Woulg (CA)

Montréal-based composer and new media artist Greg Debicki produces emotive glitch music by combining the dissonance of grunge with the rhythmic complexity of IDM and jazz. Woulg releases his output on labels such as Outlier Recordings and Enig'matik. An open source advocate, he writes generative music software and designs interactive projections. Using a bundle of custom software and hacked hardware, he experiments with subversive methods of sound design and visual rendition. He completed a BFA from Alberta College of Art and Design and studied music composition at the Dartington College of Arts, UK. 

DIGITAL QUÉBEC

British Film Institute 13/03/2015

Ring Buffer explores data bending by modelling sound in 3D. Sounds are sculpted in 3D modelling software using procedural algorithms and then converted to sound using image to audio mapping, and are displayed using a spectrograph. By using gestural rhythmic structures with a heavy emphasis on textures and dynamics, the performance takes the audience through an imagined geography, exploring multiple perspectives of alien shapes and soundscapes. By creating the sounds first as visual objects and then manipulating them as sounds in order to display them as visuals again, the project aims to bring the audience into the fabric of the data, to explore it from an inside perspective.
(40 min).

MUTEK NUIT BLANCHE

Espace Réunion 01/03/2015

Montréal-based composer and new media artist Greg Debicki (Woulg) produces emotive glitch music by combining the dissonance of grunge with the rhythmic complexity of IDM and jazz. Using a bundle of custom software and hacked hardware, Woulg experiments with subversive methods of sound design, exploring the creative potential of destruction, distortion and glitch. Woulg’s soundcapes guarantee a heightened listening experience: minimalist melodies and stirring synthesized tones always on the verge of careening wildly out of control. An open source advocate, Woulg releases his output on like minded labels such as Outlier Recordings and Enig'matik. After presenting Hollow, a mind melting, diagrammatic odyssey into the fabric of techno at MUTEK 2014, and days before flying off to perform Ring Buffer, his new, data-bending AV spectacle at MUTEK’s Barcelona branch (MUTEK.ES), Woulg brings his sculptural commotions and long range melodic chaos to MUTEK’s Nuit Blanche event. 

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MUTEK 2014, montreal

Salle BWR 01/06/2014

Montréal-based composer and new media artist Greg Debicki (Woulg) produces emotive glitch music by combining the dissonance of grunge with the rhythmic complexity of IDM and jazz. Using a bundle of custom software and hacked hardware, Woulg experiments with subversive methods of sound design, exploring the creative potential of destruction, distortion and glitch. Woulg’s soundcapes guarantee a heightened listening experience: minimalist melodies and stirring synthesized tones always on the verge of careening wildly out of control. An open-source advocate, Woulg releases his output on like-minded labels such as Outlier Recordings and Enig'matik. At EM15, he’ll present Hollow, a live performance with generative, sound responsive visuals that takes festivalgoers on a trippy, diagrammatic odyssey into the fabric of techno. Journeying from dark, four-to-the-floor to cerebral IDM and back, Hollow takes after mind-melting visual cues devised by the likes of masters and festival alumni Ryoichi Kurokawa, Carsten Nicolai and Ryoji Ikeda.

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