Barrier module performance playing on the knee-cuff instruments — Spectrum Berlin, 2 oktober 2015
02 October 2015 20:00
Start time: 20:00
HR (Ann Rosén & Sten-Olof Hellström) – Barrier module performance playing on the knee-cuff instruments
With knitted sensors around their knees the duo HR (Ann Rosén and Sten-Olof Hellström) bend, stretch and twist the acoustic room as they conjure up strange new sound worlds. The Barrier module is a part of the GREAT BARRIER ORCHESTRA project.
HR is a duo consisting of the two sound-artists and composers Ann Rosén and Sten-Olof Hellström that mainly perform composed electroacoustic music. They see difficulties as options and power through or slingshot around different barriers.
Ann Rosén is an artist, composer and a founding member of SYNTJUNTAN. She performs together with Fredrik Olofsson as KNYPPEL and is one half of RIS OCH ROS with Jakob Riis as the other half. Together with Sten-Olof Hellström Ann runs Schhh projectroom, the Schhh record lable and the performance duo HR. People, processes, collaborations and sound are all key elements in Ann Roséns work. In her compositions for ensembles, unprocessed as well as processed noise plays an important role such as in HEAD RESITANCE for guitar quartet and synthesizer hats. Her solo performances often contain various surround techniques and self-made synthesizers, sensors and controllers. Her latest project is the ongoing Great Barrier Orchestra.
Sten-Olof Hellström is mainly a composer of electroacoustic music which has been performed at festivals, concerts, radio broadcasts around the world. Sten-Olof is also active as a performer of live-electronic music both on his own and as a member of different ensembles such as HR (with Ann Rosén), As Good as it Gets (with Lars Bröndum). Sten-Olof is also part a the duo Hellström and Bowers together with the British composer and performer John M Bowers.