OSCILLATIONS + SUNNY GRAVES & LIl' JUN dj set
Ticket: 3€ + limited edition print*
OSCILLATIONS - a collaboration between Julia Mariscal & Simon Williams [aka Sunny Graves]
The performance examines the use of determinacy and indeterminacy. It looks at how chance is used to guide the musical work; explorations of the principles governing probability, harmony, variation and improvisation.
The music is generated using the central piece of the performance: an instrument that responds to light and its absence by means of photosensors connected to a system of 4 square wave oscillators (built by Ricard Sola). The nature of this fully analogue and astable electronic arrangement allows the performers to both guide and be guided, depending on the variations that may occur during each specific moment. The sustained sound - and the listeners perception of it - will be affected by all the atmospheric conditions (light, heat, pressure) that make up the space where the live performance takes place.
In a symbolic manner, the photographic image of a back - its freckles perforated to allow light to reach the insides of the instrument - is used as a "control surface". Through the performers, the machine and its elements interact with a piece of fabric that is folded and unfolded, creating a dialogue between the two.