a moment of transition
Enrique Tomás considers most alternative formats for live music distribution during the COVID-19 crisis to be inspired by two familiar paradigms. One is the classic, Chatroulette-like video-sharing platforms where musicians stream their bedroom concerts. Here, communication on the part of the audience is mostly limited to displayed texts. In the second format, the multiplayer video game paradigm, the audience can navigate the music event spatially through virtual social environments. Tomás will critically discuss these distribution formats and propose alternative ways based on more poetic arrangements of electronic media.
“A Moment of Transition” is Tomás’ current live electronic work, performed with a self-developed interface whose form was inspired by certain(?) sound gestures. By touching an insturment with his hand, Tomás explores the tactile patterns engraved on it. The materiality of the interface becomes a physical notation that, in combination with the sounds of touch, determines and evokes the performance.
Enrique Tomás researches alternative forms of musical expression at the Kunstuniversität Linz, playing with sound, art and technology. He explores the interface between sound art, computer music, local media and human-machine interactions and creates his own instruments and interfaces – individual constructions that essentially originate from his acoustic imagination. His uncompromising concerts challenge our active listening skills by means of extreme amplitude and frequency spectrums.