Exhibitions / 27-27 October 2006


Show Time: 11.00am - 8.00pm
Russell Haswell & Florian Hecker

Multidisciplinary artists Russell Haswell & Florian Hecker perform live UPIC Diffusion Session #3. A live 8-speaker electro-acoustic diffusion of material generated from their research with the unique UPIC system at the Centre for Composition of Music Iannis Xenakis (CCMIX) in Paris.

Russell Haswell (b.1970 Coventry, UK) and Florian Hecker (b.1975 Kissing, DE) first met in the suburbs of Vienna in 1996. Their first collaboration was in performance together in Frankfurt as support to Autechre in 2001. Since then they have performed together numerous times and have also conducted remix projects for such historical and pioneering music groups as Voice Crack (CH) and Popol Vuh (DE). In 2003 they began a research project together centering around the use of Iannis Xenakis’ UPIC ‘graphic input’ computer music composing system during a residency at CCMIX Paris. The results from which are currently being presented to the public as live multi channel electro-acoustic diffusion concerts.

Independently of each other they have both received Awards at the Prix Ars Electronica for Digital Music. Haswell with Live Salvage 1997 – 2000 and Hecker, Sun Pandämonium.

Between them they have collaborated in concert, on record and/or exhibition with a super abundance of musicians and artists as Aphex Twin, Carsten Höller, Masami Akita, Oswald Berthold, Cerith Wyn Evans, Kjetil Manheim, Whitehouse and Yasunao Tone.


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