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Date: Mon Jun 28 1999 - 07:57:27 EDT


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Karlheinz Essl
fLOW
aka:

fLUX - fLIGHT - fLOOD - fLAKE - fLITTER - fLUNGER - fLAW - fLAWless -
fLOCK - fLUMEN - fLOSS - fL=DCSTERN - fLIP / fLAP - fLINK - fLOWer -
pFLUG

Realtime Generated Sound Scape and Improvisation Environment (1998/99)

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* About

* Sounds

* Download the Soundscape Generator

* Realisations / Performances

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About

fLOW is a site-specific work-in-progress that was started under
ever-changing titles in October 1998. The entire project is carried out in
numerous steps and takes place in various location with changing musicians
from different fields like New Music, experimental jazz, free
improvisation and New Electronic Music.

The project is based on a sound scape that is generated in realtime=20
by a computer program written in MSP which runs on Apple Macintosh G3=20
machines. It fills the space with flooding sounds that resemble -=20
metaphorically - the timbres of water, fire, earth, and air. On 22=20
June 1999, the ambient sound generator has been released as a=20
Macintosh computer program which can be downloaded for free.

For each performance, the sound scape is interpreted and commented by
live-musicians. Each realisation is developed for the specific place=20
and takes into account its individual socio-cultural context. Besides=20
music and sound, a realisation can also include light installations,=20
film projections, performance aspects, elaborated time scores and=20
computer-generated Playing Strategies.

Integral part of each performance is the m@ze=B02 (Modular Algorithmic
Zound Environment), a computer-based Realtime Composition and=20
Improvisation Environment developed by Karlheinz Essl since 1996=20
which the composer plays himself on an Apple PowerBook computer.

Karlheinz Essl playing his electronic instrument m@ze=B02 during the
live-performance of fLUX 7 Oct 1998, SCH=D6MER-HAUS Klosterneuburg

The very core of fLOW itself - the realtime generated sound scape -=20
also functions as a multi-channel sound installation which can be=20
adapted to different spaces and locations. A CD-based version running=20
on several indepedent CD-Players has also been developed.

Realisations

As a work-in-progress, the piece is presented in various locations=20
with different musicians in diverse socio-cultural contexts under=20
ever-changing titles. The climax - named fLOWer - will take place at=20
the gothic Minoritenkirche of KUNST.HALLE.KREMS in October 1999. A=20
remixed version of this concert will be broadcasted (on air / on the=20
web) on 7 Nov 1999 in the radio program ORF KUNSTRADIO.

1.
fLUX
7 Oct 1998 (SCH=D6MER-HAUS, Klosterneuburg)

Room exploration for flute, bass clarinet, violin, sampler,=20
electronics and computer

Duration: 100'

2.
fLIGHT
5 Nov 1998 (echoraum, Vienna)

Multimedia performance for percussion, e-guitar, schreber=20
instruments, c=FCmb=FCs, theremin, computer, electronics, light=20
installation and realtime-generated computer animation

Duration: 70'

3.
fLOOD
25 Nov 1998 (TRABANT, Vienna)

Gig for 3 computer players (feat. Zeitblom and David Ender)

video projection: Jack Hauser

Duration: 81'

4.
fLAKE
14 Dec 1998 (rhiz, Vienna)

Jam for electric guitar and live electronics, with video projection=20
(feat. Martin Mandl)

Duration: whole evening (three set between 30' and 60')

5.
fLITTER
21 Jan 1999 (Alte Schmiede, Vienna)

Chamber improvisation for 2 computer players (feat. Christian Fennesz)

Duration: 80' (two sets)

6.
fLUNGER
10 Mar 1999 (Galerie Charim-Klocker, Vienna)

Room performance for percussions (feat. Elisabeth Flunger), computer=20
and live-electronics

Duration: 70'

7.
fLAW
15 Apr 1999 (The LAB, Chicago)

Solo-Improvisation for computer (by Karlheinz Essl)

Duration: 75'

8.
fLAWless
17 Apr 1999 (house concert at Bob Marsh's home, Chicago)

Solo-Improvisation for computer (by Karlheinz Essl)

Duration: 35'

9.
fLOCK
18 April 1999 (Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago)

Concerto for ensemble and live electronics (feat. Ensemble Noamnesia=20
and members of the AAMC)

Duration: 45'

10.
fLUMEN
24 April 1999 (Brucknerhaus, Linz)

Process for bass clarinet, trombone, e-guitar, percussion,=20
electronics, computers and spotslight (feat. Mike Svoboda et al.)

Duration: 140'

11.
fLOSS
12 June 1999 (KlangArt 99 Congress)

Confrontation for 2 computer performers and sound scape (feat. Jochen=20
Bohnes, Freiburg)

Duration: 40'

12.
fL=DCSTERN
16 Jun 1999 (Schwimmbad der Sargfabrik, Wien)

Performance for dancers, swimmers, water, light, percussion and live=20
electronics (feat. LUX*FLUX)

Duration: 120'

13.
fLIP / fLAP
29 Sep 1999 (Galerie MAERZ, Linz)

Agitation for LIP-agitated instruments and LAP-top computer (feat.=20
Jack Hauser and David Ender)

Duration: 40'

14.
fLINK
16 Oct 1999 (K=FCnstlerhaus - Vernissage Max Weiler, Vienna)

Room exploration for percussions and electronics (feat. Elisabeth Flunger)

Duration: 30'

15.
fLOWer
30 Oct 1999 (KUNST.HALLE.KREMS, Minoritenkirche Stein)

Showdown for sound scape, live musicians, live electronics, and light=20
installation (feat. Joseph Celli et al.)

Duration: 130'

16.
pFLUG
4 + 5 Nov 1999 (Opening of the Essl Collection, Klosterneuburg)

Ambience for sound scape, live electronics, and live-generated video

=46eat. Christian Fennesz, Peter Rehberg, Zeitblom, Karlheinz Essl

Video: pReview

Duration: 200'

Home Works Sounds Bibliography Concerts

Updated: 24 Jun 1999

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