©2015 Memo Akten
Commissioned by FutureEverything in partnership with the Royal Northern College of Music, with support from The Shed, MMU.
Producer: Mark Carlin
Assistant Producer: Sarah Unwin
Technical Assistant: Zach Snow
Costume: Mariel Osborn

19th Art Division Jury Selections

Simple Harmonic Motion #12 for 16 Percussionists

Media performance

Memo AKTEN [Turkey]


A live performance by percussionists and light. Part of a series investigating complexityarising from repetitive simplicity – specifically the emergence of complex behavior through the interaction of simple multi-layered rhythms. The performance is a ritualistic ode to chaos and order, inspired by the collisions between man and machine; the harmonies, tensions and conflicts between science, technology, culture, tradition and religion.