Oswald Berthold


2116 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60622

Oswald Berthold makes his first trip to Chicago, offering a solo performance for digital sound and video.

Here, he premieres tats=3D94chliche-Chaos. In performance Berthold connects to the Internet to access control data from servers in Vienna, pulling dynamic audio streams and using them in addition to what he does locally. “These distributed online automated entities work like virtual players in a virtual little band,” he explains.

Oswald Berthold (b.1976, Graz, Austria), of the media collective Farmers Manual, is interested in transforming different kinds of data into sonic and visual material. The group, which began in Vienna in the mid-1990’s, is known both for its recordings and extensive live performances, in which computer animation, synchronized with “chaos-particle-accelerating” music, and the overall ambience of uncontrollable technology form a seamless whole. Berthold’s other projects include cd_slopper with Florian Hecker, and his solo work under the name pxp, which was recognized at Ars Electronica 2002 for the release while(p){print”.”,” “x$p++} (Wavetrap).