Presentation of "media flow. videoventure on electronic music pt.1-3".
The exhibition series "media flow. videoventure on electronic music" presented by the media art gallery fluctuating images in Stuttgart is dedicated to visual music as a phenomenon of contemporary artistic production.
The exhibition series aims to present current trends in the field of visual music. For media flow. videoventure on electronic music pt.1 in November 2004, film and video artists were invited to show their different concepts visualising music that vary depending on their background – as installation artists, architects or designers for example.
media flow. videoventure on electronic music pt.2 in March 2005 was dedicated to audiovisual combinations. Since the new media allow coordination of pictures and sounds in real time, ever more artists and acts are working on both sound and image – and can do it even live. New mixing boards allow you to treat CDs and DVDs in the same way; cutting and editing processes that used to require extensive postproduction are now done on the spot. The emphasis of the exhibition is on cinematic sequences developing simultaneously with the music or before it – in reversal of the conventional situation, where already existing music is used for a visualization afterwards.
The third part of the exhibition series arises from the contest "Dancing the Screen" and deals with the relations between video/film, electronic music and dance. Here, the term "dance," however, doesn’t only refer to dancing persons, but also to any kind of objects in motion. Like in the early experimental films where forms and colors started to dance by means of the postproduction such as cutting, editing and montage. This extended dance term is also valid for the context of "Dancing the Screen" – as a frame for different kinds of cinematic dance to electronic music.
SARGASSO:C - London concert series
Welcome to Sargasso's journeys to uncharted musical territories, where all contemporary currents merge and evolve. Sargasso is an independent label with a difference. Far from the noisy realms of mainstream commercialism, Sargasso offers the discerning listener an insight into new experimental music by established as well as up-and-coming artists. Adventurous music for inquiring minds. SARGASSO:C CONCERT SERIES CONTINUES...As part of its 10th year anniversary celebrations the Sargasso label continues its series of concerts at London's Salon des Arts. Sargasso:C events take place every 2 months. The next concert will be on Thursday November 24th at 7:30pm. Winter is approaching and encouraging us to hibernate. But as human beings endowed with free-will we can still react and decide to brave the darkness in order to hear some exciting new music. Not just music this time but also video (see below). It could be worse: you could be going to an office xmas party... This month's programme includes: Special guests: Cornelia and Holger Lund curators of the Fluctuating Images contemporary media art gallery in Stuttgart, Germany. They will present a choice selection of ground-breaking music videos by European and American artists. Flautist and composer Paul Cheneour (pictured) whose jazz, contemporary, Arab and Indian influences contribute to create his unique sound. Music of and for the spirit. Sargasso composer John Palmer who will premiere ...after silence, his new work for keyboards and electronics. Sound-sculpting intervention by Paul Chauncy (laptop/synthesizers). Collaborative improvisations with Daniel Biro (electric piano/synthesizers) together with the above guests. Other surprises... So lend us your ears and join us for a drink on.
What is SARGASSO:C? 'C' = Concert, Creative, Contemporary, Collaborative, Club, Cafe. Sargasso:C is a live platform for all Sargasso artists to present their work and ideas within the unique surroundings of the Salon des Arts. Whether improvised music, written compositions or even talks about artistic concepts, each Sargasso:C event will take audiences onto unexpected sonic journeys. Apart from artists from the Sargasso stable, the performances will also include very special guests from all creative disciplines: video, literature, science, interactive technologies, etc. Some events will be given over to guest 'CJs' who will curate the evening's proceedings. Sargasso:C will also integrate with other artistic events at the Salon des Arts by collaborating on exhibitions and developing sound-design installations which may run for several days. SARGASSO:C has 2 distinct spaces: - the Sound Gallery (strictly listening and no talking area)- the Cafe (strictly drinking and talking area) C YOU THERE!
venue: Salon des Arts 191 Queen's Gate Kensington London SW7 5EU tube: South Kensington http://www.salondesarts.org
tel: 0207 589 3668