JOURNEYS IN SOUND
Mi, 19.03.2003, 19:30
Sammlung Essl - Großer Saal
- Lawrence Casserley: Computer, Signal Processing, Voice
In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Festival musik aktuell.
Lawrence Casserley (London)
Using his self-designed computer processing instruments, Casserley transforms the sounds of metal percussion, gongs, cymbals creating intricate "clouds" of sonic morphing. The inspiration for these pieces comes from the works of painter Antoni Tapès and writer Jorge Luis Borges.
"The ideas of Journey and Transformation have been constants in my work for many years, and since, more than thirty years ago, I began to work with electronic sound, these ideas have become fused into one entity. Each sound is taken on a journey of transformation in which new aspects of itself are discovered; and so the listener is also led on a journey of discovery.
There is also another kind of journey, my own personal journey to create an electronic instrument that enables me to create spontaneously the sound transformations that my music requires. Recently I have developed a computer processing instrument that begins to answer these needs - the journey is still going on... " (L. Casserley)
Performer and composer Lawrence Casserley has been working with electronic sound since 1967, with a particular emphasis on live performance. Much of his work has crossed media boundaries, particularly with his multi-media group "Hydra", and Peter Donebauer's "Video and Music Performers" in the 1970s; "Tube Sculpture" and the "Electroacoustic Cabaret" in the 1980s; and "Colourscape" from the 1990s onwards. More recently, he has collaborated with Colourscape artist Peter Jones on sound and light installations. He is best known for his work as an improviser, and he has performed and recorded with many of the leading European improvisers.
Updated: 22 Nov 2003