Ö1 Kunstradio celebrates the birthday of art with artists around the world. This year' s 1 000 059th Art’s Birthday will be live from the studio RP4. Following the French Fluxus artist Robert Filliou, who discovered Art's Birthday, Kunstradio celebrates this special networked festival with live performances by Elf Cyborg Alien Mataya Waldenberg with Chelle Montocchio and the artist duo Knurrhahn.
Manifestation of An Elf Cyborg Alien
The elf cyborg alien Mataya Waldenberg invites you on a journey to his homeland, a planet for which there is no written or spoken translation, but can only be felt. With the help of the instructions of the artificial intelligence F.I.N.L.E.A. ("fusion-powered intergalactic navigation lightspeed exploration assistant" - developed by Chelle Montocchio), which also functions as the control interface of the spaceship of the Elf Cyborg Alien, this journey is to succeed in front of the inner eye of the listeners.
This instrumental duo is dedicated to conversations between instrumental and electronic sound waves. It is a meeting of two musicians developing an improvised dialogue which melts sonic textures and musical gestures into manifestations of movement and stillness. Their aim is to lead the audience towards a practice of active listening within various figurations between silence and noise. The sublime timbres of the Paetzold-Recorder and other reed instruments meet pulsating oscillators, abstract sound layers and noise elements from analog and digital electronic instruments. This results in expressive to meditative acoustic formations with vigorous effect on the recipient.