Roc Jiménez de Cisneros
Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 8:00 PM (CDT)
Lampo and the Graham Foundation are pleased to present a performance by Roc Jiménez de Cisneros. Here, in his first Chicago appearance, he will premier “Tetralemma + Tetrafluoroethane,” a new 4-channel work for electronic sounds and hand-held air horns. Present in the work are two subjects: Mereology, or the theory of part-whole relations as it applies to the playback system and compositional structure, as well as the concept of imitation in music, wherein this and other recent performances emulate the aesthetics and techniques in his computer work. Sending similar, but not identical, audio streams to each speaker, Roc attempts to raise several questions: How does the interaction between different channels affect the overall structure of the work? Can we perceive parts within the parts? Can we really focus our attention on one specific source?
Roc Jiménez de Cisneros (b. 1975, Barcelona) is an artist and composer and co-founder of the computer music project EVOL, which began in 1996. His work is a radical and playful exploration of algorithmic composition. Heavily influenced and inspired by cosmology, noise and rave culture, he describes his recordings, installations and performances as "computer music for hooligans." His output has been released on labels such as Entr'acte, Presto!?, Mego, Fals.ch and ALKU, which he runs with Anna Ramos. He has performed extensively throughout the world. He lives and works in Barcelona.
This performance is presented in partnership with Lampo. Founded in 1997, Lampo is a non-profit organization for experimental music, sound art and intermedia projects. For information and to add your name to the Lampo list, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.lampo.org.
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Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts makes project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.