CTM 2014 / Dis Continuity

MusicMakers Hacklab – DIY Utopia

Talk by Godfried-Willem Raes, Film "Man & Machine – Naked Robotic Love Story" by Jesse Roesler, Performances by Peter Kirn, Mirjam Sögner and Hacklab participants


ca. 240 min with intervals

This two-part event focuses on the love of instrument-making and invention; Godfried-Willem Raes is known worldwide as a musicmaker in the largest sense of the word. Following a talk and film screening presented by Raes, participants of the MusicMakers Hacklab test their brand-new inventions, created during CTM festival week, live onstage. Hacklab host Peter Kirn presents a new audiovisual performance with collaborator Mirjam Sögner to round-out the showcase.

A composer/performer and inventor, Godfried-Willem Raes is the founder of the Logos-Group (1968), out of which grew the Logos Duo with Moniek Darge, and the experimental <M&M> (Man and Machine) orchestra, which operated with his spectacular musical robots. A prolific instrument maker, Raes has created all manner of imaginative and outrageous musical devices. Raes will give a lecture introducing aspects of his work, which will be accompanied by a film screening of Jesse Roesler's documentary on the creator, entitled Man & Machine: A Naked Robotic Love Story.

Following Raes, the culmination of a week of collaborative development at the MusicMakers Hacklab sees participating artists move from the laboratory to the performance venue. Just-created performance designs, circuits, code, and ideas will be put to the test in front of a live audience as a multidisciplinary group of creative performers share the work they've constructed over the course of the CTM festival week. Expect new work in live musical performance, movement, visuals, and surprises.

In addition, Mirjam Sögner and Peter Kirn present Chorophon, an audiovisual performance for dance soloist that explores the possibilities of presence, movement, and hybrid human/machine identities in the age of ubiquitous computation and computer vision. Inspired by Leon Theremin's partially-realized Terpsitone, the duo updates the machine/dancer interface with today's technologies.

Gefördert aus Mitteln des Hauptstadtkulturfonds, der Initiative Musik, des Mondriaan Funds, des Programm Kultur der Europäischen Union und des Musicboard Berlin. In Zusammenarbeit mit transmediale, Kulturprojekte Berlin, ECAS – European Cities of Advanced Sound, Dock e.V..


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    Sun 2.2.2014, 14:00 / HAU2


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