Block 336 presents Morphogenèse, a sound installation and performance event collaboration between Erik Nyström and Lee Fraser, marking the release of Nyström’s album of the same name.
Morphogenèse, meaning ‘the beginning of shape’, offers the listener an immersive experience created by multi channel synthesis. Block’s underground gallery space will be transformed for the event adding atmospheric elements to an interactive sonic world of Nyström and Fraser’s making. Nyström and Fraser both hold PhDs in electroacoustic composition and have both studied under composer Denis Smalley.
Nystrom met international recognition in the Metamorphoses International Composition Competition in 2010. His work ranges from regular participation in live electronic music projects for the London Contemporary Orchestra’s innovative performances to featuring Boiler Room events. His album, ‘Morphogenèse’, is released under Canadian electroacoustic label Empreintes DIGITALes.
Fraser’s work includes critically acclaimed album, Dark Camber, on the Entr’acte imprint earlier this year and he has received the prestigious Luigi Russolo Grand Prize for his work ‘The Visions of Ezekiel’.
Together the London-based duo engages in a new improvisational computer music project, creating an exceptional collision between different worlds of sound. The backdrop of the performance is created by introspective installation design by Tom Groves. Morphogenèse inhabits an ever-evolving visuospatial topography reflecting cycles of creation, crisis, and decay.
Morphogenèse will be exhibited at Block 336 on Friday 28 November and Saturday 29 November. For further information about the exhibition see.