Rian Treanor: Inter-symmetric Workshop BEK

Østre, Østre Skostredet 3 20.11.2021 23.00


20 NOVEMBER 23:00
Østre, Østre Skostredet 3
Free entrance with registration at
Tickets at the door: 100 NOK

Rian Treanor leads a new group performance with materials collaboratively developed during a workshop, exploring new forms of sound synthesis, algorithmic pattern making and collaborative live performance.

For the symposium, Rian Treanor convened a new workshop developed for and with people with different levels of learning difficulties and a shared interest in sound and music. The workshop is an extension of the project Inter-symmetric Works, exploring new forms of remote participation and networked interaction between audiences and collaborators.

Using custom-made musical devices, the participants were invited to play together with complex musical systems, but in an inviting and dynamic way without the need for specialised knowledge to get started. The participants created procedures for performances, similar to the rules in a game, and developed meaningful, non-verbal and surprising forms of group interaction.

The workshop was developed in collaboration with Mark Fell and examines relationships between procedural action, algorithmic processes, non-linear interfaces, musical structure, and group-based performance.

The workshop was organised together with Ekko.

Rian Treanor

Rian Treanor re-imagines the intersection of club culture, experimental art and computer music, presenting a compelling musical world of fractured and interlocking components. Having left a vivid impression with a string of EPs on The Death of Rave & Warp sub-label Arcola, his latest LPs ‘ATAXIA’ & ‘File Under UK Metaplasm’ for Planet Mu in 2020 established him as both a disruptive and essential new voice in British underground club music. Using the programming language Max/MSP, Treanor develops bespoke software to explore extended rhythmic techniques and algorithmic processes, building devices that enable spontaneous pattern modulation within various collaborations, workshops, live performances and installations.

Photos: Rian Treanor (1), Åse Løvgren (2–3).

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