21 Feb 22:45 — 23:25 Keith Fullerton Whitman
Rythmes Naturels (2011) was a commission from Sonic
Acts, Kontraste, and the GRM. Composed between 3 and 7 October in
Paris at the GRM's famed studio 103, the piece was premiered only a few
short weeks later at Kontraste's Imaginary Landscapes festival in
Krems. Composed for the GRM's Acousmonium, the piece features 80 discrete
channels of audio that are applied to the collection of vintage Elipsons
& sparklers, and a contemporary array of full-range speakers.
Incorporating recordings made of both of the Coupigny Modular
Synthesizers, the Publison DHM 89 Stereo Digital Audio Computers &
the KB 2000 Keyboard, it continues the work with vintage, regional
electronic musical instruments put in place with 'Multiples'.