French Soundart Duo Kristoff K. Roll will perform at Harvestworks as part of their first US-tour. In eletroacoustic improvisations, pre-recorded material is mixed with live sounds produced by objects and various instruments around the microphone system. The concert area becomes a theatre of instant sound dramaturgy. The shift from anecdotal to abstract is free and fluid. Their performance has been described as “perceiving the murmur of the world”.
[Apr 30] Kristoff K. Roll – The Murmur Of The World
Kristoff K. Roll
Tue, Apr 30, 2013, 7pm
Harvestworks – www.harvestworks.org
596 Broadway, #602 | New York, NY 10012 | Phone: 212-431-1130
Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R Prince, 6 Bleeker
Kristoff K.Roll is a sound art duo born in Paris (France) in 1990 as part of the turntable septet Arènes du vinyle. These two noise musicians are building “a sonic maze with multiple entrances.”
Together he/she move from acousmatics to electroacoustic improvisation and sound theatre, also delving in radio art, sound installation, text composition, and performance. Their approach is articulated around speech, space, and objects.
In the ’90s, he/she were major players in the advent of the electroacoustic composition studio live on-stage. The studio and its own logic, kept hidden from the public until then, became instruments of live improvised music-making. A current of creative effervescence rose from this move to the stage.
He/she experiment with sound diffusion outside the concert setting, from intimate listening to distracted listening, from headphones to talking wall, from minimal diffusion to gigantic sonic projection.
He/she have given multiple concerts in France and aboard. He/she play with a wide range of international artists, including musicians, dancers, poets, puppeteers, circus artists, and filmmakers.
They also develop individual approaches that crisscross and resonate with their work as Kristoff K.Roll.