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Raster-Noton 20th anniversary installation

Raster-Noton celebrates 20th anniversary with audiovisual installation

In celebration of Raster-Noton's 20th anniversary, the artist platform and music label has conceived an audiovisual installation called White Circle. Designed as an acoustic-architectural work, it will be performed at ZKM Karlsruhe's Klangdom, translating as sound dome, which is made up of 47 speakers distributed throughout the room and controlled by a piece of software called Zirkonium. Contributing artists include label founders Carsten Nicolai aka Alva Noto, Olaf Bender aka Byetone, and Frank Bretschneider, alongside Raster-Noton regular Kangding Ray. “Each composition will present an independent, self-contained concept of the respective artist,” explains the label. “All works will be based on the idea of ambient music, a music that wants to make tangible the acoustic space as well as the visual stimulus.”

The installation will be premiered at ZKM's Globale, which takes place on 11–12 March. The night will also include live performances from Bretschneider, Kangding Ray and Kyoka on the 4DSOUND system, a omnidirectional sound environment that was created in 2007 by composer Paul Oomen and technologists Poul Holleman, Luc van Weelden and Salvador Breed. More information can be found at RN's facebook.

The Raster-Noton label was featured on the cover of The Wire 238. Subscribers can read that issue via our digital archive.