)

Panorama 2: Synescopic (63 min)
MUTEK 2012, montreal

Cinéma Excentris 01/06/2012

Lawrence English is composer, media artist and curator based in Australia. Working across an eclectic array of aesthetic investigations, English’s work prompts questions of field, perception and memory. English utilizes a variety of approaches including live performance and installation to create works that ponder subtle transformations of space and ask audiences to become aware of that which exists at the edge of perception.

Werner Dafeldecker’s background is in European modern music and improvisation, examination of graphical notations, Fluxus, minimal music, electro acoustic music, jazz and field recordings. His musical projects are often inspired and deduced by outside influences such as architecture, physics, photography and film. Longtime sound and structure studies and the formulation of distinct articulations are in the center of his work as a composer and musician and are parallel to technological developments often connected with electronic form.
Resume of the piece:
Monolith is a series of audio-visual installations and live concerts created by Werner Dafeldecker and Lawrence English. In February 2010, the artists were invited by the Argentinean Antarctic Chancellery to visit two locations on the Antarctic Peninsula and create a work that responds to the social, historical and geographic qualities of this region. From the sounds of thunderous glacial cracks and curious hydrophonic environments, the audio and visual materials collected tell the story of a divergent and unexpectedly complex environment in which macro and micro views reveal vastly different qualities of any given space and time.

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