Florian Hecker, 3 Channel Chronics (Performance), Push & Pull, Mumok, Wien, 12. October 2010, Processed Performance Still, Original Photography © Manuel Gorkiewicz, 2010

Nov 18 2017
Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna
Phone: +43 1 521890
Saturday, November 18, 2017
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Kunsthalle Wien and Wien Modern present the Austrian premier of Florian Hecker’s text-sound pieces Chimerization (2011/2012) and Synthetic Hinge (2014–2016).


Florian Hecker: Chimerization (2011–2012) – 33 min.
Libretto by Reza Negarestani: The Snake, the Goat and the Ladder (A board game for playing chimera)
Featuring the voices of Javier Anguera, Joan Jonas, Anna Kohler, Stephen Prina.
Voices recorded by Florian Hecker at the Sensory Communication Group, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, as well as at the Bose Corporation, Framingham.

Iannis Xenakis: S.709 for two-track tape (1994) – 7 min.

Florian Hecker: Synthetic Hinge (2014–2016) – 28 min.
Libretto by Reza Negarestani: Nature, its man and his goat (Enigmata of natural and cultural chimeras)
Synthetic voice developed by Rob Clark, Centre for Speech Technology Research, University of Edinburgh / original voice: Joan La Barbara, recorded by Florian Hecker at the Hearing Science Laboratory, City University of New York.

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