Florian Hecker

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PublisherEditions Mego2009
Low art/high art — the culture world will have a hard time shaking off that distinction. Hecker’s artistic process on this album could be tracked down to it, too (or at least that’s what he wants us to believe): acid house on the one hand, modern composition on the other. However, his music has been working on that both-sides-of-the-fence mode from the beginning, as he has been using the raw power of electronic music in increasingly circumvoluted processes and formulas. Acid in the Style of David Tudor may be marginally easier to listen to than Sun Pandämonium or PV Trecks, ...
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PublisherEditions Mego2014
Articulação sees avant-garde electronic musician Florian Hecker continuing the collaborative work he began with author/philosopher Reza Negarestani on the 2012 album Chimerization. The album’s three lengthy pieces see different manipulations and the electronic processing of human voices reading texts by Negarestani that explore themes of nature and the culture man creates around it, interrupted and often side-lined by Hecker’s blasts of digital noise and skittering, computer-generated mayhem. Opening track “Hinge” features two stereo-panned readings by noted poet and sound artist Joan La Barbara, known for her groundbreaking work with the human voice as instrument. A second, much noisier track breaks ...
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PublisherOnassis Foundation2022
A volume on artificial intelligence, which attempts to disassemble and reformulate what one might understand as AI by taking apart both notions of ‘artificiality’ and ‘intelligence’ and seeing what new meaning they produce when recombined. We summon the trickster of the natural order, chimera, both a mythical creature and a genetic phenomenon. Drawing upon chimerism allows us to broaden ‘artificial intelligence’ into ‘synthetic cognition’⁠—an approach that highlights the duality of ‘artificial’ and ‘authentic’, amplifies non-human methods of cognition and anticipates modes of symbiosis. With this aim, the editors, Ilan Manouach and Anna Engelhardt, assembled an inventory in which one can find contributions ...
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PublisherHatje Cantz2012
There is no such thing as voice in literature. That is, we assign chimerical properties to characters’ voices; fictions based on voices we have heard in relation to the description of the characters’ personalities; identities we want to confer on the characters. Whilst we read and listen to this voice, it is neither true nor false. It is the product of a careful assembly of traces and features we believe represent a person – more physically even than their own body. ‘Chimerization’ is a term Florian Hecker uses to allude to another complex operation: the artificial attribution of the properties of ...
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PublisherMACBA2010
Generative music is a term used to describe music which has been composed using a set of rules or system. This series of six episodes explores generative approaches (including algorithmic, systems-based, formalised and procedural) to composition and performance primarily in the context of experimental technologies and music practices of the latter part of the 20th Century and examines the use of determinacy and indeterminacy in music and how these relate to issues around control, automation and artistic intention. Each episode of this RWM series is followed by a special accompaniment programme of exclusive music by some of the leading sound artists ...
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EBM(T) is a virtual aural room for discovery and sharing of sounds. It is designed for use by artists, scientists, creators, designers, musicians, performer and others working in various genres around the world. It can be used for exhibitions for a certain period, and for the presentation and experience of works as in a listening room. The works will be available for hearing only during the run of the exhibition. Our objective embraces such tasks as exploring the possibilities of expression through sound and researching the psychic states induced by sound as opposed to conventional music experience. http://ebm-t.org/ info@ebm-t.org
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PublisherMACBA2014
In this second episode, Florian Hecker discusses the idea of sounds as objects and the notion of decomposition in his recent chimerical pieces, and Erick Beltrán addresses different aspects of epistemology, the self and identity that have been part of his artistic practice.
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PublisherUrbanomic2020
PlaguePod returns with guests including Shaun Lewin, Laura Tripaldi, and Reza Negarestani to talk speculative virology, herd immunity, food security, and much more, plus a diverse range of grime, jungle, juke, and other bangers, a feature interview with Tony the Greengrocer, and an exclusive unreleased track by Florian Hecker. The most diverse coronacontent out there.
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PublisherUrbanomic2009
In this discussion from the 2009 Urbanomic event Sound Out of Line, Florian Hecker discusses the evolution of his work, sound synthesis, and the nature of collaboration.
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PublisherUrbanomic2010
This conversation took place during the development of Florian Hecker’s piece Speculative Solution, an Urbanomic commission that explored Quentin Meillassoux’s concept of ‘Hyperchaos.’
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PublisherEBM(T)2015
On February 26, 2015, Robin Mackay travelled to Graz, to speak at the show Florian Hecker/John McCracken at Künstlerhaus Halle für Kunst & Medien. In the talk Mackay attempted to draw some brief comparisons between the sound work of Hecker and the analyses of colour proposed by Éric Alliez in his book on modern painting, The Brain-Eye, which he had spent the previous year translating. Apart from extensive works on the rail line which made travel both ways extremely taxing, the most notable thing about the episode was the impressive cathedral-like echo in the grand hall of the Künstlerhaus. Hecker ...
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PublisherKunsthalle Wien2015
The exhibition The Future of Memory is accompanied by an e-book, available as a free download here. The publication introduces essays by Clint Burnham, Michael Connor, and Nicolaus Schafhausen, alongside a detailed presentation of the works exhibited in the show, written by co-authors Marie Egger, Emilie Lauriola and Vanessa Joan Müller. Digital communication and virtual interlacing shape our world today and influence our collective memory. Remembering the past, experiencing the present and imagining the future all meld to become part of a seemingly equivalent imagery in digital space. The Future of Memory critically challenges constructions of reality and investigates the conditions ...

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