Saturday 4 November 2017, 7.30pm
Happened presents Taiwanese Experimental Music from Alois Yang, Yen-Tzu Chang, Chiyou Ding and Lucia H Chung.
Taiwanese Experimental Music event is presented by Happened and its media partner ATTN Magazine.
Aloïs Yang, born in 1986 Dax, France, raised in Taiwan, now based in Berlin, is a media artist, interaction designer and electronic musician who produces work that explores the relation and interaction between people, sound, and the external world. His work is influenced both by scientific reference and human imperfection of understanding the nature. He overcomes the separation of art forms and genres with an integrated creative approach. He uses a wide range of media, from experiential sound installation to fictional story telling videos and live digital music performance.
His work crafts a journey with open endings to both artist and audience, pushing the interaction to not just physical, but also imaginative projections. They include personal and large-scale projections of time and space, traveling among issues such as brain function, facial expression, starlight and apocalypse.
Yen Tzu Chang is a media artist who lives and studies in Linz, Austria since 2014. For Chang, art is a language for expression. Before she began studying at the university, she had nine years of painting training and started to be curious about and search for different tools to create artwork afterward. Since 2011, she has been working in various fields and combining them with art and technology, including interdisciplinary art and experimental performances based on sound installations. Her early works were audio-visual and installations mixed with video art.
"One kind of language..." was like a science video about an incredible long millipede walking through two screens. By rearranging, a real world entity is turned into an illusion. During this time, she gradually got interested in making installations, which combine her experience on stages. She began to develop her own electronic instruments. "Time Travel" and "Self-luminous" series are two successful light installations in her art career. In her sound performance, she attempts to build the relationship between sound, instrument and one of her characters. The more experiments for concerts she conducts, the more possibilities for different characters she can play on the stage.
Chiyou Ding, currently completing his Master's degree in Sonic Arts at Goldsmiths, University of London. His creative interests lie in mixing up field recordings, musique concrete pieces and electronic dance music in live performance to portray his perception and interpretation of different experiences in everyday lives.
Lucia H Chung is an electronic sound artist based in London. She performs and releases music under the alias ‘en creux’ whose sound creation springs from her view on the medium of sound as preposition. Sound as preposition, expresses a relation between two elements. Without preposition, a clause will not form and a relation will not take place. Yet, at the same time, the role of preposition is also affected and determined by the two elements that it connects.
‘...similar to Ryoji Ikeda’s formidable, stone-wall electronics: ruthlessly precise and undeniably physical. Cleansing blasts of sub and clipping static are oddly calming despite their force.’ - Stray Landings