Category Archives: Performance-Music

(Deutsch) how-to-do-speech-with-taqsim


The performance “how-to-do-speech-with-taqsim” adresses the current power relations of speech positions, which we are experiencing recently worldwide in the polarization of communities, prejudices, origin, ideologies and ethics. “taqsim” as a form of musical improvisation, that usually precedes the performance of a traditional Arabic, Greek, Middle Eastern, or Turkish musical composition. The artist will therefore perform a software code, which consists of parts of a text concerning the topic of how to speak (in a political sense) in digital networked enviroments. During the performance, the artist will stretch, loop and distort text fragments and passages from a popular Turkish music piece. Within the performance the audience will also be invited to become part of a mediated ephemeral space, a sort of becoming a collective voice through their Smartphones.

photos/video: ursula böckler

taqsim performance program
taqsim video

dividuum

Book launch with Gerald Raunig, with performative readings and interventions by Niki Kubaczek, Isabell Lorey and Alexander Tuchacek.

Please bring a fm-receiver with you if you have one of these! In this way you support the interventions and can actively participate yourself!

 

dividuum1-klein dividuum2-klein dividuum3-klein

the twelfth camel

lecture performance, herbst academy 2014, steirischer herbst

The twelfth camel is all at once, an image, a text and a program. The twelfth camel is a figure of thought, which oscillates between character, code and physicality. If you move closer, you notice readable ASCII characters that are part of a computer program, if you you go further away, you can see the picture of a camel. This camel is a special animal, a  “performance” camel, it can run (as a program) and tell a story. The story is about the twelfth camel, that in some ways was necessary to help to devide the fortune under the three sons of the sheike when he died, but even it also was not necessary, as they afterwards returned it healthy and well fed to the Khadi.

the ascii image executes itselfe as unix shell code. While executing it decrypts itselfe (base64, gunzip) in a loop (for-done) and tells (echo) the story of the 12. camel word by word (read).

I owe the story Niklas Luhmann (Die Rückgabe des Zwölften Kamels: Niklas Luhmann in der Diskussion über Gerechtigkeit ).

osx version: copy to mac-osx terminal and press “return”:

for camel in $(echo '
              H4sI        CK
            MhvE0AA     3RleHQu
            dHh0AG2S    MXLcMAxF
            e58CB9BoJs5MinSbIpM0         Kdyk
           5oqQiCwF7pCUFXU+hn09ny     Qf1GrdpK
          FmCAj//weelFL0tLKLNWx0Zp   8WUSqB5RJoza
         kyBSm0Sozk1JOXZ/Hs2+WYcl2  UO3IUXZ7QydlTG
       mlwM8eC+znp1FpryMxUkpaeTkOY2 Xe4Y+LouVQrd
     LQ69CUSxRiprTxKRjW4ONrYdnNonqLsIwoPCcbaiB
 LSgjgTV3ga05Jr6Ogb6x83i+7tW1p0ums6KvK3hp5+B9Z
dw     OHMyGkWF931XOW4UVIcHPkZrXtEgMtMmWcnKjp9
       ZDMIkC8w6lFVQwalW4q5obS8rmLqwGjWClPoOm
       8N2Bno4QO4vou6GDfwMYsQz1sNELOWC5NP655s
       o7pkxQQwtCCX4Lz09AMtPNjOvtL7y+tPWBiRDx
       igzG  Zo3m  5penpim0FGP9HcKEcX2vahCFw
       F2J  La95       pKkXPk95e3nn6lFf6kB
       vr0  eN++        mbDnUgR/WFh2ZTsQ0Z
       RqC  2rL         7ejL8RfW2k   of
       6/t  8H3            gs8th
       aR    493           5ycA
        F     WA           +Hl
        Zd    OY7          w0+
        pNP    fII2       MAHk
        DKE     HdmF     r7Ut 
        Y4QlQ   4uN3l    56cN 
                         erYOGZ/8f14e
                            EfKSooKTsDAAA='\
|tr -d " "|base64 -D|gunzip);do read -sp "$camel " perform;done

linux version: copy to linux terminal:

for camel in $(echo '
              H4sI        CK
            MhvE0AA     3RleHQu
            dHh0AG2S    MXLcMAxF
            e58CB9BoJs5MinSbIpM0         Kdyk
           5oqQiCwF7pCUFXU+hn09ny     Qf1GrdpK
          FmCAj//weelFL0tLKLNWx0Zp   8WUSqB5RJoza
         kyBSm0Sozk1JOXZ/Hs2+WYcl2  UO3IUXZ7QydlTG
       mlwM8eC+znp1FpryMxUkpaeTkOY2 Xe4Y+LouVQrd
     LQ69CUSxRiprTxKRjW4ONrYdnNonqLsIwoPCcbaiB
 LSgjgTV3ga05Jr6Ogb6x83i+7tW1p0ums6KvK3hp5+B9Z
dw     OHMyGkWF931XOW4UVIcHPkZrXtEgMtMmWcnKjp9
       ZDMIkC8w6lFVQwalW4q5obS8rmLqwGjWClPoOm
       8N2Bno4QO4vou6GDfwMYsQz1sNELOWC5NP655s
       o7pkxQQwtCCX4Lz09AMtPNjOvtL7y+tPWBiRDx
       igzG  Zo3m  5penpim0FGP9HcKEcX2vahCFw
       F2J  La95       pKkXPk95e3nn6lFf6kB
       vr0  eN++        mbDnUgR/WFh2ZTsQ0Z
       RqC  2rL         7ejL8RfW2k   of
       6/t  8H3            gs8th
       aR    493           5ycA
        F     WA           +Hl
        Zd    OY7          w0+
        pNP    fII2       MAHk
        DKE     HdmF     r7Ut 
        Y4QlQ   4uN3l    56cN 
                         erYOGZ/8f14e
                            EfKSooKTsDAAA='\
|tr -d " "|base64 -d|gunzip);do read -sp "$camel " perform;done

Was the 12-camel needed and why was it necessary? If it was necessary to divide, was it afterwards no longer necessary? Does there have to be supplied a real camel and must it be fed and how does the 12th differ from the other eleven camels? What does the telling” of the story? What are the consequences that these things that can Kamelogramm”, the behavior, the coding hardly be returned?

Kamel-osx

the revolution will not be televised

7. August 2012, Kunstmuseum Basel, Salon für Wort und Ton, Stadtmusik.fm
6. July 2011, Zürich Starkart live


You will not be able to stay home, brother.
You will not be able to plug in, turn on and drop out.
You will not be able to lose yourself on skag and skip,
Skip out for beer during commercials
Because the revolution will not be televised.

 

The performance is dedicated to the recently deceased musician and poet Gil Scott-Heron. He is regarded as one of the most important pioneers of hip hop and rap music. In his texts he refers to social and political issues. The media and capitalism-critical play “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” from 1970 is regarded as one of his key works.

In the performance, this three-minute piece will be used as the starting material for a 35-minute performance. The piece of music is reassembled live in time with the help of repetitions and time jumps and stretches. The word blocks of the songtext become visible on a video projection.

 

a love supreme

zürich kunstraum walcheturm 16 Dezember 2010
cairo, artellewa 14. September 2010
rote fabrik, dock18 16. July 2010

4 channel video/audio performance

A Love Supreme – John Coltrane; Audio-Video Aufführung (Alexander Tuchacek)

the performance deals with a piece from a john coltrane concert, played in 1965 in france at the jazz festival antibes. this is the only video document that is available from this period, it was recorded by the france television. the piece is called acknowledgement and was firstly published on the famous record “a love supreme”, where coltrane left behind the musical experinces with bebob and hard bob and was looking
for a new way of dealing with order, forms and rules of time and improvisation. it markes this short time before the following periode of freejazz. with this record, he experemented with indian and arabic music. this influences where leading to modal, spacious and spiritual sounds of improvisations,

in the performance, i will use a fragment of this live video recording that i found on youtube, i will live restage this concert-recording, by using a software written by me, to rearrange, reduce, decelerate and reorder time and structure in realtime, the performnce will last about 30 minutes,

John Coltrane — tenor and soprano saxophone Jimmy Garrison — double bass Elvin Jones — drums McCoy Tyner — piano