Laminar - "Manifold"
JdK 008 (2003)
Laminar's sound investigations and amplification of
everyday life's miniscule sounds might resemble another Soleilmoon
project, Alp. But Laminar's agenda is far more malevolent. Inspired by
the imperceptible sounds of pollen falling from a flower to the ground,
the flutter of insect wings, and the evaporation of water, Laminar has
recorded "second order sonoritites" of these sonic phenomena, and
expanded them through an aural threshing device. The intense eruption of
turbulent noise found on "Sector One" and "Sector Five" from the
Ante-Chamber album taps into the physicality of Laminar's
investigations. In effect, Laminar fuses these tiny sounds with a
radioactive isotope to document violent breakdown at a molecular level.
Links -- See the bio and reviews
page, as well as a few links via
Fred Szymanski profile and a
review of "Comatose" on Soleilmoon Recordings.
Composer Profile - Fred Szymanski
Fred Szymanski is a composer and video artist who lives and works in New
York City. He sometimes records under the name Laminar. He has decomposed
electro-works for CD, released by Soleilmoon Recordings, Asphodel Recordings,
and JDK Productions. His sound and video works have been shown at festivals and
exhibitions in Europe and the United States.
- MANIFOLD, JDK Productions, Amsterdam, 2002.
- REMIX of Iannis Xenakis's PERSEPOLIS, part of compilation CD, Asphodel
- ANTE-CHAMBER (by Laminar), Soleilmoon Recordings, Portland, and
Staalplaat, Amsterdam, 1999.
- IT IS HARD TO KNOW, part of compilation CD "A Storm of Drones," the third
CD of The Sombient Trilogy, Asphodel Recordings, San Francisco, 1998.
- ATTENDEZ, an audio journal of the streets of Paris, part of compilation CD
"USA vs Europe," Strange Ways Records, Hamburg, 1997.
- 9th Biennial of Moving Images, Centre pour l'Image Contemporaine, Geneva,
- Sonic Saboteurs, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley,
- Valencia Biennial, VideoRom program, Valencia, Spain, June 12 - October
- BitStreams, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, March 22 - June 10,
- The American Century, Part II, 1950 - 2000," Whitney Museum of American
Art, New York, January, 2000.
- Dialogues '99, Program of International Video, the Mathew Gallery,
Edinburgh, October, 1999.
- International Program, "Experimentell, Abstract, Poetisch," VideoEx 2001
Festival of Video and Experimental Film, Zurich, May 11 - 20, 2001.
- The Sounds of Vision, European Media Art Festival program, Osnabruck,
Germany, April 25 - 29, 2001.
- 33rd New York Exposition of Short Film and Video, Gold Medal, Experimental
Division, New York, December 1999.
- Vidarte, electroacustic music concert with video, curated by the composer
Manuel Rocha Iturbide, Festival de Video y Artes Electronicas, The Mexican
National Council for Culture and the Arts, Mexico City , September 1999
- Music without Walls? Music without Instruments? conference hosted by the
Music Technology and Innovation Research Group at De Montfort University,
Leicester, England, June 21 - 23, 2001. (At the conference, he presented a
vision paper entitled, "Recursive Time-Modelling in Retentions 1 - 4," which
was published as part of the proceedings.)
- International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), "Gateways to Creativity,
Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, September 2000.
- Electronic Media Foundation Concert Curated by Carla Scaletti, Engine 27 /EMF,
New York, New York, September, 1999.
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