BALTAN Session with Joel Ryan and Raviv Ganchrow
Raviv Ganchrow, Inwound. Site-specific sound installation at Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz, part of Tuned City, Berlin, 2008.
The next BALTAN Session on May 31 is dedicated to improvising strategies for (sonic) spaces. Joel Ryan (US) and Raviv Ganchrow (US) will discuss how they explore and respond to unstable and changing spatial contexts in their electronic music and sound work. What different layers of data and bandwidth can be played? What possibilities do visible and invisible layers of spatial information and context provide for improvised electronic sound and music? How can this be translated and transformed?
Spawned in the first generation of computer music hackers in San Francisco’s silicon valley, Joel Ryan is a composer who has long championed the idea of performance-based electronic music. Raviv Ganchrow’s work focuses on interrelations between sound and space, aspects of which are explored through sound installations, writing and the development of sound forming technologies such as Wave Field Synthesis.
Location: BALTAN Laboratories, Glaslaan 2, SWA building, 8th floor, Strijp-S, Eindhoven, NL
Date: Monday, May 31, 2010
Time: 19:30 – 21:00
Spawned in the first generation of computer music hackers in San Francisco’s silicon valley, Joel Ryan is a composer who has long championed the idea of performance-based electronic music. Drawing on his scientific background, he pioneered the application of digital signal processing to acoustic instruments. At STEIM in Amsterdam since 1984, he has collaborated extensively with artists and musicians including Evan Parker, William Forsythe, George Lewis, Steina Vasulka and Jerry Hunt. Formerly a Research Associate in physics at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories of the University of California, he has taught philosophy, physics, and mathematics. He is a researcher at STEIM in Amsterdam, tours with the Frankfurt Ballet and is Docent in Sonology at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. He has performed at the Theater Chatelet in Paris, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Pit Inn in Tokyo, Brooklyn Academy of Music and The Kitchen in New York. Recent work includes a series of duets with Evan Parker, Frances Marie Uitti and Joelle Leandre, EIDOS/TELOS, with William Forsythe and Roberto Zucco with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Other works include Or Air, The Number Readers, Hat Moon Joy, and The Effect of Noise on the Sleep of Children.
Raviv Ganchrow’s (1972) work focuses on interrelations between sound and space, aspects of which are explored through sound installations, writing and the development of sound forming technologies such as Wave Field Synthesis. He addresses an ambiguous status of sound that is at once material-spatial as well as phenomena-event. Recent installations directly engage the everyday acoustic environment, plumbing notions of ’place’ that are constructed by way of frequency interdependencies between sound, location and listener. Ganchrow completed his architectural studies at the Cooper Union, New York and received a second degree from the Institute of Sonology at The Royal Conservatory, The Hague. He has been teaching architectural design in the graduate program at TU Delft, and is currently a faculty member at the Institute of Sonology, The Hague.