B-salen / Umea (Swe)
Each performance is unique.
Each performance finds a specific, central technology from the host city for its raw material, sonic heart, rhythmic pulses and thematic metaphors.
Each performance swirls musically in, around and through the local technology.
Never before has our daily environment and sound-sphere been so overwhelmed by modern industrial technologies and their acoustic emissions.
We are largely unaware of the hidden effects that technologies — human artifacts — have on our daily listening lives.
We play with the technological sounds of our lives in intimate “real-time”.
A project of the musician/composer duo tamtam (Sam Auinger/Hannes Strobl) and the performer, composer, vocalist David Moss. Berlin is the locus of their common lives and musical work.
Long-standing discussions, collaborations and research into the future of listening led to the formation of Technologies in 2009. Auinger, Strobl and Moss are known for developing and evolving sonic languages, and for creating new audio experiences.
Technology: the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes; a manner of accomplishing a task especially using technical processes, methods, or knowledge; the specialized aspects of a particular field of endeavor; the machinery and equipment deriving from such scientific knowledge.
Technologies: living the sounds of our lives
Umea: sound sources
Sam Auinger: sampler and field recordings
Hannes Strobl: bass, electronics
David Moss: voice, stories