Frank Bretscheider & Pierce Warnecke "APPROXIMATE ACCURACY"

Approximate Accuracy is a hybrid audio-visual installation/performance especially designed for the ISM Hexadome that borrows from modular sound and visual synthesis techniques, adapting them with contemporary analog and digital tools. 

The audio uses modular synthesizer patches manipulated live: A matrix of oscillators interact with each other to produce a variety of sounds, from delicate, subtle sequences to rough walls of noise. The imagery is based on digital emulations of modular video synthesis. Simple lines and noise-based textures combine to form dynamic patterns and complex synesthetic moirés. Combining algorithmic generation and audio-driven interaction, vertical bar-based elements overlap to create dense and abstract fields that encourage viewers to explore the real and perceived sense of synchronization between sound and image. 

Frank Bretschneider is a musician, composer, and video artist in Berlin. His work is known for precise sound placement, complex, interwoven rhythm structures, and its minimal, flowing approach. 

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Pierce Warnecke is a sound and video artist from the US, based in Europe for over a decade. He works in both the sonic and visual domains via performances, installations, and compositions. 

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LIVE PERFORMANCE: Frank Bretschneider & Pierce Warnecke SCHEDULE
Friday, April 13th: 20:00 - 21:30
Friday, April 13th: 22:00 - 23:30

Live Performance tickets

Saturday, April 14th: 10:00 - 22:00
Sunday, April 15th: 10:00 - 22:00

Installation Tickets available at the entrance of Martin-Gropius-Bau on the day of each showing.

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Funded by: 
German Federal Cultural Foundation, Senate Department of Culture and Europe. 

Presented in collaboration with: 
Pfadfinderei, ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Norient, IRCAM, Deutschlandfunk Kultur.

A guest at Gropius Bau.

Official Partner: 
Audi City Berlin.

Supported by: 
System 180, Meyer Sound, Resolume, Squareball, Krombacher, Schweppes.


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