Kara-Lis Coverdale

Noise Gate: Kara-Lis Coverdale & Marcel Zaes

With concerts by Kara-Lis Coverdale and Marcel Zaes, Noise Gate presents experimental music fusing classical sounds and electronic tunes.


Thu, 06.09.2018, 20:00

Admission: 20 / 10 (red)

Links: https://soundcloud.com/klissay

Tickets: presale and box office

Kara-Lis Coverdale’s work expertly combines classical instruments such as pianos and organs with electronic processes, digital media and vocal synthesis. Her music pushes the boundaries by merging classical harmonies, electronic sounds and experimental processes in composition.

Her most recent release, Grafts (Boomkat, 2017), is a set of three pieces that highlight the composer’s distinct approach to digital-based ratio tuning. Previous releases include Aftertouches (2015, Sacred Phrases), a series of narrative-rich experimental miniatures, and A 480 (2014, Constellation Tatsu), a set of studies accompanied by scores sourced entirely from a data rendered voice.

Canada-based Kara-Lis began studying at the Royal Conservatory of Music from the age of five before studying Musicology and Composition at University. She later worked as an organist and music director at various churches across Canada, where she also served as choir conductor. In 2017, Kara-Lis performed over forty shows across Europe, North America and Australia.

Swiss artist Marcel Zaes produces installations, interdisciplinary pieces and conceptual works, that are showcased internationally. His artistic interest lies in the perception of space and time and the exploration of the elemental sine wave with its rough sound quality.

With PULSATIONS [BITUMEN], he presents a transcontinental music project, which is a fusion of electronic and classical sounds; an audiovisual performance that combines generative digital music with four viola players using an original graphic notation and featuring a live algorithm. The result is a groovy, yet minimalist sonic world. For this work, Marcel introduces a novel graphic notation system that is imperfect and solely capable of displaying a specific kind of rhythmic pattern. „BITUMEN“ stands for asphalt and emphasizes the interaction between the digital algorithm and the violists: machine-like regularity meets natural irregularities to form a techno-organic surface. The four viola players are Jordan Dykstra (USA), Ashley Frith (USA,) Zsolt Sőrés (HU) and David Schnee (CH).

PULSATIONS[BITUMEN] is supported by Ernst Göhner Stiftung, UBS Kulturstiftung and Fondation Nicati-de Luze.

Kara-Lis Coverdale, Grafts


Noise Gate: Kara-Lis Coverdale & Marcel Zaes

Tickets: presale and box office



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