DESWR (Live from Karlsruhe)

http://artsbirthday.hfg-karlsruhe.de

SWR2 ars acustica will celebrate Art’s Birthday 2010 in cooperation with the HfG Karlsruhe State University of Arts and Design at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe.

AGF: live-electronics and vocals

AGF (alias Antye Greie)

EMPHASIS

Main fields of practice are sound, composition, e-poetry, calligraphic art, music, voice manipulation, music production, performance, digital media, sonic installations, visual realization, internet communication, interactive and participatory arts.

Specific research focus lies on relationship between language and sound including poetry in music, words in the context of electronic and electro-acoustic music, the phenomena of wordless singing, the perception of words in music and within different languages, the deconstruction of language and communication within music and abstract poetries that occur within sound.

DESCRIPTION OF AESTHETICS

Poetry within electronic ambient roar, subsonic beats, drone, arrhythmic, vocal processing, poem sampling, voice against words, multilingual, creating abstract narrative, filmic landscapes of sound in motion, dissonant interplay with pop harmonies mainly in unsequenced time free unframed compositions

WORK

AGF alias Antye Greie is an east german singer and digital songwriter, producer, performer, e-poet, calligrapher, digital media artist.

The start of her solo career was marked by the artistic exploration of digital technology. On her first solo album HEAD SLASH BAUCH (Orthlorng Musork 2001), she converted fragments of HTML scripts and software handbooks into a form of electronic poetry and deconstructed pop.

The follow-up work, WESTERNIZATION COMPLETED, won an Award of Distinction at the 2004 Ars Electronica festival. Her collaboration with Sue Costabile involving live audio-visual improvisation resulted in the 2006 AGF.3 + SUE.C CD/DVD release called MINI MOVIES (on Asphodel). 2008 releases WORDS ARE MISSING and DANCE FLOOR DRACHEN (AGF Producktion) experiment with absence of poetry and repetitive statements on reduced to complex rhythms.

Her poetry, which she converts into electronic music, pop songs, calligraphy and digital media, has been presented as live performances and sound installations in museums, auditoria, theatres, concert halls and clubs throughout Europe and in North America and Asia in festivals such as Ars Electronica Linz, Sonar Barcelona, Transmediale Berlin, GRM Festival Paris, Roskilde, Sync festival Athens, AudioVisiva Milan, Intern. Open Book Festival Moscow, Sonic Acts Amsterdam and staged solo performances in venues like Pompidue Paris, ICC Tokyo, Akademie der Kuenste Berlin, ICA London and many more

Greie’s installation work began in 2000 during a residency at the Berlin contemporary art centre Podewil, she staged an open source event by inviting the public to contribute sound and visuals into the performance, 2001 she wrote the exhibition sound track Berlin Klang for the Main Sonar Exhibition in Barcelona, where she also put up a guerilla performance in the space attracting other artists and audience participating, 2004 in collaboration with Vladislav Delay she exhibited 21 sound pieces into black boxes and placed them into a white cube at the Garage Festival. 2004 she wrote a 50 meter wallpaper poem into a Rotterdam Exhibition Hall. Her works have been part of many group exhibitions and festivals. Her latest installations have been audiovisual pieces in the Internet (attached below).

Other projects include the German electronic duo Laub, The Lappetites, AGF/ DELAY (with Vladislav Delay), THE DOLLS (Vladislav Delay and Craig Armstrong) and Zavoloka/AGF, collaborations with Craig Armstrong, Ellen Allien, Gudrun Gut, Eliane Radigue, Kaffe Matthews.

http://antyegreie.com
http://www.poemproducer.com

Moderator: Andreas Hagelüken
Executive Producer: Frank Halbig
Production: SWR/HfG/ZKM 2010
Online: audio- and videostream on http://artsbirthday.hfg-karlsruhe.de
We will provide you with a nonstop audio- and video stream (with a live mix of 3 cameras)
On air: 10.03 – 12.00 pm CET            SWR2
On site: 8.05 – 12.00 pm CET            ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

Links:

http://www.swr2.de
http://www.hfg-karlsruhe.de
http://www.zkm.de

22:10 – 22:30 GMT VERDI – Südwestrundfunk DESWR (Germany)

Live from Karlsruhe

SWR2 ars acustica will celebrate Art’s Birthday 2010 in cooperation with the HfG Karlsruhe State University of Arts and Design at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe.

Mira Calix: live-electronics and vocals
Oliver Coates: cello

http://www.londonsinfonietta.org.uk/video/mira-calix-ort-oard

Mira Calix

Mira Calix composes and produces music and is signed to Warp Records, on which she has released five albums, the most recent being The Elephant In The Room: 3 Commissions , the sequel to 2005’s 3 commissions.

She began her musical adventure by djing, performing at club nights, and as support on several tours, playing a variety of slots with a diverse selection of artists from Radiohead to Boards Of Canada. Her work fuses electronics, organic matter and classical instruments. The release of Eyes Set Against The Sun in 2007 received much critical acclaim.

Early in 2004 Mira was commissioned to write a site-specific piece of music for an installation in the conservatory of the Barbican in London for the re-opening of the Gallery. In September of that year, this piece was released along with Nunu; a collaboration with the London Sinfonietta, and some willing insects. Nunu premiered at the Royal Festival Hall and subsequently toured Europe extensively including performances at the Concertgebouw, Parca Della Musica and the Mariinsky Concert Hall in Moscow.

In 2005, Mira Calix formed a new ensemble called Alexander’s Annexe with pianist Sarah Nicholls and David Sheppard, whose live debut was at the Ravello Festival. The ensemble released an EP on Warp Records, “Push Door To Exit’ in late 2006. She regularly performs and collaborates with cellist Oliver Coates; most recently on an installation piece with video artist Quayola commissioned by the Faster Than Sound Festival.

As well as performing her own material, she has created several installation pieces and compositions, including the setting of one of Shakespeare’s sonnets for the Royal Shakespeare Company, curated by Gavin Bryars. In 2007 she completed a very modern opera; Elephant And Castle, in partnership with composer Tansy Davies, with a libretto by Blake Morrison and directed by Tim Hopkins for the Aldeburgh Festival. Later that year Opera North commissioned her to compose the soundtrack to renowned puppeteers Faulty Optic’s take on Monteverdi’s Orfeo for the Manchester International Festival. The production, titled; Dead Wedding, went on to the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, The Sage and a successful week’s run at the Barbican.

In autumn 2008 Mira created a new a surround mix of Nunu featuring the London Sinfonietta for an SACD; Recovery to Discovery released by the BMIC. The album includes rare work by Jonathan Harvey, Harrison Birtwistle and Jose Alvarez. She also performed two new pieces with the London Sinfonietta, collaborating with the Ugandan Dance Academy, as part of the opening celebrations of their move to Kings Place in London.

During 2007 and 2008 Mira wrote the soundtracks to two films by Italian film director Augusto Contento, Onibus and Tramas. Onibus was performed live and commissioned by Opera North for the Evolution Festival while Tramas won the grand jury prize for best soundtrack at the 2008 Sulmana Film Festival.

She has completed a new work based on Allegri’s Misere Mei for Streetwise Opera; My Secret Heart. The piece, which involves a purpose built structure and film by Flat-e, 80 singers, cello by Oliver Coates and Sound Design by David Sheppard, debuted at Southbank Centre in December 08 and will continue to tour as an installation worldwide during 2009. With My Secret Heart she recently won the British Composer Award.

http://www.miracalix.com

Oliver Coates

Oliver Coates is an Artist in Residence at the Southbank Centre in London. He studied the cello with Colin Carr, Lionel Handy and Heather Harrison. He performs as a solo cellist, a chamber musician and a guest principal with the London Sinfonietta. Olly loves to play all kinds of classical music alongside new experimental forms. He attained the highest degree result in the Royal Academy of Music’s history before going on to complete an MPhil with distinction at New College, Oxford.
He is proud to have worked closely on new music with young composers including Emily Hall, Larry Goves, David Fennessy, Anna Meredith, Chris Mayo, Matt Rogers, Charlie Piper, Mark Bowden, Mica Levi and many more. He has worked with composers such as Ades, Birtwistle, Saariaho, Lindberg, Gubaidulina and Jonathan Harvey on their music. He has also worked and recorded with artists such as Massive Attack, Goldie, Sigur Ros, Micachu, Shlomo, Mira Calix and Gurrumul.

http://www.olivercoates.com/
http://www.londonsinfonietta.org.uk/

Moderator: Andreas Hagelüken
Executive Producer: Frank Halbig
Production: SWR/HfG/ZKM 2010
Online: audio- and videostream on http://artsbirthday.hfg-karlsruhe.de We will provide you with a nonstop audio- and video stream (with a live mix of 3 cameras)
On air: 10.03 – 12.00 pm CET            SWR2
On site: 8.05 – 12.00 pm CET            ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

Links:

http://www.swr2.de
http://www.hfg-karlsruhe.de
http://www.zkm.de


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