Innovation, Creativity and Forward Thinking
For our third year, Run Riot is delighted to continue in being media partner to London's most progressive digital arts company Alpha-ville. This October see's them enter a new strategic phase for their organisation, launched by an outstanding day of international digital arts taking place at the Hackney Empire and the Hackney Picturehouse.
We've invited the co-founders Carmen Salas and Estela Oliva to be our Guest Editors in September when they'll tell us more about what to expect. If you can't wait until then - enjoy the details below.
More information on www.alpha-ville.co.uk
Twitter: @alphavillefest and use #AVLondon
Tickets available from http://www.alpha-ville.co.uk/tickets
Alpha-ville Live @ Hackney Empire, London:
Stalls £30 / Dress Circle £25 / Upper Circle £20 / Gallery £17.5
Boxes of 3 or 4 people at £35 per person
Wheelchair spaces available
Alpha-ville Screening @ Hackney Picturehouse:
£8 each session or £12 double bill tickets
Date: Saturday 6th October 2012
Venue: Hackney Empire and Hackney Picturehouse
Programme highlights include MURCOF + SIMON GEILFUS - ANTIVJ (LIVE A/V, LONDON PREMIERE) // THE FIELD // BYETONE // FUTURE OF MOVING IMAGE AWARD
After three consecutive editions of Alpha-ville Festival, its producers announce the official start of a new strategic phase for the organisation. Alpha-ville will not run as a festival this autumn but will continue as an independent cultural platform for innovation, creativity and forward thinking through a series of individual events.
To mark these changes, Alpha-ville presents the first in the series, celebrating cutting-edge visual and music cultures. Alpha-ville LIVE is the first carefully crafted event and it is dedicated to exploring the interaction between electronic music, visual performances and other cultural practices.
Taking place on Saturday 6th October at the iconic Hackney Empire, the unique programme will feature the London premiere of the collaboration between Murcof & AntiVJ alongside an intimate live solo by The Field and a full audio-visual experience by Raster Noton’s label co-owner Byetone.
The second event will take place at the Hackney Picturehouse on the same day, featuring the latest in moving image including animation, experimental, interactive, video art, documentary and music video.
In 2012, Alpha-ville was the first London organisation appointed to join ICAS, a network of independent non-profit organisations worldwide dedicated to advancing sound, music and related arts. Members of this network include FutureEverything (Manchester), CTM (Berlin), Unsound (Krakow/NY), TodaysArt (The Hague), Cimatics (Brussels), Nemo (Paris) and Mutek (Montreal). Through this network Alpha-ville participates in international debates, develop projects and commission new works.
Saturday 6th October 2012 [Hackney Empire ]
MURCOF + SIMON GEILFUS / ANTIVJ Live AV, London premiere
The collaboration between the Mexican electronic musician Murcof and Simon Geilfus of the visual collective AntiVJ will be presented in London for the first time. Using semi-transparent and panoramic screens, their audiovisual show creates an immersive experience in which the projected microscopic particles, geometric grids and organic elements, mutate the surrounding environment.
Murcof (Leaf Label/MX) Live music
Murcof is the acclaimed project of electronic composer Fernando Corona. His music is epic, sparse electronica, founded on abstraction, glitchy details and complex electronic percussion. He draws on minimalism, postmodernism and sometimes baroque, to create music that moves the mind and heart. He has just completed a decade of music production, having released three critically acclaimed albums, two mini-albums and an EP on The Leaf label. He has performed internationally at festivals such as Sonar, Mutek and TodaysArt.
Simon Geilfus (AntiVJ/FR) Live Visuals & Software Development
AntiVJ is a visual label, founded by a group of Europe-based artists whose work is focused on the use of projected light and its influence on perception. Clearly stepping away from standard set-ups and techniques, AntiVJ present live performances and installations that challenge the senses.
Their creative method involves stereoscopy, holographic illusions and projection mapping, which is the practice of sculpting video content to match the surface geometry it’s being projected on, that has been recently attracting a lot of attention.
Murcof & Simon Geilfus live
THE FIELD (Kompakt, SE) Live Solo
Swedish Axel Willner may live in Berlin but part of his heart still resides in Cologne with Kompakt. His debut album with the label, From Here We Go Sublime as The Field, ended being a self-fulfilling prophecy, catapulting him into the German techno stratosphere with all his dancefloor cohorts admiring the emotional engagement of his tracks and the subtle ambience of his rhythms.
For Alpha-ville 2012 Axel will present his second solo performance in four years. This intimate show, originally performed in a church in Oslo as part of the by:Larm Festival, will resonate with all fans of The Field’s contributions to Kompakt’s Pop Ambient series.
More info: http://www.kompakt.fm/artists/the_field
The Field by Lars Borges
BYETONE (Raster Noton, DE) Live AV
Olaf Bender aka Byetone is a music producer, visual artist and co-founder of the German label Raster-Noton alongside Carsten Nicolai (Alva Noto). His work is known for its sharp sense of aesthetics, pioneering audiovisual works with clicks and cuts. Byetone’s live sets are rather aiming towards the club imbued with archaic beats, feedbacks associated to guitars and extreme frequencies.
He creates a hypnotic trip by combining sound and real-time visualisations which should act as light effects and abstract logos. It’s a dynamic work of art that overcomes the traditional difficulties of performing electronic music for a live audience. Byetone creates his music digitally, using sine waves to weave a complex sonic fabric, accented by clicks and effects, taking the listener to an alternate sonic reality, where the rules of the physical world are forgotten.
More info: http://www.raster-noton.net/main.php?action=artists&dat=12
Byetone by Giselle Galvao
Saturday 6th October 2012 [Hackney Picturehouse]
Alpha-ville curated programme: "Unfinity"
A selection of moving image works, featuring new talents from different genres including animation, experimental video, documentary, video art and CGI. Highlights of the programme include:
“Rear Window Timelapse” (Jeff Desom, NL, 2012) - Remix Winner, Vimeo Awards 2012,
“Prélude, Étude Op. 3, No.2 of 4” (Sougwen, US, 2012),
“Everything is a Remix Part 4: System Failure” (Kirby Ferguson, US, 2012),
"Unnamed soundsculpture" by Daniel Franke (We are Chopchop) & Cedric Kiefer (Onformative) (DE, 2012) and more.
Alpha-ville Future of Moving Image Award
In partnership with Little White Lies and Shooting People, the Alpha-ville Future of Moving Image Award is dedicated to acknowledging the best talent pushing the boundaries of moving image as a tool for creative expression, innovation and forward thinking.
This year’s judging panel includes:
Blake Whitman, VP of Creative Development at Vimeo
Nicolas Schmerkin, Founder of Autour de Minuit
Ingrid Kopp, Editor-in-Chief/Director of Shooting People US
Philip Ilson, Director of London Short Film Festival
Pawel Jaskulski, Content Manager at MUBI
Still from Jeff Desom's Rear Window Timelapse (2012)
Alpha-ville Live and Alpha-ville Screening are events produced by Alpha-ville Network Ltd, a cultural organisation focusing on creativity, innovation and forward thinking across different disciplines. In its first three years, Alpha-ville has established itself firmly on the international digital culture panorama with its yearly festival. Grounded in the community of East London and with an international profile, the festival has previously worked with artists, speakers and creative individuals including: Pantha Du Prince, Matthew Dear, Andy Stott, Kangding Ray, Emptyset, Actress, Anstam, Scanner, Jon Hopkins, Jacaszek, Keiichi Matsuda, Aaron Koblin, Moritz Stefaner, Tom Uglow, Olivia Solon, Scott Snibbe, Bill Thompson, David O’Reilly, Carsten Nicolai, Nicolas Provost and Michael Please.