Ancient Methods

12 Feb : Double Cross / TEC ART afterparty
23:30 – 6:00 | presale €7.50 door €10

The insistent flashes of light illuminate the darkness in slices, ripping past the writhing bodies and lashing against eyes already ruined by smoke and sweat. Though the strobe makes visibility difficult and the fatigue of overload (dance, alcohol, serotonin) makes the mind struggle at comprehension, this monstrous cube holds no real fears. It is a machine: a tool in the hands of a man who has shaped its sound system into a soul-hammer. Illuminated only by the red glow of the electronics surrounding him, he piles on wave after wave of metallic beats before unleashing a distorted low-end to finish grinding the auras of all listening into ephemeral hackfleisch. This modern monstrosity of sound is all part of the Ancient Methods of Michael Wollenhaupt.

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Martyn Hare

12 Feb : Double Cross / TEC ART afterparty
23:30 – 6:00 | presale €7.50 door €10

It is often the case that less-than-mainstream names that make some of the greatest contributions are left aside in favour of the more widely-celebrated ones. Martyn Hare is a producer and DJ whose career spans a dark but important time for UK techno, the early 2000s, when the initial wave of innovation had begun to taper off and focus had shifted elsewhere. He is the man behind Emetic Records and purveyor of industrial, acidic techno since 2001.

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Bong Ra

11 Feb : Kunstblock / TEC ART opening party

21:30 – 3:00 | free entrance

For those who aren’t acquainted with Bong-Ra’s sound will be in for a pleasant surprise. As one of the pioneers of the Breakcore genre, Bong-Ra has managed to mix all his musical influences into a furiously energetic style. No remorse and no concession. Where other artists stick to their musical blueprint, Bong-Ra never stops the pursuit of musical development, hoping to catch his listeners off guard every single time.

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Bas van Koolwijk

11 Feb : Kunstblock / TEC ART opening party

21:30 – 3:00 | free entrance

Delay Line Memory

Bas van Koolwijk uses both sound and image, be it analogue or in numerical code, as interchangeable data. He produces audio-visual compositions in which both manifestations powerfully interact. His works can often be seen as an attack on the illusion of the medium itself.

Delay Line Memory is a fully improvised audio-visual interplay between man and machine, in an attempt to find a common language in electronic sound, rhythm and colour.

electronics & visuals: Bas van Koolwijk

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Rosa Menkman – Visuals

11 Feb : Kunstblock / TEC ART opening party

21:30 – 3:00 | free entrance

Rosa Menkman is an artist and theorist who focuses on visual noise artifacts, resulting from accidents in both analogue and digital media (such as glitch, encoding and feedback artifacts). Although many people perceive these accidents as negative experiences, Menkman emphasizes their positive consequences: these artifacts facilitate an important insight into the otherwise obscure alchemy of standardization via resolutions: the creation of solutions or protocols, and their black-boxed, unseen, forgotten or obfuscated compromises and alternative possibilities.

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Microseq

11 Feb : Kunstblock / TEC ART opening party

21:30 – 3:00 | free entrance

‘False Awakenings’ is a blend of abstract rhythmical patterns, evolving ambient
landscapes and detailed sound design. Audible generative structures provide the
canvas for a visual interpretation of time – motion and memory. As a measure of
disorder an immersive audiovisual world is created, a temporal construct of bass,
light and colour.

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Valery Vermeulen

11 Feb : Kunstblock / TEC ART opening party

21:30 – 3:00 | free entrance

The financial crisis or astrophysical data streams and models as main sources for interactive electronic musical projects. This is the main setup of the work of mathematician, musician and multi media artist Valery Vermeulen (BE). With the live set at TEC ART 2016 he investigates various connections between the financial industry, astrophysics and the world of music composition and performance. In exploring these connections focus is set on two different approaches. In the first approach new ways are sought to transform several mathematical tools stemming from the financial industry (such as financial risk models, (high frequency) trading algorithms) into new tools for music creation. The work of pioneering artist I. Xenakis servers here as a starting point. In the second approach data sonification techniques are developed to transform vast amounts of data coming from (deep) space, or the financial markets into sound and music.

Get ready to be immersed into a sound trip directed by the hidden worlds that both deep space and the various black pools from the financial industry incorporate.

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Double Cross

12 Feb : Double Cross / TEC ART afterparty
23:30 – 6:00 | presale €7.50 door €10

Based on many years of freeparty experience and DIY ethics the Double Cross collective is bound to bring the gritty underground feel back to the center of Rotterdam. Mindbending light works and heavy strobes meet resilient militant beats and new sonic artillery. Agile, upfront and in your face. Double Cross presents future bass, hardcore breaks and gabber acid.

 

OSC1899

11 Feb : Kunstblock / TEC ART opening party

21:30 – 3:00 | free entrance

Rotterdam based synthesist OSC1899 is collecting and playing synthesizers since 2007. “The modular synthesizer will give you the ultimate experience to look at the anatomy of sound to understand what synthesis is.” His setup varies per event and depends on the location, timetable and vibe of the area where he is playing. The music OSC1899 plays can be as best described as deep, groovy and ambient. “I love to melt ambient drones into classic 808 or 909 grooves and let the old machines sing with modern technology which can be found in the newer modular systems.”