About TMS

TMS is an experimental noise project by Berlin-based artists Malte Steiner (DE) and Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen (DK). The format is improvisational sound pieces and concerts built out of Steiner and Madsen's sonic interactions, where noise-scapes and complex structures emerge from intense layering of various in- and outputs. The physical interaction with materials has an additional focus and thus to create a more performative and visual sound experience. TMS use primarily various pedals, self-built controllers and Pure Data to create their sounds. Each chosen element is very important for the whole, where the combination of these play a vital role in the compositions. The inputs can be analogue as well as digital; modulated, transformed and distorted.

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Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen is a Danish, Berlin-based independent artist researcher and curator, who works in the intersection between performance art and media. Madsen's research deals with theory as well as practice and how these are inseparable entities. The main focus points of her work and research are: performative practices, post-humanism and gender studies, internet-based art and networked performance, site specificity, system aesthetics, open technology and sound.

Malte Steiner is a German, Berlin-based media artist, electronic musician and composer. Steiner started creating electronic music and visual art around 1983, developing his own vision of the interdisciplinary Gesamtkunstwerk. Steiner's musical projects are primarily the experimental electro-acoustic Elektronengehirn, the industrial outfit Notstandskomitee, Akustikkoppler (with Matthias Schuster), Das Kombinat, Embedded Artist (with Wolfgang Spahn) and additionally TMS and codepage (with Tina MK Madsen).

Audioblast Stream Festival // APO-33 // live at Kommunal Kunst og Teknik (Cph, DK), February 26/27/28, 2016

performance / concertPosted by Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen Thu, June 09, 2016 23:44:13

For the Audioblast online audio festival TMS will compose a piece based on the structural qualities of the neurotransmitter serotonin. These dynamics will be improvised and performed live in a dynamic and counterbalanced noise act that deals with both the balances as well as the imbalances caused by disruption of this unit in the brain. The piece is a translation of a physiological entity into a mixed analogue and digital composition, transmitted via the digital system of the live-stream and thus inserted into the online neuro-system of the Internet.

The audio performance is created specifically for the call of the Audioblast festival and as described in the concept, it is based on the structure of the neorotransmitter serotonin and thus a translation of a physiological entity into a improvised composition, transmitted via the digital system of the live-stream and inserted into the online neuro-system of the Internet.

Duration of performance: 30 minutes

The piece was performed for a live audience at Kommunal Kunst og Teknik, Blågårdsgade in Copenhagen (DK) as well as streamed online and to a quadrophonic set-up at APO-33 in Nantes (FR)

Photos by Tomas Skovgaard