The Super Nova Sunday evening is dedicated to electronic music pioneers, Matthew Herbert and Boards of Canada. The happening is more than a concert – it challenges the whole concept of music and sounds and how we perceive them.
The evening starts with the reading of experimental producer, musician and artist Matthew Herbert’s ideas. His latest record was released in 2016 – as a book. The reading is in English.
“Somewhere buried in the last 100 years between the invention of the microphone, the tape machine, the sampler and the computer, music has undergone a formidable and profound revolution. Instead of making music with specifically designed instruments, we can now make music out of anything (whether it is intrinsically musical or not). Why use a violin when you can use a lawnmower? Why use a lawnmower when you can use the explosion of a bomb in Libya?
I would like this book then to be a kind of manifesto for sound that makes this shift explicit.”
Experts from the book will be read out aloud by Herbert himself.
s t a r g a z e’s Boards Of Canada project is based on their seminal High Scores ep which was recently re-released. The performance acknowledges the layered orchestrations of the originals, reimagining the colours stemming mostly from the band’s legendary arsenal of analogue synths by instrumental, semi-acoustic means. Since Boards Of Canada have abandoned the realm of live performance some time ago, stargaze have decided to humbly step into that void, as a hommage but also in order to create a live-set valid in its own right.
This special performance at Musical Nova is a collaboration between stargaze and Finland’s most acclaimed jazz drummer, Teppo Mäkynen.
Stargaze will also perform a new piece by Qasim Naqvi.