This year is the 20th edition of Bergen’s Piksel festival, and I am glad to announce that my new improvisation duo project Strip & Embellish with Daniele Pozzi will have a gig. In Strip & Embellish, we create a unique combination of two specific, individually developed digital instruments, as they are strongly linked together by plugging each other’s sound signal into many nodes and entry points of the opposite system, creating essentially a complex non-linear feedback process. The project name derives from the fact that, on the one hand, Daniele’s continuous effort is to strip down a complex feedback driven system as much as possible while maximising its expressive richness. On the other hand, I create a signal graph during the first part of the concert that is then repeated in the second part as an “empty structure” which is now newly navigated and embellished by the altered live input signals. This is mirrored by Daniele’s approach of finding “snapshot points” in the structure that may be recalled during the performance.
Our PEEK project on novel modes of collaboration offers a two-month funded research residency in spring 2023.
Our coupled-systems improvisation duo performs at the 59th edition of the festival in December 2022.
We present a triplet of multi-sensory mixed media entities at the Kunstraum Steiermark show.
This year I was coordinating the KWDS’s annual research festival, as well as moderating a panel on artistic collaborations.