The Museum Night 2022 / Alberto Novello / Laser Drawing

Saturday, 21 May, 2022 - 22:00

For the Brno Museum Night in 2022 at Vasulka Kitchen Brno, artist Alberto Novello will prepare an analogue audiovisual performance Laser Drawing, in which he will use the sound of his modular synthesizer to manipulate laser light and create curves with vivid colours. This will give visitors the opportunity to understand sound in a deeper way through its unique visualisation through light.

Laser Drawing has been presented in various iterations by Novello at electronic and music festivals and major art institutions across the world. Examples include the Glasgow Contemporary Art Center, Centre Pompidou, Tokyo Festival of Modulars, Spectrorama Festival Bologna, Pixxel Festival Slovenia and others. 

Alberto Novello a.k.a. JesterN is an Italian scientist, composer, multimedia artist. His main artistic focus is directed towards the creation of probabilistic multi-media architectures, on the technological limit between instability and error, failure and expression. Lately he moved from digital systems to analog found or decontextualized electronic ensembles. His works have been presented at Centre Pompidou in Paris, Amsterdam Dance Event, Venice Biennale, New York Computer Music Festival, Bozar Bruxelles, Rewire Festival Den Haag, Impuls Tanz Vienna, Dom Moskow, Seoul International Music Festival, among others.

He graduated in Nuclear Physics at the University of Trieste, completed the master “Art, Science and Technologies” with Jean Claude Risset and Claude Cadoz, he obtained a PhD degree at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven with Armin Kohlrausch and graduated in electroacoustic music
composition at the Institute of Sonology, Royal Conservatory of Den Haag with Paul Berg, Joel Ryan, and Richard Barrett. In his works, he has assisted Alvin Lucier, David Behrman, Nicholas Collins and Trevor Wishart. In the years he also worked Philips Research, Eindhoven, and Auro Technologies Belgium creating sofware for their audio application. He has released his works on CD/DVD/Vinyl for Staalplaat, Bowindo, Dobialabel, Modisti, SONMA Archive, Setola di Maiale and Hybrida records. He has improvised with Evan Parker, Butch Morris, Karl Berger and composed for the choreographies of Ola Maciejewska.

The Vašulka Kitchen Brno program is financially supported by the Statutory City of Brno and the Ministry of Culture of Czech Republic.