4DSOUND commences its series of experimental Techno Residencies with very special guest Mike Parker. Parker will debut his first live set in 15 years on the 4DSOUND system, featuring classic and new tracks from his repertoire – evolved into a fully spatial sound approach.
A quiet but celebrated stalwart of the scene, the American artist has cultivated one of the most distinguishable sounds in techno to date with his hypnotic fixations on sound and texture. Over the past 18 years, he’s explored this distinct style with numerous releases on his own label Geophone. Parker’s recorded discography includes a long running series of 12” records and two full-length albums, the latest being ‘Lustrations’ on Prologue.
We can’t think of an artist more suited to open 4DSOUND: Techno Is Space. Mike Parker’s singularly powerful sound design has imprinted itself in our minds as the archetype of spatially evocative techno. Parker paints energetic movements through imaginary atmospheres, making audible the whirling dust around us, revealing the flickering shadows of forms in space, rather than simply the forms themselves.
His approach to creation is uncompromising: a track is rehearsed many times, then recorded live on analogue gear without edits or overdubbing. This meticulous attention to creating something truly live gives his sound design its unique character. Using the Octatrack, a new hybrid Live/ DJ Spatial Sound controller designed by 4DSOUND, and wearable tactile bass technology from SubPac, Parker will for the first time explore his tracks in their unbounded spatial manifestation – moving sonic elements across vast distances; pulsing, reflecting and vibrating, before finally dissolving in the void.
On May 9th at 21:00, an exclusive performance by Parker will take place in the 4DSOUND Studio at Warehouse Elementenstraat.
A very limited number of tickets will be made available by invitation only. If you would like to be part of this first-of-a-kind premiere, send us an email explaining why you’d like to attend to firstname.lastname@example.org.
INVITATION ONLY – no tickets in pre-sale, no tickets at the door.
Light design by Nikki Hock.