by Byrke Lou
A record release by Research and Waves and ZCKR Records
'Code' by Berlin and L.A.-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 session. By adapting her work for the vinyl format, Byrke Lou creates a complex interplay of dimension, 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.
For the release of 'Code' Byrke Lou and Research and Waves developed an evening long event at Modular+ that blends exhibition, performance and music formats. Physical exhibits were shown along a live set by the artist, dance elements by breaking crew Level Up and performer Mila Chiral, visuals by artist and musician dlareme and a DJ-set by Reka Zalan. Drawing on the releases themes and materials, each contribution touches on a different aspect of the process of encoding and decoding culture
Code Teaser on Soundcloud
Code on Discogs Visit the RAW Online ShopCode by Byrke Lou was also available for purchase at the release event and can be acquired online, directly from ZCKR Records, and in record stores internationally after the release.
07.04.2018 / 19:00
Gottlieb-Dunkel Str. 43/44