CODE | Vinyl release
For the record „CODE“ Byrke Lou presents a sonic curation of her work ‘.ctu_isbtm’.
On Side A the listener encounters bits of ‘.ctu_isbtm’ through ‘.fa’, a virtual sound synthesis system designed by the artist.
Operating in a space between sculpture, code and electronics, the system scans 3dimensional objects via a live video feed and programmatically encodes the artist’s glass sculptures within a language of pitches and rhythms using cultural samples as a translative matrix.
The generated sound patterns are reencountered on the B-Side of the LP which contains the recording of a live-coding session. By adapting her work for the vinyl format, Byrke Lou creates a complex interplay of di- mension, information and time that simultaneously embraces and reveals processes of coding, encoding and decoding.
Along with Byrke Lou’s sound piece the physical record features words by AGF.
„CODE“ was released at RAW[0.3,Y,0.75], an evening-long event at modular+ space which blended exhibition, performance and music formats.
At the event Byrke Lou performed her ‚.fa‘ synthesis system and parts of the record mixed with realtime live coded music in a performance titled code_xi.
A variation of the original project was performed within a club context at the Globe Theatre in L.A. The performance was part of the initiative „Wunderbar Together“ organized in by the Goethe Institute L.A. and Your Mums Agency.