RADIO – Portrait Thomas Kessler

Von: Michael Hoeldke
Datum: Sat, 25 Mar 2017
Betreff: Radioportrait Thomas Kessler

Trailer:

Thomas Kessler betreibt in seinem Werk Korrespondenz

Zwischen Tradition und Ausblick
Zwischen Orchester und Elektronik
Zwischen Stilen und Künstlern, die scheinbar gar nicht zusammengehören

Sein Stil heißt Thomas Kessler

Er lässt sich auf nichts festlegen. Nicht einmal auf einen Wohnsitz.

Im Œuvre des Schweizer Komponisten findet man Orchesterwerke, Kammermusik, Poetry Slam und eine große Bereitschaft, alles zu riskieren, damit die Korrespondenz auch funktioniert.

Am 6.April 2017 um 21:30 auf HR2, der Kulturwelle des Hessischen Rundfunks:
In 80 Jahren um die Welt – Portrait des Schweizer Komponisten Thomas Kessler
Eine Sendung von Michael Hoeldke

NEWS – Release pyo 0.8.4 (Python dsp library)

Von: Olivier Bélanger
Datum: Fri, 24 Mar 2017
Betreff: [cec-c] Release pyo 0.8.4 (Python dsp library)

[English version follows]
Bonjour à tous,

En ce jour qui marque mes quarante ans d’existence, je me suis fait un
petit cadeau, une nouvelle version de pyo qui, grâce à la correction d’un
bug majeur, est sans conteste la version la plus stable jamais produite!

La version 0.8.4 de pyo est maintenant disponible en téléchargement :

PYO

La documentation:

http://ajaxsoundstudio.com/pyodoc/

Sources and suivi des bugs:

https://github.com/belangeo/pyo

Changements:

Correction de bugs:

– Correction des conflits entre le GIL de python et les appels des librairies
portaudio, portmidi et jack.
– Interface portaudio mise à jour pour la rendre beaucoup plus sécuritaire.
– Correction des segfaults dans le retour de MidiListener avec python3.
– Correction des marqueurs de SfMarkerLooper et SfMarkerShuffler. Ils n’étaient
pas précis lorsque la fréquence d’échantillonnage du fichier son n’était pas
la même que celle du serveur de pyo.

Nouvelles fonctionnalités:

– Refonte de la gestion des événements MIDI en entrée. Les événements sont
maintenant répartis sur la durée du buffersize selon le timestamp de
l’événement.
– MidiDispatcher peut maintenant envoyer un message sysex avec la
méthode sendx().
– Ajout d’un argument „title“ à la méthode Server.gui().
– Ajout d’une méthode „setMode“ à l’objet Selector pour basculer entre le mode
de puissance égale et un fondu linéaire.
– Ajout d’une méthode „setKeepLast“ à l’objet TableRead (il conservera la
dernière valeur reçue après arrêt).
– Ajout de la méthode „setIsJackTransportSlave“ à l’objet Server (elle permet de
démarrer/arrêter le serveur de pyo à partir du transport de jack).
– Ajout des méthodes „setJackInputPortNames“ et
„setJackOutputPortNames“ à l’objet
serveur. Cela permet à l’utilisateur de renommer les ports
d’entrée/sortie jack.
– Ajout des attributs „id“ et „object“ aux événements envoyés par les objets
GUI de pyo (section wxgui).

Olivier

Hello all,

On this day that marks my forty years of existence, I made myself a
small gift, a new version of pyo which, thanks to the correction of
a major bug, is undoubtedly the most stable version ever produced!

pyo 0.8.4 is now available to download on pyo’s web site :

PYO

pyo’s documentation:

http://ajaxsoundstudio.com/pyodoc/

Latest sources and bug tracker:

https://github.com/belangeo/pyo

What’s new:

Bug fixes:

– Fixed GIL conflicts with portaudio, portmidi and jack library calls.
– Updated portaudio interface to make it much more secure.
– Fixed segfault in MidiListener callback function with python3.
– Fixed SfMarkerLooper and SfMarkerShuffler markers not accurate
when soundfile sampling rate is not the same as the server’s
sampling rate.

New features:

– Midi input refactoring. Events are now spreaded over the buffer size
according to the event’s timestamp.
– MidiDispatcher can send sysex message with sendx() method.
– Added a „title“ argument to Server.gui() method.
– Added a „setMode“ method to Selector object to switch between
equal power mode and linear fade.
– Added a „setKeepLast“ method to TableRead object (will hold last value).
– Added „setIsJackTransportSlave“ method to Server object (it allows to
start/stop the Server from jack transport).
– Added „setJackInputPortNames“ and „setJackOutputPortNames“ methods to
Server object. This allow the user to rename jack input/output ports.
– Added „id“ and „object“ attributes to wxgui’s object events.

Olivier

BIEL – EXTENDED COMPOSITIONS/ Centre D’ART Pasquart Biel / Bienne / Opening 7.4.2017, 18h / 6PM

Von: Ellen Fellmann
Datum: Fri, 24 Mar 2017
Betreff: EXTENDED COMPOSITIONS/ Centre D’ART Pasquart Biel / Bienne / Opening 7.4.2017, 18h / 6PM

Herzliche Einladung zur Ausstellungseröffnung! Über Ihr / Euer Kommen würde ich mich sehr freuen !
Liebe Grüße
Ellen Fellmann

Looking forward to greeting you at the opening !
Best,
Ellen Fellmann

EXTENDED COMPOSITIONS
8.4.-11.6.2017

VERNISSAGE/ OPENING: Freitag / Friday, 7.4.2017, 18:00 / 6PM
KUNSTHAUS CENTRE D’ART PASQUART BIEL, SCHWEIZ/ SWITZERLAND

(English below)

Die Ausstellung zeigt das Beziehungsgeflecht zwischen bildender Kunst und Musik in der strukturellen Verknüpfung beider Ausdrucksformen. Eine neue eigenständige künstlerische Praxis im Spannungsfeld von musikalischer und visueller Komposition wird sichtbar, hörbar – und spürbar.

Werke aus Film, Video, Installation, Malerei, Musik und Klang ermöglichen unterschiedliche Perspektiven auf das Ausstellungsthema und entfalten bisher ungewohnte Zusammenhänge. Über einen Parcours inszeniert, erschließen sich die künstlerischen Arbeiten durch die dialogische Setzung im räumlichen Bezug. Die Ausstellung erstreckt sich über vier Etagen in über zwanzig Räumen.

Begleitend werden im Opernstudio Biel in einem Konzert die Zwischenräume von musikalischer und räumlich-visueller Komposition mit Ur- und Erstaufführungen internationaler KünstlerInnen und MusikerInnen bespielt. Die Ausstellung führt das Projekt EXTENDED COMPOSITIONS weiter, welches erstmals in Berlin 2015 stattfand.

Projektinitiatorin und Kuratorin: Ellen Fellmann

English

The exhibition EXTENDED COMPOSITIONS highlights the various linkages between the visual arts and music in terms of the structural interfacing of the two disciplines and, in the process, makes a new and independent form of artistic practice visible, audible, and tangible.

Works from the fields of film, video, installation, painting, music and sound offer different perspectives on the exhibition’s theme and also spotlight new and unusual connections. Staged as a tour, the artistic pieces enter into dialogue with one another and can thus best be grasped in terms of their respective location. On four levels in over twenty rooms the Art Centre Pasquart provides ideal conditions.

The exhibition will be accompanied on the evening of 6 May 2017 by a concert at Schweizer Opernstudio Biel that will explore the interstices between musical and spatial/visual compositions with both premiere and debut performances by international artists and musicians.

The exhibition continues the EXTENDED COMPOSITIONS exhibition and concert project which first took place in Berlin in 2015.

Project initiator and curator: Ellen Fellmann

AUSSTELLUNG / EXHIBITION

Dieter Appelt (DE), Frank Badur (DE), Samuel Beckett (IRL), Sonia Boyce (UK), Stan Brakhage (US), Janet Cardiff (CA), Samuel Emde (CH), William Engelen (NL), Ellen Fellmann (DE), Terry Fox (US), Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller (DE), Gregor Hildebrandt (DE), Leo Hofmann (CH), Hiromi Ishii (JP), Barbara Kasten (US), Idris Khan (UK), Bruce Nauman (US), Carsten Nicolai (DE), Raha Raissnia (IR), Silva Reichwein (CH), Hans Richter (CH), Nora Ringgenberg (CH), Mika Rottenberg (AR), Mariateresa Sartori (IT), Joachim Schönfeldt (ZA), Susanne Schuricht (DE), Simeon Sigg (CH), Bill Viola (US)

KONZERT / CONCERT

William Engelen (NL), Babak Golestani (IR), Michael Harenberg (DE), Christine Hasler (CH), Leo Hofmann (CH), Rolf Laureijs (CH), Frank Fiedler (D), Ernesto Molinari (CH), Musiker des Studiengangs Master of Arts in Specialized Music Performance der HKB Bern
Projektinitiatorin und Kuratorin der Ausstellung Ellen Fellmann

Zur Ausstellung erscheint ein Katalog. / On the occasion of the exhibition a catalog will be published.

ÖFFENTLICHE FÜHRUNGEN / GUIDED TOURS

Donnerstag 20.4.2017, 18:00 Uhr
Thursday 20.4.2017, 6pm

Geführt von / Led by Laurence Spagolla, historienne de l’art (FR)

Donnerstag 04.05.2017, 18:00 Uhr
Thursday 04.05.2017, 6pm

Geführt von / Led by Ellen Fellmann, Kuratorin der Ausstellung (DE)

KÜNSTLERGESPRÄCH / ARTIST TALK

Samstag 08. April 2017, 14 Uhr
Das Künstlergespräch findet auf Deutsch statt.

Saturday 08 April, begin 2pm
The talk will be held in German.

Ellen Fellmann im Gespräch mit Silvia Reichwein, Susanne Schuricht und William Engelen.
Ellen Fellmann in conversation with Silvia Reichwein, Susanne Schuricht und William Engelen.

KONZERT / CONCERT

Samstag 06. Mai 2017, 20:00 Uhr
Saturday 06 May 2017, 8pm

Uraufführung von Falten von William Engelen und Stücke von/ mit Babak Golestani, Michael Harenberg, Christine Hasler, Leo Hofmann, Rolf Laurejis, Frank Fiedler, Ernesto Molinari.
Premiere of Falten by William Engelen and pieces of music by/ with Babak Golestani, Michael Harenberg, Christine Hasler, Leo Hofmann, Rolf Laurejis, Frank Fiedler, Ernesto Molinari.

HKB, Schweizer Opernstudio, Jakob-Rosius Strasse 16, 2502 Biel

Pressekonferenz / Press conference
Freitag / Friday, 07.04.2017, 10:30 Uhr / 10:30am
Pressekontakt / Press contact: Manon Engel pr@pasquart.ch

Vernissage / Opening
Freitag / Friday, 07.04.2017, 18:00 Uhr / 6pm

Kindervernissage / Children opening
Freitag / Friday, 07.04.2017, 18:00 Uhr / 6pm

Öffnungszeiten / Opening hours Kunsthaus Centre d’Art Pasquart

Mittwoch / Wednesday: 12:00-18:00, 12am-6pm
Donnerstag / Thursday: 12:00-20:00, 12am-8pm
Freitag / Friday: 12:00-18:00, 12am-6pm
Samstag / Sonntag / Saturday / Sunday: 11:00-18:00, 11am-6pm
Normale Öffnungszeiten an Feiertagen
Normal opening hours on public holidays

PasquART Centre D’ ART, Seevorstadt 71 Faubourg du Lac / CH-2502 Biel/Bienne / T +41 32 322 55 86 / info@pasquart.ch / www.pasquart.ch
Pressekontakt / Press contact: Manon Engel pr@pasquart.ch

NEWS – Günter Heinz: new CD on Tombed Visions Records, UK

Von: info@alea-music-production.de
Datum: Fri, 24 Mar 2017
Betreff: Günter Heinz: new CD on Tombed Visions Records, UK

Tombed Visions Records
Manchester, UK

Only a group as downright weird as Shepherds of Cats would be able to absorb a legendary free improvising trombonist directly into their sound. Over the course of an hour, the group, hunters of sound, unearth ethno futurist visions, chambered folk, raucous free jazz and passages of downright absurdity that in one instance contains a coughing fit. There is no group like them in Europe or the rest of the planet that use improvisation in such a bewitching fashion.

https://m.facebook.com/TombedVisions/

https://tombedvisionsrecords.bandcamp.com/album/shepherds-of-cats-g-nter-heinz

APPENDIX – JTTP 2016 concert | vancouver 24 march

CEC JEF CHIPPEWA

error in the times, here is the correct schedule and links:

18h00 Doors open
18h30 Concert of JTTP 2016 winning works http://facebook.com/events/238931566577568
19h30 Welcome with CEC Vice-President Carey Dodge and CEC Admin jef chippewa
20h00 Concert of electroacoustic miniatures, curated by jef chippewa http://facebook.com/events/423515621336103

VANCOUVER – JTTP 2016 concert | vancouver 24 march

Von: CEC jef chippewa
Datum: Thu, 23 Mar 2017
Betreff: [cec-c] JTTP 2016 concert | vancouver 24 march

Two Concerts Presented by Boca del Lupo on Fri. 24 Mar. 2017

Boca del Lupo, the CEC’s newest JTTP Project Partner, invites you to come out for a concert presentation of the winning works from JTTP 2016. Coordinated by the Canadian Electroacoustic Community since 2000, Jeu de temps / Times Play celebrates the work of young and emerging composers and sound artists from or living in Canada.
http://facebook.com/events/238931566577568

On the programme:
Myriam Boucher – Nuées (2016) [VIDEOMUSIC]
Samuel Béland – Biodôme (2016)
Vanessa Massera – Éclats de feux (2016)
Jérémie Ricard – Corrosion des alliages (2016)
Paul Tremblay – Drag (2016)

18h – JTTP 2016: Concert of Winning Works, presented by the CEC
19h – „À la recherche de la miniature“, concert curated by jef chippewa

VENUE: The Fishbowl on Granville Island
#100-1398 Cartwright Street | Vancouver BC

Boca del Lupo creates and presents extraordinary performances in unconventional spaces, often in collaboration with local and visiting artists, and engages intergenerational audiences in the Metro Vancouver area. Working across cultures and disciplines, its productions are energized by the collision and confluence of difference. Since its inception in 1996, Boca del Lupo’s artistic focus has been one that explores cultural hybridity and interdisciplinary work by artists that have diverse backgrounds and practices.

Home

[CALL] eContact! 19.4 Media-Specific Music
http://econtact.ca/call.html#194

Communauté électroacoustique canadienne (CEC) Canadian Electroacoustic Community
HOME http://cec.sonus.ca \|\ JOURNAL http://econtact.ca
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NEWS – Kiezsalon 2017 continues / Opening with Stella Chiweshe and Greg Fox / Wednesday, 26. April 2017

——– Weitergeleitete Nachricht ——–
Betreff: Kiezsalon 2017 continues / Opening with Stella Chiweshe and Greg Fox / Wednesday, 26. April 2017
Datum: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:28:06 +0100
Von: Digital in Berlin | News
An: news@degem.de

Dear friends and music lovers,
We are really happy to continue with our Kiezsalon series this year at Berlin’s Musikbrauerei.

Since early 2015 the Kiezsalon has offered a forum for innovative musical activity beyond genre boundaries. As an interface between advanced pop music, avantgarde and interdisciplinary art the series presents compact performances by artists from diverse genres, origin and status – initiated by Digital in Berlin and based at one of the last authentic locations in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, the 120 year old Schneider Brewery. Following two exciting years the Kiezsalon has established itself as a popular and successful series, so far hosting 47 artists from 22 different countries: www.kiezsalon.de

Von: Digital in Berlin | News
Datum: Thu, 23 Mar 2017
Betreff: Kiezsalon 2017 continues / Opening with Stella Chiweshe and Greg Fox / Wednesday, 26. April 2017

Dear friends and music lovers,
We are really happy to continue with our Kiezsalon series this year at Berlin’s Musikbrauerei.

Since early 2015 the Kiezsalon has offered a forum for innovative musical activity beyond genre boundaries. As an interface between advanced pop music, avantgarde and interdisciplinary art the series presents compact performances by artists from diverse genres, origin and status – initiated by Digital in Berlin and based at one of the last authentic locations in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, the 120 year old Schneider Brewery. Following two exciting years the Kiezsalon has established itself as a popular and successful series, so far hosting 47 artists from 22 different countries: www.kiezsalon.de
We also published a photo book of the 2016 edition. The online version can already be found here: www.kiezsalon.de/TheBook2016.pdf

You can get the printed version at the opening on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 with Stella Chiweshe from Zimbabwe, the woman now known by her people as Ambuya Chinyakare (Grandmother of Traditional Music) and Greg Fox, the extraordinary drummer from the New York metal band Liturgy (+ ZS, Ben Frost, Colin Stetson etc.) who is about to release a solo album out on RVNG Intl.

Read and listen: www.kiezsalon.de/en/stella-chiweshe-greg-fox/

We look forward to welcoming you back again for tasteful and intimate salon evenings featuring exciting music, inspiring conversation and outstanding wines.

Kind regards,
Your Digital in Berlin Team

Digital in Berlin

Langhansstraße 127 | 13086 Berlin/Germany
news@digitalinberlin.de | +49 (0) 151 56 00 00 56
www.kiezsalon.de | www.digitalinberlin.de

* The Kiezsalon is funded by Musicboard Berlin

NEWS – International Festival and Conference on Sound in the Arts, Science and Technology

Von: neil o connor via cec conference
Datum: Wed, 22 Mar 2017
Betreff: [cec-c] International Festival and Conference on Sound in the Arts, Science and Technology

Call for Submissions

ISSTA 2017 International Festival and Conference on Sound in the Arts, Science and Technology

Sept 7th-8th 2017

Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland

Website: http://issta.ie/call-for-submission-2017/

Keynotes

Peter Kirn (Editor–in–Chief, CDM: Create Digital Music) http://cdm.link/

Dr Theresa Dillon (Artist–Researcher, Professor of City Futures at Watershed and University of the West of England, Bristol) http://www.polarproduce.org

Deadline for submissions

Submissions are due Monday 3rd April. Notifications will be sent by Friday 9th June.

ISSTA 2017: Sound–Makers: technologies, practices and cultures

Creative audio and visual practices are increasingly moving from the digital sphere into the ‘real’ world––moving from bits to atoms (Ishii and Ullmer, 1997)––as physical computing technologies continue to become more widely affordable and accessible. Custom–made and repurposed controllers, gestural interfaces and intentionally hackable or reconfigurable instruments now support the creation and control of music and audio-visual media outside the mouse and keyboard paradigm and beyond normative models based on previously–established practices.

These technologies are increasingly being championed by grassroots movements which are driven by the designers, makers and creators who build and use them. Maker groups, festivals and social spaces––frequently more diverse and inclusive than established communities within academia and industrial R&D––have emerged to engage new creators and audiences through music, visual and sound art performances. Spanning disciplines such as controllerism, modular synthesis, interface design, circuit bending and live sound art, many practitioners and researchers are increasingly looking beyond code, bringing, integrating sensors and soldering within their classroom, stage and studio practices.

The Irish Sound, Science and Technology Association (ISSTA) invites makers, creators, performers, thinkers and researchers to come together to share their insights on this emerging field.

Perspectives on our call may include (but are not limited to) the following:

· New creative approaches using self-designed or hacked controllers

· Maker movements and the democratisation of technology

· The gendering of maker spaces/hackspaces and/or other questions of inclusivity or exclusion

· Communities and maker spaces/hackspaces: chronicling experiences of establishing maker spaces and scenes

· Open culture and creative technologies: sharing code, technologies and practices

· Making/hacking and sustainability: installations and electronic music practices using recycled equipment

· The Global West (or North) and the rest? Differences in global experiences of maker culture and spaces

· Maker/hacker approaches and developments in education

We welcome the submission of papers, artworks, compositions/performances and workshops on these ideas and related topics for presentation at the 7th ISSTA International Festival and Conference on Sound, 7th-8th September 2017, at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT).

Full call and submission details here: http://issta.ie/call-for-submission-2017/

Location

Equidistant between Belfast and Dublin, with excellent flight, public transport and motorway connections with both cities, DkIT is an education hub for creative technologies in Ireland’s Eastern Corridor region.

Call conditions

Submissions are due Monday 3rd April. Notifications will be sent by Friday 9th June.

The call is open to all practitioners regardless of nationality.

Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation and, where relevant, transport of materials; as a small, subscriber–funded organization, we are unable to provide artists’ fees but we do aim to keep registration fees as low as possible. Registration for ISSTA 2017 is required for participation.

Registration Costs

Registration fees are as follows:
• Professional: €70 (€40 registration + €30 ISSTA membership)
• Postgraduate student: €50 (€30 registration + €20 ISSTA membership)
• Undergraduate student or unwaged: €25 (€15 registration + €10 ISSTA membership)
• Non-members €80

WINNIPEG – concert in winnipeg with LUX:NM (22 mar)

Von: jef chippewa via cec conference
Datum: Wed, 22 Mar 2017
Betreff: [cec-c] concert in winnipeg with LUX:NM (22 mar)

what do a squeaky rubber chicken and a grunting latex pig have to do with 9 bike bells and a vibrator? LUX:NM offers one possible answer to the question…

WEDNESDAY 22 MAR (@17h00)
Eva Clare Hall
65 Dafoe Road | Winnipeg MB

Maximilian Marcoll — Compound No. 1a: CAR SEX VOICE HONKER (2009)
for solo accordion and electronics

Brigitta Muntendorf — Yes Master (2011)
performance for three female performers, one male performer and tape

jef chippewa — cabinet de curiosités (2015)
concert-theatre-fluxus work in 9 parts for saxophone, accordion, violin, trombone and sound objects
cabinet de curiosités was commissioned by LUX:NM

A collaboration between GroundSwell and University of Manitoba Desautels Faculty of Music. LUX:NM’s performances in Edmonton and Winnipeg were made possible through the kind support of the Goethe-Institut.
http://luxnewmusic.de | http://facebook.com/LUXNMberlin


Épater la bourgeoisie… whatever. On the obsolescence of subversion
http://cec.sonus.ca/econtact/16_4/chippewa_subversion.html

http://newmusicnotation.com/chippewa
http://www.facebook.com/neueweise

NEWS – Artkillart X Sonic Protest 23 03 2017 Paris

Von: bunkR via cec conference
Datum: Wed, 22 Mar 2017
Betreff: [cec-c] Artkillart X Sonic Protest 23 03 2017 Paris

AKA X : SONIC PROTEST
23/03/2017
20:00 – 0:00
Paris, Église St Merri


Concert

Méryll Ampe
JF Blanquet
Venzha Christ
Vincent Epplay
Yann Leguay
Nicolas Montgermont
Nous Deux (Samon Takahashi & Claudia Squitieri)
Arnaud Rivière
RYBN.ORG
Mario de Vega
Valentina Vuksic
JD Zazie


Installation

Test Tone, Yann Leguay
http://www.phonotopy.org/1000hz


Pratical infos
10€ / 12€ – reservations / on site
23/03/2017 – 20:00 / 0:00
Église St Merry – 76 rue de la verrerie – 75004 Paris
http://sonicprotest.com


Next
AKA X3 : 21/04/17 – Rotterdam @ De Player
AKA X4 : 22/04/17 – Brussels @ Ateliers Clauss
AKA X5 : May 2017 – Bordeaux w/ Monoquini


http://artkillart.org

NEWS – MuSA2017 Conference – Karlsruhe, Germany

Von: John Dack via cec conference
Datum: Tue, 21 Mar 2017
Betreff: [cec-c] Re: MuSA2017 Conference – Karlsruhe, Germany

Eighth International Conference on

Music /Sonic Art: Practices and Theories

MuSA 2016 – Karlsruhe (IMWI)

6 July – 9 July, 2017

Hochschule für Musik, Karlsruhe –

Institut für Musikwissenschaft und Musikinformatik (IMWI)

Am Schloss Gottesaue 7, 76131 Karlsruhe

CALL FOR PAPERS:

We are pleased to announce the Eighth International Conference on Music and Sonic Art: Practices and Theories (MuSA 2017), an interdisciplinary event to be held in Karlsruhe, Germany at the Institut für Musikwissenschaft und Musikinformatik (IMWI) (http://www.hfm-karlsruhe.de/imwi/). MuSA 2017 is jointly organized by IMWI and Middlesex University, London.

Conference dates: July 6 – 9, 2017.

Deadline for abstract submission: April 28, 2017.

Keynote presentations: To be confirmed

The principal aim of MuSA 2017 is to advance interdisciplinary investigations in – as well as between – Music and Sonic Art. Proposals for sessions and individual papers for the Eighth International Conference on Music and Sonic Art: Practices and Theories are invited from academics, independent researchers, practitioners and post-graduate students. Presentation formats include academic research papers (20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion); reports on practice-based/artistic research or educational programmes (20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion); and workshops, panel sessions, lecture-demonstrations (30 minutes + 15 minutes for discussion). The Conference committee encourages presentations in which practice forms an integral part of the research. All proposals will be double-blind peer-reviewed. The Conference language will be English. Previous themes and topics can be seen at: musa2012.zilmusic.com; musa2013.zilmusic.com; musa2014.zilmusic.com; musa2015.zilmusic.com; zilmusic.com/musa2016

THEME AND TOPICS:

The theme of MuSA 2017 is Sounds without Borders. Amidst recent political events around the world that threaten to build walls among nations, disconnect communities, block the free movement of peoples across cultures, musical practices display a stark contrast to such divisive attempts in defying and travelling freely across many different kinds of – literal and metaphorical –‘borders’. MuSA2017 will explore the nature, conditions, and consequences of the capacity of musical practices to cross these ‘borders’. We, therefore, invite submissions on the following, and other related topics:

· Music and politics across borders

· Migration of musical styles across borders

· Fluidity of musical experiences

· Dynamics of musical identities

· Dissolution of formal boundaries in the creation of music and sound art

· Multimodal perception of music and sound crossing over sensory boundaries

· Crossing the borders of performance styles

· Crossing disciplinary boundaries in musical research

· Crossing artistic boundaries in musical and sound art practices

· Crossing the theory-practice divide

· Bridging scholarly-disciplinary and artistic discourses

· Travelling across ‘reason’ and ‘emotion’

Other topics that are in line with the Conference’s broad aim of promoting interdisciplinary research within and across Music and Sonic Art will also be considered.

MuSA 2017 will continue to include the popular, one-day event devoted to ‘Re-thinking the Musical Instrument’, focusing in particular on the role of literal and metaphorical borders in the origination, making and playing of musical instruments.

Some of the topics that will be explored during this one-day event include:

· The acoustical, musical, cultural, symbolic, and ritualistic qualities of musical instruments and the relationships between these (theoretically) distinct kinds of qualities;

· The discourses that exist in relation to musical instruments in different genres, styles and traditions;

· The gestural affordances and ergonomic principles of musical instruments and the musical meanings that emerge as a result of these affordances and principles;

· Performers, improvisers and their instruments: phenomenologies of music making in the context of particular kinds of musical instruments;

· Composer and instruments: the material, acoustical and expressive qualities of instruments and their relationship to musical languages composers create;

· Relationships between creativity in performance, nature of musical interpretation and musical instruments;

· The role of the musical instrument in the creation of musical identities;

We invite proposals on any research area related to the nature and use of western acoustical instruments, traditional ethnic instruments and digital/virtual instruments.

ABSTRACT FORMAT:

Please submit an abstract of approximately 250-300 words as an e-mail attachment to j.dack@mdx.ac.uk

Please specify whether you wish your abstract to be considered for the one-day ‘Re-thinking the musical instrument’ event.

As contributions will be ‘blind’ peer-reviewed, please do not include information that might facilitate identification from the abstract. In addition, please include separately the name(s) of the author(s), institutional affiliation (if any) and short biography (approximately 100 words). Deadline for the receipt of abstracts is Friday, 28 April 2017. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 12 May 2016.

REGISTRATION:

The Conference fees are: €120 for delegates (day rate: €40), €100 for presenters (day rate: €35), and €60 for students and others who qualify for concessions (day rate: €20).

If additional information is required please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Dr. Mine Doğantan-Dack or any member of the Conference Committee:

Prof. Dr. Mine Doğantan-Dack ­­– dogantanm@yahoo.com

Prof. Dr. Thomas A. Troge (IMWI, Karlsruhe) – troge@hfm.eu

Prof. Dr. Denis Lorrain (IMWI, Karlsruhe) – lorrain@hfm.eu

Vis. Prof. Dr. Marlon Schumacher (IMWI, Karlsruhe) – schumacher@hfm.eu

Prof. Dr. Paulo Ferreira-Lopes (Universita Cattolica Porto/HfM-Karlsruhe) – pfl@hfm.eu

Prof. Miroslav Spasov (Keele University, UK) – m.spasov@keele.ac.uk

Dr. John Dack (Middlesex University, UK) – j.dack@mdx.ac.uk

Adrian Palka (Coventry University, UK) – arx110@coventry.ac.uk

Timothy P. Schmele (IMWI, Karlsruhe) – t.schme@gmail.com

Administrative support: Gundi Rössler (IMWI, Karlsruhe) – roessler@hfm.eu

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Dr John Dack – Senior Lecturer (Music and Technology)
PhD, MA, MMus, MSc, PGDipMIT, BA (Hons)
The Grove Building, room 226
Middlesex University
The Burroughs
Hendon
London NW4 4BT
UK

t: +44 (0)20 8411 5109
f: +44 (0)20 8411 3452
e: j.dack@mdx.ac.uk

skype: john.dack

http://www.mdx.ac.uk/about-us/our-people/staff-directory/profile/dack-john
http://dream.dei.unipd.it
www.scambi.mdx.ac.uk
http://zilmusic.com/musa2015
http://zilmusic.com/musa2016

BERLIN – Q&Q – Qluster im Quasimodo Berlin am 19.April

Q&Q – Qluster im Quasimodo Berlin am 19.April

Onnen Bock, Hans Joachim Roedelius, Armin Metz

Flügel, E-Piano Fender Rhodes, E-Orgel Farfisa, analoge Synthesizer, Rythmusmaschinen, Effektgeräte

„Obwohl Qluster vollkommen anders klingen als Kluster oder Cluster, ist eines gleich geblieben: Die Kunst der Improvisation. Wo und wann könnte der Hörer das besser erleben als bei einem Konzert?

Auf überwiegend analogen elektronischen Tasteninstrumenten spielen sie miteinander, im allerbesten Sinne des Wortes, mit hoher Konzentration und doch unglaublicher Leichtigkeit. Sie nehmen sich viel Zeit, um Ideen in Echtzeit zu entwickeln und auszuarbeiten. Virtuosität bedeutet nicht, gut „schnell“ spielen zu können, sondern gut „langsam“.

Solide Handarbeit und eine schier überbordende Fülle von musikalischen Einfällen, die die meist ein- bis mehrstündigen elektronischen Improvisationen extrem kurzweilig machen.“

(Basierend auf dem Begleittext von Asmus Tietchens zum Album „Lauschen“.)

zum Konzert:

Qluster

Mittwoch, 19. April 2017

22:00 Uhr (Einlass: 20:00)

VVK: ab 22,50€ (zzgl. Gebühr)

zur Gruppe:

http://www.qluster.info

Veröffentlichungen:

Fragen (2011) Elektronik (Studio)

Rufen (2011) Elektronik (Konzert und Studio)

Antworten (2012) Piano Duo (Studio)

Lauschen (2013) Elektronik (Konzert)

Tasten (2015) Piano Trio (Studio)

Echtzeit (2016) Elektronik und Piano (Konzert und Studio)

FREIBURG – ANTI MATTER PLANT NEWS 45

Von: Ephraim Wegner
Datum: Sat, 18 Mar 2017
Betreff: ANTI MATTER PLANT NEWS 45

ANTI-MATTER-PLANT NEWS 45
http://www.anti-matter-plant.org/

FREISPIEL #78

20.03.2017

Lee Ferguson, Ephraim Wegner
E-Werk Freiburg

20.30 Uhr, 10.00 / 7.00 Euro

Lee Ferguson und Ephraim Wegner präsentierten ein audiovisuelles Konzert mit malletKAT, Elektronik und Projektion. Sie verbinden die Midi-Signale des malletKAT mit dem von Ephraim Wegner programmierten neuronalen Netzwerk — gespielte Tonfolgen und Pattern aktivieren verschiedene Stufen des Systems. Das neuronale Netzwerk fungiert als Impulsgeber, Entscheidungsträger und lernfähiges Stück Software. Die beiden Musiker versuchen den Algorithmus zu beeinflussen. Dieser wiederum mutiert und beeinflusst die Synapsen der Musiker. Menschliche und digitale Entscheidungen vermengen sich zu einem kompositorisch improvisatorischen Klangkonstrukt. Ein humanoid-synthetisch unterhaltsames Abendprogramm!

http://www.anti-matter-plant.org/
http://www.ewerk-freiburg.de/
http://www.un-sound.org/

NEWS – Creative Coding for the Raspberry Pi: Workshop at ACM Creativity and Cognition 2017

Von: Sam Ferguson via cec conferenceDatum: Sat, 18 Mar 2017
Betreff: [cec-c] Creative Coding for the Raspberry Pi: Workshop at ACM Creativity and Cognition 2017

Creative Coding for the Raspberry Pi using the HappyBrackets Platform
http://www.happybrackets.net/wp/index.php/acm-creativity-and-cognition-2017-workshop/

A workshop at ACM Creativity and Cognition, June 27, 2017 (all-day), Singapore.
http://cc.acm.org/2017/calls/workshops.php

Sam Ferguson (presenter) and Ollie Bown

This workshop will introduce creative coding audio for the Raspberry Pi, using the beads platform for audio programming, and the HappyBrackets platform for inter-device communication and sensor data acquisition. We will demonstrate methods to allow each self-contained battery-powered device to acquire sensor data about its surroundings and the way it is being interacted with, as well as methods for designing systems where groups of these devices wirelessly communicate their state, allowing new interaction possibilities and approaches.

The Raspberry Pi is an ultra-cheap, ultra-small Linux microcomputer. Introduced in 2012, it is a flagship device lighting the path towards generally available ubiquitous computing technology. The creative potential of cheap, tiny network-connected general purpose linux computers that are the size of credit cards is immense. Similarly, Java is one of the world’s most popular general purpose programming language, and underlies the creative coding environment Processing, itself one of the most popular environments for creative coding. Java opens up a world of infinite possibilities, and the coding examples in this course have been designed to be incredibly easy to learn, allowing you to get stuck into your creative goals from the get-go.

In this course you will learn the essentials of programming real-time audio software and apply these skills to the exciting world of the Internet of Things. You will use the Raspberry Pi as a rapid prototyping platform, exploring the creative potential of real-time sensor and network interaction, combined with real-time sound generation, creating systems that respond to user input, communicate with other devices and play sound. Make your own musical instruments, develop devices for sonic artworks, and create new sound design concepts for sonifying everyday objects. Through this course you will develop a basic understanding of audio programming and the core concepts behind programming for the Internet of Things. You will be able to conceptualize and design your own innovative interactive devices.

* Topics

This course will include the following topics.

Morning Session:

Introduction to Beads and IntelliJ
Continuous and Event-Based Control in Beads
Sampling and Synthesis,
Introduction to Audio on the Pi
Live Coding the Pi,
Network Communication with the Pi
Responding to Sensor Data
The afternoon session will be devoted to collaborative exercises and composition tasks.

* Logistics

This workshop will be a full-day session framed as a pedagogical workshop which will introduce the platform in an interactive hands-on manner. Participants in this workshop will require a raspberry pi, sensor system, battery system and access to a wifi or wired network which we will provide. Some participants may wish to purchase these devices in advance of the workshop, so that they learn on equipment they can take with them, and for these participants we will provide a description of the equipment we use and suggestions for how to buy them and set them up in advance of the workshop. For participants who do not bring their own devices we will provide a device for the day.
https://github.com/orsjb/HappyBrackets/wiki/Basic-hardware-requirements-for-using-HappyBrackets

* Knowledge

Participants will benefit from having some experience in programming Java. No electronics knowledge will be necessary but familiarity with linux and/or raspberry pis would be advantageous but is not required. This course will not introduce Java from first principles, although the coding examples will start off being very simple and easy to pick up (someone with experience in another language would not be significantly challenged).

This workshop will also benefit from an online MOOC course we have recorded with Kadenze, available here. We will expect participants to have enough time to review the course materials and videos in advance of the workshop, but not to have completed the assignments. The workshop itself will focus on reviewing the material, running through and clarifying any unclear content, and then on completing collaborative composition asssignments in the second half of the workshop.

* Contact for questions

Sam Ferguson (samuel.ferguson@uts.edu.au )

* Participation

Participating in this workshop will require registration for the ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition 2017, alongside registration for the workshop. See here for details.
http://cc.acm.org/2017/registration.php
To help us to track who’s participating and to send updates to you, if you are planning on participating please fill in this google form. You don’t have to have registered to fill in this form, but you will need to eventually register to participate in the workshop:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zzCEajRzBFbcbjbqFjjXizZuPle4qSlTYv050sTgiZ4/viewform

Einladung zur ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik’s Veranstaltung OPENHAUS am 23.03.2017 /// Invitation to ZK/U Center for Art and Urbanistics‘ event OPENHAUS on 23/03/2017

von: lm@zku-berlin.org
Tue, 14 Mar 2017
Betr: Einladung zur ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik’s Veranstaltung OPENHAUS am 23.03.2017 /// Invitation to ZK/U Center for Art and Urbanistics‘ event OPENHAUS on 23/03/2017

OPENHAUS 23/03/2017

*English version below*

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

wir freuen uns, Sie am 23. März 2017 zum ZK/U OPENHAUS einladen zu dürfen. Wir bitten Sie diese Information auf Ihrer Webseite und in Ihren Publikationen zu veröffentlichen, oder über Ihren Verteiler weiterzuleiten.

OPENHAUS – Offene Studios, Installationen, Workshops, Videos und Resident*innengespräche

Das OPENHAUS ist ein regelmäßig stattfindendes, öffentliches Format des ZK/U. Das Publikum ist eingeladen die Resident*innen kennenzulernen und mit ihnen über ihre Projekte und Prozesse zu diskutieren.

Diesen Monat kreist das OPENHAUS um persönliche sowie kollektive Erinnerungen in interaktiven Installationen. Alle Besucher*innen werden dazu eingeladen einen Blick hinter die Kulissen der abgeschlossenen und laufenden Projekte der Resident*innen zu werfen und die Geschichte des ZK/U kennenzulernen. Das Programm reicht von Performances, Videos und Installationen bis zu aktiven Künstler*innen-Gesprächen und ermöglicht dem Publikum in die Praxen des künstlerischen Schaffens und Wissensproduktion im urbanen Kontext einzutauchen.

Während dieser Ausgabe des OPENHAUS wird im Gemeinraum zeitgleich die Ausstellung ‚Juxtaposing Narratives’ zu sehen sein. 10 internationale Künstler*innen präsentieren ihre Arbeiten, die zwischen 2015 und 2016 im Zuge des Simulizi Mijini / Urban Narratives Residency Programme entstanden sind.
http://www.zku-berlin.org/de/event/exhibition-of-simulizi-urban-narratives-from-dar-es-salam-and-berlin/

Verpasst nicht die Gelegenheit die Künstler*innen und Forscher*innen kennenzulernen, die Umgebung und Räume des ZK/U’s zu entdecken, Fragen zu stellen und Ideen über laufende Projekte und künstlerische Praxen auszutauschen.

23. März 2017 19:00-22:30

Programm:
19:00 – 22:30 Offene Studios und Essen von REFUEAT (http://refueat.de/)
20:00 Führung
21:00 Performance-Vortrag von Tori Abernathy

Freier Eintritt

Teilnehmende Resident*innen: Tori Abernathy, Indu Anthony, Bite Back Movement, Juan Conesa, Maj Horn, Julieta Morano, NomadicArt, Byungseo Yoo, Linda Zhang & Tyler Fox

Webseite: http://www.zku-berlin.org/de/event/openhaus-23032017-2/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1614962441864200/

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

Lotta Schäfer & das ZK/U Team
_________________________

Dear Sir, Madam,

You are cordially invited to the ZK/U OPENHAUS on the 23rd of March 2017. We would be happy and grateful if you could share this information on your website, your public formats, and in your network.

OPENHAUS – open studios, installations, workshops, videos and resident talks

The OPENHAUS is a regular public format that takes place every month in ZK/U, inviting audiences to connect with the hosted projects and to explore the process of its residency programme.

This month, the OPENHAUS investigates both personal and collective memories through participative installations. Visitors are welcomed to discover the processes behind past and current projects by the residents, and dive into the ZK/U’s history. In active encounters with performances, videos, installations, and artist talks, the audience explores practices of artistic creation and knowledge production in an urban context.

During this OPENHAUS edition, the exhibition ‘Juxtaposing Narratives’ by Simulizi Mijini will be on display in the main hall at the same time. 10 international artists present their works that have been created between 2015 and 2016 in the context of the Simulizi Mijini / Urban Narratives Residency Programme.
http://www.zku-berlin.org/event/exhibition-of-simulizi-urban-narratives-from-dar-es-salam-and-berlin-2/

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet the artists and researchers in residence and explore ZK/U’s space and surroundings, to ask questions, to discuss and to exchange ideas about ongoing projects and artistic practices.

23rd of March 2017 19.00-22.30

Programme:
19.00-22.30 Open studios & food by REFUEAT (http://refueat.de/)
20.00 Guided tour
21.00 Performance lecture by Tori Abernathy

Free entry

Participating residents: Tori Abernathy, Indu Anthony, Bite Back Movement, Juan Conesa, Maj Horn, Julieta Morano, NomadicArt, Byungseo Yoo, Linda Zhang & Tyler Fox

Website: http://www.zku-berlin.org/event/openhaus-23032017/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1614962441864200/

With kind regards,

Lotta Schäfer & the ZK/U Team