Sonica: Oscillon Response

January 21, 2016 in by mwhiteside


Event Details


Composer and visual artist Mark Lyken interprets the forefather of Electronic Art, Ben F Laposky’s pioneering “Oscillon” Electronic Abstractions. Working in collaboration with Sanford Museum, Iowa this Cryptic commission for Sonica 2015 merges Lyken’s sonic responses and visualisations with Laposky’s groundbreaking 1950’s art works.

Responding to a selection of six strikingly different photographic works capturing complex, rhythmic waveforms, not only are Laposky’s images a visual inspiration for Lyken’s compositions but the original process behind the creation of the artworks has been utilised to generate the accompanying visuals for the performance.

“…textured ambient electronica, laced with processed choral chords that swirl around his animated versions of the oscillator figures.” RealTime

Tickets and Booking:
£9.50 Online Savers Rate: 
one evening performance + access to all installations
£16.50: one evening performance + access to all installations
£24.50 Day Pass: two evening performances + access to all installations
£36 Festival Pass: all performances on Fri/Sat + access to all installations
20% off group bookings of six and above

020 7520 1490 // kingsplace.co.uk/sonica