Sonica Triple Bill: KMRU |Tatsuru Arai | SCHNITT and Gianluca Sibaldi
Sonica presents AV Triple Bill: As Nature by KMRU, Re-Solarization by Tatsuru Arai and SCANAUDIENCE by SCHNITT and Gianluca Sibaldi
Berlin-based, Nairobi-born sound artist Joseph Kamaru, who records and performs as KMRU, explores the overlaps and contrasts of natural and artificial sound through field recordings and machine learning. In As Nature, KMRU investigates the invisible and usually unheard network of electromagnetic signals that surrounds and interacts with our world. With light shifting visuals by Markus Heckman.
Berlin-based Japanese composer Tatsuru Arai sees parallels between the development of music and natural science over the last century and looks ahead to the next stages of both. Re-Solarization’s hyperserial soundtrack, by turns judderingly challenging and swooningly sublime, seems to operate at a level beyond anything we’ve heard before; in accompanying visuals, algorithmically dense digital flowers bloom and blossom, twist and disintegrate in the dark.
See yourself as you never have before – and be both a member of the audience and an element of a unique experimental performance. SCHNITT – aka Italian audiovisual artists Marco Monfardini and Amelie Duchow – worked with technical engineer and performer Gianluca Sibaldi to develop a process to scan their audience members, using the resultant imagery to produce visuals that they then manipulate and transform live.
Audience notes: Performance contains strobe effects, flashing lights and loud noises.
Duration: 120 mins including intervals
As Nature is kindly supported by the Goethe Institut, Glasgow.
SCANAUDIENCE is kindly supported by the Italian Cultural Institute, Edinburgh.
Photo by Kim Sarah