Marc Behrens (DE) + GLK (MY) @ KL Gallery
Switch ON & Goethe Institute present:-
Marc Behrens Live in Kuala Lumpur
With local acts:-
Goh Lee Kwang
Intensive Flooding Signals (IFS)
25th June (Sat) 2011, 8:30pm @ Kuala Lumpur Gallery, Kuala Lumpur Library.
NO. 1, Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur (Behind Dataran Merdeka)
Admission FREE, see you there!
About the artists:-
Marc Behrens works mainly consist of concrete electronic music, installations, the occasional photograph or video. Recent activities include field recording trips to remote western China and the Amazon rainforest, founding an incorporated company as a social art work, and staging a rite of passage for an investment banker.
Behrens has performed and exhibited extensively across Europe, the Middle East, South Africa, North America, and East Asia, and developed collaborations with Jeremy Bernstein, Ana Carvalho, Bernhard G?ºnter, Nikolaus Heyduck, Francisco L??pez, Paulo Raposo and Achim Wollscheid, among others.
2006‚Äì2010 Marc Behrens was a lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts, Saarbr?ºcken, Germany (HBKSaar), and 2007‚Äì2009 at the University of Applied Arts Darmstadt-Dieburg, Germany. He is a member of the Frankfurt Association for Contemporary Music (FGNM), the German Association for Electroacoustic Music (DEGEM), Granular (Lisbon), subscriber to the Electronic Music Foundation (EMF), and a citizen of The Kingdoms of Elgaland~Vargaland. 2003‚Äì2007 he was co-director of the Portuguese music label Sirr.
Goh Lee Kwang (family name Goh) is internationally recognized sound & new media artist from Malaysia. He has created sound installations, sonic-visual interactive installations, single channel video, multi-channels video, electro-acoustic improvised music performance, tape music, composition for radio broadcast and soundtrack for theater / dance / independent movie. Goh’s works focus on the various possibility of both realistic & abstract, crossing the boundaries of digital & analog, electronic & acoustic, go beyond language, allowing audiences to experience the work directly, and in their own personal way. Most of his installation also operating interactively with the audience/ viewer.
Intensive Flooding sIGNALS (IFs)
Human vs. nature: ‚ÄúNo man is an island‚Äù quote John Donne (1572-1631). Indeed, we hold on to each other. Out loud we cried or even abating whispers through our ears, we fight and we survive along with the nature. A bus load of languages have spoken and millions of signals we waved by but never we endured in a single bit of confusion. IFs is an experimental project to expose not only the prominent and the most fundamental and critical region of communication. In this act, <> (played by Jack ‚ÄúSound‚Äù Anderson) as <> (played by vocalist ‚ÄúWalkie-Tokie‚Äù Tok Phillip) struggling to survive in its embrace. The interactions between the sound and vocal: as the result of a naked ‚Äútalk‚Äù between nature and mankind. ‚ÄúIf nature has its mercy‚Ä¶‚Äù, ‚ÄúIf a man isn‚Äôt as weak as we thought he is‚Ä¶‚Äù, ‚ÄúWhat if we are not getting its real message‚Ä¶‚Äù A project attempting to review the thousand ‚ÄùIFs‚Äù‚Ä¶‚Ä¶
more info: http://switchonndon.blogspot.com/2011/06/marc-behrens-live-in-kuala-lumpur.html