Friday, September 28, 2007

C.O. Caspar-Chants of Change,tape/CD,?/1994,Germany

CoCaspar.osp lives in Berlin and Sweden as a datoist, conceptor, constructor, author, theoretician and xeroxer. He works as a soloist, workshop organizer, actionist and musician with sound tools as installation, with projections, with light art. His medium is the processing of concrete tones and noises by means of digital equipment. Sound is planned as scenaric tone and speech acts, and is spontaneously developed from the original impulses of the sounding body - also in cooperation with other players. The sounding bodies consist of industrial material such as pipes, hoses, turbines, and constructions of metal, plastic, and latex hung on chains and, independently and by means of manual influencing, develop vibrating and sometimes chance dynamics in accordance with the qualities of the materials and construction. Microphone articulation is the human component. Inductive regulation of the torque controls turbines, drives membranes to rhythmic mega-frequent vibration, falling rising weaving vital intuitiv bio-mechanoid vibrates roars the volume of the latex at 30-16000 Hertz. Metal hollow bodies, feedback systems, magnetic field sensors produce material tones, organic & acoustic feedback loops. The audiovisual work is the result of the connection between mechanical & digital devices, offered as a sonic installation, as a performance based theatrical staging.
Profane industrial sounding bodies are lo-tech non-culture, instruments without status, without a past, and sound profane. Microprocessor-controlled generators convert coarse impulses, hi-tech, to unheard tone spectrums: Datoistic tones. Optosonic substance is unheard unseen incidental events.
Internally and externally, the dynamics of installation and action are an open system. Sound is experienced as the combination of idea, feeling, and inspiration, of understanding and control, of chance and turbulence. Sound is the interplay of the coarse and the fine, of mechanical and digital equipment. Sound is synthesis and metamorphosis - not a surrogat. Dato-Being dato is the material, Arte Perfora the path.
Arte Perfora - a value-free medium of individual mold represents one's own feeling for life, the variety of disconcerting topics, raw materials, objects without a model, without a tradition.
Of interest is the contemporary reality.Of interest is the energy of the information of the machine.Of interest is the cybernesis of the movement of time.
From C.O. Caspar website
Excellent 1994 TESCO reissue of this privately released tape.Droning ambient tunes ,sometimes chilling,sometimes violent....The above introduction from his own website i think gives a perfect description of C.O. Caspar's work.

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1 comment:

Ritch said...

Excelent! Thank you

Do you have some Bruce Gilbert solo work?