CETACEA – a new work by sound artist Michael Fahres, that merges dolphin sounds recorded at the dolphinarium in Duisburg, Germany, with the rhythms of six Senegalese percussionists. It was performed last week at Experimental Intermedia, and in this presentation Michael will talk about his aesthetical and technical practices to cvreate this piece.

THURSDAY, March 22, at 6:30pm.

HARVESTWORKS Digital Media Arts Center
596 Broadway, Suite 602 (at Houston St)
New York, NY 10012
Tel: 212-431-1130
Subway: F/V Broadway/Lafayette, 6 Bleeker, W/R Prince

“Cetacea” is the Latin term for the group of marine mammals which includes whales; Fahres examines the relationship between the rhythmic structures of the clicking noises of dolphins and the polyrhythms of Senegal, as played by Doudou NiDiaye Rose, the master of the sabar drum and his ensemble; this composition consists of a recording of the ultrasound tones made by dolphins in the Duisburg Dolphinarium and subsequently transformed into audible frequencies.

Supported by the Gaudeamus Contemporary Music Center, the Netherlands


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