The music of Norwegian composer and performer Maja Ratkje has been heard
all over Europe as well as in Japan, Canada, USA and eastern Russia.
Her album Voice, made in collaboration with Jazzkammer, got a
Distinction Award at Prix Ars Electronica in 2003. Maja is also known
for her collaborations with POING and Jaap Blonk, and as a member of
improvisation ensemble SPUNK and noise duo Fe-mail. At DEAF04 Maja
Ratkje brings an enchanting performance with laptop, sensors, movements
and very special vocals.
Ran Slavin - Insomniac City
Live performance with customized audio visual software.
Insomniac City by Ran Slavin (DEAF04) from V2_ on Vimeo.
The Israeli audiovisual artist Ran Slavin
plays Insomniac City, a composition of constantly changing
images, a lot of sound and computer music. On DEAF04, he uses
custom-designed software to create an improvised mix of reality and
performs an interlaced mix between reality and urban illusion,
representing the current daily flow [Tel Aviv/Europe], and an unstable
radical shift of the city space/time.
Insomniac City explores
through video and sound, the hidden psyche in the urban texture and
offers a wide gaze on concepts of transit and shift, while weakening the
boundaries between reality and illusion, present and future, radical
architecture and digital dislocations. Through an insomniac-like stream,
the gaze drifts from external perception to internal suspension, while
what we see - and what we think we see - mixes and blurs into a twilight