Happy to be part of this year’s Akousma XI Festival!
A very flattering and thoughtful review of my debut album “memory is the residue of thought” on the blog A Closer Listen. Find the album on Kohlenstoff Records.
A few reviews for several recent projects…
“…Contrary to what one might think, sleeping side by side with strangers did not remove the public, which almost exhausted the capacity of the room. Participants began arriving at 23h armed with sleeping bags, blankets and pillows, settling on mattresses scattered around the Casa de Serralves to watch the first moment of the night: Room Dynamics, a piece for sound and 12 incandescent lamps controlled by computer Canadian composer Adam Basanta. Some people were already lying down and eyes closed, others followed spasms of electricity generated games of shadow and new insights regarding the architecture of the house.
This audiovisual performance functioned almost like a turn off lights, making the transition, by midnight, sleep for the concert led by German musician Christoph Heemann, along with his acolyte Timo Van Luyck.” (Translated with Google translate)
Mariana Duarte, review of “Room Dynamics” at Serralves Museum, Publico Daily Newspaper, Porto, Portugal. October 2, 2014.
“… Also, in several of the musicians is a sense of place and several different ways to relate to it and use it in the performance. In a separate continuation of Music for Lamps, a sound piece and a light installation by Adam Basanta, Julian Stein and Max Stein, plays Adam Basanta in Mimer with a variety of hanging light bulbs. Everyone has the opposite contact speakers attached to it, so that the power supplied to them provides both sound and light. With his work he recreates places, dissolves and creates new spatial units. Later, when I talk to him he talks about how he hangs lights for both the room’s physical attributes as its possible options. He wants people to see new things in the rooms, move the other way.” (Translated with Google translate)
Rebecka Holmström, review of Norberg Festival for Nutida Musik blog. September 9, 2014.
“…Artistes locaux à surveiller:
Adam Basanta: artiste audio-visuel à qui ont doit plusieurs installations et performances. Le côté exppérimental est au cœur de sa création.”
The sound installation Invisible Lines (Adam Basanta + Julian Stein) – winner of the Edith-Russ-Haus Award for Emerging Media Artists of the Sparda-Bank 2014 – will be on show at the Edith-Russ-Haus fur Mediakunst (Oldernburg, Germany) between October 9, 2014-January 11, 2015 alongside other winning and mentionable works.
Me and Julian will be there for the opening and award presentation, October 9 2014, @ 7pm.