Lecture, live performances

Technology and Performance

With contributions by Jeremiah Runnels, Hugo Morales Murguia, and Wolfgang Heiniger. Introduction by Bjoern Erlach

Mon, Jul 13, 2015
7 pm
Free admission
Disklavier, © Bjoern Erlach

The event provides insights into various creative approaches to technology in the concert situation. Focusing on the possibilities of partially automated playback systems, we take a look at interesting examples for the inclusion of loudspeakers, real-time score generation, motors which engage into the performance on the instruments, and performing "reverse simulation music" when people carry out algorithmic processes on stage.

The Netherlands-based composer and sound artist Hugo Morales Murguia will talk about his work which features modifications and extensions of musical instruments to alter the performance situation.
Afterwards we will hear a performance of his piece Torque with Emily Yabe (Harp). A presentation by Wolfgang Heiniger that demonstrates different modes of loudspeaker deployment and their perceived functions. Wolfgang Heiniger's analysis distinguishes among loudspeakers that function as media, as instruments, or as generators and examines how sound sources and their movements in the room can be categorized as real, virtual, or artificial.
The Swedish composer and pedal steel guitarist Jeremiah Runnels will present one of his recent projects including a performance that focuses on an unique connection among the composer, performers and the audience. It allows for audience participation (though does not require it).

An event within the framework of “Salon of Aesthetic Experiments,” a collaborative project with the Graduate School at the Forum for Post Graduate Studies at Berlin University of the Arts. The Graduate School is supported by the Einstein Stiftung Berlin.