05. October 2007

Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche

Mitterer, Monolake & Lillevan ”running boxes”

Wolfgang Mitterer (A): electronics
Robert Henke aka Monolake (D): turntables
Lillevan (D): visuals

“I have to admit that I feel delighted when I feel energy coming from a stage. … Music only takes on shape when it is joined by a certain amount of drive and speed”, says Mitterer in the Viennese city paper “Falter” about his “personal appetite for noise”, the tendency for boiling restlessness, complex material layers and condensations—all trademarks of the 49-year-old organist, synthesizer player, and composer. For his first encounter with Monolake—the Berlin-based sound electric duo, today only represented by Robert Henke—, and with the Irish media artist Lillevan, known for his “Rechenzentrum” visuals, Mitterer wants to “make a lot of noise to avoid esotericism”.
Mitterer and Monolake recently met on the occasion of parallel sound projects at the Philharmonie Luxembourg. Now they are working at combining the three creative digital universes hidden in the “running boxes”, the computer hardware wrappers: Monolake’s culinary, dub-laden club beats, Lillevan’s deconstructed, re-contextualized film fragments, and Mitterer’s abstract sound floodings. “It feels perfect when three people reach a point of mutuality by mere coincidence or intuition. Mutuality which cannot be created or composed. These are trance-like moments for both the performers and the audience.

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