The carousel – an object of yearning from childhood days. Once in motion, its centrifugal force elicits screams of joy. Although the carousel at musikprotokoll looks like the ones in days of old, every ride takes you to a different acoustic present and, at the same time, to a new world of sound. The pieces can only be heard and felt while our bodies are revolving.
A work created within the ECAS (European and International Cities of Advanced Sound) project, the carousel has seen artists from all over create works for its special environment. Founded in 2009 as a collaborative initiative between several European members of the international ICAS network, ECAS now celebrates five years of its joint search for instruments for an uncertain future. A member of ECAS, CTM has been invited by partner festival musikprotokoll to contribute to setting the carousel in musical motion. In turn, CTM has sought-out sound and video artist Pierce Warnecke to join into this merry-go-round for advanced players.
Currently residing in Berlin, Pierce Warnecke explores the effects of time on matter: modification, deterioration and disappearance. Whether the focus is on digital forms or rough materials, large scales of time or microscopic details, the goal of his work is to re-adapt existing objects and materials into parallel contexts where their signified meanings, symbols and cultural connections have become residual ghosts. Warnecke graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2007 and in 2013 completed his Meisterschüler studies at Universität der Kunst Berlin (Kunst und Medien). In addition to artistic works, he co-curates Emitter Micro Festival and label with Kris Limbach. He has presented his works at KW Institut (Berlin), LEAP (Berlin), FEED (Berlin), Harvestworks (NY), Luggage Store Gallery (SF), Berklee (Boston), CalArts (LA) as well as festivals like Zero1 Biennale, Transmediale, Bozart/BEAF (Brussels), MadeiraDig (PT), LAB30 (DE), Boston Cyberarts, Visionsonic (FR), Pixelache (FR), Vidéoformes (FR), SXSW Interactive (US) and more. He has released music on Khalija, Staaltape, Gaffer and Attenuation Circuit, and Gruenrekorder.
Commissioned by musikprotokoll within the framework of ECAS – Networking Tomorrow‘s Art for An Unknown Future, working period 4 “Tools For An Unknown Future”. In cooperation with Skaņu Mežs, Insomnia, Cimatics, TodaysArt, Unsound, CYNETART, FutureEverything & CTM Festival.