Journey into Quantum Music
LP Duo (RS/NL)
LP Duo (RS/NL) will demonstrate compositions written for hybrid pianos on the Bösendorfer Imperial 290 CEUS based on research and experiments done in the quantum labs with the top scientists from Universities of Delft and Copenhagen.
Music for Chamber Gardens – Chamber Music Paths through Kepler’s Gardens
The Bruckner Orchestra (AT) / Norbert Trawöger (AT)
Individual ensembles and soloists of the Bruckner Orchestra, together with Norbert Trawöger, their artistic director, have put together a three-hour program that transforms the Kepler’s Garden into the “Chamber Gardens of Music.”
Laurie Anderson in Concert — Songs for Amelia Earhart
Laurie Anderson (US), Filharmonie Brno (CZ), Dennis Russell Davies (US/AT), Rubin Kodheli (US)
At this year’s festival Laurie Anderson is to be awarded the Golden Nica for Visionary Pioneers, a wonderful opportunity to present one of her latest musical works. This is a composition for orchestra, voice, electronics, violin and cello, performed by the Filharmonie Brno, conducted by Dennis Russell Davies with Laurie Anderson and Rubin Kodheli, who plays the solo cello.
Christian Kosmas Mayer (AT/DE)
Using CT scans of a 2000-year-old Egyptian mummy, the artist created an exact replica of the mummy’s vocal tract, which he then fitted with a movable silicone tongue. Mayer played this artificial vocal organ as though it were an instrument and produced a range of vocal sounds from which he then composed this multi-channel sound piece. Falling somewhere between science and poetic speculation, the resulting sounds take us into the depths of time and combine the archaic with the hypermodern.
Sonic Saturday: Medium Sonorum Concert
Anton Bruckner Private University, Linz (AT)
Dive deep into immersive electronic music with the 20.4 system of the Sonic Lab. This is a concert designed to perceive spatial music selected from the Call for Contributions. The program shows a variety of styles of multichannel music from around the world.
Kaoru Tashiro (JP), Razieh Kooshki (IR), Vahid Ghaderi (IR)
A performance of Real time 3D visual with Piano playing the compositions by Kenji Sakai (JP), Julia Purgina (AT), Claude Ledoux (BE), J.P. Deleuze(BE)
Ars Electronica Futurelab: Night Performances
To bring the Futurelab Day on Thursday to a fitting close, in the evening the Ars Electronica Futurelab invites everyone to join the Night Performances: Visitors can enjoy a wide range of experiences — from the lab’s latest work to fascinating art performances, including world-class piano and dance with stunning visuals in the unique setting of Deep Space 8K, a giant immersive environment developed by the Ars Electronica Futurelab.
Maki Namekawa (JP), Cori O’Lan (AT)
After last year’s program with piano music from Ligeti and Chick Corea, Maki Namekawa once again takes us on her explorations of the music of our time, presenting a rediscovery and a newly commissioned composition.
PLASTICPHONIA – Music out of Plastic Trash
Crystn Hunt Akron (AT) , Christopher Noelle (DE)
By moving the material, sounds are generated from plastic parts such as brushes, bags, bin, bottles, tubes, cups, etc. The trash acts as an instrument and this PLASTIC WASTE becomes MUSIC. The concert is supported by a visualization by Berlin’s artist Christopher Noelle also known as TOFA.
Robots, Bass, and Hot Algorithms!
Portrait XO (US), Moritz Simon Geist (DE)
Robots, Bass, and Hot Algorithms! In this performance AI artist Portrait XO enters the stage with Moritz Simon Geist, featuring techno robots and an AI collaborator. Hard Times — Soft Sounds
Silent Echoes: Notre Dame
Bill Fontana (US)
Notre Dame has been described as the soul of Paris. As a result of the tragic fire in 2019, its bells have fallen silent. However, these bells were not damaged in the fire and are silently waiting and secretly “listening” to the sounds of Paris around Notre Dame.
University of Art and Design Linz (AT)
For three days, Sound Campus will create a field of action in the courtyard at Hauptplatz 6 for experimental music, installative space-sound concerts, performances, soundscape and DJ sessions, as well as open encounters in workshops, discussions and presentations as part of Ars Electronica.