(Linz, February 8, 2021) Today a work of the century of classical modernism, Igor Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps caused a huge scandal at its premiere in 1913-including brawls in the audience and 27 people injured. At Ars Electronica Home Delivery this coming Sunday, music enthusiasts will have the chance to listen to a version of the piece arranged for piano four-hands, performed by Maki Namekawa and Dennis Russell Davies. In addition, Ars Electronica Home Delivery this week invites you on an experimental sound journey to the analog synthesizers of the 1960s and ’70s, and also offers exciting insights into the world of brain research and its methods from neuroscientist Dr.in Manuela Macedonia. Ars Electronica Home Delivery offers great new programs again this week, and also delivers plenty of other fascinating clips – from A for astronomy to Z for future – to watch right in your living room, kitchen, office or kids’ room.
Excerpts from the program:
Experimental: Analog Synthesizer
MI 10.2.2021 / 14:30
Electro-enthusiasts watch out! Using sound-producing oscillators, resonant filters, envelopes, sequencers and control voltage, this experimental video takes you back to the beginnings of electronic sound generation and shows how, even more than 50 years ago, synthesizer modules were used to convert analog current signals into sounds and used to make music. Music aficionados who, true to the motto “Back to the Roots”, would like to experiment with analog synthesizers themselves will find a huge selection of modules from a wide variety of manufacturers on the Internet, as well as a fairly active DIY community.
Deep Space LIVE: Brain for Advanced
THURS 11.2.2021 / 17:00
On Thursday afternoon, neuroscientist Dr. Macedonia will once again provide fascinating insights into the world of brain research. Viewers will learn which neuroscientific methods already make it possible today to observe processes in the brain in which cells perform cognitive tasks. These include emotions and feelings, decision-making, learning and forgetting. So what processes are involved in the acquisition of knowledge? Do genes influence our thinking? And conversely, is there also an influence of the brain on our genes?
Live Concert: Maki Namekawa & Dennis Russell Davies
SO 14.2.2021 / 19:00
On May 29, 1913, Igor Stravinsky’s composition Le Sacre du Printemps was performed in public for the first time. However, the Parisian audience spiraled out of control to such an extent that a total of 27 people were injured in the tumultuous scenes in the auditorium. The former crowd shocker, this “work of a madman,” has long since become one of the classics of the Moderne and will be performed next Sunday, arranged for piano four-hands by Maki Namekawa and Dennis Russell Davies, in the Piano Room of the Ars Electronica Center. Speaking of four hands: Prior to the premiere, the piece was also once played four-handed on the piano in a private setting in 1913 – by Igor Stravinsky and Claude Debussy. We are curious to see who will play whose role on Sunday. At the end of the evening, “Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen” from Mozart’s Magic Flute is on the program. The two artists will again be accompanied by Cori O’Lan, whose visualizations interact with the music in real time.
Best of Ars Electronica Home Delivery
Ars Electronica Home Delivery now has plenty of exciting videos ready for viewing. They range from fascinating lectures about Jan van Eyck or Gustav Klimt to journeys through the universe, conversations with scientists and artists about their work, concerts and guided tours through the various areas of the Ars Electronica Center.
About Ars Electronica Home Delivery
“Ars Electronica Home Delivery” is a weekly program that includes Guided Tours of Ars Electronica exhibitions, excursions to Ars Electronica Labs, visits to the Machine Learning Studio, concerts with real-time visualizations, Deep Space LIVE sessions, workshops with engineers and talks with artists and scientists from around the world, as well as offerings for schools, universities and companies. “Ars Electronica Home Delivery” aims to make the artistic and scientific exploration of the future accessible to the widest possible audience.
Maki Namekawa & Dennis Russell Davies in Concert / photo credit: Ars Electronica – Robert Bauernhansl Printversion
Gehirn für Einsteiger*innen / photo credit: Ars Electronica – Robert Bauernhansl Printversion
Analog Synthesizer / photo credit: Ars Electronica – Robert Bauernhansl / Printversion