Para los que no conozcais a Semiconductor, aprovechamos la noticia de la reciente publicación en el sello Fat-Cat de “Worlds in Flux” para presentaros a este duo de Brighton (UK). Este nuevo trabajo es un DVD que incluye 13 de sus obras audiovisuales. Además, como parte de la promoción de esta referencia, pueden descargarse por la cara en su web las piezas musicales que gente como Max Richter, Christian Vogel, Thomas Dimuzio o Antenna Farm han compuesto para Brilliant Noise, la pieza que abre la compilación. … y aquí pegamos un extracto de la bio de esta pareja y destacamos su reciente trabajo Sonic INC, un software de performance en directo.
Semiconductors Sound Films are concerned with many processes of digital animation and, by way of these, reveal our physical world in flux; cities in motion, shifting landscapes and systems in chaos. Central to these works is the role of sound, which becomes synonymous with the image, as it creates, controls and deciphers it; exploring resonance, through the natural order of things.
Finely crafted digital work is combined with analogue processes that tailor the nuances and randomness within computer systems as co-conspirator.
Presented as fictional documentaries, these works are set in the future; histories yet to be considered.
These films are screened in galleries, festivals and biennials worldwide; in addition they are presented as surround sound installations. Semiconductor also produce live Sound Film works which they perform at multi-media festivals and events.
Live Sound Film Biography:
Semiconductor are UK artists Ruth Jarman and Joseph Gerhardt. They make films out of sound using abstract landscapes and architecture as, a means to describe aural and visual interpretations of the world. Finely crafted digital work is combined with analogue processes that tailor the randomness and errors within computer systems as co-conductor. Their music can be described as a contradiction where ‘musique concrete’ becomes simultaneously hypnotic and violent, minimal and maximal. These sound-scapes are a playground for imaginary environments and impossible modernist architecture.
Live Digital performance is one strand of Semiconductors output; they also produce surround sound installations and single screen Sound Films which are exhibited at galleries, festivals and biennials worldwide.