Corwin Chair Series: EPG (Expanded Polyphonetic Generation) with Natalie Bewernitz and Marek Goldowski

Event Date: 

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 4:30pm

Event Date Details: 

Event Location: 

  • Karl Geiringer Hall (UCSB)

Event Price: 

Free

Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230
Electropalatograph
Electropalatograph
 
As part of the Corwin Chair Series, Natalie Bewernitz and Marek Goldowski will present "EPG (Expanded Polyphonetic Generation)," a sound performance demonstrating the experimental handling of the electropalatograph, which was created as a further development to traditional palatography methods in the field of phonetics research. Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 4:30 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall. Co-sponsored by the Department of Music and the Ministry of Culture and Science of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

About the Performance

In the sound performance EPG, Bewernitz/Goldowski will show the experimental handling of the apparatus electropalatograph, which was developed as a further development to traditional palatography methods in the field of phonetics research. The custom-made artificial palate, which contains a matrix of 64 embedded electrodes, allows, by contact with the tongue in the mouth, the triggering of electrical impulses. The generated signals are converted and used to play sound slices. The sound material of the performance is generated by the project sound archive of Bewernitz/Goldowski, mixed with specially created sound structures for the performance.

About the Artists

Bewernitz/Goldowski have been working as an artist duo since 2000, having both studied at the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne. Their work shows broadly set up artistic procedures between audiovisual installations, spatial compositions, sound performance, and audio production—a remarkable spectrum of artistic work with sound.
 
Their works have been exhibited domestically and internationally in places such as the Chelsea Art Museum New York, at the 798 Art Festival Beijing, the ISEA Singapore 2008, Siggraph Asia 2009 Yokohama, ICMC Ljubljiana, ZKM Karlsruhe, and Akademie der Künste Berlin. They have received numerous scholarships and grants, such as the BS-Projects sound art scholarship from the state of Lower-Saxony, a scholarship from the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, and a grant from the Kunststiftung NRW. In 2007 they finished a six-month artist residency at Location One in New York and in 2010 they were awarded a production residency by HIAP in Finland. Both are teaching in the field of audio visual media, at the art academy in Münster, at the University Niederrhein, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM).
 
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Electropalatograph