Sub/conscious Decision-Making while Performing Live Electronic Music | Keith Fullerton Whitman (US/AU)
Keith Fullerton Whitman is a composer and performer living in Melbourne, Australia. He is currently performing geographically and thematically relevant live electronic music works under the “Redactions” banner, and he has recently done so for the GRM’s Immersion festival in Paris, Documenta 14 in Athens, MaerzMusik’s The Long Now in Berlin, and at the Don Buchla Memorial Concerts in San Francisco.
Presented in partnership with Video Pool Media Art Centre.
Body of Intrigue
“Red Light Piano” is a platform where the piano interacts with a red light. Every performance created for the red light piano can approach a different subject and often reveals intimate aspects of the performer. For send + receive, Manuel Lima presents a performance approaching the persona of a failed pianist.
“Gather & Release” is the result of many years of Hennies’ exploration of the vibraphone in synthesis with her experiences of identity, obsession, anxiety, tension, grief and loss. Over the course of an hour, Hennies entangles highly focused percussion playing with field recordings, sine waves, signifiers from her personal and family history (including a 20+ year old recording of her grandfather reciting poetry) and bilateral stimulation, a tool for anxiety release and a major component of EMDR therapy (a branch of psychotherapy that focuses on relieving the patient of disturbing memories as a treatment for psychopathology).
Sarah Hennies is presented in partnership with Groundswell.
Photos of Sarah Hennies by Walter Wlodarczyk