BCK
Vibrance brings together a selection of artists working with acoustic activity as primal material through the angle of cross-disciplinary practice. It acts as a catalyser of contemporary practices in the field of sound, open hardware and performativity, aiming to stage a scenario in which presence, simulation, chaos and fictional control operate as protagonists.

BCK is an improvised musical performance by RYBN.ORG and Nicolas Montgermont. It is, on one side, CCRT monitors transformed into analog synths, and, on the other side, distorted sinuses that interweave together into powerfull frequencies. From this encounter between electrical modulation and digital synthesis, BCK searches to develop a sonic space, whose structure emerges and gradualy stabilizes, according to the interferences and interactions of waves that clash, add up and neutralize mutually.

RYBN.ORG is an extra-disciplinary artistic research platform, founded in 2000 as a web entity, disseminated into several servers all over the internet. RYBN.ORG operates through interactive & networked installations, digital/analog visual cross-performances and pervasive computing. Nicolas Montgermont explores the physicality of waves in different forms. He is interested in the reality of waves in space, the way they move and change, the links between a source and our perception, by designing setups that create a sensitive exploration of their poetic essence.

The Klaus Filip and Radu Malfatti Duo

The music of The Klaus Filip and Radu Malfatti Duo refers to the nothingness, voidness, openness. It attempts to create unknown structures with known sounds. It is calm floating, unexcited, avoiding the old competition of the ‘higher, louder, faster’. The sounds of the laptop and the trombone are usually pure blend-sounds, intervoven within each other and therefore create a netting of soundmaterial, which wants to treat the refined fields with distinction. Fields, which want to keep all our senses free. Free from all the irritating burdens determined through our cultural surroundings.

Klaus Filip has been involved in the experimental music world since the early nineties as a performer/composer/programmer. Radu Malfatti is an Austrian trombone player and composer that has been a major presence in the European free improv scene since the early seventies.

Electric Indigo. 2014/2015. 109.47 degrees.

Electric Indigo perrforms an adapted version of 109.47 degrees for Coded Cultures. 109.47 degrees can be described as a transformation of traditional instruments played in a non-traditional way into a haunting soundtrack of a fictional alien movie. Extended parts of the original work are combined with ad-lib, polyrhythmic drum and percussion patterns. It features baroque organ played with only partly drawn registers and the strings, metal and wooden frames inside of a grand piano were used to record its basic raw material. By means of granular re-synthesis, Electric Indigo creates an electro-acoustic piece of intriguing, uncanny beauty. The organ was played by Electric Indigo and recorded by Robert Henke at the Igreja da Misericordia in Viseu, Portugal. The grand piano was played and recorded by Angelina Yershova in Rome, both recordings are from 2014. The piece took inspiration from Peter Sloterdijk’s foam metaphor and the ideal tetrahedal angle in foams as described in Plateau’s laws. Hence, the title is a reference to the angle between bubbles in the most stable manifestations of foams.

Electric Indigo.

Susanne Kirchmayr aka Electric Indigo is an Austrian artist that works as a musician, composer and DJ. She started her career 1989 in Vienna, lived in Berlin from 1993 to 1996, founded the database and network for women in electronic music and digital arts «female:pressure» in 1998 and has been the recipient of several awards in Austria and Germany.

CODED CULTURES IN OPEN HARDWARE IS A PROJECT BY (RIAT), RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY