DANIEL LERCHER AND BERND KLUG
WEDNESDAY, APR 30 2014, 07:30 PM
At the forefront of the younger generation, Bernd Klug and Daniel Lercher coax sound out of the ether and tap into the frequencies surrounding us using their ‘homemade’ electronic and electro-acoustic set-ups. Two of the most creative and ear-expanding Austrian composer-performers unite at the ACFNY for individual solo sets followed by a duo set exploring the realms of electronic sound.
Daniel Lercher's instrument will consist of a 4-channel laptop setup with two moveable, self-made broadband speakers and two sound pressure transducers mounted on different materials found on location. Bernd Klug will play a newly designed electric bass feedback tabletop setup.
This project made possible by support from the BKA Section Kunst.
In Mai Klug and Lercher will continue their tour in Mexico and Canada. For more information and tour dates, please clik >here<
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Daniel Lercher, electronics
Bernd Klug, bass, electronics
Daniel Lercher was born in the Austrian countryside and currently lives and works as a musician, composer, and media artist in Vienna. He is a graduate of the computer music and electronic media program at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Lercher’s work focuses on electro-acoustic composition/improvisation, live electronics, phonography, installations, radio art, music for dance & film, etc. After numerous collaborations with national and international musicians and artists, he received the 'Start-Stipendium' from the BMUKK in 2009 and was recently nominated for the NASOM-program 2014/15 from BmeiA/MICA.
>> For more information, please visit: http://lercher.klingt.org
Currently residing in Brooklyn, Austrian native Bernd Klug works as a double bassist and sound artist in a wide variety of contemporary contexts with a focus on improvisation. He holds a B.A. in Bass / Popular music from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and is currently enrolled in the MFA program at Bard College, NY. Klug's solo work focuses on the world inside the double bass: the bow, the body, and room frequencies lay the groundwork for a radical reduction of both the composer-performer’s role and the traditional musical narrative. In his recent sound installations, he uses modular concepts to investigate sound as both sculpture and content in order to redesign social spaces. Bernd Klug was recently awarded the “New Austrian Sound of Music” prize for 2014-15. He was granted an educational scholarship at Harvestworks (NYC) in 2012-13 and received the BM:UKK Startstipendium (federal Austrian grant for artists) in 2011.
>> For more information, please visit: http://klug.klingt.org