Artist Talk Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Tim Story in Conversation
The Roedelius Cells is a multi-channel audio installation created by Grammy-nominated US composer/sound artist Tim Story, constructed from thousands of short extracts culled from a decade of informal piano recordings made with friend and colleague Hans-Joachim Roedelius.
Listen to Roedelius and Story as they speak about their long collaboration history and how the project exvolved. In the Q+A following their conversation, you may pose your questions to both artists.
Moderator: Olivia Junell, Experimental Sound Studio
Olivia Junell is the Director of Development & Outreach at Experimental Sound Studio and the Managing Director at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival. A native Texan, Olivia moved to Chicago in 2013 to pursue a dual Masters in Arts Administration and Public Policy and Modern Art History and Critical Writing at the School of the Art Institute Chicago. Before moving, she worked for five years as Development Manager at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Olivia also serves on the board of Honey Pot Performance.
Hans-Joachim Roedelius has profoundly influenced generations of musicians in a career spanning more than a half-century and over 100 solo and collaborative recordings. From his groundbreaking duo Cluster with Dieter Moebius, to his genre-crossing solo works and collaborations with luminaries including Brian Eno, Roedelius is recognized as one of Europe’s most important sound pioneers. Equally at ease with the most abstract of electronics and the most evanescent of piano solos, Roedelius has exerted an indelible, global impact on ambient, electronic, experimental, and wholly undefinable genres of music.
Grammy-nominated American composer Tim Story has been called "a master of electronic chamber music" (CD Review, USA), and a "true artist in the electronic medium" (Victory review, USA). Through three decades of influential recordings and live performances, Story’s unique blend of careful composition and innovative sound design has garnered a dedicated worldwide following.
Longtime friends and colleagues, Roedelius and Story have partnered on many musical projects, including the acclaimed albums Lunz (2003), Inlandish (2007), and Lazy Arc (2014).