LINK.C, AfterShock & Seismic

Sonica 2015

A triple bill performance by multifaceted audio-cinematic sculptor, Herman Kolgen of his audio-visual masterpieces, AfterShock and Seismik, along with the UK première of LINK.C, a moving, elliptical representation of our urban areas, based on Philip Glass’ String Quartet No. 2 and performed by the Maxwell Quartet.

AfterShock explores harsh post-human landscapes and the destructive consequences of brutal topological shocks beneath the Earth’s surface. Frictional resistance, fossil earthquakes and magnetic waves result in Seismik a frequency-fraught, tension charged performance that taps into seismic waves and the Earth’s tremor-related phenomena in real-time. True to Kolgen’s conceptual preoccupations and radiographic approach, he renders the invisible visible, generating abstracted sound and dramatic visuals.

String Quartet No. 2 (Company) by Philip Glass. ©1983 Dunvagen Music Publishers, Inc. Used by permission.