13th and 14th November 2009
More than 8.000 persons enjoyed HyperSounds. Tickets for Umfeld, Shit & Shine, Various Productions and Tender Forever were sold out. The website of the Spanish TV Channel RTVE.ES made a complet press coverage of several performances and interviewed most of the artists. Now you have the chance to see it.
The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, with the artistic direction of Advanced Music, presents Hypersounds; a series of concerts, performances, installations and panels based around sonic investigation, featuring experiments with the many creative possibilities of sound and its various spatial, emotional and aesthetic interactions.
The event takes place simultaneously over two days, in five unique spaces in the museum's two buildings. Those attending are able to alternate between regular scheduled concerts or installations/performances that are on display permanently. The line-up is rounded off by panels on music and multimedia works from two main Spanish technological research platforms.
In the Sabatini building, Room 305 is the backdrop for works by Marnix de Nijs and Edwin van der Heide, such as Spatial Sound, an audiovisual installation which constructs a physical and tangible relationship with the viewer, creating an interplay of attractions between humans and machines which has a direct influence on its sound and movement.
The more contemporary Nouvel building, on the other hand, features concerts, Dj set, panels and a screening. The Auditorio 400 is the setting for various facets of sonic experimentation and musical languages. Among these are the “Do-It-Yourself” craftsmanship of Tender Forever, the mantra-style improvisation of England's Shit & Shine, and the audiovisual project 5.1 by Umfeld, aka Speedy J and the Californian video artist Scott Pagano, and finally, the sonic folk-dubstep archaeology of Various Productions.
The Auditorio 200 hosts the Spanish première of “Amplified Gesture”, a film directed by Phil Hopkins and with the renowned English musician David Sylvian as Executive Producer, made to coincide with the release of David's latest album "manafon" on samadhisound.
Madrid artists take centre stage during the Dj sets at the Cafetería Nouvel, which features Svreca, Rec_Overflow, Annie Hall and HD Substance, as well as special guests from the UK such as Rustie and his off the wall hip-hop arrangements and Mary Anne Hobbs, the international muse of the most adventurous and experimental side of dubstep.
In the Sala de Protocolo, there are panels by Madrid's Medialab Prado and the Musical Technology Group from the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona.
Hypersounds provides an opportunity for a close look at the international artistic scene and some of Spain’s most important projects at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.
All Hypersounds activities are free until reaching full capacity.