Eternal September, the rise of amateur culture exhibition at Aksioma, curated by Valentina Tanni. From internet folklore to the deja vu “on the screen” an exploration of “amateur culture” quickly corroding certainties. http://www.aksioma.org/eternal.september/index.html
CD – Ahornfelder
The harmonic structures in this work have a distracted quality, a fragile polyphony. Experimenter and transalpine videomaker Anne Laplantine is well-known for projects created under the moniker Michiko Kusaki e Angelika Koehlermann. She is now turning her attention to a style of digital pop, rendered in the form of “pseduo-ballads”, which make use of fictitious synthetic orchestrations that modulate through various aural pleasantries. The attitude here is, however, ultimately bizarre, twisted and always ambivalent. The work is not without classical-baroque references, here restructured into a more contemporary guise. Refined sound miniatures often remain deliberately unresolved, as if to exorcise, while the (self-referencing) format of the songs include samples and field recordings that are abruptly interrupted by folktronics developments, or transversally arranged flute, guitar and drum machine sounds with larval melodies. This is a territory that may not seem specifically defined in terms of stylistic choices, but coherence does in fact prevail through the deliberately haphazard planning. There is no naïveté in this music – it is the product of a refined and eccentric sensibility.