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Salon für Ästhetische Experimente - Björn Erlach „Technology and Performance Practice“

Salon für Ästhetische Experimente

On 13th July, Bjoern Erlach provides insight into various creative approaches to technology in the concert situation at his salon ‘Technology and Performance Practice’ 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.

With contributions by Jeremiah Runnels, Hugo Morales Murguia, and Wolfgang Heiniger, and an introduction by Bjoern Erlach. 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).

Presentations will be held partly in English, partly in German.

Free Admission.


13th July 2015, 7pm

Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin