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Alex Smoke [UK]

2022-10-22 @ 22:00 - 22:50

Masthuggskyrkan

Alex Smoke [UK]

2022-10-22 @ 22:00 - 22:50

Masthuggskyrkan

Alex Smoke is a musician and composer; operating in various fields of sound including electronic production, sound installation and instrumental composition. For the 2022 edition of Göteborg Art Sounds he will present the piece Creation.

His main interest is in combining traditional forms of composition and musicianship with the more experimental approaches allowed by modern technology.

Initially trained in classical cello, drums and singing, then progressing to electronic production under a range of monikers including Wraetlic, he has since increasingly focussed on sound for picture, psycho-acoustics and collaborations with visual artists and orchestral musicians. Recent work has included scoring BBC science programmes, Order & Disorder and Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams, composing a score for Scottish Ballet’s Sibilo and providing music for various other film projects. He also regularly collaborates with visual artist Florence To on installation performances under the name of CØV and Nagoya-based Vokoi on the audiovisual performance project Wraetlic.

Creation
For Creation, Alex Smoke draws on the Eastern musical tradition that a performance should respond to its own unique environment, circumstances and audience. He has created a musical instrument: a seven string zither, which generates harmonics and overtones when its strings are played. As the zither’s repeated, amplified notes encircle and flow around his audience, Smoke will use vocals and the chimes of bells to build a spiralling sonic meditation.

This concert is curated by Cathie Boyd.

Links:
https://alexsmoke.com/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/6x9vRR3sKuI18TqfPqXcvk?si=TJj5pKGsRne0SkxmCkE20A

Venue

Masthuggskyrkan
Storebackegatan 15
Göteborg, 41318 Sweden
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031-731 92 00
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GAS
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