04.04.2024

KEVIN SPACE

SONIC AGENCY LISTENING SESSION VI

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Thursday, 4. April

19-22:00 SONIC AGENCY LISTENING SESSION VI

at Kevin Space (Volkertplatz 14/3-4, 1020 Wien) – Free Entry

🌿 Listening to the contributions of Neo Geodesia, Atheer Soot, Ariel William Orah, Hui Ye, Morast

🌿 Live DJ-set by DJ SHINSEKAI

Guests: Hui Ye, Morast

Open discussion moderated by Samo Zeichen & Shilla Strelka

* All contributions released via our Website & Soundcloud

NEO GEODESIA – “Elite Death Mask”

Neo Geodesia is Saphy Vong, a Cambodian audio visual artist born in a Thai refugee camp after his parents fled the Khmer Rouge, and grew up in the suburbs of Nancy, northeastern France. His unique musical outlook fuses the experimental and DIY ethos that can be found in both the local Nancy Hardcore and Grindcore scene that embraced him as a teenager, and the sounds broadcasted from Cambodia into his home through his parents pirated tapes and videos of Khmer pop, karaoke, monk chants and movies.

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ATHEER SOOT – “Cluster Ornaments”

Atheer Soot (أثير صوت) is a Helsinki-based visual artist and theatre-maker. Moe Mustafa was born in Kuwait to Palestinian parents, moved to Amman-Jordan after the Gulf War. Alongside art and theatre, he has been honing his skills in sound design and composing for the past several years. Atheer Soot, an Arabic phrase, means a sound that resonates in the void. The project focuses on creating an interconnection between memories and sound, where Moe goes back in time to explore the past, his childhood. And translate these memories into an atmospheric and drone sound. Moe sees the process of sculpting the sound as a therapy, where you open up to your devices and instruments and dive deep into the subconscious and let the mind and intuition wander around.

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HUI YE – “The Last Shot”

Hui Ye (born in Guangzhou, CN) is an artist and composer based in Vienna. She works with different media including experimental documentary, video and audio installation, and often focuses on the socio-political aspects of sound and music culture with the intention of exploring the diverse correlations between sonic culture and contemporary societies. In her live sound performances, Ye uses computer-generated noises as well as TTS (Text-to-Speech) speeches which are produced by programming errors and AI-based voice synthesis. These will be triggered erratically and subsequently assigned to an multi-channel audio system in order to form an impulsive, spatial soundscape. Hui Ye is laureate of the Kunsthalle Wien Prize 2018 and her works have been recently presented at Kunsthalle Wien (AT), Museo Palacio Dionisi (ARG), WRO Media Art Biennial (PL) and Times Museum (CN).

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ARIEL WILLIAM ORAH – “Jika-Lau”

Ariel William Orah is a musician,sound artist, and cultural practitioner. He was born in Bandung, Indonesia and has been living and working in Berlin, Germany for the past 13 years. As part of his artistic practice, Orah works with various sound constellations,media,techniques and formats. After regularly composing music for theater, dance, and film, Orah also began to conceptualize, compose and direct his own experimental theater music pieces. Orah has released numerous solo albums and performed under the pseudonym ravenative and is actively involved in various sound constellations such as grau&, soydivision ensemble, böseblick ensemble, RANGKĄ, and OKNUM.In addition to his work as an artist, he is also active as a curator and artistic researcher, especially in the field of performing art and sound.

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MORAST – “See No Evil”

Morast is the solo-project of Viennese artist and musician Moritz Morast, that explores the melting continuum of noise, industrial rhythms and free musical forms. Coming from a background as a designer of musical electronics and his activities in the viennese free-improv-scene, as a member of the free-jazz-noise-bands FS Massaker and Mozo Mozo, Morast combines approaches from sequenced electronics with the immediacy and unpredictability of hardcore improvisation. His debut record “Drawing Figures into Negative Space” was released by Czech imprint Baba Vanga in 2020 and captures Morast vision of raw sounds melting into fluid motion. It got critical acclaimed by the Quietus for: “pushing away techno tropes and ushering in as many spontaneous and thought- provoking inquiries into rhythm and colour as possible.”

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DJ SHINSEKAI dj-set

DJ Shinsekai doesn’t think in genres or bpm. Her signature sound serves as a clear testament to provoke a visceral and transformative response of achieving sensory overstimulation. Her DJ Sets constitute an exploration of hard drum, jungle, breakcore, hardcore, gabba, and other sonic vortexes generating a thrilling intensity of sound, catapulting participants into a matrix of hard-hitting club-adjacent rhythms and fast-changing musical juxtapositions.

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