SINGING INTO SONIC NEW WAVE

ETHAN COHEN GALLERY IN COLLABORATION WITH LAM HOUSE PRESENT:

SINGING INTO SONIC NEW WAVE

an Exclusive Sound Art Performance conducted by Kelly KaWai Lam and composed by Audrey Fernandez-Fraser

Two Performances on September 29th 6 p. m. and 7:30 p.m.

 

The performances will take place at the gallery as a part of VIP preview for John Aslanidis` solo exhibition Sonic New Wave.
On view September 30th – November 7th, 2016.
The performances aim to explore the borders where the artist`s visual and musical language meet. The history of art includes numerous such experiments of collaborations between the visual and musical, expanding the dimensions of art itself.Wassily Kandinsky, an early pioneer of abstraction whose influential essays emphasized the musical characteristics of art wrote in 1910, “Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand which plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.”Today we are happy to invite friends of the gallery to celebrate this great and long-lasting tradition of sound becoming visual and tangible.About LAM HouseLAM House, a.k.a. LoveArtMusic, is a NYC-based initiative showcasing new and traditional classical music in fresh ways. It gives exposure to select emerging and established composers, conductors & performers in intimate spaces, for audiences who love to listen up close. LAM House was founded by conductor Kelly KaWai Lam. For more information, please visit: lamhouse.org 

Kelly KaWai Lam (Conductor)

Chinese conductor Lam has conducted orchestras and choirs in New York, Boston, London, Beijing, Paris and Kiev. Her performances blend human themes such as love, death, and happiness with her questioning of the evolving place of classical music in today’s world. Lam’s grounded and direct approach to conducting liberates the complex layers of music into meaning and experience for her audiences.

 

Audrey Fernandez-Fraser (Composer)

A native of New York, composer Audrey Fernandez-Fraser weaves her academic training in Human Evolutionary Biology, Religion and Psychotherapy into music that is lyrical and poetic. Her piece brings viewers into the visual sonic network by reflecting a few of the patterns and dimensions of color, shape, and movement that we glimpse in Aslanidis’s work.

 

John Aslanidis (Artist)

An Australian artist, John Aslanidis explores the connection between visual imagery and sound. His complex, geometric paintings combine artistic intuition with mathematical precision, depicting networks of oscillating sound waves. Aslanidis’ vibrant images provoke a complex sensory response in viewers, blurring the line between sight and sound in a suggestion of the neurological phenomenon synesthesia, where the senses become connected.

 

Other special events during the opening days:

 

– Private Opening Reception: Friday, September 30th, 2016 from 6 p.m. -8 p.m.

– Artist Talk and a Tour: Saturday, October 1th, 2016 from 4 p.m. -5:30 p.m.

The performances will take place at the gallery as a part of VIP preview for John Aslanidis` solo exhibition Sonic New Wave.
On view September 30th – November 7th, 2016.
The performances aim to explore the borders where the artist`s visual and musical language meet. The history of art includes numerous such experiments of collaborations between the visual and musical, expanding the dimensions of art itself.Wassily Kandinsky, an early pioneer of abstraction whose influential essays emphasized the musical characteristics of art wrote in 1910, “Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand which plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.”Today we are happy to invite friends of the gallery to celebrate this great and long-lasting tradition of sound becoming visual and tangible.About LAM HouseLAM House, a.k.a. LoveArtMusic, is a NYC-based initiative showcasing new and traditional classical music in fresh ways. It gives exposure to select emerging and established composers, conductors & performers in intimate spaces, for audiences who love to listen up close. LAM House was founded by conductor Kelly KaWai Lam. For more information, please visit: lamhouse.org 

Kelly KaWai Lam (Conductor)

Chinese conductor Lam has conducted orchestras and choirs in New York, Boston, London, Beijing, Paris and Kiev. Her performances blend human themes such as love, death, and happiness with her questioning of the evolving place of classical music in today’s world. Lam’s grounded and direct approach to conducting liberates the complex layers of music into meaning and experience for her audiences.

 

Audrey Fernandez-Fraser (Composer)

A native of New York, composer Audrey Fernandez-Fraser weaves her academic training in Human Evolutionary Biology, Religion and Psychotherapy into music that is lyrical and poetic. Her piece brings viewers into the visual sonic network by reflecting a few of the patterns and dimensions of color, shape, and movement that we glimpse in Aslanidis’s work.

 

John Aslanidis (Artist)

An Australian artist, John Aslanidis explores the connection between visual imagery and sound. His complex, geometric paintings combine artistic intuition with mathematical precision, depicting networks of oscillating sound waves. Aslanidis’ vibrant images provoke a complex sensory response in viewers, blurring the line between sight and sound in a suggestion of the neurological phenomenon synesthesia, where the senses become connected.

 

Other special events during the opening days:

 

– Private Opening Reception: Friday, September 30th, 2016 from 6 p.m. -8 p.m.

– Artist Talk and a Tour: Saturday, October 1th, 2016 from 4 p.m. -5:30 p.m.

The performances will take place at the gallery as a part of VIP preview for John Aslanidis` solo exhibition Sonic New Wave.
On view September 30th – November 7th, 2016.
The performances aim to explore the borders where the artist`s visual and musical language meet. The history of art includes numerous such experiments of collaborations between the visual and musical, expanding the dimensions of art itself.Wassily Kandinsky, an early pioneer of abstraction whose influential essays emphasized the musical characteristics of art wrote in 1910, “Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand which plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.”Today we are happy to invite friends of the gallery to celebrate this great and long-lasting tradition of sound becoming visual and tangible.About LAM HouseLAM House, a.k.a. LoveArtMusic, is a NYC-based initiative showcasing new and traditional classical music in fresh ways. It gives exposure to select emerging and established composers, conductors & performers in intimate spaces, for audiences who love to listen up close. LAM House was founded by conductor Kelly KaWai Lam. For more information, please visit: lamhouse.org 

Kelly KaWai Lam (Conductor)

Chinese conductor Lam has conducted orchestras and choirs in New York, Boston, London, Beijing, Paris and Kiev. Her performances blend human themes such as love, death, and happiness with her questioning of the evolving place of classical music in today’s world. Lam’s grounded and direct approach to conducting liberates the complex layers of music into meaning and experience for her audiences.

 

Audrey Fernandez-Fraser (Composer)

A native of New York, composer Audrey Fernandez-Fraser weaves her academic training in Human Evolutionary Biology, Religion and Psychotherapy into music that is lyrical and poetic. Her piece brings viewers into the visual sonic network by reflecting a few of the patterns and dimensions of color, shape, and movement that we glimpse in Aslanidis’s work.

 

John Aslanidis (Artist)

An Australian artist, John Aslanidis explores the connection between visual imagery and sound. His complex, geometric paintings combine artistic intuition with mathematical precision, depicting networks of oscillating sound waves. Aslanidis’ vibrant images provoke a complex sensory response in viewers, blurring the line between sight and sound in a suggestion of the neurological phenomenon synesthesia, where the senses become connected.

 

Other special events during the opening days:

 

– Private Opening Reception: Friday, September 30th, 2016 from 6 p.m. -8 p.m.

– Artist Talk and a Tour: Saturday, October 1th, 2016 from 4 p.m. -5:30 p.m.

John Aslanidis: Sonic Network No. 15 at Prosecco Berlin

John Aslanidis: Sonic Network No. 15
Prosecco Berlin
Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse 26
10 178 Berlin – DE

1st – 31st August 2016
Open daily from 1 to 10 pm

Friday 12th August 2016
Private viewing of the fine art prints

Wednesday 31st August 2016
Last day of the show

Prosecco Berlin in cooperation with Hilgemann Projects are pleased to welcome Melbourne based artist John Aslanidis and his large scale painting Sonic Network no. 15 oil and acryl on canvas 244 x 305 cm.

Sound Spheres

For over twenty years artist John Aslanidis has defined a space between sound and vision, through seeking to create ‘paintings you can hear and sound you can see’. His paintings take the form of numerous interlocking and exponentially expanding concentric circles that are painstakingly mapped and masked out, and evolve from an intersection between music and painting. This stream of artistic interrogation has a historical lineage that stretches back to the beginning of the 20th century and the birth of international modernism, yet the musical genre that Aslanidis responds to is rooted in the electronic music movement that came to prominence in the 1990s. Creating paintings of vibrational vibrancy that actively engage with the science and perception of sound – his work reflects a confluence of visual and aural stimuli that also mirrors the phenomena of synesthesia, where the senses become blended. These are paintings that are experienced by the body, and as such reclaim a contemplative awareness of the senses within the rush and tumble of the digital consumer age.

There are a number of analogies between music and the way Aslanidis constructs his paintings. The most obvious is his labour intensive process of masking out and exposing individual concentric circles, which are subsequently painted to create alternating curved lines of colour and tone. This results in a rhythmic oscillation between different colours that gives visual form to the pulse of a beat. The complexity is compounded when large masses of concentric circles overlap, perhaps suggesting the confluence of more than one bass line present in electronic music. This merge of larger forms often creates a moiré pattern in the work, which is an unpredictable outcome that in musical terms simulates the audible interference that occurs when two frequencies of a lower sonic register (like bass-lines) move in and out of consonance.

The aesthetic of Aslanidis’ work also draws upon physical phenomena present within nature. Much like the incursion of an object into water that creates infinitely expanding ripples, sound waves are essentially just vibrating air, and it is as if Aslanidis gives visual form to these invisible vibrations that cause auditory experience. His paintings that theoretically could continue to grow infinitely following the repetition of the process as each circle is laid upon the next are limited only by the edge of the canvas. As such they seem to ‘capture a fragment of infinity’, a conscious motive in his art.

Excerpt from ‘Sound Spheres’ by Marguerite Brown, for Art Monthly Australia

The artist presently is taking part in the International Studio and Curatorial Program New York, USA. His personal exhibition in NYC will be inaugurated at Ethan Cohen Gallery in September 2016. Along side Sonic network No.15 a new set of fine art pigment prints will be presented at Prosecco Berlin.

Edition Sonic Network no.15, 13, 12, 11, 9; Fine Art Pigment Print, Hahnemuehle Museum Etching Paper 350 g, 90 x 110 cm, edition 25

Prosecco Berlin

Petr Hošek
+49 176 81279889
info@proseccoberlin.com
www.proseccoberlin.com

Hilgemann Projects

Kai Hilgemann
+49 170 9669692
kai@kaihilgemann.com
www.kaihilgemann.com

EYE-SCORE: THE AUDIBLE IMAGE

Sonic-Network-no.14

EYE-SCORE: THE AUDIBLE IMAGE
SEPTEMBER 22 – November 1, 2015
TOWN HALL GALLERY, HAWTHORN, VIC

OPENING: 6pm September 22

Open your eyes to the sight of sound in an exploration of the auditory impact of the visual arts. Eye-score: The Audible Image looks at artworks that trigger a feeling of sound in the viewer. Whether evoking the memory of music, hinting at compositional rhythms or stimulating impressions of noise, these artworks activate multisensory responses.

There is no sound in these works, only the visual indication of it. Not unlike synaesthesia, the condition by which the ‘sufferer’ hears vision or sees sounds, this exhibition presents artworks that look like they sound, and sound like they look.

Featuring John Aslanidis, Angela Cavalieri, Carmen Chan, Catherine Clover, Michael Graeve, Dylan Martorell, John Nixon and Danae Valenza.

TOWN HALL GALLERY

360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, VIC 3122

T: (03) 9278 4770

townhallgallery@boroondara.vic.gov.au

Hawthorn Arts Centre