Electro-acoustic Music for Day and Night Owls
Audio stations at the Theaterhaus
are installed throughout the duration of the festival to allow visitors the chance to listen to works such as “DIE KANTATE oder, Gottes Augenstern bist du”, a radio play with text video from Friederike Mayröcker und Wolfgang von Schweinitz, as well as radio plays from Uli Aumüller.
The Chillout Lounge
is located in the glass cube of the Kunstmuseum [>>] in the heart of the city. Here you can experience selected “Short Cuts: Beauty” from the same-named ZKM electro-acoustic music competition [>>] from 18th to 22nd and from 25th to 28th July. This highlights musically creative people from all continents and regions involved with making computer music. The theme is the multifaceted conceptions of beauty in diverse cultures. Short Cuts are short 3 to 8 minute electronic pieces in which the artists present or process three of their favourite sounds. This could just simply be common everyday sounds as well as instrumental sounds, voices or other totally different noises.
The night of 22nd July is dedicated to club music. The event with performers spinning discs in the Chillout Lounge at the Kunstmuseum highlights the club scene in Germany.
from 14th to 29th July the artistic partnership ‹sabine schäfer // joachim krebs› will strive to create a listening environment whereby they concentrate of the audible manifestations of the four primary phenomena of our world “sound – space – time – movement”, making these elements audibly perceivable. A light installation will lend a visual aspect to the performance. The electro-acoustic installations will be changed daily and will include works from Luc Ferrari, R. Murray Schafer, Hildegard Westerkamp, Robin Minard, ‹sabine schäfer // joachim krebs› and Johannes S. Sistermanns.
>>programme of ...raumKLANGraum...entgrenzend… (PDF)
The centre piece of DEGEM’s contribution will be the “Long night of electro-acoustic music” on 21st July from 10.00 pm onwards. Preparation for this evening was in the form of an international competition designed to explore the increasing differentiation experienced within electro-acoustic music and the opening up to related genres. The resulting electro-acoustic music, live electronic music and the work with visual elements and video can be heard during a four hour marathon on Friday night into Saturday morning.
>>go to Long night of electro-acoustic music
DEGEM is also organising a web radio from June to August, which will be focusing on the World New Music Festival. As part of the special 24-hour programme available all over the world, there will be introductory and follow-up web casts as well as the latest festival reports. There will also be the chance to hear works from another international competition arranged by DEGEM especially for the web radio.