CODE | Vinyl release
‘Code’ by Berlin-based artist Byrke Lou is the third LP curated and released by Research and Waves and ZCKR Records. For the record the artist 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 sessi- on. By adapting her work for the vinyl format, Byrke Lou creates a complex interplay of di- mension, information and time that simulta- neously embraces and reveals processes of coding, encoding and decoding.
Along with Byrke Lou’s sound piece the physical record features words by AGF.
Images below: ‘.fa’ Synthesis system