Granular Synthesis


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Array to Audiovisual PerformanceLe Commun (Bâtiment d'art contemporain)
Array to Audiovisual PerformanceLe Commun (Bâtiment d'art contemporain)

Artists in succession, Ulf Langheinrich and Kurt Hentschlà¤ger play with sound and images like playing a music instrument. They dissect and manipulate fractions of seconds which they amplify and arrange to visual symphonies.

POL subjects the audience to an overwhelming flow of stimuli and strives to achieve a perceptional situation of disorientation and recollection. POL "attacks" the audience, by challenging all sensual barriers. POL, a semi-surround environment composed of 7 video screens, features audiovisual samples of a human being, of acclaimed singer/performer Diamanda Galas. A mind-boogeling intense experience.
Not recommended for pregnant women and people suffering from epilepsy or heart problems.

POL by GRANULAR SYNTHESIS : Kurt Hentschlà¤ger & Ulf Langheinrich
Original voice and performance by : Diamanda Galas
Real-time audio and video software "VARP 9": Dirk Langheinrich & Granular Synthesis
Director of photography and videorecording Diamanda Galas: Wolfgang Lehner
Production management videorecording Diamanda Galas: Florian Michel
original version 1998: Hull Time Based Arts, Hull
Copruduction: Ars Electronica, Linz et Institute fà¼r Bildmedien/ ZKM Karlsruhe
Funded by Arts council of England's National Lottery as part of the Year of Photography and Electronic Image 1998, Wien Kultur and MEDATM - Neue Kraft Neuer Sinn
Final Version 2008: produced by GRANULAR SYNTHESIS, Wien in coproduction with Epidemic, Paris, Berlin - Romaeuropa Festival 2008, Rome - Le Volcan Numérique, Le Havre

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