CHIANG MAI ELEKTRONIKS MUSIK AND MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE 2018
10 February 2018/10 กพ. 2561
6 + Acts 6 Artists 3 Nationalities/งานแสดงสด 6 ชุดโดยศิลปิน 6 ท่านจาก3 ประเทศ
Thomas Ankersmit, The Netherland based in Amsterdam and Berlin
LAB FOR LIFELONG SOUND DYSFUNCTIONS (LLSD), Sweden; Lars Åkerlund, Lise-Lotta Norelius, Sten Backman and Daniel Rozenhall.
Royce Ng, Australia based in Hong kong
7.30-8.15 Thomas Ankersmit.
10.30-11.30 Multimedia Performance “Ghost of Showa” by Royce Ng.
Ne’-Na Contemporary Art Space; Annex site/Jiang Lha Lanna Village
205 Moo 5 Baan Pamoung, Maenai Soi 1. T. Mae Ram, A. Mae Rim, Chiang Mai
300B at the door
Thomas Ankersmit (Netherlands, 1979) is a musician and composer based in Berlin and Amsterdam.
Since 2006 his main instrument, both live and in the studio, has been the Serge Modular synthesizer. Ankersmit has long-term collaborations with New York minimalist Phill Niblock and Italian composer Valerio Tricoli. His music is released on the Touch and PAN labels.
Acoustic phenomena such as sound reflections, infrasonic vibration, otoacoustic emissions, and highly directional projections of sound play a central role in his work. His music is also characterized by a deliberate misuse of the equipment, using feedback and disruptions to the signal, and the extremes of frequency and dynamics, to create visceral but finely detailed swarms of sound.
Ankersmit has performed throughout Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, and Asia. His work has been presented at venues such as Hamburger Bahnhof and KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Kunsthalle, Basel; Tate Modern, London; Serralves Museum, Porto; MoMA PS1, New York; and at festivals for experimental and contemporary music all over the world.
Current projects include commissioned works for CTM and Berghain (Berlin) based on infrasound and architectural resonance, and for GRM (Paris) based on the research of Pierre Schaeffer, as well as a spatial sound project for 4DSOUND, and new live electronic music with Phill Niblock.
LAB FOR LIFE-LONG SOUND DYSFUNCTIONS (LLLSD) is a collaborative project by Swedish experimental composers and artists Lars Åkerlund, Lise-Lotte Norelius, Sten Backman and Daniel Rozenhall. In Lab for Life-Long Sound Dysfunctions, the four artists work in different constellations with each other, in order to create new meetings in the borderland between the notated, the fixed and the improvised; between the musical and the visual. In January-February 2018, Lab for Life-Long Sound Dysfunctions are touring Thailand and southern China (Yunnan province), presenting a showcase with different settings of the four members, including new electronic experimental music and visuals.
Lars Åkerlund is a composer, sound artist and performer of mainly electronic and electroacoustic music, living in Stockholm. He studied music and classical guitar at Conservatorio del Liceo, Barcelona, and classical guitar and electroacoustic music at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm, at the EMS, Stockholm, as well as musicology at the University of Stockholm. Musical collaborations include Eryck Abecassis, Kasper T Toeplitz, Zbigniew Karkowski, CM von Hausswolff, Jean-Louis Huhta, Dror Feiler, Tetsuo Furudate, Lise-Lotte Norelius, Freddie Wadling, Dennis Wong, Leif Elggren, Kent Tankred, Flesh Quartet, Kroumata and Johan Söderberg. He also co-founded bands like P.I.T.T. (with Zbigniew Karkowski et al) and Lucky People Center (with Johan Söderberg et al). Since the 90s he has made music for contemporary dance with choreographers Per Jonsson, Björn Elisson, Johan Inger and Cristina Caprioli and the Rambert Dance Company, London, Finnish National Ballet, Helsinki, the Gothenburg Opera Ballet, Stockholm Opera Ballet and most of the major Nordic dance companies, as well as the companies of the choreographers mentioned above. Lars Åkerlund made the music for film director Jan Troell’s Il Capitano (Silver Bear Award at the Berlin International Film Festival 1992 and the Guldbaggen Award for Best Film 1992, Stockholm) and Their Frozen Dream (Awarded at San Francisco International Film Festival 1999 and Valladolid International Film Festival 1999). In 2015, he made the music for the Sound of Silence festival, playing live in Tokyo and Berlin to the Chinese silent movie ”The Peach Girl” by Min Wancang Bu, made in 1932. Lars Åkerlund has been touring and made numerous live performances as well as music lectures and workshops throughout Africa, South America, Asia, USA and Europe. Lars Åkerlund has released records on labels as Radium 226.05, Firework Edition Records, SubRosa, Monotype Records, R.O.S.A. MNW Records and Fylkingen Records.
Lise-Lotte Norelius is a Stockholm-based composer and musician, active in the fields of electroacoustic music, live electronics and sound art. As a performer, she works both as a solo artist and in various collaboration projects. She is one of the founders of the DIY ensemble Syntjuntan, which makes workshops and concerts with textile instruments. Lise-Lotte Norelius has a long history as a percussionist with experience from different musical fields such as traditional African music, experimental rock, free improvised music and from combining percussion and sampled sounds in the group Anitas Livs. Norelius studied electroacoustic composition at Royal College in Stockholm 1998-2002, and developed her work with live-electronics and realtime processing of percussion as well as other sound sources. Since then, she has composed music for speakers (EAM), musicians and live-electronics, installations, theatre, poetry and dance performances. Collaborations include works with for example SU-EN Butoh Company, Mats Persson & Kristine Scholz, Räserbyrån and Fredrik Olofsson. During later years, Norelius has been exploring controllable motors, home made noisy devices, synth jewelry, vacuum cleaners and floppy drives, usually in combination with Max/MSP software, various sensors and effect boxes. Lise-Lotte Norelius has released records, as a solo artist or in different groups, on labels like Firework Edition Records, Schhh…, Elektron Records and Fylkingen Records. She has received prices as Manifest, Nutida Sound and the Rosenberg price.
Daniel Rozenhall is a composer, visual artist and record producer, living in Stockholm since 1999. He studied at EMS, Stockholm, between 1999-2001 and at the fine arts program at Konstfack, Stockholm, between 2002-2007. Rozenhall has released records with his music on labels like Firework Edition Record, Fylkingen Records and Kning Disk. He has performed his music at, for example, the Swedish Energies festival in New York, 2014, and at the Colour out of Space festival in Brighton, England, 2016, together with video works by Sten Backman. During many years, Rozenhall worked with the record label Fylkingen Records, and he was the producer of several highly acclaimed record productions, including both new and historical material, with artists working in the fields of electroacoustic music and text-sound composition. Presently, Rozenhall is a record producer, together with Leif Elggren and Kent Tankred, for the record label Firework Edition Records. Rozenhall has made interactive performance works including sound, visuals and physical actions, but he has also composed electroacoustic music for fixed media. In his music, Rozenhall mainly works with analogue equipment, creating soundscapes with a surrealistic, nightmarish and sometimes psychedelic character. The listener is invited into a sonic world where the most irrational and distorted veins of the human subconscious are being explored.
Sten Backman is a visual artist, composer and graphic designer, based in Stockholm. His fields of work include many areas, such as branding and identity, editorial, interactive applications, product design, websites, exhibition design, music videos and record covers. He has been working together with big corporations as well as small independent clients, and in 2006 he founded his own company, Great Big Container. During later years Backman has worked a lot with computer graphics in animated films for his own music as well as for other composers, for example Daniel Rozenhall with whom he has performed together at, for example, the Swedish Energies festival in New York, 2014, and at the Colour out of Space festival in Brighton, England, 2016. Presently Sten Backman is working on a video project for a music work by American composer and musician J.G Thirwell aka Foetus. In 2015 Sten Backman had an exhibition with his paintings at the Gallery Erik Axl Sund in Stockholm. That same year, his film “With Eyes Closed” was elected to be shown at the 30 years anniversary for the Maria Bonnier Dahlin Foundation.
GHOST OF SHOWA narrates the life of Japanese bureaucrat, colonial administrator, economic planner, war criminal, and prime minster Nobusuke Kishi. In the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo between 1935-39, Kishi created a model of syncretic economic philosophies, combining German industrial cartels with Taylorist assembly lines and Soviet Style central planning. Although his experimental state failed to be realized in Manchukuo, Kishi would live to see the East Asian tiger economies like Taiwan, Singapore and South Korea adopt the state authoritarian capitalist development model. The piece takes the form of a lecture/performance accompanying a 3-channel 3D animation, borrowing its visual style from the 1920’s erotic graphic vocabulary of Japanese shunga prints and the decadent ero-guro nanesensu images from the 1920’s which formed the subversive cultural parallel to the violence inflicted at pre-war Japan’s colonial periphery. This phantasmagorical retelling of 20th century East Asian political economy summons the ghost of modernism that continues to haunt Asia.
Ghost of Showa is a joint coproduction by the Theatre der Welt in Germany, the National Museum of Contemporary and Modern Art in Seoul, South Korea and the Asian Culture Center in Gwangju, South Korea. It has its world premiere at the 2017 Theatre der Welt on the 31st May 2017 at the Thalia Theatre Gaußtraße in Hamburg. ‘Ghost of Showa’ was developed out of the performance ‘Kishi the Vampire’ by Royce Ng commissioned by You Mi for the exhibition program ‘Transgression and Syncretism’ at the Asia Culture Center Theatre in Gwangju, South Korea March 11-13 2016. Commissioned and produced by the Asia Culture-Center Theatre. Executive Producer and Program Advisor Louiza bvba/Els Silvrants-Barclay.
Royce Ng is an artist currently based in Hong Kong working in digital media and performance who deals with the intersections of modern Asian history, trans-national trade, political economy and aesthetics. From 2013-2016 he was artist-in-residence at the Johann Jacobs Museum in Zurich with the anthropologist Daisy Bisenieks where they produced the exhibitions on the economic relationship between Africa and Asia ‘A Season in Shell’ (2014) and ‘Mutual Aid’ (2016). In 2015, working with Bisenieks in the collective Zheng Mahler, they were selected to represent Australia at the Pavillion Without Borders for PERFORMA biennale in New York City. In 2013, his solo exhibition ‘Somali Peace Band’ took place at Gertrude Contemporary in Melbourne, Australia curated by Alexie Glass. In 2012, he was selected to participate in the 9th Gwangju Biennale and the Busan Biennale’s in South Korea. His performance Kishi the Vampire had its European premiere at the Zurcher Theatre Spektakel in 2016 where he was nominated for the ZKB acknowledgement prize. In 2017, his performance ‘Ghost of Showa’ had its world premiere at the Theatre der Welt festival in Hamburg, Germany and its Asian premiere at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of South Korea (MMCA) in late 2017.