Hypernatural Sounds #4: Objet Autre – Performances/Q&A

The philosophy behind Sound-art and music.

from: 12.02.2017 4pm  to: 8.30pm

With Hypernatural Sounds #4: Objet Autre, SomoS is proud to host another issue of the HYPERNATURAL SERIES: THE PHILOSOPHY OF SOUNDS, curated by Pedro Lopes & Desiree Förster as part of the official Transmediale Vorspiel program.

The HYPERNATURAL SERIES: THE PHILOSOPHY OF SOUNDS is a series of performances and discussions which brings together musicians and theorists to share with the audience the philosophy behind Sound-art and music.

In this event of the Hypernatural series we are investigating le “objet petit a” — as in autre, the other. Deriving from the psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Lacan, objet petit a stands for the unattainable object of desire, our emphasis is on the dynamics that arise between the musician and objects that pertain the sounds. These relationships move and give space to each other but never attain any agreeable form, i.e., “unattainable object of desire”. These three musicians are particular examples of these oscillating relationships in their choices of aesthetics and musical instruments — all using common objects as sound sources.

In the discussion that will follow, we talk about the role of objects in artistic practice as well as part of contemporary discourses and how we – the artists as well as the audience – experience the material through opening up its qualities in a performative act. How much does the discourse around new materialism, technofossils, and hyperobjects represent a desire for something beyond the human consciousness, some metaphysical reality beyond what is perceptible to our senses?
Instead of just thinking about objects as something that always conceals itself – what new ways of engaging with can we find in musical practice?

Hypernatural Sounds #4: Objet Autre – Performances

Mario de Vega (objects, contact, feedback)
Exploring the physicality of listening and the threshold of human perception, Mario de Vega researches the materiality of sound, the vulnerability of systems, materials and individuals, and the potential of unstable systems. 

D’incise (laptop & objets percussives)
Sound explorer, he has no perticular instrument, using whatever can be considered as such, softwares, recordings, objects, percussions, harmonium, etc.
He’s interested in radicalism, reductionnism, repetitions and conceptual approaches, building specific set-up for each new occasion, in improvised or composed context.

Daichi Yoshikawa (feedback & objects)
Cyclist and artist Daichi Yoshikawa is interested in the spaces we can construct together through the intensities of live performance. His practice is feedback. His work is the push and pull of extremes: pitch, volume and gesture.

Invited speakers Elizabeth McTernan and Emiddio Vasquez will give presentations about their work.

Entry fee: 6-10 €

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