Herman Kolgen CA

Train Fragments - World premiere - A/Visions 2
May 30, 2013, 20:00 - 22:00
Herman Kolgen: 21:30 - 22:00
Montréal-based multimedia artist Herman Kolgen
Investigations into the synergy of sight and sound, powerfully emotional and physically affecting audiovisual performance
Impakt, Seismik, Eotone, Aftershock
After performing last year at MUTEK Montreal and Buenos Aires, Kolgen unleashes his visual and sonic interpretation of an epic Steve Reich piece as Trains Fragments, with a full ensemble of Catalan percussionists on stage.
Montréal: 2002, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 - Japan: 2016 - Spain: 2015 - Mexico: 2005, 2007, 2013 (As Skoltz_Kolgen) - Buenos Aires: 2017

Internationally renowned, multifaceted multimedia artist, Herman Kolgen, has been modeling sumptuous ‘audiocinetic’ sculptures for over twenty years. The Montreal-based sight and sound virtuoso, continually hatches new conceptual approaches to celebrate the powerful synergy (and intimacy) at the heart of his audiovisual works. His installation pieces boast a singular, immaterial aesthetic, sitting at the juncture of many artistic practices. Kolgen has performed at prestigious international events such as Berlin’s Transmediale, the Venice Biennale, Austria’s Ars Electronica and MUTEK. For this year’s festival, Kolgen takes us on a sweeping multisensory trip, entitled, Train Fragments – a live audio-visual experience inspired by Steve Reich’s notoriously difficult string quartet, Different Trains. Performing alongside the Université de Montreal’s Sixtrum percussion ensemble, Kolgen’s improvised exploration of make-believe train fragments rides towards an ambiguous destination, as magnified metal parts and steam engines move in union to the rhythm of the live score.


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