Niko LFO: Hanz ■ Memorial
1 October 2015 - 31 October 2015
Hanz ■ Memorial entangles rough abstract noise and whittled sound design within a generative structure embracing several scenarios.
The sonic material of Hanz ■ Memorial assimilates rare musical footage from the body of work of forgotten avant-garde musique concrète artist Hans Nibler – alternatively known as HanZ (Z as a tilted N) . The generative composition emphasize Hans Nibler’s research and applications in music of cybernetics’ circular causality, self-regulative systems and self-referential objects.
The abstract sounds resulting are to put in perspective to the electroacoustic and musique concrète avant-garde and furthermore to contemporary electronic music and computational art.
Hanz ■ Memorial is curated by Nicolas Lefort (a.k.a. Niko Lfo) who, as a sound artist and music producer having walked a personal trajectory through domains of music – specially, improvisational music – and arrived to the field of generative composition approaching sound as matter.
Hanz ■ Memorial benefited from a residency at Emitter Micro’s studios Berlin in September 2012 and received technical and artistic support by the label’s curator Pierce Warnecke in the primary phase and by Baptiste Caramiaux in the final phase of development. The USB flash drive are manufactured in Berlin at KIXBERLIN with the kind support of designer François-Xavier Loucheur and concrete artist Michael Villanueva.
The generative composition together with a selection of short pieces by Hans Nibler is released on Berlin based label Emitter Micro [EM 006] as an executable program on concrete USB flash drive.
experimental electronics / electroacoustic / generative composition
[concept, composition, programming, production, no-input mixer]
Nicolas Lefort (a.k.a. Niko LFO) is multi-facets sound artist and musician based in Berlin. Appart from being behind the concept of Hanz ■ Memorial, he is producer of the industrial noise club sound of Shaddah Tuum and of the dark psychedelic unit named reliq, co-curates the artist collective and label Portals Editions, is designing, programming as well and composing for the SUM controller with Jonas Hummel and is half of the multi-instrumental noise-improv project Tronc. Since 2014, he also studies and works with Alberto de Campo in the time based media -Generative Art program at the University of Arts in Berlin. After a personal trajectory through different domains of music, mostly improvisational, Nicolas Lefort arrived to the field of generative composition approaching sound as matter. While constructing puzzling relations between sound, space, objects and architectures, Lefort digs a sonic path downwards to explore matter in its full potentiality: not as an inanimate blob of meaningless carcasses,
but as a lively embodiment of virtualities, complex causalities, unceasing transformation.