CTM returns again to MONOM, Berlin’s Center for Spatial Sound to present a new series of works in 4DSOUND.
Composer, sound artist, and researcher Tiernan Cross will perform Schema, a production developed at the Spatial Sound Institute in Budapest that thematises the nexus of consciousness between human and object in the post-biological world. Rooted around a MaxMSP device built by the artist that captures and blends a hybrid of more than 1,000 network-based field recordings, Schema investigates how sound and intricate spatialisation can develop new modes of listening.
Yair Elazar Glotman and Mats Erlandsson draw on their respective musical backgrounds to create an imaginary, dislocated “folk” music for our current dark ages. Following the release of their collaborative record Negative Chambers, Glotman and Erlandsson have reconvened to compose a long-form work using electronically treated zithers and harmoniums in combination with extensive tape manipulation. For their performance at MONOM, the pair will present the latest iteration of this work. In addition to working with the unique spatial capabilities of the 4DSOUND system, this version of the piece will feature a small chamber ensemble consisting of Lucy Railton, Liam Byrne, Hilary Jeffrey, and Simon Goff.
Mats Erlandsson is an electroacoustic composer based in Sweden, predominantly composing using modular synthesis. His first three records, released by Posh Isolation, display a mastery of sculpting noise into cold, dramatic soundscapes, thanks to his classical and conservatory training and his current tenure as an assistant at Elektronmusikstudion in Stockholm.
Yair Elazar Glotman is a Berlin-based sound artist, composer, and producer. A classically-trained double bassist, his work often focuses on electro-acoustic composition and sound installations. He is also known as Ketev and Blessed Initiative.
Tiernan Cross is a composer, sound artist, and researcher based in Sydney, Australia. As the current recipient of the University of Sydney’s Eleanor Dunne Scholarship, Tiernan is completing postgraduate research at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, focusing on neurological conditioning, composition, and post-biological sound aesthetics.