‘Vilnius – European Capital of Culture 2009’ presents:

Process No. 6
Public lectures

Ray Lee (UK)
Sound and Wonder or the Wild Dance of the Stereocilia
Date: September 15, 18:00
Place: Contemporary Art Centre (Vokieciu str. 2, Vilnius)

Exploring the intersection of art, science and philosophy Ray Lee presents a personal view of sound art, drawing on examples from his own practice as well as the work of other artists.

Kim Cascone (USA)
The Grain of the Auditory Field
Date: Septmeber 16, 18:00
Place: Contemporary Art Centre (Vokieciu str. 2, Vilnius)

Borrowing the central idea from Roland Barthes’ ‘The Grain of the Voice‘ Cascone will talk about the emerging intersections between microsound and field recording.

Guy Marc Hinant (Belgium)
The Emergence of Noise in Occidental Music
Date: Septmeber 17, 18:00
Place: Contemporary Art Centre (Vokieciu str. 2, Vilnius)

Investigating the emergence of the noise in occidental music breaking point in connection with the technology and a few historical discoveries Hinant will link this topic with his CD series ‘Anthology of Noise and Electronic Music‘.

Kim Cascone (USA)
Laptop Music and Noise Mediated Aesthetics
Date: Septmeber 18, 18:00
Place: Contemporary Art Centre (Vokieciu str. 2, Vilnius)

The appearance of the laptop in performance settings has caused the controversy and raised issues concerning reception, context and expectation. The lecture will examine some of the issues concerning laptop music as well as introduce new ideas on noise-mediated aesthetics and reception theory.

Ray Lee (b. 1960) is an artist, composer, and performer. His work investigates his fascination with the hidden world of electro-magnetic radiation and in particular how sound can be used as evidence of invisible phenomena He is interested in the way that science and philosophy represent the universe, and his work questions the orthodoxies that emerge, and submerge, according to the currently fashionable trends. He creates spinning, whirling, and pendulous sound installations and performances that explore ‘circles of ether’, the invisible forces that surround us. His large scale installation and performance Siren was a hit at the 2007 Edinburgh Fringe winning a Herald Angel Award and receiving 5 star reviews. Siren was featured at the 2007 Ars Electronica Festival in Austria and has gone to tour the world with performances in 12 countries including the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and several countries in Europe. His recent work Force Field received an award at the 2008 Prix Ars Electronica for Digital Music. He lectures in contemporary arts and music at Oxford Brookes University.

Kim Cascone (b. 1955) is a one of the leaders of electronic music scene, a composer, sound artist and media theoretician. He has been involved with electronic music for more than 30 years since his studies at the Berklee College of Music and at the New School in Manhattan during the 1970s. He founded ambient/experimental label Silent Records in 1985 and has released more than 30 albums of electronic music on Silent, Sub Rosa, Mille Plateaux and Raster-Noton. Kim Cascone has performed with Merzbow, Keith Rowe, Scanner, John Tilbury, Tony Conrad, Pauline Oliveros and worked on two David Lynch films (Twin Peaks, Wild at Heart) as Assistant Music Editor. Kim Cascone founded the microsound list in 1999 and has written articles on post-digital aesthetics for Computer Music Journal and Contemporary Music Review.

Guy Marc Hinant (b. 1960) is an author, filmmaker and producer. As a producer, he runs the independent label Sub Rosa, specialised in avant-garde music, early electronic and rare documents. He is the curator of the series: ‘An Anthology of Noise and Electronic Music’ (since 2001). As an author, he has written for several international revues: Leonardo Music Journal (SF), Luna-Park (Paris), Lapin (L‘Association, Paris). As a filmmaker, he has directed The Garden is full of Metal, Elements of a forgotten Merzbau (about Kurt Schwitters), Ghost machinery an installation in collaboration with Carl Michael von Hausswolff & Dominique Goblet. Since 2001, he works with Dominique Lohlé on a series of documentaries about electronic music composers and about ‘the act of listening’: Homage to the Savage. A Portrait of Henri Pousseur (2005), Luc Ferrari Facing to His Tautology. Two Days Before the End (2007), I Never Promised You a Rose Garden. A Portrait of David Toop Through His Record Collection (2007), F-ck You: Karkowski and the Chinese Noise (2009)