the algorhythm march: Friday, 30 August, from 5 pm
from Schulterblatt to Westwerk
meeting point: intersection Schulterblatt–Nagels Allee
afterparty: Westwerk from 6 pm
In the early 20th century, loud technical sounds were used by the self-proclaimed Futurists in a programmatic way in order to alert people - or even to shock them - and to raise a public consciousness about a positively envisioned technical future. Noise has been developed in the last four decades into different practices, genres, and theories, traveling through a cultural feedback loop linking Japan to the USA, and of course Europe to Latin America and even further. Nowadays noise is an acclaimed media phenomenon which enables communication to the same degree as it prevents it. Martina Raponi will stage several actions and will empower participants to act with her. In a selected area of Hamburg she lets social narratives collide with her new invented method of a disruptive noise.
As an artist in residence at the Studio One at Westwerk she will research the Schulterblatt street. She will collect songs and musical pieces connected to the stories and history of the Schulterblatt, suggested by those that live and those that work there. She will create a fictional personalised playlist via Spotify and other commercial sound and music streaming platforms. Raponi focuses on memory and social identity in urban systems and feeds the sound material from a fictional virtual persona/user called the Schulterblatt in the algorithmically regulated internet. Her project will gather sounds and songs in a sort of container of collective memory. She wants to subvert the determination and reification of human qualities, emotions and attitudes with the help of her noiserr-method and to show alternatives to the general marketing of music and their consumers.
Noise consists of sounds, non-defined tones and disharmonies which is turning today into a revival for underground youth culture. The Italian Futurists organised their first sound experiments with noises of, and in, the streets. Martina Raponi refers to the futurists in her first publication, a historically engaged book about noise in Italy (“Strategie del Rumore. Interferenze tra Arte, Filosofia e Underground”, Milano 2015). She further refines her artistic research method „noiserr“ with international projects on the newest and hottest digi-tech level.
Schulterplayy Remixed – Noiserr Feat. Broshuda
7 May 2019, 7:30 pm
Westwerk (Event in English)
Martina Raponi/Noiserr presents the research work she is producing for HAMBURG MASCHINE. Her work Schulterplayy is an investigation on algorithmic music consumption and mapping of music habits and taste on the Schulterblatt in the city of Hamburg. On this occasion, for Noiserr Feat. Broshuda - Schulterplayy Remixed the algorithmic and constrained side of the Schulterplayy's sound harvest will find its counterpoint in the exclusive remix by Broshuda. http://noiserr.xyz/
Broshuda, cross-pollinating a wide textural range of influences, incorporates in his music elements of sound art, electroacoustic techniques, processed spoken word and field recording excursions, as well as more rhythmically oriented and beat-heavy pieces. Though kaleidoscopically varied, the work is held together by a playful sense of experimentation and a willingness to explore new directions of sound through an experimental approach and the use of changing production techniques to expand and further his already broad sonic palette. https://broshudadrips.bandcamp.com/