Tuesday, April 26, 2011

13th meeting, Wednesday, April 27th

MoKS presents:
with Thomas Tilly
Wednesday, April 27th
Eesti Rahva Muuseum, Tartu

Apologies for the silence on these pages in the recent past - we will be catching up with reports on the past few meetings, including recordings from Dennis Tan's Breath workshop, very soon. In the meantime, we can announce that this next meeting, our 13th, is our 1st birthday! Happy birthday to us! Come along and help us celebrate...

      photo: John Grzinich

This month's guest will be French sound artist and phonographer Thomas Tilly (aka Tô), who will be visiting the country as an artist-in-residence at MoKS. Tilly will present a series of underwater recordings made in fresh waters over the past four years. Inaudible with the ear and very little known, most of these sounds are generated by animals and plants. Tilly will talk about these phenomena and their interaction with the environment. We will also discuss the understanding we have of these sounds and of the place of the composer/sound recordist in this interaction.

Artist-composer and self-taught musician, Thomas Tilly uses the microphone as his main instrument of work. In 2001 he created Tô, a solo project of concrete music focusing on environmental sounds and found-object manipulations. In this situation, the composition and publication on disc of such sound material has to be considered as a sonic synthesis of a place during a certain period of time. (N.B. this method requires one to stay, observe and study the architectural aspects of the place in order to formulate a personal view and interpretation of it). Tilly also uses his experience for sound-installations allowing the development and enlargement of the logic of specific data collected in a place – via various systems of triggering/diffusion in situ.

For more information visit Tilly's website at http://www.fissur.com.

helikoosolek:tartu is organised my MoKS and supported by Eesti Rahva Muuseum and Tartu Kultuurkapital.