Donnerstag, 20. Dezember 2007
Warp Records announces Haswell & Hecker: UPIC WARP TRACKS
Released 4th February 2008
Limited CD & Download
Haswell & Hecker: Franz Graf Acid / Acid for Franz Graz
is featured in Visionaire 53 Sound.
Visionaire 53 Sound. consists of five 12-Inch vinyl picture
disc records packaged inside a dome case.
Limited edition of 4000 numbered copies.
Mittwoch, 19. Dezember 2007
On the evening of 19 December, White Cube will present a special concert with Russell Haswell and Florian Hecker in collaboration with Cerith Wyn Evans, performing material employing composer Iannis Xenakis’ UPIC system.
The performance on 19 December will take place at 7pm at White Cube Hoxton Square. Please contact email@example.com to check availability.
Dienstag, 6. November 2007
COLLAPSE Volume III
Paperback 115x175mm 515pp
Limited Edition of 1000 numbered copies.
Collapse Volume III: 'Unknown Deleuze' contains explorations of the work of Gilles Deleuze by pioneering thinkers in the fields of philosophy, aesthetics, music and architecture. In addition, we publish in this volume two previously untranslated texts by Deleuze himself, along with a fascinating piece of vintage science fiction from one of his more obscure influences. Finally, as an annex to Collapse Volume II, we also include a full transcription of the conference on Speculative Realism held in London earlier this year.
Sound artists Russell Haswell and Florian Hecker contribute some strange and beautiful images taken from the electronic 'score' of their new sound work Blackest Ever Black, an 'introduction to synaesthesia' created using composer Iannis Xenakis's computerised UPIC system to transform contemporary images into sound. An accompanying text by Robin Mackay analyses the affinities between Xenakis's conception of a musical 'polyagogy' and Deleuze's 'transcendental empiricism'.
If you are able to post a notice in your place of work or study, please download and print the flyer for Collapse Volume III from http://blog.urbanomic.com/urbanomic/docs/a4flyer-c3.pdfCOLLAPSE is available in the following fine bookstores: Vrin, Paris; ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) bookshop, London; Tate Modern bookshop, London; Gleebooks, Sydney.
Donnerstag, 11. Oktober 2007
Haswell & Hecker present their 13th UPIC Diffusion Session at the Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1. Thursday 11.10.07.
Tickets: £12 via ROUGH TRADE SHOPS
Freitag, 21. September 2007
Freitag, 7. September 2007
Park Nights Public Experiment: SoundRussell Haswell & Florian Hecker present a new piece the Serpentine Gallery Pavillion designed by Olafur Eliasson and Kjetil Thorsen
This event explores the architecture of the Pavilion through vibration, tone, duration and sound investigated in its most basic form: the compression of air through space. Architects, musicians and artists create a sonic laboratory by devising and performing hand-held experiments that explore the physicality of the space through the bodily and psychological perception of sound.
Friday 7 September
7 - 9 pm
Dienstag, 10. Juli 2007
Images from previous UPIC DIFFUSION SESSIONs are now on-line on Flickr:
Freitag, 22. Juni 2007
Mark Espiner reviews UPIC Diffusion Session # 11( Aldeburgh).
Several short Video Excerpts of previous UPIC Diffusion Sessions have been posted on YouTube:
Dienstag, 5. Juni 2007
Warner Classics release Haswell & Hecker: Blackest Ever Black on CD and LIMITED EDITION 2x VINYL, Monday 11 June, 2007.
Sonntag, 3. Juni 2007
multi channel electroacoustic UPIC diffusion session in the courtyard of the Renaissance Fortress on the Island of Lopud, Croatia.
Opening of Your black horizon Art Pavilion by David Adjaye & Olafur Eliasson. Opening reception with Branka Šulc, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Culture of Croatia, Olafur Eliasson, Artist, David Adjaye, Architect, and Francesca von Habsburg, Chairman, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary. Followed by a celebratory village fest with food and music.
OPENING: Jun 20, 2007, 6.00 pm
Late night concert by Florian Hecker and Russell Haswell in the Renaissance Fortress. Starting at 10.00 pm.
Russell Haswell and Florian Hecker: UPIC Diffusion Session #12
UPIC Diffusion Session #12, a multi-channel sound performance, utilizes material generated at the Centre for Composition of Music Iannis Xenakis in Paris, using the UPIC system of sound synthesis developed by Xenakis. UPIC is made of a drawing tablet in the size of a large sheet of paper, and allows the user to “draw” a sound composition: the lines drawn with an electronic pen are directly translated into sound. Haswell and Hecker create a diffusion of a composition arranged for the specific situation in the courtyard of the Renaissance Fortress, and construct an immaterial space, superimposed to the existing architecture.
Transfers from Dubrovnik to Lopud and back will be provided. For more details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org More info on www.tba21.org.
Under the official patronage of the Minister of Culture of Republic of Croatia and City of Dubrovnik, with kind support by Lopud town council.
Samstag, 2. Juni 2007
Freitag, 1. Juni 2007
Russell Haswell & Florian Hecker will present the tenth (but first 'outoor'!), multi channel electroacoustic UPIC diffusion session at the Aldeburgh festival event, FASTER THAN SOUND, at the Bentwaters Airbase, in suffolk. Saturday 09 June 2007.
Dienstag, 29. Mai 2007
Haswell & Hecker UPIC Diffusion Session #9 in on-line photo archive:
Samstag, 19. Mai 2007
Russell Haswell & Florian Hecker will present the ninth, multi channel electroacoustic diffusion session of material they generated on Iannis Xenakis' graphic-input 'UPIC Music Composing System' while in residency at CCMIX Paris in 2004.
In true Xenakis spirt the event will include laser and stroboscopic lighting.
18 May 8-9pm Strictly no admittance after 8pm Workstation Studio, Shoreham Street, Sheffield. £8 / 6.
Samstag, 12. Mai 2007
Haswell & Hecker present UPIC Diffusion Session #8 at ZKM Karlsruhe, 8 channel electroacoustic diffusion + 2 colour laser. 'between two deaths: the festival'. ZKM_Media Theater, Karlsruhe. Saturday, May 12, 2007, 8 pm – 3 am.
Samstag, 5. Mai 2007
HASWELL & HECKER: UPIC Diffusion Session # 7.
5th May, 8 - 10 p.m., Städelschule, Dürerstr. 10, Frankfurt am Main, DE.
Montag, 30. April 2007
Russell Haswell & Florian Hecker present a multi channel electroacoustic diffusion session of material generated on Iannis Xenakis' graphic-input 'UPIC Music Composing System' at the Donau Festival, Krems, Austria. Halle 1, MONDAY 30 APRIL 2007, 8:30PM.
Part of 'The Throbbing Gristle Project' including, Boredoms, KTL and Phil Niblock.
Mittwoch, 14. März 2007
Russell Haswell & Florian Hecker present the first of this year and fifth in total, multi channel electroacoustic diffusion session of material generated on Iannis Xenakis' graphic-input 'UPIC Music Composing System' at the Zürich Kunsthalle. WEDNESDAY, 14 MARCH 2007, 8 PM
Montag, 26. Februar 2007
Announcement: Haswell & Hecker: Blackest Ever Black (Warner Classics) 26.2.07
Warner Classics sign and announce the 2007 release of Haswell & Heckers' Blackest Ever Black album, entirely recorded on Iannis Xenakis' graphic-input 'UPIC Music Composing System' at CCMIX in Paris in 2004.
"...New to the label are the artists Russell Haswell and Florian Hecker. Their debut album, Blackest Ever Black to be released in early 2007, pushes the boundaries of contemporary classical music, while never losing sight of the tradition they are working within. Using the unique UPIC system of sound synthesis conceived by legendary Greek composer Iannis Xenakis, Haswell & Hecker create their sound-world using visual images - an electronic pen is used on a drawing tablet and the lines are directly translated into sound. Dan Fox, writing in frieze of his experience of hearing Haswell & Hecker live, said, 'I heard the sound of the blackest ever black and listened to the shape of leaves... [they] explore deeply human questions of how our senses apprehend and interpret the world.' Following the critically acclaimed Gyorgy Ligeti Edition and recordings of works by Mark-Anthony Turnage and Elliott Carter, Warner Classics is proud to continue its affiliation with some of the most challenging and important music being created in the world of classical music today."
Source: Warner Music International