Control Issues #1: Motorphaser

Finished 2018
music for motorfaders
duration: 04'30"


Control Issues is a series of installation pieces in which the standard hierarchy of power between control devices to music software or even electronic music instruments is reversed: the controllers are being turned from interfaces into instruments, they are being liberated, removed from their states of passivity and put into a mode of action.
In Control Issues, the reversal of power hierarchies is being put into a perceptible form that is playful and meaningful at the same time.
Modern hardware devices for controlling music software do not only have the ability to send data to software in order to control it and - by extension - the music. Very often they allow for the communication to flow in the other direction as well: they allow for the software to send data back to the controller in order to change the state of its control elements. Hence many fader boxes and other controller devices can be remote-controlled by software.
The installation pieces all deal with topics within the following range: 1. reversal of power hierarchies, 2. machines as performers, 3. reinterpretation of existing and standard hierarchies, 4. transformation of well known forms/phenomena and/or musical pieces into controller-performed interpretations.


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Past Performances:


Oct 5th, 2018
Morelia (MEX), CMMAS, Amproprifications
Jun 29th, 2018
Kansas City, Haw Contemporary, ECHOES
Apr 4th, 2018
Sydney, ES74, ECHOES 2: Transference SYD – BER, Sat & Sun 2 – 6
Mar 29th, 2018
Tampere (FIN), Gallery Himmelblau, Tampere Biennale
Mar 17th, 2018
Berlin, rosalux, Wriezener Str. 12, ECHOES 2: Transference SYD – BER: Finnissage
Feb 23rd, 2018
Berlin, rosalux, Wriezener Str. 12, ECHOES 2: Transference SYD – BER, Saturdays 2pm – 6pm
Jan 26th, 2018
Stuttgart, Kulturhaus, Willy-Brandt-Straße 12, 70173 Stuttgart, stock11: Nothing until now!! – Exhibition


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Video of the One-Controller Version of Control Issues #1