Emmanuel Madan: Addendum To Coincidence Engines

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    Addendum To Coincidence Engines

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    Performance for 50 Ikea clocks, metal surfaces, contact microphones and amplification (2013)  The performance is part of Madan’s ongoing engagement as part of the Montréal-based collective [The User] with the ideas of György Ligeti surrounding determinacy and  indeterminacy in complex mechanical systems. The performer selects from a large pool of ostensibly identical clocks, placing these on one of several metal surfaces to which contact microphones are affixed. The performance relies on the subtle differences between each of the clocks, their rhythmic and timbral distinctions highlighted by the resonating characteristics of the metal sheets.
    The Coincidence Engines series was begun by [The User] in 2008. Earlier works in the series
    include Coincidence Engine One: Universal Peopleʼs Republic Time and Coincidence Engine
    Two: Approximate Demarcator of Constellations in Other Cosmos.


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