Kutin & Patrik LechnerAT
Kutin & Patrik Lechner
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Peter Kutin works with sound across genres. His pieces have been exhibited, commissioned, performed, screened or discussed at various notable occasions and venues across the globe. He has composed and written music or sonic-environments for film, theatre, performance, ensembles, contemporary dance, radio, etc…. His interest in moving image expanded beyond music, having also developed and directed a series of experimental short films and multimedia-scenarios. He received several awards, scholarships and residencies; For the composition Desert Bloom, a cooperation with the german composer Christina Kubisch and Kutin’s long time collaborator Florian Kindlinger, the trio received the prestigious Karl-Szucka award in 2016. In 2019 he received the Prix Ars-Electronica for his kinetic sound-sculpture Torso#1.
Patrik Lechner is an artist creating experimental audio/video content since the mid 2000s. Developing custom software for these purposes, original content in abstract sound works and real-time 3D graphics arose through the exploration of technology without losing focus on artistic expression. He helds audio/visual performances in Austria, Belgium, Italy, Bulgaria, Germany, Canada, Dubai, MUTEK Montréal, and MUTEK Mexico and regularly played at the Austrian Pavilion at the world exhibition in Shanghai 2010.
Peter Kutin and Patrik Lechner perform an audiovisual live-set that leads through different aesthetic corridors as they can be found on Kutin's recent album Achronie (Ventil-Records, 2021). Kutin uses self-devised light-feedback noise machines coupled with an array of synths, creating intense sonic structures, that are based somewhere between the fields of industrial and electro-acoustic music. Lechner uses a selection of Kutin’s signals in order to evoke and generate a captivating AI based visual layer. Achronie as AV show is a world premiere and is supposed to throw you as much off balance as it will embrace you.