AGENESIS

Live sound + multichannel DMX controlled by live sound via custom software
30+min performance with Kat McDowall

Upcoming:
Open Ear EOY party, Sound House, Dublin
Spectral, Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall, Australia

Past:
Meet Factory, Prague, Czech Republic (November)
Insomnia festival, Tromsø, Norway (October)
UH Festival, Budapest, Hungary (October);
OSA Festival, Sopot, Poland (September);
Kalana Saund festival, Hiiumaa, Estonia, (July)
Gamma Festival, St Petersburg, Russia (July)
Cyprus Avenue, Cork, Ireland (July)
Open Ear Festival, Sherkin Island, Ireland (June)

"hauntingly beautiful” - FACT magazine

AGENESIS (noun) - a partial or complete absence

A 1:1 relationship between sound and lighting: lights driven directly by the sound create a head-wrecking synaesthetic experience with the spontaneous production of colours and patterns which may or may not be there. A group experience for the audience, like a sci-fi team assembled on the deck of ship, the sound tuned to make the room take off and the lights propelling the crew to travel to strange new worlds. Turntables, dubplates & acetates, custom-made oscillators, mixing desk feedback and strong sub-bass come together to create polyrhythmic phasing in light and sound that collapse depth perception and bring your whole body and the surrounding room into a face-melting physical constellation.
Referencing expanded cinema works such as Lis Rhodes' "Light Music", Tony Conrad's "Flicker" and Bruce McClure's "Nethergate" among others.
Custom-designed software coded by Bas van Koolwijk

The live sound is fed to custom-designed software which directly converts this audio to several constantly changing DMX signals. Watching this simple flickering (but not strobing) light the eye starts to see a range of additional colours, bringing about a synaesthetic experience combining the physicality of the audio with the immersive quality of the light. Drawn from the concepts underlying Edwin Land's (inventor of polaroid photography & sunglasses) work with colour shadows, for more info on his pioneering work see www.greatreality.com/Color2Color.htm
Warning: extensive use of strong sound pressure from very low frequencies (30hz and below) and photosensitivity warning for rapidly flashing lights.

Previous performances
- Open Ear festival (Sherkin Island, Ireland), June
- Cyprus Avenue (Cork, Ireland) July
- Gamma Festival (St Petersburg, Russia - SHAPE showcase) July
- Kalana Saund festival (Hiiumaa, Estonia) July
- OSA Festival (Sopot, Poland) September
- UH Fest (Budapest, Hungary) October
- Insomnia festival (Tromsø, Norway) October
- SHAPE at MeetFactory (Prague, Czech Republic) November