The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

March 5, 2014

Electronic guitar performance slated for Thursday


— LEWISBURG — Electronic guitarist Seppo Gründler will perform the structured improvisation, “Doing What Happens Anyway” Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell University.

The performance, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the music department at Bucknell.

The performance, a structured improvisation with electronic guitar, starts with guitar sounds which trigger changes through a MAX/MSP patch resulting in an acoustic dramaturgy which develops in real-time alongside the evolving sounds and playing techniques.

The acoustic impressions are created instantly in the area of conflict between the flow and the immanent structure.

Born in 1956, Gründler lives in Graz/Austria. He is the head of the master degree program in communication, media, sound and interaction design at University of Applied Sciences­FH JOANNEUM, visiting professor of sound design at Donau­University Krems, member of the board of directors of the Institute for Media Archeology, and president of the Society for Dissemination and Distribution of New Music.

The recipient of a Ph.D. in medicine, Gründler was a staff member of the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics.

Gründler is a sound and media artist, “tinkerer” of software and electronics with his main instruments of guitar, electronics and software who has been working in the field of new media since 1982. He has composed music for computer games, theater, film, and media and sound installations.

He has presented his works at Ars Electronica, Wiener Festwochen, Steirischer Herbst, the Knitting Factory New York, Sonambiente Berlin, Transmediale Berlin, “See the Sound”, City of Women Festival Ljubljana, Fine senca fine – Venice, Trentino, Budapest, Graz, amongst others.  

He has released numerous CDs available at http://vnm.mur.at and http://elise.or.at.