Experimental musicians Karen Schlimp, Jaap Blonk and Klaus Hollinetz take us along on a sonorous journey through the human skin this Friday, December 1, 2017. In a concert entitled “UNDER YOUR SKIN/Bodyterms” in Deep Space 8K, they’ll play on medical terminology, through scores made of microscope images, and with the full range of their instruments’ possibilities.
Man meets artificial intelligence in a performance entitled “Corpus Nil.” Depending on the tension and posture of artist Marco Donnarumma’s body, an artificially intelligent algorithm modifies the light and sound on stage. Festivalgoers will be able to experience this spectacle live at the Big Concert Night on Sunday, September 10, 2017. In this interview, Marco Donnarumma goes into the background of his impressive performance.
An Austrian premiere concludes the Festival on Monday, September 11, 2017. Maki Namekawa will perform all 20 of Philip Glass’ piano etudes accompanied by artist Cori Olan’s real-time visualizations. The duo will also present a daily demonstration of their virtuosity in Deep Space 8K. Maki Namekawa tells us more in this interview.
Night owls and music fans are in for a real treat at the 2017 Ars Electronica Festival. The Opening extravaganza on Thursday, September 7th and the Nightline on Friday, September 8th offer highly danceable riffs conducive to high-energy nights. We sat down with the Salon 2000 curatorial team to find out more.
The Klangwolke [Cloud of Sound] is an autumn highlight of Linz’s annual calendar of events. Conceived as a blend of music, performance, art and spectacle with a different theme each year, it’s been a crowd-pleaser ever since its launch in 1979. The 2016 edition is entitled “River of Knowledge.” We recently had a chance to talk about the upcoming event with producer Uwe Buhrdorf and Rica Blunck and Tilo Nest of the cast and crew.
September 10th is Sonic Saturday at the 2016 Ars Electronica Festival. Anton Bruckner Private University will stage an extensive electronic music program including concerts and speeches, and the Computer Music Studio is hosting an open house in its recently opened Sonic Lab featuring state-of-the-art audio technology and extraordinary acoustics.
Legendary concert halls like the Disney Hall of the L.A. Phil are famous for their forwardthinking events. Fittingly, the Ars Electronica Futurelab was invited to visualize Maurice Ravel’s famous cycle of fairytales, “Mother Goose” on three consecutive nights between the 12th and the 14th of February.
The experimental/industrial/techno duo raum.null delivers the musical accompaniment to a nightmarish vision of mass extinction hopped up on disturbing visuals courtesy of VJs VeroVisual, voidsignal and Flockaroo.
Which tools Sergei Kasich utilizes, how the Russian sound artist works, and some of the experiences he’s had in conjunction with many art projects carried out in Russia—these are a few of the talking points covered in this interview with the 2015 Prix Ars Electronica juror.
Valeria Rueda, one of the A-list artists in the new digital music scene, is a member of the jury in the 2015 Prix Ars Electronica’s Digital Musics & Sound Art category. Why does music play such a big part in her life?
Incarcerated, ostracized, silenced—the fate of many musicians often goes unheard. Freemuse, the world forum on music and censorship, is trying to change this by keeping the global public informed.
The Lying World – In the endlessness of today’s universe of information, we can no longer use the truth as a criterion to judge what we can trust.
When you sit face-to-face with Tosca—that is, the duo of Rupert Huber and Richard Dorfmeister—you’re enveloped by a certain sense of composure. Both musicians have accomplishments to their credit; they’re consummate artists. But at the same time, there are these facial expressions—when they discuss their new album, upcoming concerts, expressive possibilities now available to them on stage. Suddenly, there’s a radiant glow, enthusiasm that can’t be simulated. It shows that Tosca isn’t anywhere even close to resting on their laurels and is still burning with artistic energy. Including the prospect of joint projects with the Ars Electronica Futurelab.
Since May 17th, the Ars Electronica Center features a SoundLab, its latest laboratory designed for hands-on encounter. Here, the focus of exploration is on the audible domain. First of all, there are installations that bring out aspects of noise, sound, music for visitors’ amazement and delight. There’s also an open sound studio where you can […]