On March 26th, 4DSOUND presents a one-off performance of ‘White Light Black Static’ by Marcel Wierckx, followed by a masterclass with the artist on March 27th .
 
Ten years after his audiovisual composition Black Noise White Silence impacted itself on the retinas of countless fans of electronic music, Wierckx has reworked the algorithms from that piece to create a new, live audiovisual performance: White Light Black Static. Integrating his code with 4DSOUND, this new work explores a next level of immersive audiovisual music by combining multiscreen projection, spatialization, and intense synchronicity into a live performance.
 
Wierckx: ”Exactly 10 years ago I came up with the idea of simultaneously visualizing and sonifying a recursive process using the fast fourier transform in real-time. That initial research led to the creation of my first fully immersive audiovisual composition: Black Noise White Silence. Since then I’ve been developing this idea further, refining the algorithms in order to process data at a higher resolution and speed, and updating my patches to take full advantage of new computer hardware as it becomes available. For White Light Black Static I’ve gone back to my core software routines from 2005 and rewritten them in the OpenGL shader language. I’ve also rewritten the audio synthesis engine so that it can be integrated seamlessly with 4DSOUND. Together this gives me extremely detailed control over the spatial positioning of both image and sound in real-time, allowing me to generate and manipulate complex audiovisual processes live.”
 
Marcel Wierckx is a sound and video artist who creates music and image for concert, film, theatre and dance. He recently created the music and sound design for Chunky Move’s critically acclaimed dance production An Act of Now which was awarded the Age Critic’s Award in 2012. His work is performed at major festivals and conferences around the world, including the International Computer Music Conference, Live.Code.Festival, ISCM World Music Days, STRP Festival and the MFRU International Festival of Computer Arts. Wierckx is currently lecturer in Live Electronic Music at the Amsterdam Conservatory of Music, and Composition and Software Design at the Utrecht School of Music and Technology.  
 
A Q&A with the artist will take place after the performance. 
 
Performance:
 
Date: March 26, 2015
Doors open 21:00 – 4DSOUND Studio
Warehouse Elementenstraat
Elementenstraat 25 Amsterdam
 
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Tickets normal €12.50 / student discount €8 ex. transaction costs can be purchased here.
Limited entry – only 100 tickets available
 
Masterclass:
 
Date: March 27, 2015
Starts 10:00 – 4DSOUND Studio
Warehouse Elementenstraat
Elementenstraat 25 Amsterdam
 
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Tickets normal €7.50 / student discount €5 ex. transaction costs can be purchased here.
 
White Light Black Static is supported by the Performing Arts Fund NL.