Sonic Anchor #2: Diode (HKG) + Marco De Mutiis (HKG/Italy) + Wong Chun Hoi (HKG)
April 3 (Tuesday) 2012, 8pm
McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre
- Marco De Mutiis (HKG/Italy)
- Diode (HKG)
- Wong Chun Hoi (HKG)
Diode, an army of sound-maker who experiment with the intensity of loop-based sonic structure, draw influences ranging from “shoe-gaze minimal to contemporary woodwind.” In this double-bill, Diode is coupled with italian hacker-technologist Marco De Mutiis, who will stage an audio-visual performance entitled [ʌnˈrɛst], in which real-time internet data and digital sounds mingle on-the-fly, to conjure up a sonic-psychological thriller that mimics “claustrophobic cacophony” of the mind. Budding sound artist Wong Chun Hoi will wrap up the event with his custom-designed “sonic trampoline” table, which sends flakes of plastic, foams and fine powders into a hypnotic sonic dance with intense sqaurewave and sinewave induced vibrations. This is an evening of darkly poetic intermedia that is not to be missed.
The function of a diode is to allow an electric current to pass in one direction (called the diode’s forward direction), while blocking current in the opposite direction (the reverse direction). Diode —-|>|—- (Fung Tsun Yin Jasper, Lam Kit Hang Frank, Lau Ho Chi, Tsang Ka Wai Eason, Wong Chun Hoi) is a sonic collective of five multi-disciplinarians. Influences are drawn from minimal shoegaze music, improvised electroacoustic sounds and contemporary instrumental techniques. A self-conscious “sonic mismatch.”
Marco De Mutiis works with different digital and analog media, exploring the relation between virtual and physical world, and between perception and communication. His current interest focuses on the exploration of the concept of control of the transient and the ephemeral. He graduated with an MFA at the School of Creative Media at the City University of Hong Kong in 2010, where he now works as a research associate.
Wong Chun Hoi, sound artist and intermedia artist. He is currently taking part in Soundpocket’s Hong Kong sound art research project.
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