FLORIAN HECKER at the MIT Chapel
Saturday, December 03, 2011

Non-Event, the Goethe-Institut Boston, and MIT’s Office of the Arts present

FLORIAN HECKER

(Editions Mego)

MIT Chapel
48 Massachussetts Avenue (Rear)
Cambridge, MA
8 p.m. / FREE, but space is limited, please RSVP

In his installations, live performances and publications, FLORIAN HECKER deals with specific compositional developments of post-war modernity, electroacoustic music as well as other, non-musical disciplines. He dramatizes space, time and self-perception in his sonic works by isolating specific auditory events in their singularity, thus stretching the boundaries of their materialization. Their objectual autonomy is exposed while simultaneously evoking sensations, memories and associations in an immersive intensity. Some of his works incorporate psycho-acoustic phenomena, disorienting listeners’ spatial perceptions and expanding their conception about sound. Hecker’s most recent recording, Speculative Solution (Editions Mego, 2010), brings together Hecker’s sonic practice and psychoacoustic experimentation with philosopher Quentin Meillassoux’s concept of ‘hyperchaos’ – the absolute contingency of the laws of nature.

This performance comes at the culmination of Hecker’s artist residency at MIT. He will also give a public lecture on November 29 at the Bartos Theater at MIT at 7 p.m.

Florian Hecker;s residency at MIT is made possible by the Arts at MIT Visiting Artist Program in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Boston, the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT), and MIT’s Department of Anthropology.