Florian Hecker is described as a “German sound experimentalist” while Mark Leckey is “a multidisciplinary artist” but he might be better known as the winner of 2008’s Turner Prize. They originally presented Sound Voice Chimera at Tate Modern in an event called Push and Pull. Expect arty sound exploration from the two 17 minute long tracks that take up one side of the vinyl LP each.
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- Sound Voice Chimera by Florian Hecker & Mark Leckey
8/10 Ant Staff review, 27 March 2015
Florian Hecker & Mark Leckey - two cutting edge artists so advanced of the curve they're doing things they themselves haven't even thought of yet. Take this ‘Sound Voice Chimera’ LP on PAN for example. Here the creative process involved German sound artist Florian Hecker using a combination of secret NASA technology and ancient witchcraft to shrink Turner prize winning, British multi-disciplinary artist Mark Leckey into the size of Dennis Quaid in Innerspace, and insert him into his computer. Leckey's activity inside the machine was recorded for 17 minutes and 32 seconds. Twice.
The results are quite remarkable, especially the bit where nano Leckey actually transforms into a soundwave. This kind of sonic art/ computer music can be incredibly dangerous, therefore we recommend you do not try this at home as one bungled copycat incident involved a young girl in the Czech Republic accidentally transforming herself into a pixel and uploading herself to the internet.
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