performance, 2020

WRO Art Center / August 7, 8:00 PM

The 4th chapter of Hyper Serial Music developing and expanding the expression of Hyper Serial Music from past works (Arkhitek-ton [2016-17], Matters-ton [2017-18], Quantum-ton [2018]). This work expands on the history of serialism – an important 20th century method of music composition used by Arnold Schönberg, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Pierre Boulez, among others – by incorporating new technologies such as artificial intelligence and new approaches. In the history of music technology, Hyper Serial Music innovates the principle of Serialism in three points: it is “structural”, “complex” and “noisy”. Spanning from 1728 different noise patterns, these sounds explore the limits of human auditory perception.

Tatsuru Arai (JP/DE)

Born in Japan, lives and works in Berlin. Studied composition, computer programming and multimedia art. His main artistic interest is to integrate classical compositions into new technology. The idea is to present the fundamental physical nature of the universe in the form of perceptional experiences, to create a way to experience a part of the nature of the universe through sound. That could be called aesthetics of “geometric structure”. The human perception of sound, a physical phenomenon, influences human beings and the “geometric structure” is a fundamental pillar that allows us to understand the true nature of the universe.

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