[ISEA2015] Artist Statement: Frank Ekeberg – (DIS)INTEGRATION

Artist Statement

Acousmatic Sound (1998/2015)

(dis)integration plays with stability and instability, density and scattering, unification and fragmentation, tranquility and disruption, anticipation and surprise, integration and disintegration. The work is based on recordings of percussion instruments, and is manipulated using a variety of granular, transpositional, time stretching and time compression techniques in order to disintegrate the source material into fragments and to re-integrate the fragments into new textures. The structural elements are shaped in ways that both set up and challenge a sense of anticipation and order through disruption and surprise.

  • Frank Ekeberg is an artist and researcher primarily concerned with the sonic arts. His work explores issues of ecology, time, space and memory. Ekeberg has produced art for concert performance, dance, film, theater, radio plays and multimedia installations, and has presented all over the world. He received a master’s degree in electronic music from Mills College in Oakland, California, USA, where he studied with Pauline Oliveros and Alvin Curran, and a PhD in electroacoustic composition from City University in London, UK, under Denis Smalley’s and Simon Emmerson’s tutelage. Frank Ekeberg alternates his time between Trondheim, Norway, and Arizona, USA.

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