HERTZ Festival 13

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FRI 08 FEB / SAT 09 FEB

LIVE PERFOMANCES / Banqueting Hall

FRI 08 FEB 2013

23:00 BYETONE [ DE ]
SYMETA AV live set

Byetone's (Olaf Bender) Audio-Visual perfomances trigger the physical impulse to dance.
raster-noton.net

22:00 RYOJI IKEDA [ JP ]
TEST PATTERN AV live set

Ryoji Ikeda utilizes and applies the aesthetics of mathematics in his digital works.
ryojiikeda.com

21:00 BIOSPHERE [ NO ]
AV live set

Biosphere (Geir Jenssen) constructs arctic ambient soundscapes, by emphasising the iconoclastic aspects of music.
biosphere.no

20:00 NOVI_SAD + RYOICHI KUROKAWA [ GR/JP ]
SIRENS AV live set

Novi_sad (Thanasis Kaproulias) and Ryoichi Kurokawa demonstrate a transcendental aural and optical translation of the economic crisis.
novi-sad.net
ryoichikurokawa.com

SAT 09 FEB 2013

23:00 ALVA NOTO [ DE ]
UNIVRS/UNISCOPE VERSION AV live set

Alva Noto (Carsten Nikolai) is a designer of electronic opticoacoustic compositions, using digital art as a hybrid tool.
alvanoto.com

22:00 DEATHPROD [ NO ]
AV live set

Deathprod is the moniker for the legendary dark ambient project by Helge Sten.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deathprod

21:00 MIKA VAINIO [ FI ]
AV live set

Mika Vainio has been characterized as "the monarch of stripped post-technoid sound..."
media-loca.com/mikavainio

20:00 THOMAS KÖNER [ DE ]
NOVAYA ZEMLYA AV live set

Thomas Köner focuses on the acoustic and optical nuances of metaphysical landscapes.
koener.de

PROJECTIONS / INSTALLATIONS / MC2 + MC3

FRI 08 + SAT 09 FEB 2013

20:00 ART OF FAILURE [ FR ]
INTERNET ENCEPHALOGRAPHY Installation/projection (MC3)

A graphic representation (in real time) of the global network activity measurement, with information from 193 states.
artoffailure.free.fr

19:00 KARL KLIEM [ DE ]
MINUS 60° installation 8th + 9th February (MC2)

Surround sound installation with synchronized fluorescent tubes.
dienststelle.de

16:00 CHRISTINA KUBISCH [ DE ]
Installation (MC3)

Five electromagnetic grids is a listening station where you can hear groups of electromagnetic recordings made in different metropoles around the world.
christinakubisch.de

SAT 09 FEB 2013

19:00 JACOB KIRKEGAARD [ DK ]
AION Installation (MC3)

Audio-Visual installation with material that has been captured and recorded at abandoned spaces in Chernobyl.
fonik.dk

FRI 08 FEB 2013

19:00 CARLOS CASAS [ ES ]
TUNDRA Projection (MC3)

A day in the life of a reindeer herder brigade in Northeastern Siberia.
carloscasas.net

OUTDOOR

FRI 08 + SAT 09 FEB 2013

16:00 CHRISTINA KUBISCH [ DE ]
ELECTRICAL WALKS Outdoor project

The Electrical Walks are a public walk where you can detect by special wireless headphones the electromagnetic waves of the city, which usually are not audible.
christinakubisch.de

ABOUT

Hertz Festival emphasizes and demonstrates prominent optico-acoustic works, by framing a potent arena of expressive activity. Moreover, Hertz disseminates and transmits innovation in sound and digital arts, by functioning as the absolute counterpoint to the embrace of new cultural and aesthetic techniques.

In 2013's edition, taking place at Megaron, The Athens Concert Hall, on 8th + 9th February, we are widening the thematic spectrum of the festival by hosting Audio-Visual performances and installations created, constructed and presented by major figures in the fields of exploring + utilizing new media, towards aural and optical navigation + synthesis.

Hertz Festival 2013 operates as a kaleidoscope of expression, taking audiences on a unique and captivating journey – one that is exemplary, intense, multi-textural, vital, ear + eye expansive, fertile and enriching.

Tickets

Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall

Box office:
Vass. Sophias & Kokkali, Athens
Omirou 8, Athens
T. +30 210 7282 333
Group bookings
T. +30 210 7282 367

Contact

Hertz Festival: hertz@hertzfestival.com

General + Artistic director: Thanasis Kaproulias
Graphic design: Voltnoi Brege
Website: Sotiris Bakagiannis

In memory of Thanos Evgeniou