The second Nicholas Desamory album will be out now on staubgold No. 144
The News Trilogy Part I: The News Blues (2014)
Sat.12.5.2016 Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Eduard Mont di Palol
“The News Blues” is a musical and social experiment using the tools of algorithmic composition. Nicholas Bussmann approaches news as a data stream, processed, imitated, harmonised, misunderstood and transformed into a polyphony of voices and meanings by seven performers with differing mother tongues. “The News Blues” questions the relationships between language and music, sense and nonsense, the causes of exclusion and integration, the manufacture of consensus and opinion. Presented as live durational performance in the Haus der Berliner Festspiele’s Kassenhalle, “The News Blues” accompanies an evening devoted to algorithmic composition.
Hila Peleg’s documentary on the exhibition space will be premiered at Berlinale this year. Music is composed by Nicholas Bussmann using Winfried Ritsch’s player piano “Der Automat”.
18.2.2016 14:00 at Akademie der Künste