A Dialogue in Sound Writing – Electro-acoustic live-performance by Marc Matter and Andreas Bülhoff
In this performance the sound and language artists Andreas Bülhoff and Marc Matter come together for the first time to have an abstract dialogue in a duo situation using found language material. Verbal sound gestures – parasemantic ancillary sounds of spoken language – are involved as well. Marc Matter starts things off with an introduction to his latest radio composition based on scraps of language from radio news and newspaper headlines. Then conceptual approaches and algorithmic processes are used to search the texts and compose new texts from the found pieces, making them audible using samplers, automatic language output, software instruments and electro-acoustic studio technology. The interplay between the two sound artists involves alternating between prepared and improvised passages exploring the transitions between written and spoken language.
The exhibition 'Sound of Poetry of Sound' and the electro-acoustic live performance 'A Dialogue in Sound Writing' and the workshop 'Linguistic experiments between human and machine' are made possible by the kind support of the Archive and the Studio for Electroacoustic Music of the Akademie der Künste.