KIM CASCONE (USA)
Wed, October 19th 2005, 20:00
quitch, Untere Donaulände 10, Linz
in cooperation with University of Art Linz – Interface Cultures
Born in Albion, Michigan 1955, Kim Cascone studied at the Berklee College of Music in the early 1970s, continuing his electronics studies in 1976 with Dana McCurdy at the New York City’s New School. In 1980 he moved to San Francisco where he worked with film director David Lynch as Assistant Music Editor on both Twin Peaks and Wild at Heart shows. In 1986 Cascone founded Silent Records, where he released some of his personal projects including Heavenly Music Corporation, PGR, Thessalonians, and Spiced Barons. Cascone sold the company 10 years later to start a career as a sound designer, working for Thomas Dolby’s company Headspace as a sound designer and composer. He later began working for Staccato Systems as the Director of Content where he worked in the design of new sounds for games using algorithmic synthesis. Cascone is one of the main representative digital artists of the Glitch aesthetic and the use of software like Max/MSP.