Events | Moebius Strips Day 2

Los Angeles | December 4, 2022

in person /
RSVP required /
520 Paseo Miramar, LA, CA 90272/
4-8 pm /

shuttle will be running throughout the event from Los Liones Drive

Curious Music is pleased to announce the next exhibition of Tim Story's Moebius Strips audio installation - December 3rd and 4th at the Villa Aurora in Pacific Palisades, California.

Moebius Strips is American composer/sound artist Tim Story’s unique homage to the musical legacy of his late friend Dieter “Moebi” Moebius- an immersive audio sculpture inspired by Story's decades-long friendship with the influential Swiss/German electronic musician. Working with Moebius’ widow Irene, Story collected thousands of his sounds, noises, samples and loops, and reimagined/recomposed these into intricate ‘strips’. Out of the context of their original settings, they combine in new and ever-evolving layers on the installation’s soundstage, inviting listeners to discover in their own ways Moebius' engagingly skewed sonic playground.

Channeling Moebius’s pioneering use of texture and rhythm, Story and distinguished collaborators including Geoff Barrow (Portishead), Jean-Benoit Dunckel (Air), Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo), Sarah Davachi, Michael Rother (NEU!), explore Moebius' unique audio universe in the Moebius Strips - prodding, as Moebi did, at our preconceptions of context, perception and composition.

Sound Artist Felix Kubin, current artist-in-residence at the Villa Aurora, will be joining us for the exhibition and will collaborate with Story on a new 'Strip' specific to the event. He will also participate in a discussion with Story about Moebius and the Strips project, and perform on his unique invention, the lichtscanner.

 

Felix Kubin

Felix Kubin is a Hamburg-based sound artist, whose wide-ranging practices and activities include radio art, futurist experimental pop, orchestral music, live performance, lecture and curation. He began recording and performing electronic 4-track-music at the age of 12 and was soon discovered by Alfred Hilsberg, founder of the seminal German punk/electronic label Zickzack.

In the last 20 years he has performed at countless international festivals and venues such as Sonar, MoMA PS1, Jeu de Paume Paris, MaerzMusik, CTM, Moers Festival, Présences Electroniques and Ars Electronica.  In addition to commissions in music, film and theatre, Kubin has invented new radio formats like the "Call Centre for Destruction" and "Me & My Rhythm Box" (DOCUMENTA 14).

In 2019, the French film maker Marie Losier's award-winning film portrait “Felix in Wonderland” was featured on French-German ARTE TV, and in festivals around the world.

Tim Story

Grammy-nominated American composer and sound artist Tim Story has been called a “true artist in the electronic medium” (Victory Review, USA). Through three decades of influential recordings, live performances and audio installations, Story’s unique blend of inspired composition and innovative sound design has garnered a dedicated worldwide following.

In addition to more than 25 solo and collaborative albums, and dozens of compilation appearances, Story's work has appeared in numerous television and film soundtracks, including the original score for the NPR documentary In Search of Angels (1994), and Caravan (2005), a feature-length documentary from the production company of acclaimed Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar.  

His recent audio installations The Roedelius Cells and 2021’s Moebius Strips explore the malleable nature of sound and context, and have been exhibited in museums and new music festivals across Europe and the US.

A cooperation of Curious Music, dublab and Villa Aurora

 

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