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events in October: Invisible Lines + Music for Lamps

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There are two exciting events coming up this month:

Invisible Lines @ Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkuns - On October 9, there will be the opening for Invisible Lines (Adam Basanta + Julian Stein) in Oldenburg, Germany. The exhibition is for winners of the 2014 Edith-Russ-Haus Award for Emerging Media Artists. Adam Basanta and I will both be present for the opening. link:

Music for Lamps @ Festival Phénomena 2014 - On October 19, there will be a performance of Music for Lamps (Adam Basanta + Julian Stein + Max Stein) at the Champ des possibles in Montréal, QC. This is a special outdoor performance as part of the Festival Phénomena 2014, and our first Music for Lamps performance in almost a year. link:

Invisible Lines awarded 2014 Edith-Russ-Haus Award for Emerging Media Artists

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I am pleased to announce my installation work Invisible Lines (Adam Basanta + Julian Stein) has just won the 2014 Edith-Russ-Haus Award for Emerging Media Artists! 

The next showing of Invisible Lines will be in Montréal, QC at Eastern Bloc on April 23, 2014 as part of DATA : SALON IV

The jury has unanimously decided to present Edith-Russ-Haus Awards for Emerging Media Artists of the Sparda-Bank 2014, each of which includes prize money to the amount of €3,000 and participation in an exhibition, to the following artists:

Adam Basanta & Julian Stein, Invisible Lines, 2013 - Sound installation
Axel Straschnoy, Kilpisjärvellä, 2012 - 4k full-dome film, 17’00” (planetarium)

The work Invisible Lines by the two Montreal-based sound artists and composers Adam Basanta and Julian Stein impressed the jury with the clarity of its uniting an apparent acoustic malfunction (microphone feedback) to become a multilayered sound and spatial composition. In this installation, six speakers and six microphones are situated opposite each other in a fixed order. Using software developed specifically for this purpose, the feedback loops and oscillating processes that are produced are held in a permanently changing yet self-regulating field of tension made up of chaotic structures (instability) and ordered structures (stability). This gives rise to a complex instrument from what is initially a simple arrangement that both plays with the expectations of viewers or listeners and at the same time baffles them in its nearly virtuoso intricacy as a composition.