Lab days #2

September 22, 2016 All, Journal, Lab Days

Vilhelm Bromander joined research forces for our second Lab Days period, which offered a workshop by Ricard Österstam and a presentation by Katt Hernandez. Österstam had the group try out “nested claves”, a way of playing, connecting and relating to different tempi and time signatures at the same time. We had a good time (!) and were inspired to develop the rhythmical aspects of our improvisations and compositions.

Next day Katt was up with a presentation of her electro-acoustic work and started out with a round-tour of EMS in Münchenbryggeriet, Stockholm, were we were also introduced to the beautiful piece of equipment below… We then got to hear some of Katt’s own pieces, as well as some other ground-breaking works, in the multi-speaker studio. The day was inspiring and led to new ideas about modular synthesis and how that might translate into our concept of “seed like” modules; different materials being layered and “wired” through each other to produce interesting musical results.