BROADCAST DATE: SUN 24th June 2012
This week our soundtrack contribution comes from Perth based sound artist Kynan Tan.
Kynan Tan works through digital means to create electroacoustic compositions, installations, a/v works and improvised live performances which focus on complex, improvised arrangments of sound; layering vocals, guitar and modular synthesis.
Tan has worked with artists such as Tom Hall, Lawrence English, The Thing and Pillowdiver, was part of the creative team behind the Sound Chamber audio/visual dome installation in 2011 (check it out here), has worked on scoring over 20 films and dances and founded the Granular Synthesis Composers Collective.
Tan released his first full length album Raetina in March through the Listen/Hear Collective-home to Peter Knight, The Grid, Motion and Origami.
Kynan Tan will be joining us live from Perth to talk us through the beautiful twenty-minute minimalist soundscape soundtrack called Fractal Shale, which he has composed exclusively for EHE listeners.
This soundtrack was created by recontextualising and recombining snippets of sound and data patterns into new arrangements. Often my live performances involve taking fragments and motifs of my previous works (or sketches and ideas that are yet to become works) and improvising with these, utilising custom built software to generate sounds, trigger samples, and control audio processing.