# Concert #3, 16.09.2020
Michael Hollingshead & timodufner
Hoving is the ambient and postrock project of Stuttgart based artist Thomas Kiefer. Although he has played the guitar since his youth, he has always had an affinity for electronic music. The shift in his tastes towards ambient music some ten years ago eventually led to the conception of Hoving in 2017. Interwoven with his music is a continuing passion for photography, visible in his album artwork and music video visuals.
With an explorative approach in mind, Hoving’s goal is to musically map the field between electronic, acoustic, and organic sounds. In doing so, he almost exclusively uses hardware synths and grooveboxes in addition to conventional and unconventional instruments. This hands-on way of making music allows him to mostly work away from the confines of computer screens and to let his creativity flow naturally. The result is an often somber, intricate, and complex sound, but one which is always calm.
Hoving’s socials, music and visuals: https://linktr.ee/hoving
(electric guitar, mobile devices)
is an interdisciplinary artist from Freiburg/Germany. His performance „Transoceanic“ is dealing with ambient music, alternative guitar tunings and repetition in the digital age. A web-based application called „Grainfield“ is used to network the audience with their mobile devices and create an immersive listening experience. It was designed by Benjamin Matuszewski and Norbert Schnell as part of the CoSiMa research project developed at the IRCAM Centre Pompidou Paris.
He released his album „Glocken“ (2019) on Invisible City Records, a collaboration with Graham Dunning, where they get together to dig deep into the beauty of textural studies, analogue medium and surface details. As well the Transoceanic EP (2020) at BB15/Linz, which deals with the cultural imagination of dematerialisation, historical sound carriers and digital colonialism.
„The Californian born ambient experimentalist channels his roots in the reverb drenched garage and surf rock west-coast soundscapes of his youth, combined with lush cycles of deteriorating and pulsating sound loops- a marriage of tones peppered by the surfy punk rock guitar of East Bay Ray to contemporary ambient endeavors like Portland based ambient artist Amulets“
… is a musician, media artist and computer scientist. His work focuses on testing limits of hard- and software. In doing so, glitches are an unavoidable component he consciously puts up with. Characteristic features of his work also include direct interaction between sound and image and an exchange between audience and piece. All of his works are created real-time – in the very moment – and thus each performance is different. Real-time audio processing, machine learning and AI, live coding and numerous electronical instruments are being deployed.