MARCUS SCHMICKLER at the Goethe-Institut Boston
Saturday, June 25, 2011

Non-Event and the Goethe-Institut Boston present

MARCUS SCHMICKLER
with Keith Fullerton Whitman

special quadraphonic performances

Goethe-Institut Boston
170 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
8:00 p.m. / $15 or $12 with valid student ID

Marcus Schmickler returns to Boston to perform particle/matter-wave/energy, an incarnation of gravitational models arranged into a set of quadraphonic computer music.

In his last Boston solo performance, Marcus Schmickler presented <22-gliders>rule, a sonic simulation of cellular automata transforming a string quartet. For his June 25 performance, Schmickler creates a composition based on the sonification of astrophysical data that asks the question: What does it sound like when galaxy clusters of 30 objects reciprocally influence each other by means of gravitation? Using data gathered by researchers at Germany’s Argelander Institute of Astronomy, Schmickler will collide first two, then three simulated galaxies.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

MARCUS SCHMICKLER is a key figure in German contemporary experimental music. While rooted in electronic music, Schmickler has a background in contemporary composition, having studied under the prominent Stockhausen collaborator Johannes Fritsch. Schmickler has created solo in a variety of different styles under the Wabi Sabi, Sator Rotas, and Param pseudonyms, as well as five techno-oriented CDs as Pluramon. In addition, he has long-standing collaborative projects, most notably with synth wiz Thomas Lehn, guitarist Keith Rowe, and pianist John Tilbury. His most recent release is Palace of Marvels (Queered Pitch) on Editions Mego.

“This is music with a sharp conceptual edge and, at times, a visceral shock. Its gleaming, impenetrable surfaces, labyrinthine constructions and opacity suck up all the air in the room as well as your headspace…” Dusted Magazine review of Palace of Marvels

KEITH FULLERTON WHITMAN is one of Boston’s most consistently innovative musicians. His music references everything from mid-century musique concrete to contemporary lo-fi electronics and drone. He has a host of releases on Kranky, Room40, Arbor, Pan, Root Strata, and Planet Mu. Last year’s “Disingenuity/Disingenuousness” (Pan) was voted one of the top records of 2010 by Wire Magazine.

KEITH FULLERTON WHITMAN is one of Boston’s most consistently innovative musicians. His music references everything from mid-century musique concrete to contemporary lo-fi electronics and drone. He has a host of releases on Kranky, Room40, Arbor, Pan, Root Strata, and Planet Mu. Last year’s “Disingenuity/Disingenuousness” (Pan) was voted one of the top records of 2010 by Wire Magazine.

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