SUAL Archives | 2010
Sure (Hui Ye & Veronika Mayer) — laptop duo
Duration: 6‘58“ (excpt.)
Type: Recorded live at SUAL 2010
Credits: Audio recording and editing by BG
SURE (Hui Ye & Veronika Mayer)
Das Duo SURE trifft sich zwischen Elektro und Akustik, und das im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes: inmitten von Digitalkunst und resonierenden Objekten elektrisieren zwei Musikerinnen mit Plattenteller, Feedback, Laptop, Holz, Blumentöpfen und dergleichen mehr. Fragil bis dröhnend lautet die Devise, dabei bleibt SURE immer nuanciert und subtil geerdet. Be Sure U R Electrified!
[info as of 10/2010]
Born in Canton, China. 2004-2011 studied composition and electroacoustic composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, graduated in 2011. 2010-2017 studied Digital Arts and TransArts (Master Studies) at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Her artistic works spans video, graphic, sound performances, sound and video installations, instrumental and electroacoustic compositions. Having an artistic background as composer and sound performer, exploring the relationship between sound and moving image, along with experimenting with how these time-based media can be transformed in new and challenging ways, is one the main concern of her work. As a chinese artist based in Vienna/Europe since years, Hui Ye observes and understand her personal experience and let it influence her artistic work. The question how social identity is shaped in different cultural and political contexts is another vital issue of her artistic research. Since 2017 Ye works as guest lecturer at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (GAFA) in South China.
[info as of 03/2019]
Veronika Mayer*1977, Vienna, Austria. Veronika Mayer is a freelance composer, musician and sound artist living in Vienna. Her works include instrumental and electroacoustic compositions, sound installations and performances with live electronics. She is active as electronic improviser, performing solo and in different collaborations, as well with visual artists. Pure sounds, natural given phenomena and material are the basis for her work, always emphasizing hardly perceptible elements, giving it a reduced but essential form and very clear structures, following the characteristics and inner behaviour of the sound itself. In her electronic performances and instrumental works she explores the continuous evolvement and expansion of single grains of sound. Focusing on the striking results of very smooth and minimal changes in sound modulation, she is observing the slightest differences and variations during these processes of manipulation. Her works have been presented at various festivals for contemporary and experimental music and soundart in Austria, Argentina, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Slovakia, Switzerland, USA. She received commissions by Wien Modern, Jeunesse Wien, ÖGZM, Ensemble Reconsil, Ensemble Platypus, Hörstadt, e_may/association LAUT, The International Rosario Marciano Piano Competition, amongst others. 2011 she received the Scholarship for Young Artists by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture, 2007 the Theodor-Körner Award for Sciences and Art. Veronika Mayer studied electroacoustic music with Germán Toro-Pérez and Karlheinz Essl, composition with Detlev Müller-Siemens and classical piano with Jochen Köhler at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. She is a member of the Austrian network snim – spontaneous network for improvised music.
[info as of 03/2019]