As a music producer and co-owner of his newly founded label „What If It Works“ Berlin based artist 11:68PM explores the multiple synthesises of audio and visual expressions. In his DJ-set for ARS Electronica’s 24h Rave he steps up for a dedicated one hour journey through uptempo electronics and IDM – recorded in September 2021 at Brewery Studios in Berlin.
Zak Argabrite (US)
5 Episodes is an audio-visual performance work which traces the lifecycles of electronic devices: from their origins as extracted land to their eventual deaths in sacrificed lands. The performance of 5 Episodes involves a collaboration between Zak and a collection of discarded electronic devices and media from second-hand sources such as electronic waste recycling centres.
Alexander Schubert (DE), Rashin Fahandej (US), Douglas McCausland (US), Cedrik Fermont (CD/BE/DE)
Das Prix Forum – Digital Musics & Sound Art ist eine offene Diskussion zwischen den drei Preisträgern des Prix Ars Electronica 2021 und der Jury.
Gazelle Twin (UK), Kit Monkman (UK), Ben Eyes (UK), University of York Music Department (UK)
Commissioned and developed by York Mediale, Absent Sitter is a digitally abstracted live alternative to touring, created by experimental musician, composer and performer, Gazelle Twin, immersive creative collective, KMA and sound artist Ben Eyes with the University of York Music Department. The artwork explores the power of ‘collective imagination’ within an audience and the importance of ‘presence/absence’ in a live event.
Ars Electronica Futurelab (AT)
Alchemists of the Future führt Sie auf eine Reise durch Visionen und Ideen aus dem Ars Electronica Futurelab. Werfen Sie einen Blick in die Blackbox der Technologien der Zukunft, um zu entlarven was dahintersteckt, und erwerben Sie fundiertes Wissen über neue Trends und deren Auswirkungen auf weite Bereiche unseres täglichen Lebens. Lassen Sie sich in Guided Journeys von unseren Infotrainer*innen, in Special Guided Journeys durch Künstler*innen und Forscher*innen aus dem Ars Electronica Futurelab oder auch online in die Zukunft führen.
Ars Electronica Futurelab (AT)
Mit dieser Online Video Journey lädt Hideaki Ogawa, Director im Ars Electronica Futurelab, Sie dazu ein, Teil einer gemeinsamen Mission zu werden. Was Sie auf Ihrem Weg durch die Ideen und Visionen aus 25 Jahren Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft der “Alchemists of the Future” erwarten können, erfahren Sie in dieser Video-Tour, die Sie durch die Exponate im Ars Electronica Center führt.
NAKADIA, VERTERE SOUNDSYSTEM, ALBIRD VS DRIBLA, DISKOTETRIS, ISOSKELES, OXOPOHA
In addition to the ongoing exhibition, the Garden Berlin is presenting a hybrid rave night on Friday September 10th. People from all over the world are invited to join the RAVE SPACE, Berlin’s first virtual 3D club.
Santiago Latorre (ES), Sara Paniagua (ES), Nieves Arilla (ES)
“The Architecture of Friendship” is a collective project inspired by the notion of ecosystem and the value of interdependence, led by the Spanish composer/engineer Santiago Latorre. The group takes its name from the words of Hannah Arendt, who after being accused of lack of love for the Jews, responded: „You are quite right. I don’t love any people – neither the French nor the North American nor the Jewish nor the Blacks. I love only my friends.“
DDD (Disability Driven Design) Project (JP)
Audio games are created from sound and played with sound, unlike video games where visual information is essential. The project explores the possibilities of experiences created by sound using various media and venues, such as holding game centers in real places, hosting “Prototyping Party”, a hackathon to develop new games with various creators, carrying out online distribution and podcasts.
Julie Semoroz (CH)
Julie Semoroz shapes sound using several sources such as field recordings, live microphones, her own voice, and different forms of hardware and software.
Artist: Lily Hunter Green (GB), Collaborators: Computer Scientist: Karun Matharu, Molecular Scientist: Dr Eyal Maori, Violinist: Tom Moore, Film: Zoe Coldham (With support from Arts Council England)
A Talk + Q&A from the Artist Lily Hunter Green Online presentation/exhibition of extracts from ‘Silencing the Virus’ (STARTS PRIZE NOMINATION) Bee Composed: An Entomological Fantasy will provide a creative synthesis of what can be learnt from honeybees in terms of social cognition, collective living and ecological balance via a talk and presentation on a series of immersive interactive play-tests and installations.
The way we, as humans, participate in the vibrational fields and flows of energy of the Planet Earth is embodied practice, even if the process often remains somewhat mysterious, unnoticed or unacknowledged. This workshop will explore how a human vocalization, which is nothing else than amplified and conscious breathing, can become a practice of inquiry into the planetary water cycle.
ATP spent his 20’s playing in various free parties and festival as part of the duo Frapading with his best bro Dezaks. Together they developed their signature sound, gathering influences from tribal freetekno, psytrance and electronic madness between piles of speakers and diesel emanations. Since then ATP has been pursuing his own sonic exploration from electronic to speedcore with a strong emphasis on heavy drum beats and screeching, psychedelic synth lines.
Binta Diaw (SN/IT)
Chorus of Zong sounds like a polyphonic choir accompanied by water noises. It is the voices of young Afro-Italians in dialogue with the echoing voices of their ancestors. The polyphonic chorus recites verses from the 2008 poetry collection Zong! by the poet M. NourbeSe Philip, in which she gives voice to the 150 enslaved people who were thrown overboard into the Atlantic Ocean by the crew of the ship that carried them across the ocean.
evala (See by Your Ears) (JP)
“Chosho Hakkei in Rittor Base – HPL ver,” which won Prix Ars Electronica 2021 Digital Musics & Sound Art Honorary Mentions, originated from three works presented in the sound exhibition ”Chosho Hakkei”‘ held in 2019 at Nakazu Bashoen Garden and Marugame Museum of Art in Kagawa Prefecture.
Dimitri Voudouris (GR/ZA), Hannes Taljaard (ZA), Neo Muyanga (ZA), Waldo Alexander (ZA), Yonela Mnana (ZA), Tiisetso Mashishi (ZA), Morné Van Heerden (ZA), Magda de Vries (ZA), Lungiswa Plaatjies (ZA), Matthijs van Dijk (ZA), Graham du Plessis (ZA), David Lubbe (ZA)
For the Digital Indaba 21, NewMusicSA commissioned three South African composers. These new works were premiered monthly in a concert series in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Panda Rhei is a new commission for violin and electronics composed by Dimitri Voudouris and performed by Waldo Alexander on violin and Voudouris himself on electronics at the Trevor Huddleston Memorial Centre (Johannesburg, ZA) on Sunday 7 March 2021. Cool as the Shade is my Soul.
This performance focuses on the default staging of digital music, which most often includes someone sitting or standing behind a computer. This is especially true in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, when performers and audiences alike are relegated to screen-based interactions.
Sective – Arno Deutschbauer (AT) and Micha Elias Pichlkastner (AT/CA)
The AV performance [ˈdaːzaɪn] conceptually revolves around the detachment of communication and interaction from the human body into a virtual and digital space and the consequences this can have for us as physical and mental beings. A phenomenon that has obviously also been accelerated by the effects of the Covid19 pandemic.
Prof. Dr. Frank Fitzek (DE), Dr. Luca Oppici (IT), Prof. Ph.D. Shu-Chen Li (DE /TW), Dipl.-Ing. Lisa-Marie Lüneburg (DE)
The next generation internet will enable new forms of digitized communication between humans and machines, which has the great potential to change the way we teach and learn new skills. Taking the example of piano playing, we show first insights in our ongoing research at the Centre for Tactile Internet with Human-in-the-Loop (CeTI).
Stefan Tiefengraber (AT)
The sound artist Stefan Tiefengraber is presenting his latest sound-performance project DOWM. Three walkmans, three effect pedals, two mixers, a mini-synthesizer, microphones and several feedback loops create a noise-scape that ends in silence and emptiness.
Montreal Life Support (CA/UK) & Woulg (CA)
« Empty Vessels » is a uniquely complex AV performance that merges robotics, AI neural networks, classical instrumentation and experimental metaphysics.
Terry Trickett (GB), Dr Jon Weinel (GB), Dr Sean Clark (GB)
At the EVA (Electronic Visualisation and the Arts) conferences, ‘music’ as an international language, is taking an ever-increasing role in promoting the exchange of ideas across the worldwide community. EVA London acts as a focal point for this, promoting new adventures into the music visualisations of the future.
Tomoko Sauvage (JP)
Fischgeist was recorded in a disused water tank in Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin in August 2019. The nineteenth-century brick building is made up of five layered circles with a spiral staircase in the middle leading up to an exit to a hilltop. Inside, it’s humid and cold, the temperature always around 8–10 degrees Celsius. The building’s acoustics produce a long reverberation that lasts up to twenty seconds.
Since 2015, Joel Ong has been collecting sonic memories through interviews and casual conversations. As part of his Residency with UCLA this summer, Ong turned his attention to sonic memories in the environment, and is collecting these in order to draw attention to fluctuations in the climate observed and remembered through the inter-subjectivities of a diverse group of interviewees.
Fabio Morreale (IT)
forme cangianti is an audiovisual live-coding composition. Before the performance, hundreds of mathematical functions were coded to govern the behaviours of the sound (Supercollider) and the visuals (shaders). At performance time, the performer gradually summoned these dormant functions, who “live code” variables of these equations. This artwork is part of ongoing research aimed at developing a visual identity to computer-generated and experimental electronic music.
experiments in free-drumming I is a performance of improvisational drumming motivated by digital sounds and visuals which are generated in real-time via a motion-capture suit. The performance engages the body as a sonic mediator between the physical and virtual spaces. The performer engages digital sound through hand motions and gestures, amplifying and softening frequencies while experimenting with various rhythmic sequences.
Ars Electronica Futurelab (AT)
Eingebettet in eine elektrisierende Atmosphäre aus visualisiertem Sound und Electric Noise, aus den Render Engines von Künstler*innen, Forscher*innen und Deep Neural Networks neigt sich das Performance-Programm im Deep Space 8K seinem Höhenpunkt entgegen und weist gleichzeitig den Weg in eine mögliche Zukunft. Feiern auch Sie zusammen mit uns am Futurelab Day, dem 9. September, den 25. Geburtstag des Ars Electronica Futurelab im Deep Space 8K des Ars Electronica Center oder nehmen Sie online an der Veranstaltung teil.
Liliia Akivenson (RU), Evgenii Savenko (RU)
A sound performance based on a joint project that arose from two elements: noise, and an anthropological interest in how people react to the spontaneous invasion by «unthinkable sound» of their private and hermetic sound reality. Every audible sound has its source, but what could we do with the sudden appearance of unfamiliar disturbing noises that persistently change everyday life towards total unrecognisability? The mythologeme of the «Hum of the Earth» interests artists as a vantage from which to interpret non-everyday noise and its contexts: from the subjective-affective to the mass-eschatological.
Christiaan Zwanikken (NL)
As part of the plant becomes a machine becomes a plant project of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Waag Society, V2_the lab for unstable media and Zone2Source, Christiaan Zwanikken started an experiment to grow a variety of red-leaved basil plants under hyper-gravitational conditions. Hypergravity is able to stimulate plants at a cellular level and changes the physiology in interesting ways.
Roberto Pugliese (IT), Daniel Bacalov (IT), Gilda Buttà (IT), Costanza Savarese (IT) , Alberto Popolla (IT), Gianfranco Tedeschi (IT), Alessandra Cristiani (IT), Eleonora Chiocchini (IT)
Hipogeios is an electro-acoustic project where elements from different artistic backgrounds perfectly melt together, creating a multifaceted dialogue and a klangfarben counterpoint.
Andrey Bundin (RU), Roman Smirnov (RU), Ksenia Bahtina (RU), Evgenii Khlopotov (RU), Anton Shchegolev (RU), Natalia Grishina (RU), Anastasia Birulia (RU)
A performance of a laptop orchestra is based on the research and artistic reflection of the underground world’s sonic nature. Acoustic material of the work consists of sounds recorded using contact microphones attached to the ground, trees, rocks. In addition, performers use musical expression interface and sound synthesis engine, specifically developed for this performance. Every performer plays a specific part, and then all parts are combined into a complex spatial sound field.
Pheek (CA) & Daniel Iregui (CA)
In the age of Instagram, polished profiles and overly-sanitized cleanliness, INVERSION instead attempts to show the levels of spontaneity, uncertainty and questioning underlying musical creation. Daniel Iregui’s enormous black mirror, placed behind Pheek and fitted with a device allowing it to vibrate to sound, allows spectators to experience the artists’ various states of mind during an unpredictable yet intuitive journey, where everything will become crystal-clear to those with the patience to wait.
The curators of the Ars Eletronica Garden Berlin welcome the audience at Ostkreuz, the busiest interchange station in Berlin. The path leads eastwards beyond the so-called „S-Bahn-Ring“, where for many locals and tourists the city of Berlin ends.
Jessica Robinson (NZ)
Landing is a soundscape exploring additive, subtractive and FM synthesis, created in Supercollider. These techniques are used to generate atmospheric textures with varying degrees of familiarity, investigating the feeling of exploration.
Proiect 2 (RO), Rezidența BRD Scena9 (RO), UNATC IL Caragiale – CINETic Centre (RO)
We sometimes get desperate, we sometimes get lonely when we lose something. Through the participatory installation Lost Interferences we collect feelings on loss. Using a deep neural network algorithm, we share those feelings as sound information. In a collective action, Constantin Basica, from the location of the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics Stanford (CCRMA), with Romeo Cornelius and Maia Morgenstern, and Irina Margareta Nistro, will perform telematically.
The central element of the kinetic sound sculpture is a dome overgrown with moss, its movement driven by readings of nitrogen oxide concentrations at various locations on our planet. Moss is regarded as a bio-indicator of air pollution, and this forms Barotti’s first collaboration with a living organism.
This video depicts a revisit of a soundwalk that provided me countless inspiration and solace during the past year. Recorded with contact microphones chiseled and wired in the soles of my shoes, the soundtrack brings us back to last autumn, whereas my camera dangles in the summer heat, and my mind wanders across time.
Chin-Hsiang Hu (TW), Yi-Chi Lin (TW), Tsai Ning (TW), Siou-Ming Wu (TW), Wei-Chung Feng (TW), Ching-Chuan Hu (TW), Jie-Huai Yang (TW), Jia-Hua Zhan (TW), Sio-Pang Hong (TW)
Thanks to the digital era and the rapid advancement of technologies, the mediums available to modern artists are not limited to canvas on an easel. Instead, they utilize video, sound, electronic music, installation, and various new media to explore different issues, such as family, memory, city, society, landscape, and environment.
Dr. Howard Teich (US), Geoff Wilcox (US), Clay Boykin (US), Sarah Charley (US), Menka Sethi (US), Amelia Lichtenberg (US), David Lobser (US), Clara Francesca (IT/AU), Anne Wichmann (US/DE), Melissa Ulto (US), Austin Lee (US), David Lobser (US), Jani Rose (US), Robert Lane (US), Sheilah D. Smiley (US), Leticia Almeida AKA Tanky – Digital Artist (UY), Mathías Chumino AKA C03RA – Digital Artist (UY), Sky Rolnick (US), Carrie Able (US) and guests, Ulisespal (US/AR) & She’s Excited! (US/DE), Georgios Cherouvim & Labros Filippou (GR), Jay Tobin (US), Dan Tesene & Serena Stucke (US), Michael Romeo (US), Kamel Ghabte (FR/MA), Several NFT and AR artists from all over the globe
Panel Discussion: “What is technology’s responsibility to the consumer?”, NFT Gallery / The Portal / AR Sculpture Garden, Enhanced Poetry, Live in the Cube, NKB x Ars Electronica
Anne Wichmann (US/DE), Melissa Ulto (US), Austin Lee (US), Several NFT and AR artists from all over the globe, Mx_mango (US), Anto Astudillo (US/CL), Ulisespal (US/AR) & She’s Excited! (US/DE), Daniel Sabio (PR), Daniel Cevallos Andrade & Aaron Cevallos Andrade (US), Erin Wajufos (US), George Gleixner (US), Kamel Ghabte (FR/MA)
NFT Gallery / The Portal / AR Sculpture Garden, Conscious Community, Live in the Cube, NKB x Ars Electronica
Anne Wichmann (US/DE), Melissa Ulto (US), Austin Lee (US), Several NFT and AR artists from all over the globe, Dr. Howard Teich (US), Geoff Wilcox (US), Clay Boykin (US), Sarah Charley (US), Menka Sethi (US), Amelia Lichtenberg (US), David Lobser (US), Clara Francesca (IT/AU), Flex Dance Program (US), Ulisespal (US/AR) & She’s Excited! (US/DE), White Lights (US), David Pressler (US), Sadaway & Handhead (US), Grant Bouvier (US), Kamel Ghabte – (FR/MA)
Workshop Flex Dance Program, The Portal / AR Sculpture Garden, Panel Discussion: “What new paradigms excite you in the age of accessible VR/AR/MR and art?”, NFT Gallery, Conscious Community, NKB x Ars Electronica
Anne Wichmann (US/DE), Melissa Ulto (US), Austin Lee (US), Mx Oops (US), David Lobser (US), Milenaria (US), Sean Devare (US), Chloé Lee (US), Leticia Almeida AKA Tanky – (UY), Mathías Chumino AKA C03RA – (UY), Carrie Able (US), Sky Rolnick (US) And Guests, Ulisespal (US/AR), She’s Excited! (US/DE), Brian Thabault (US), TJ McCau (US), YANDL (US), Rob Interface (US), Kamel Ghabte – (FR/MA), Several NFT and AR artists from all over the globe
NFT Gallery / The Portal / AR Sculpture Garden, Enhanced Poetry, Live in the Cube, NKB x Ars Electronica
What ties O-Wells‘ career together is a certain emotionality that gently addresses the listener from the side. This approach to music-making is naturally continued in his style of djing: Incorporating his personal history of producing ambient, breakbeat and house to fast-paced Detroit-influenced techno under his second moniker Frankfurt Bass, Lennard Poschmann draws from this rich pool to create his own musical language.
Speaker: evala (JP), Jiro Kubo (JP), Moderator: Asako Tomura (JP)
A sound artist evala explores sound design not only in a sense of composing music along the time axis, but in a spatial composition. In the talk we will also review his works from the past through his latest award-winning creations.
Alex Tibbitts (CA/US), Quan (CA/VN), Samito (CA/MZ), Boogieman (CA), Milo Johnson (CA/US)
Porto Porto is on a mission to bring music that collectively raises our human vibrations. The stresses of isolation melt away in hearing dreamy delays of the harp mixed with an up-tempo bass and beat line. Grounded by Milo Johnson’s bass lines, and reinforced melodically with his horn and string accompaniments, the team -featuring Alex Tibbitts, Quan, Samito and Boogieman- promises to transport the listener from rain forests and remote island villages to busy urban underground.
Krista Dintere (LV), Ivo Taurins (LV), Lauris Smits (LV), RIXC (LV), LiepU MPLab (LV)
Our senses have always been “mediated” – the sound can’t be heard without the “medium” of water or air. With more recent enhancements of immersive and sensing technologies, our ’sensoriums‘ have intensified and become more mediated than ever before (Caroline A Jones, 2006). The ‚constructivist‘ potential of the sound has been used to a large extent in music or radio, whereas ‚experiential‘ capabilities such as sensual and immersive properties of the sound have been mainly explored by art practices that emerge outside of purely musical environments.
Priori (CA) & Jason Voltaire (CA)
Armed with a deep respect for ever-shifting permutations of techno and IDM, Priori’s productions morph and shift with every release, channelling murky acid lines, trance-influenced euphoria, and spacey, organic breakbeats.
Mélodie Blaison, Lucie Bortot, Anne Line Drocourt, Samia EL HADJ, Typhaine Guilloux, Cinna Peyghamy, Simon Pochet, Audrey Repon
Punkte (.–. ..- -. .-. – .) is an eight-headed chimera, researching and working within the field of sound and beyond. As part of the Arts and Sound Creation 2021-2022 postgraduate session at l’ENSA Bourges, we aim to reconsider the relationship between the fine arts and sound matters. Our name, Punkte, is a tribute to Ursula Bogner, a scientist in the pharmaceuticals sector and a composer (recordings 1969-1988) who perhaps never existed. It is also a nod to the action video Punkt (2006), in which Roman Signer, filmed sitting in profile in front of a blank canvas, waits for the explosion of the firecracker behind him to surprise him and set him in motion.
Joe Zeph Thibodeau (CA), Marc-André Cossette (CA), Alexandre Saunier (FR/CA), Ceyda Yolgormez (TR/CA), Evan Hile (CA), David Jhave Johnston (CA), Sofian Audry (CA), Ionat Zurr (AU), Cynthia Noury (CA), Paloma Leyton (AR/CA), Gaelle Scali (FR/CA)
Chronogenica, Poetics of Otherness, Harvesting Signs in Post-Semiocapitalism, REⓒ Discussion
Puneet Jain (IN), Rilla Khaled (CA), Gina Hara (HU/CA), Allison Moore (CA), Ludovic Amaru (CA), Gabrielle Couillard (CA), Gaëlle Scali (FR/CA), Atypical (FR)
Umwelten, GAMERella 2021, CLOUD BODIES, SCALABILITÉ
Farzan Badie (IR)
Farzan Badie is a DJ/music producer/audio engineer and radio host based in Tehran. He got his Diploma in Sound Engineering from the S.A.E Malaysia. Since then he has played in Iran, Germany, Hungary, Malaysia, Dubai, Cyprus and Turkey. He formed a DJ/Live act with British DJ Jules Dickens in Kuala Lumpur and worked in a public studio in Budapest for 2 years. Farzan is the co-founder and music director of “Beshknow”, an online radio and collective from Tehran.
Siavash Amini (IR), Active Listeners Club (IR), Sepand Jamshidy (IR), Dariush Sardari (IR)
Siavash Amini (IR) is a composer from Tehran, Iran. He has worked with renowned international labels Room40, Hallow Ground, Opal Tapes and Umor Rex for the better half of the past 10 years.
Mohsen Ataei AKA Moss is a veteran Iranian underground DJ, starting electronic music back in 2000. Collecting and playing music has been an obsession with Moss since his teenage years, eventually leading him to study Audio Engineering and Electronic music production at SAE Paris. In the late 2000s, he became a member and producer of the Parisian underground cult band „Big Daddy’s Dead“ performing at most of the city’s prestigious clubs.
Rojin Sharafi (IR/AT), mHz (IR/NZ), Houman Hoorsan (IR)
Rojin Sharafi (IR/AT) is a Vienna-based, Tehran-born sound artist, performer and composer of acoustic and electronic music, freely crossing the borders between genres. She creates entirely unique musical textures using analogue, acoustic and augmented instruments, as well as digital tools of her own devising. She is currently pursuing her masters in sound engineering and composition at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts. Her debut album “Urns Waiting to be Fed,” with Zabte Zote, has been lauded as “one of [2019’s] most ecstatic and fiercely original hours of music.”
Sote (IR/US), Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi (IR/CA), Navid Asadi (IR)
Ata Ebtekar aka Sote (b. Hamburg, Germany) is an Iranian-American electronic music composer and sound artist based in Tehran, Iran. In the past 30 plus years, his music has been published by various companies, such as Warp Records, Sub Rosa, Opal Tapes, Diagonal, Morphine and Repitch among others. (11 albums, numerous eps, singles and compilation appearances)
Saba Alizadeh (IR), Sohrab Motabar (IR), Reza Atashran (IR)
Saba Alizadeh (IR): Born in Tehran in 1983, Saba Alizadeh is an unparalleled figure at the forefront of contemporary Iranian music. Alizadeh subsequently studied experimental sound practices at Calarts in Los Angeles. He began expanding his musical cosmos utilizing different instruments and methods of composing. Apart from Kamancheh, no-input mixer, modular synthesizer, laptop have been the main instruments that Alizadeh has created his sonic cosmos with. Alizadeh also uses a lot of manipulated historic audio recordings and field recordings in a neo-musique concrète fashion. Treating sound as an object has always been Alizadeh’s fascination.
Pantea and Momo Zeli (IR) – Vedad Famourzadeh (IR)
This mixtape represents the progress of Everyday, an artistic research project led by pantea and momo zeli. The project aims to foreground the unheard sounds of everyday cultures; sounds which are less acknowledged and explored in the creative musical heritage, sounds which embody local knowledge, cultural practices of the vernacular, and ecologies – many of which were not made for musical purposes in the first place. Through the project recordings are being highlighted that denote a blurred line between everyday sounds and musicality.
Gleb Yakushev (RU), Maria Karpovich (RU), Olga Zubova (RU), Leonid Kurashov (RU), Aleksander Senko (RU), Ekaterina Volkova (RU), Ivan Kalashnik (RU), Lana Tarvolaria (RU), Simona (RU), Steve Rocket (RU), Eva Reicher (RU)
Sonic Portals is a speculative digital environment, a matrix that presents sonic possible worlds made by students of HSE University (Sound Art & Sound Studies Department). Portals, having several meanings, can be perceived as an architectural entrance, a web-based platform, connecting different sources, a passage to different worlds, getting more mythological.
Yu-Chiou Tchen (TW), Chia-Hui Lu (TW), Gordon Chin (TW), Nan-Chang Chien (TW), Günther Herbig (DE), Wen- Pin Chien (TW), National Symphony Orchestra (TW)
Sound of Taiwan: Today’s creations become tomorrow’s cultural assets! Diverse styles showcase Taiwanese creativity. The Sound of Taiwan concert was a world premiere of two locally made compositions: Gordon Chin’s Piano Concerto No.1 and Nan-Chang Chien’s Symphony No. 4. The two compositions were debuted with: conductors Günther Herbig and Wen-Pin Chien and performed by pianist Chia-Hui Lu along-side the NSO. The concert is a milestone achievement in the continued development of Taiwan culture.
Daniel Hutchinson (ZA), Reza Khota (ZA), Zorada Temmingh (ZA), Nicholas Aphane (ZA), Kyla-Rose Smith (US/ZA), Eugene Skeef (UK/ZA), Garth Erasmus (ZA)
Curated by composer and music educator Daniel Hutchinson, Stories We Told Ourselves is an online music series with new works in video format created in isolation by six outstanding artists: Reza Khota, Zorada Temmingh, Nicholas Aphane, Kyla-Rose Smith, Eugene Skeef, and Garth Erasmus. Through their works, the six participants reflect on the theme of isolation during the Covid-19 lockdowns, and the stories they told themselves to cope during this period. While the first three works showcase their improvisation approaches through the jazz guitar, pipe piano organ, and expressive dance, respectively, the latter three fuse original scores with photography, visual art and poetry.
Das diesjährige Symposium Expanded Animation, das in Form einer Reihe von Online-Veranstaltungen stattfindet, setzt den Dialog über die Beziehungen zwischen den Sinnen, insbesondere den auditiven und visuellen, fort. Welches sind die Regeln, Prinzipien und Prozesse, die die Wechselbeziehungen zwischen Ton und Animation bestimmen? Wie können diese verkörperten Empfindungen in unserem Zeitalter der virtuellen Kommunikation, die durch COVID-19 intensiviert wird, erforscht, ausgepackt und neu zusammengesetzt werden?
Desert Bloom (CA) & Austin Tufts (CA)
Long-form arrangement from composer Desert Bloom consisting of three movements, “on the tendencies of trauma and resilience” blends classical form and experimental electronic instrumentation alongside drummer Austin Tufts’ live drum improvisations. Conceptually, this piece delves into reactions to traumas experienced by women of color, the lack of a societal discourse on the subject and the concept of resilience, widely used as a scapegoat to avoid providing further support or to genuinely confront our own biases and toxic behaviors.
Liam Pram (NZ)
The work explores a number of sonic environments manipulated through a custom interface utilising hand controlled pressure sensors, foot controlled potentiometers, and reactive incandescent bulbs. All gestures used for control could be conceived of as exerting pressure on the mechanism, and so the sonic and visual environments are arranged to react in some manors which may represent such a relationship. The interface utilised a Bela, a K8064 DC Controlled Dimmer, and is coded in Pure Data.
Chinchintirapie (CL), La Fabulosa República de la Montaña (CL)
The “We Tripantu” it’s the traditional new year’s celebration for Mapuche People, normally celebrated on June 24th, when the shortest day of winter is upon us. The winter solstice, is the biggest celebration for Mapuche communities, welcoming the return of the new sun and the new life.
M Wingren (FI/US), Carl Victor Wingren (FI), Arto Chydenius (FI)
The interactive composition “Unburn It” approaches a digital new deal from the perspective of music. It begins by examining how music is played online; often echoing pre-digital constraints, such as linear recordings that are the same with each playback.
Myriam Bleau (CA)
“Unsculpt” is an audiovisual performance by Myriam Bleau, exploring and deconstructing new sounds from an upcoming release. It features hybrid electronic music, mixing modular synths with digital synthesis and algorithms in Supercollider.
Luca Forcucci (CH/IT)
The power of the voice (s) allied with poetry and (deep) listening are perhaps ways to deal with urgent terrestrial and human problems caused to the biosphere, which have been urgent for a long time now. The work is a sonic collage, like a surrealist poem based on podcasts conducted since 2018.
Victoria Vesna, James Gimzewski, Carlo Ventura, Charles Taylor, and members of the Art Sci Now collective members — Ivana Dama, Clinton Van Arnam, John Brumley, and Paul Geluso
This event addresses vibrations from the point of view of visual and sound artists considering the scientific research into matter, brain waves, human and animal voice, environmental noise and outer space. Our starting point is quantum mechanics — based on music theory and that nanotechnology is showing us the waves that underlie all matter which many Eastern philosophies have known for centuries.
Boris Shershenkov (RU)
Sound performance “Techno-soils. Vibrofabricat „isdedicated to working with vibrationalfields of urban techno-soils. The streams of mechanicalenergy captured with the geophonesbecome audible when the equilibrium states of theauthor’s electroacoustic system of thePhonotrone type are violated.
Eyal Lally Bitton (IL), Marco Milevski Tomasin (IL), Tomer Damsky (IL), Pagit Bar Zel (IL), Amir Meir (IL), Carmel Riboch (IL), Yaara Haim (IL), Sam Braverman (IL), Ron Dahan (IL), Sapir Sharon (IL), Gilli Amar (IL), Tamar Balas (IL), Adi Ben Pazi (IL).
This is an invitation into the stalactite caves of the crowded consciousness, where the mind’s own voice is silenced by the flux of the tumultuous audience within, the countless mental voices gathered from memory, data and encounters with the outside world.
Olaff Peña Pastene (CL/ES), Samuel Domínguez (CL/GB)
The audio track is a collabora1on between Olaff Peña Pastene and Samuel Domínguez, presented as an extended version of Olaff’s original song Warawar Kjaua, which uses the Tihuanaco’s civilisa1on cosmovision to interpret ALMA Observatory’s data. This is entangled with a fake field recording created using ar1ficial intelligence and slight musical interpreta1ons created by Domínguez.