“…textured ambient electronica, laced with processed choral chords that swirl around his animated versions of the oscillator figures.” RealTime
Composer and filmmaker Mark Lyken interprets the forefather of electronic art, Ben F Laposky’s pioneering“Oscillon” Electronic Abstractions. Working in collaboration with Sanford Museum,Iowa this Cryptic commission for Sonica 2015 merges Lyken’s sonic responses andvisualisations with Laposky’s groundbreaking 1950s art works.
Responding to a selection of six strikingly different photographic works capturing complex, rhythmic waveforms, not only are Laposky’s images an inspiration for Lyken’s compositions but the creative process behind the artworks has also been utilised to generate the accompanying visuals for the performance.
"An entirely new world of continual formal flux...visceral sublimity” The Cusp