Iteration in Music: Creative Tools for Everyone (Intensive Workshop)

Boris Hauf
Iteration in Music: Creative Tools for Everyone

Intensive Workshop, English, 2 SWS, 2 ECTS
Friday-Sunday, 17.6., 4-9 pm, 18./19.6., 10 am - 7 pm, Fasanenstr. 1b, room 302 

Investigating musical composition and production techniques this workshop will demonstrate how iteration and disintegration can be used to generate content, form and structure in all creative art fields. This workshop is open for participants from all fields of creative work looking for alternative and original tools to generate content, material, form and structure in their work.

The many things that are used in our work have inherent layers which can all be exposed. Through developing an inquisitive relationship with these things we can apply their form and structure as well as derive techniques for compositional and creative processes.

Musical composition and production techniques will be the foundation for investigating concepts of processual repetition, patterns and loops. We will engage the imaginary and calculated potential of iteration and disintegration. Guided exercises in listening, imagining, formulating, converting and creating will help discover systems to apply to your own work.

This workshop is presented in cooperation with the Berlin Summer University of the Arts. Thus the workshop-group is a mixture of regular students and international participants.

Leistungsanforderungen für den unbenoteten Studium-Generale-Schein: Committed and regular attendance is required.

Boris Hauf is a multi-intrumentalist, composer, curator, producer and performer. He plays saxophone, flute, synths, organ, various computer-based applications, percussion, guitar and sings. He composes for ensembles, film, radio, soloists, choreographers, video installation and performance art. He has released roughly 50 records and runs and owns the record label "shameless". He initiated and curated the annual composition festival "Chicago Sound Map" and the concert series "Playdate" in Berlin and lectures at the Berlin University of the Arts and various other Art-Institutes. Hauf tours worldwide in a variety of bands, ensembles as well as in various performative contexts (Owl & Mack, Postmarks, Next Delusion and The Peeled Eye) and as a solo artist. As performer and composer he collaborates closely with choreographers Christina Ciupke, Martin Nachbar, Karen Christopher and many others within the performance context. Boris Hauf lives in Berlin, Germany. More information on