SUAL Archives | 2015

Zsolt Sörés (aka Ahad) — noise

Duration:     34‘54“
Type:             Recorded live at SUAL 2015
Credits:        Audio recording and editing by BG

Solo Performance / Improvisation

Zsolt Sőrés’s drone music is characterised by formation strategy and immediate transitions; the use of unstable acoustic systems and continuous sound layers, which can develop towards a sound economy, very similar to minimalism’s compositional solutions such as micro-structural and sound reduction space arrangement. His music is characterised by the dramaturgy of the situation of intensive concentration and reaction times (slower and quicker processes) because of a sense of suspension, where sounds/noises are looped for a longer or shorter time, recycled and changed only slightly. Comprising an improvised method of editing, it confronts the listener with an evolving sense of time and duration that transcend questions of musical to focus in the idea of shape, in the potentialities of a sound representation as stream of consciousness.

Zsolt Sörés (Ahad)

Improvised, electro-acoustic and noise musician, sound artist, editor and curator. Groups: duo with Jean-Hervé Péron Art-Errorist (from the Krautrock band Faust), Ahad & ChrS (with Christian Skjødt), collaborations with Franz Hautzinger and Isabelle Duthoit, I Belong to the Band (with Adam Bohman, Oli Mayne and Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg), trio with Richard Barrett and Milana Zarić, duo with Christian Kobi etc. He is a member of Iancu Dumitrescu’s Hyperion Ensemble International. His field of interest and activity — beside music — includes the borderline and the margins of different art forms. Sőrés has also collaborated with artists from different fields of art (choreographers, stage directors, fine artists, video- and filmmakers). In 2012 he was the Hungarian curator of the international ‘Sound Exchange — Experimental Music Cultures in Central and Eastern Europe’ project. In 2014 Sőrés curated the first collective international sound installation exhibition in Hungary called ‘On the Edge of Perceptibility Sound Art’ at Kunsthalle, Budapest. In 2008 he edited a book and wrote a preface study about ‘New Chances of Autonomy’ with the texts by Hakim Bey aka Peter Lamborn Wilson, among other ontological anarchists. He is currently working with Inconsolable Ghost on the soundtrack to the new version of Andrey Iskanov’s hallucinogenic horror classic ‘Visions of Suffering’.

[provided by the artist]

[info as of 11/2015]