2021, Sunday June 13
With cultural institutions opening up for audiences again, Helicopter was ecstatic to present their first real live event in well over a year: Juzaga with live coded visuals. A hallucinatory experience with music by Juzaga and live coded visuals by eerie_ear.
Made possible with support of Nederlands Fonds Podiumkunsten / Balkonscenes Balcony Scenes
“Juzaga with live coded visuals” is an instantaneously created psychedelic experience that combines live music and live coded visuals. Music by Juzaga, which is Arvind Ganga on guitar and Philipp Ernsting on drums. Visuals interact with the music and are created in real time by eerie_ear, aka Sebastian Pappalardo.
Shards of noise, drones, rock, kraut, raga, and jazz are mixed up on the spot into a pulsating universe with strong sense of flow yet without clearly recognizable rhythm or steady beat, stacking layers where timbre and sound trump melody and harmony. Using this sound and other inputs, eerie_ear generates endless sequences of fluid generative patterns that interweave and adapt while introducing glitches and feedback. Visuals and music weave, collide and separate, generating an immersive, disorienting and fascinating trip.
About the artists:
Arvind Ganga combines an explorative mind with an obsession for raw sound. He creates an intense sonic experience that is simultaneously abstract, psychedelic, noisey and spiritual. Physical manual creation is crucial to his approach, where he wrenches the sounds out of his guitar using his bare hands, improper techniques, a bunch of objects and a simple reverse effect and combines them back together using free improvisation. https://www.arvindganga.net.
Philipp Ernsting: Innovative percussionist active in the Rotterdam improv scene and a busy session musician. Philipp plays in a number of bands, projects and records for film. He tours intensively with his many projects, including Albatre, Acid Folk five, Doctor Schnitt and Anticlan, is involved in the modern dance scene for years, and released multiple records on labels such as Cleanfeed and Creative Source.
Sebastian Pappalardo (eerie_ear) crafts live music and sound design using tidalcycles and visual synthesis using hydra. He explores multiple paths of creation, from subtle, sensitive and carefully crafted sound design to violent incursions on the fringes of media, glitching and feedbacking information to create fluid generative patterns which interweave in endless sequences of generative sound or visual sampling and synthesis. He performs all over Europe and South America, teaches workshops, and is an active member of the Netherlands Coding Live community.