Graftal, 2012

TML Music Festival 2012 © Katarina Balgavy / TBA21, 2012

Multi-channel audio work encoded for 47 channel The Morning Line Sound System
31 min
Commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary

Taking inspiration from computer graphics, mathematical chaos theories and modern techno culture, Zavoloka & Kotra try to explore the possibilities of stochastic sound, rhythmic probabilities through context sensitive parametric compositions. Graftal is the sound of a constant change, whose behavior is intrinsically non-deterministic for listeners, partly sporadic and not intermittent. Risk. The shape of the sounds has been defined by a large number of rhythmic phrases together with a set of special production rules, which created axioms. These axioms were the sources of Zavoloka & Kotra’s quasi-random and highly complex sound structures.

Kateryna Zavoloka: *1981 in Kiev, Ukraine | Living and working in Vienna, Austria
Dmytro Fedorenko (Kotra): *1977 in Kiev, Ukraine
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