K O - H U M is a Berlin based company which curates, develops and promotes stimulating projects by artists working across sound, music, visual and performing arts.
Through close dialogue with a range of collaborators, the company supports artists in releasing their works, facilitating performances and establishing authentic ventures with cultural institutions, bookings, media outlets and venues.
At the heart of the company's practice is a process-based relationship between artist and audiences, which seeks to give the projects space to find their own rhythm, public outputs, and discourse.
Founded in 2017, K O - H U M ’s core aim is to foster a dialogue between a range of disciplines by providing a platform where adventurous minds can encounter art that contextualizes, interprets, educates and expands culture, leading us to the edges of the contemporary experience.
[N-015 & N-037] CYCLO. (ALVA NOTO + RYOJI IKEDA) ' .', 'ID' [NOTON]
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'cyclo.' examines error structures and repetitive loops in software and computer programmed music, with audiovisual modules for real-time sound visualization forming one of the key strategies in this examination.
The project orientates itself around the discipline of Phase Correlation. Within this process, the phase relationship between two inputted audio signals are metered. This metering device was developed for the monitoring and assistance of vinyl mastering, where precise parallel correlations of phases was essential for subsequent record pressing quality.
It is this activity and pattern of movement that draws the curiosity of Nicolai and Ikeda. Working together, they have selected numerous ‘bits’ of sound and committed them to an extensive archive, thus creating a library from which they may draw pre-constructed audio elements at choice. The audio elements have been constructed and chosen through agendas concerned with minutiae editing of frequencies (often out of our physical range of hearing), and the perpetual amassing of audio elements to an undefined point.
For Nicolai and Ikeda an ‘infinity index’ of sound fragments is a conscious motivation, that forms the basis of their research and also feeds cyclo. with the audio material required for visuality.
November 20. 2017
album digital & CD
'cyclo. .' and 'cyclo. id' are available on