the wulf.

08.13.2016 8:00 p.m.

Christofides, Krieger, and Smith :: Last Chance to Dance Series

Stephanie Smith will perform with the latest iteration of her motor control arrays.

Ulrich Krieger's Quantum is a quiet exploration of soft sounds which require amplification to be audible. Adapting these amplified microsounds, Krieger creates a previously unheard soundworld of the saxophone.

A  world of quantum sounds., where sounds are always statistical, and never the same.

The probability of sound. The quantum world, the realm of the super-small equals the world of microsounds. In quantum mechanics there is no certainty, the Heisenberg ‘Uncertainty Principle’ rules. Reality is stochastic, at least at the smallest level.Quantum-sounds are similar in the sound world. Sounds that can not be controlled and fixed traditionally, only approached stochastically.

These sounds can be stochastically researched, experience and understood, they can be manipulated and steered in the right direction, but never totally, completely controlled. A quantum sound world of controllable macro-features, but stochastical micro-features.

It is purely ‘interactive’ between the performer and the sounds. Besides the obvious--saxophone type and make, mouthpiece type, ligature--here are too many other factors: textur of reed, strength of reed, duration of use of reed, weather, humidity, etc. for everything to be controllable in a traditional way

Yiannis Christofides (b. 1985, Cyprus) is a soundscape composer, creative sound designer and field recordist. He is co-founder of PHYSICAL PLASTIC, a Los Angeles based theater project with the aim of revealing theater as a concrete language, through collaboration and the organic integration of creative disciplines. His work for art installations, stage and performance pieces, media, and curatorial projects has been presented, among others, at the Athens & Epidaurus Festival, the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival 2016 | Abrons Arts Center, New York (US), 3LD Art & Technology Center, New York (US), La Triennale di Milano | La Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan (IT), Ecos Urbanos Festival | Fonoteca Nacional de México, Mexico City (MX), Irondale Center, Brooklyn (US), The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn (US), Point Centre for Contemporary Art, Nicosia (CY), Internationales Klangkunstfest Berlin 2014 (DE), the wulf., Los Angeles (US), Circuit Bridges | Gallery MC, New York (US), The Royal Dockyard Church, Kent (UK), Metamatic: The Art Foundation, Athens (GR), The Ethnological Museum, Nicosia (CY), Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London (UK), Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (L A C E), Los Angeles (US), Southwark Playhouse Theatre, London (UK), ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation, Nicosia (CY), the Kulturbrauerei, Berlin (DE).