Karlheinz Essl

Portrait KHE

Stimmen.Hören

electronic live performance with generative visuals
Dedicated to the Gugging Artists
2007


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deutsch Der Komponist und Performer Karlheinz Essl setzt sich mit den Gemälden und Zeichnungen der Gugging Künstler in einer Reihe audio-visueller Performances auseinander. In diesen mit seinem selbstentwickelten Instrument m@ze°2 realisierten Begegnungen werden - so der Komponist - "die inneren Stimmen der Künstler hörbar, ihre innere Bilderwelt sichtbar gemacht". Parallel zu Essls Klangperformance tastet das Auge des Computers die Bildoberflächen ab, taucht in immer neue Details ein, läßt die Bilder sich berühren, vermischen und zu einem sich ständig neu generierenden Film verschmelzen. (Robert A. Crow)


Stimmen.Hören - The Movie
© 2009 by Karlheinz Essl


english Karlheinz Essl's multimedia performance Stimmen.Hören was premiered on September 1st, 2007 at the Art/Brut Center in Gugging near Vienna where a group of psychiatric patients live and work together. Today, they count among the most important representatives in the artistic field of Art Brut.

For his project, Essl developed a computer program (written in Jitter) which uses digital images of the artist's paintings as its basic material. By applying realtime compositional algorithms, those separated images are melted together, resulting in a film that is generated in realtime.

For the first time, the original sound track (which has been performed live at this venue) and the computer-generated visuals are combined into a movie which can be accessed through YouTube.

Dedicated to the Gugging Artists, namely August Walla, Oswald Tschirtner, Johann Hauser, Johann Korec, Johann Garber and Franz Kernbeis.


Video

Stimmen.Hören - soundtrack performed by Karlheinz Essl
401contemporary fine arts gallery Berlin, 13 Jun 2009
Video: Marian Essl



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