OPENING: Ars Electronica Special / Unboxing the festival

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 7:30 pm - Fri Sep 6, 2019 12:55 am
All times are given in Central European Time (CET / UTC +1).
POSTCITY, Courtyard, Train Hall
Free admission!

As every year, we will open the first evening of the festival with an exciting performance program. The focus will be on the various artistic possibilities offered by the voice, improvisation, and neural networks in humans and machines. Under the title “Voices from AI in Experimental Improvisation“, Tomomi Adachi will present an AI that has mastered his voice and his musical improvisation style. The collaboration of Reeps One ft. Secondself, on the other hand, is aimed at combining the machine learning of AI with beatboxing to create a new artistic tool. Alex Braga has taken on the challenge of using a revolutionary instrument called A-MINT to design a new and organic sound. The artist plays tunes from which the AI produces endless melodies in real time. The long-time Ars Electronica collaborators Stefan Tiefengraber and Ei Wada will join forces as ELECTRONICOS FANTASTICOS! This will be followed by Linz’ own Richard Eigner and his colleague Roman Gerold who will merge their project Ritornell with the vocal expressions of Mimu Merz to conclude the musical program in the courtyard.

After that, well-known artists from the electronic avant-garde scene can be experienced in the Gleishalle. In Rakka AGF & Vladislav Delay will fill the spaces with a combination of electronic sounds and spectacular live visuals. This is followed by the project subassemblies by Ryoichi Kurokawa, aimed at revealing the power of art and nature using a wide variety of 3D data from architecture, ruins, and nature.


POSTCITY, Courtyard

19:30 – 19:50 Transmission, Live from the Award Ceremony
19:50 – 20:10 Voices from AI in Experimental Improvisation
Tomomi Adachi (JP), Andreas Dzialocha (DE), Marcello Lussana (IT)
20:15 – 20:35 Reeps One x Dadabots ft. Second Self AI
Jennifer Walshe (IE), Memo Akten (TR)
21:05 – 21:35 A-MINT
Alex Braga (IT), Visuals by A-MINT and Cliché (IT)
21:45 – 22:05 ELECTRONICOS FANTASTICOS! featuring Stefan Tiefengraber
Ei Wada (JP), Stefan Tiefengraber (AT)
22:15 – 23:00 Ritornell (AT) & Mimu Merz (AT)
23:00 – 00:00 Secret Gala – Hiding in Plain Sight


POSTCITY, Train Hall

23:00 – 00:00 Vladislav Delay & AGF present Rakka (DE/FI)
00:10 – 00:55 subassemblies – Ryoichi Kurokawa (JP)


POSTCITY, Art Thinking House, Basement Stage

Limited capacity! Admittance with numbered tickets only. The tickets can be picked up at the POSTCITY Infodesk upon presentation of a Festivalpass or One-Day pass.

19:30 – 20:00 The Feline Project
Dagmar Dachauer (AT), Kilian Immervoll (AT)
20:30 – 20:40 TechiEon
Corea Impact (KR)
21:00 – 21:30 Vocals
Carla Bolgeri (CL/IT), Francisco Marín (CL)
22:00 – 22:30 [re]BO[u]NDS ~ expanded media
Giulio Colangelo (IT), Valerio De Bonis (IT) – LOXOSconcept