Kim Cascone
Since the beginning
Works in San Francisco United States of America

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The Week Ahead: Honk-Tweet Edition

Interesting but I think it might be tongue in cheek...?


St. Gallen -> Capital of Electronic Music: OPENING!

Fri Sep 05, 2003 00:00 - Sun Aug 31, 2003

Einladung / Invitation
Freitag, 5. September 2003, 19 Uhr / 7 PM
Kunsthalle St. Gallen

Norbert Moslang

Tetuzi Akiyama, Oren Ambarchi, Thomas Ankersmit, Knut Aufermann, K. Michael Babcock, Ed Baxter, Kim Cascone, Tim Catlin, Nicolas Collins, Frank Dommert, Leif Elggren, Fear of God, Tina Frank, Florian Hecker, Hiaz, Institut fur Feinmotorik, Jason Kahn, Tomas Korber, Joke Lanz, Alan Licht, Paul Lytton, Erik M, Sachiko M, Marcus Maeder, Lionel Marchetti, Jos Moers /meeuw muzak, Gunter Muller, Martin Ng, Phill Niblock, Gert-Jan Prins, Marina Rosenfeld, Keith Rowe, Philip Samartzis, Jim Sauter, Michel Schumacher, Bernd Schurer, Skipp, Ralph Steinbruchel, Yasunao Tone, David Watson, Chris Weaver, Craig Willingham, Stephan Wittwer, Otomo Yoshihide

Georg Gatsas
The Process
Ira Cohen, Devendra Banhart, Lizzi Bougatsos, Brian Degraw, Suicide, Jim O'Rourke (Sonic Youth), Kid606, Erase Errata, Jim Thirlwell aka Foetus

Please visit us at

Kunsthalle St. Gallen
Davidstrasse 40
CH-9000 St. Gallen
T +41 (0)71 222 10 14
F +41 (0)71 222 12 76


'Computer Music Paintings' - Kim Cascone

Mon Jun 16, 2003 00:00 - Sat Jun 14, 2003

'Computer Music Paintings'
[a series of four paintings by Kim Cascone]

Artist Statement:
This series of visuals came about while I was designing cover art for 'The Crystalline Address (Sub Rosa 2002),' a CD I produced with Robin Rimbaud (a.k.a. Scanner). Around this time I was also working on a lecture concerning the lack of 'gestural theater' in music performed on laptop computers. Not surprisingly, the focus of reviewing gesture in the arts (particularly music) was a major motivation in the creation of this work.

In order to help set the mood for these design/writing sessions I had immersed myself completely in computer music from the 1960's and 1970's. Consequently, these images took on the stark, cold, inhuman and synthetic qualities of machine art. Much of the computer music of that era explored these qualities while describing the brave new landscape of machine music.

I attempt to operate on various levels in these pieces: gestural descriptions displacing the intended content in a work, the movements of a laptop musicians' mouse during a laptop performance, the data flow in my Max/MSP patches, the imagery of information architecture, and animation paths. All of these abstractions are descriptions of a type of movement involved in computer music. These paintings are merely descriptions of movement and because they are cast in form, they become the creation.

Painting titles:
1- 'VOSIM (The Crystalline Address)'
2- 'Chowning FM'
3- 'Modulation Index'
4- 'Interpolation Noise'

Painting Specs:
4 paintings 24" x 24" each
Studio canvas with Hewlett-Packard inks

***Galleries interested in showing this new work please contact:


Computer Music Paintings

I recently completed a series of computer generated paintings.
Any interested galleries can contact me directly for a description and grafs of the work at: