Following its release on Seattle's Hush Hush Records, Zoltan Fecso presents the launch of his album Shimmer Raga. Inspired by the post-impressionist painting technique Pointillism, Zoltan uses layered single-note cycles to create his compositions on a unique augmented guitar. This newfound direction yields his strongest and most personal work to date.
Shimmer Raga was born from a personal need for simplification, a creative need for limitation and a painting by artist Claire Lefebvre of the same name.
Listen to Shimmer Raga: https://fanlink.to/shimmerraga
Zoltan Fecso is a musician and composer, known for his live performances on an augmented guitar built by luthier Ian Noyce. Zoltan’s compositions are created by combining small fragments of single notes repeating at varying speeds, inspired by ‘pointillism’, a painting technique using individual coloured dots to create images.
He has performed and given talks on music technology in Amsterdam, Berlin and London, as well as nationally at Arts Centre Melbourne. In 2017, Zoltan was accepted into the Bundanon Trust Artists in Residence Program, where he began to examine the idea of limitations in his creative practice.
The night will also feature performances by Alexandra Spenceand Marble Rain (Julien Mier & Miki Takahashi)
Alexandra Spence is an artist and musician from Sydney, Australia. She makes installations, compositions and performances based on (everyday) sound and listening. Through her practice she attempts to reimagine the intricate relationships between the listener, the object, and the surrounding environment as a kind of communion or conversation.
Her performances favour noise, quietude, subtlety & unusual sound sources: including feedback, cassette tapes, field recordings, amplified objects, sine tones, no-input mixer, voice & clarinet. Alex has performed and presented work in concerts, festivals, symposiums and galleries in Australia, Canada, and Europe, including the Vancouver Art Gallery; Destroy Vancouver; Engineroom International Sound Art Competition, London; Soundcamp, London; Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow; Ausland, Berlin; Musée Guimet, Paris; SoundOut Festival, Canberra; the NOW Now Festival; UNSW Galleries; Firstdraft Gallery; and Siteworks Festival, Bundanon, (w. the Splinter Orchestra).
Marble Rain is Dutch multi instrumentalist, producer and composer Julien Mier and Australian foley artist and pianist Miki Takahashi. With their live improvisation based performance they aim to create a surrealistic dream type soundscape and sonic film for the listeners. Inspired by the palette of the timbre of many different objects they travel and re-contextualise a variety of found and lost objects they have collected over the years.
info & tix here: http://107.org.au/event/zoltan-fecso-shimmer-raga-album-launch/