[May 28 – July 25] Methods Of Expansion And Contraction by Hans Tammen – TEAM LAB: Artworks and Experiences

As part of Harvestworks‘ summer schedule on Governors island, “Methods Of Expansion And Contraction” is a 16-channel sound installation that spacializes sounds in a circular fashion to explore juxtapositions of timbre, rhythm, dynamics and pitch. You are encouraged to walk around the wheel, for some sounds even small movements will create difference tones. The work presents numerous short sounds, the full cycle is around 50 minutes. Disparate scenes and subjects form a continuous montage of contrastive timbres, textures and sonic eruptions, occasionally interrupted by quiet pulses – as generally with sound and music, occasionally your ears need a rest. The work is presented on a 16-channel circular sound system, the sounds were created on a Buchla Music Easel and a Hordijk Blippoo Box.
May 28-July 25, 2016, Governer’s Island, Nolan Park Building 5b


Hans Tammen creates sounds that have been described as an alien world of bizarre textures and a journey through the land of unending sonic operations. He creates rapid-fire juxtapositions of radically contrastive and fascinating noises, with micropolyphonic timbres and textures, aggressive sonic eruptions, but also quiet pulses and barely audible sounds. http://www.tammen.org

Numerous projects include site-specific performances and collaborative efforts with dance, light, video, and theater, having used technology from planetarium projectors and guitar robots to disklavier pianos and chaos-synths.

His works have been presented on festivals in the US, Canada, Mexico, Russia, India, Israel, South Africa and all over Europe. He recorded on labels such as Clang, Innova, ESP-DISK, Nur/Nicht/Nur, Creative Sources, Leo Records, Potlatch, Cadence, and Hybrid.

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