blue and pink squares with white grid overlayed

Image credit: Formulation Chim 111 [hcross]; Visualization of time-frequency statistics by Axel Röbel and members of the Analysis Synthesis Team, IRCAM, Paris. Courtesy the artist, Sadie Coles HQ, London and Galerie Neu, Berlin.

Florian Hecker: Synopsis / Seriation 
September 6—December 22, 2018

Synopsis / Seriation is a constellation of four computer-generated sound pieces. Their display system comprises a suspended architecture of loudspeakers, cables and acoustic panels that differentiate auditory environments, creating distinct but overlapping spatial layouts for audiences to experience.

Working with synthetic sound, the human listening mechanism and the experiential qualities of audition, Hecker’s installation produces subjective sensory situations that evade categorization and linguistic description. The pieces featured in Synopsis / Seriation sculpt an invisible architecture, with hallucinatory intensities dramatizing attention, movement and memory.

Played back simultaneously as one, overall, spatial composition, the proximity of the works produces a maze of different resolutions, gradations, scales, similarities and differences, all synchronized in the minutest details, yet highly diverse in their material register. There is no one ideal location for audiences to experience the installation.

This exhibition is presented in two durations. Each presentation features a simultaneous display of two sound pieces.
 

First duration, September 6—October 31:
Formulation
(2015)
Pluriphonic computer-generated sound, software, loudspeaker system, acoustic panel system
[24 min 7 sec]

Formulation Chim 111 [hcross]
(2017)
Pluriphonic computer-generated sound, software, loudspeaker system, acoustic panel system
[24 min 20 sec]

Second duration, November 1—December 22:
Formulation DBM Self
(2015-2017)
Pluriphonic computer-generated sound, software, loudspeaker system, acoustic panel system
[24 min 7 sec]

Formulation As Texture [hcross]
(2017)
Pluriphonic computer-generated sound, software, loudspeaker system, acoustic panel system
[24 min 20 sec]

The exhibition is generously supported by the Roser Visiting Artist Endowment, Studio Completiva, Inc., CU Boulder Student Arts and Cultural Enrichment fees, and CU Art Museum members.