Partitions & Resonances – Johnny Chang & Luke Munn – 26/02/2022

Partitions & Resonances resumes!
Partitions & Resonances present a listening series of compositions by Wandelweiser and related composers/artists/sound artists at Audio Foundation. Curated by composer-performer Johnny Chang, the series aims to re-focus the action of listening in the context of the performance space and will take place on the last Saturday of the month.
Luke Munn & Johnny Chang
Luke Munn, coding/composition
Johnny Chang, violin/composition
Source Code brings together live, improvised violin with custom designed software designed to dialogue with it. In this first concert of the 2022 Partitions & Resonances series, Johnny Chang, a veteran of the Berlin experimental music scene, collaborates with Luke Munn, writer and coder. Their work plays with and against the algorithm, exploring the possibility space of the machine as a third agent. Borrowing from different disciplines, the duo combines references to Western classical repertoire with newer production techniques like granular synthesis. The result is a trio of pieces that range from haunting, siren-like sounds, to frenetic loops, chopped samples, and delicate layers.
Luke Munn is a writer, researcher, and digital tinkerer based in Tāmaki Makaurau with a long history of sonic experimentation, from electronic pop to found-object performance and site-specific compositions. His current research draws from critical media theory and race and cultural studies while often employing digital methodologies like prototypes and simulations.
Composer-performer Johnny Chang engages in extended explorations surrounding the relationships of sound/listening and the in-between areas of improvisation, composition and performance.
Johnny has been a part of the Wandelweiser composers collective since 2012 and in 2018, initiated a new framework for the presentation of creative research and performances, Partitions & Resonances, aimed at encouraging new and ongoing collaborations between the varied disciplines of composition, musicology, historical research and performance. He currently collaborates with: Antoine Beuger, Phil Dadson, Sam Dunscombe, Keir GoGwilt, Catherine Lamb, Klaus Lang, Mike Majkowski, Phill Niblock, Derek Shirley, Taku Sugimoto, Eric Wong.
As composer and performer, his articulated performances have been featured in: Staatsoper/ OperaLab//DAAD Mikromusik/MaerzMusik (Berlin), Donaueschingen Musiktage, DNK Days/Sonic Acts Festival/Muziekgebouw (Amsterdam), Gaudeamus (Utrecht), Insub.Festival/cave12 (Geneva), Cafe OTO (London), Moment Musicaux (Aarau), Dampfzentrale (Bern), Q-O2 workspace (Brussels), Wandelweiser Klangraum (Düsseldorf), Klang im Turm (Munich), Minimal Jukebox (Los Angeles Philharmonic), Pardon To Tu (Warsaw), Umlaut Festival (Berlin & Paris), Audio Foundation (NZ) to various music series/venues in Berlin such as Staatsoper unter den Linden, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, KINDL Centre for contemporary art, ausland, Labor Sonor, Sophiensaele, KM28.
This gig will be operating under the COVID restriction guidelines and mask, scanning in and vaccination passports are required for entry. If you are experiencing any symptoms, a close contact or waiting on the results of a Covid-19 test – please stay home!
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Saturday 26 February @ The Audio Foundation, Doors open 4PM
2022 Partitions & Resonances Series
26.02.2022 P&R #1 Source Code
30.04.2022 P&R #2 TBC
25.06.2022 P&R #3 TBC
29.10.2022 P&R #4 TBC
26.11.2022 P&R #5 TBC