Maier and May will perform a composition for self-made microtonal organs, modular synthesizer and spatialized loudspeakers. Drawing on the lineage of Maryanne Amacher’s Sound Joined Rooms and Iannis Xenakis’ Polytopes — that of architectural composition — Maier and May prioritize space as the primary parameter of their collaborative compositional work. This spatial interplay is paralleled by an investigation of various psychoacoustic phenomena, which evoke various perceptual spaces both in the ear (as in Otoacoustic emission) and the brain (binaural beating). Maier will also perform a solo improv set on modular synthesizer.
Kink Gongs performance quadriphonic zomia is trying to transform original recordings of zomian people into an experimental soundscape
Ragnhild May is an artist from Denmark currently living and working in Paris. Working in the field between visual arts and music, her works consists of installation, performance and sculpture. Her works has been shown internationally; recent performances and exhibitions include SuperDeluxe Tokyo (JP), The Issue Project Room (USA), Konsthall Varberg (SE), Künstlerhaus Dortmund (DE), The Danish National Gallery (DK), Künstlerhaus Wien (AT).
Stefan Maier is an artist from Vancouver, Canada, currently based in New York. Working in sound, installation, and improvisation, his compositions have been presented internationally, by Talea Ensemble, Experimental Studio, ECLAT Festival and Vancouver New Music. Upcoming projects include appearances at Ultima Festival 2017, a sound installation for HKW in October, and a new work for the loudspeaker array at Berghain. In 2014, he was a fellow at the Harvard Summer Composition Institute. Ragnhild and Stefan are the 2017 "Make Sound" residents at IAC in Malmö, Sweden. In 2016, their collaborative concert-installation work was recognized as an outstanding composition of the year by the Danish Arts Council.
KINK GONG is dedicated to unknown ethnic minority music and their mutant electronic transformations since 1999. Under the name KINK GONG you find 2 activities, the 1st one is to record ethnic minority music mostly in south-east Asia, the 2nd is to transform, collage, recompose the original recordings into experimental soundscapes. Released 178 CDs on KINK GONG records + 2 CDs on MUSIQUE DU MONDE France + 5 CDs / 1 DVD /3 LPs on SUBLIME FREQUENCIES USA + 2 LPS on TIGER GONG France + 1 CD on KWANYIN SUBJAM China + 1 CD on ATAVISTIC USA + 5 CDs on STEMBOGEN France + 6 LPs / 1 TAPE on DISCREPANT UK + 1 TAPE on ARTETETRA Italy + 1 LP/CD on AKUPHONE France