The Rainforest workshop, by Derek Holzer and Mads Bech Paluszewski-Hau, is a contemporary re-interpretation of David Tudor’s series of compositions from the 1970′s entitled “Rainforest”. It uses various types of sonic transducers to play live sounds through various resonant objects in the performance space, as well as through architectural features of the space itself. Additionally, an 8×8 matrix mixer allows the sound from any of the performers to be sent to any of the objects, making the whole space a an orchestra of resonant voices to be played.
Each re-interpretation will be developed in a workshop format with up to 8 participants over a period of several days. The resulting work should shift between relatively static installation-like moments and performative sections where the artists seek new relationships with the objects and each other. The audience is free to move around the performance space, engage in conversations and explore the resonant objects, thus adding new life to the rainforest.
Rainforest has been realized previously in the following locations:
Sep – Regnskov 2012, BYiBY Festival, Aarhus DK
Sep – Regnskov 2012, LAK Festival for Nordic Sound Art, Copenhagen DK
Sep – Regnskog 2011, Full Pull Festival, Malmö SE
Feb – Regenwald 2011, Club Transmediale Berlin DE
Oct – Regenskog 2010, Piksel, Bergen NO
Photos of Previous Rainforests
Photos by Elisabeth Nesheim, Derek Holzer, Mads Bech Paluszewski and svennevenn.
Videos of Previous Rainforests
About the Workshop Leaders
Derek Holzer (1972) is an American sound artist living in Berlin, whose current interests include DIY analog electronics, sound art, field recording and the meeting points of electroacoustic, noise, improv and extreme music. He has played live experimental sound, as well as taught workshops in noise art technology, across Europe, North America, Brazil and New Zealand.
Mads Bech Paluszewski (1977) is a Danish sound artist and cultural producer working with circuit bending, sound installations, tactile acoustics and performances from his Copenhagen base. Solo and as a member of several groups of experimental audio/visual music and performance groups, he has performed at many Nordic music and sound art festivals. He has also held several workshops in circuit bending and user driven sound installations in Denmark.