Friday, October 26, 2012

27th meeting, Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

MoKS presents:
with Martins Rokis
Wednesday, October 31st
Eesti Rahva Muuseum, Tartu

Martins Rokis works with sound in different contexts/forms combining interests in so-called computer music and sound art. His work is a blend of generative strategies and improvisation exploring digital sound synthesis, spatiality and multimodality of human perception. In 2012 he founded duh-noh, an small-scale independent platform for digital and physical releases. He mostly works with open source software and operating systems, programming his own tools, using his computer not as a cheap and easy solution for simulation of already existing musical practices, but rather as a tool for modeling physically impossible situations and exploring the ways that this medium and working conditions changes, influences or even controls ones aesthetic choices, and perhaps let’s one think about sound in ways that aren't possible using other existing methods. Often by means of processes that intensify perception, he is specifically interested in constructing situations in which the audience is not just passively hearing some kind of fixed “audio reality” but also actively participating in it's creation through the act of hearing.

For helikoosolek we will be exploring themes such as:

  • software as artistic medium
  • how software can enable (or disable) ways of generating form and translating ideas
  • role of tools we use in our creative process or why technological objects are never neutral
  • core differences between physical and digital instruments
  • live coding, performance and different notions of “liveness”

helikoosolek:tartu is a regular gathering for the exploration of sound in all forms. The meetings comprise presentations, concerts, workshops, discussions, and field trips pertaining to sound and its consideration in art, music, architecture, ecology, philosophy, social and cultural interaction, and any other context that presents itself. Participants are encouraged to propose activities or discussions on topics of their interest, or to present projects of their own for feedback. Sessions take place on the last Wednesday of each month, from 6-8pm at the Eesti Rahva Muuseum.

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