lectures & workshop on experimental music composition and sound art
— lecture I —
marija rasa kudabaitė, 'microworlds'
'Microlands' is a series of acousmatic pieces for multichannel audio setups. In these compositions, Marija Rasa carefully sculpts fictional soundscapes out of delicate noise, electronic sounds, and field recordings of quiet places, attentively put together by using a micro montage approach. Marija will share her compositional process for this cycle of pieces, which is based on research on the topics of listening - silence - montage - space.
— lecture/workshop II —
michael winter, 'Countercoding — a few thoughts about data ethics and music (or: are your algorithms healthy? — part III)'
How can music, sound art, and creative coding practices reflect, consider, and denounce social injustices and dominating power structures? In this forum, Michael Winter will address basic concepts of data ethics by discussing the creative processes of a selection of socially engaged works. As part of the workshop Michael and the students will look at and discuss pieces that address these issues in practice. Participants do not need any traditional music experience but just to bring: 1) a sustaining instrument that you can walk around with and 2) an open mind.
In particular, Michael and the students will focus on 'partition and gate', a piece in which people navigate a performance situation that gives each performer the agency to act greedily or altruistically. The promise and trappings of dynamic social situations are illuminated through performance and music.
discussions mediated and translated by andrejs poikāns