Here is a very fine review of the ballet-installation Im_Puls, I did in cooperation with choreographer David Russo and visual artist Georg Trenz. The premiere took place in munich on may 17th, the review is about a performance from july, 4th.
Next Monday (02/06/14) Brothers in Arms will be performed at the Kaltstart Festival in Hamburg.
Here is the trailer of the piece. More performances of it will follow later this year in Beijing and Tiflis.
On may 18th was the premiere of Working with sounds, an interactive realtime installation, which gives visitors the possibility to create their own soundscapes and concrete compositions. It’s based on sound material, which origin is from an industrial context.
It was comissioned by the Industriemuseum Zeche Zollern in Dortmund due to the international museums day, where the EU-Project Work with sounds was introduced to the public.
Here are two examples of sounds, that visitors created:
Working with sounds 1
Working with sounds 2
I very much enjoyed my visit at the LAC 2014 at the ZKM in Karlsruhe, where I presented Out of the Fridge in the ZKM_Cube. The two channels of the stereo-piece were live diffused by me over the 43 speakers in the Sound dome, using the software Zirkonium.
The concert was also filled with pieces from Luis Valdivia, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, Clemens von Reusner and Ali Ostovar.
Graphic representation of the Klangdom in the ZKM_Kubus
The piece will run in the Sweet Thunder Listening Room, which features classic works of tape and pre-composed computer music curated by Tom Erbe.
About the piece:
Three German actors travel each to Iran and Israel respectively. There they talk to their contemporaries about positive and negative experiences in the military, about their relation with the state and their sense of responsibility within the community. It will be about perceptions of the respective “enemy”, and about how this perception is built. And last but not least it will be about the question of: “What is there is a war between Iran and Israel?”
Back in Germany we transfer this material to theatre. It is thereby important, that the opinions that are stated on our stage are always either literal excerpts of the soldiers testimonies, or personal views of the actors themselves. Through text/language and choreography/movement we want to launch a process that provides our audience with visual thought provoking material.
Here you can find a review of nachtkritik.de
The sound installation USAP, which includes my piece Verzweigung, is presented on december 7th and 8th at the Synagogenplatz in Mülheim/Ruhr.
A sonic-circle will connect the cultural triangle between Kunstmuseum, Kulturbetrieb and Medienhaus
The installation also includes acousmatic compositions by Peter Eisold, Hiromi Ishii, Wilfried Jentzsch, Hans W. Koch, Tilman Küntzel, Frank Niehusmann, Michele del Prete and Clemens von Reusner.
Out of the Fridge was selected for a concert-presentation at the international Csound Conference at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. The concert will take place on october 25th.
Keynote speakers at the conference are John Chowning and Jean-Claude Risset.
Two weeks earlier, on october 12th, Caladan will be performed at a concert due to the annual convention of the DEGEM (German association for electroacoustic music) at the Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media.
I’m glad to announce the release of my digital record “Quadrosonic” at the Modisti Netlabel.
It contains three quadrophonic works, “Im vorderen Zimmer des hinteren Raums”, “Bei offenem Fenster” and “Caladan”.
You can have a look and order it here
Next week, Verzweigung will be presented at the the Hilltown New Music Festival in Castlepollard, Ireland. (20th & 21st july 2013).
Now in its sixth edition, the Hilltown New Music Festival continues to showcase Irish and International contemporary music and sonic art by presenting innovative new work to audiences and providing a sustainable place for contemporary arts in the Midlands.