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Mon Nov 3 07:34:20 EST 2008
Hamburger Klangwerktage | Contemptronics
2008, November 24th –30th in Hamburg, Germany
Kampnagel Internationale Kulturfabrik GmbH, Jarrestraße 20, 22303
From the 24th – 30th November 2008 the music festival »Hamburger
Klangwerktage« will celebrate its 3rd anniversary at the
International Kulturfabrik Kampnagel. This years festival motto is
CONTEMPTRONICS, which comprises the three terms CONTEMPORARY –
TEMPTATION – ELECTRONICS.
Don’t miss out on an interactive workshop with the composer and
soundartist Kim Cascone in cooperation with the Second Life-Community
Avatar Orchestra Metaverse.
with Kim Cascone and Shintaro Miyazaki
This workshop on a new form of digital aesthetic is led by the
legendary composer and sound designer Kim Cascone and the founder of
the Avatar Orchestra Metaverse, Shintaro Miyazaki. What happens if
you fuse a variety of different sounds and merge them into one? New
sounds emerge by chance, are discarded or reconverted until a truly
unique and state of the art piece of music is formed. This music will
literally and in the original sense of the word “composed” be “put
The focus of this workshop is on the practical work with sound files
and the numerous ways to experiment and operate with these files
through the tool of the Avatar Orchestra Metaverse. The latter exists
solely online in the MassiveMultiUserGame Second Life. Shintaro
Miyazaki aka Maximilian Nakamura will train the participants so they
are qualified to become a full member of the orchestra.
By the end of the week all participants will get the chance to
perform their compositions together with the Avatar Orchestra
Metaverse live on stage at the CAMPUS in Concert on November 29th.
Participants only need to bring a laptop, with some open source audio
software tools and a web browser installed. Basic knowledge of the
computer game Second Life is advantageous. The workshop takes place
in English and German and is limited to 12 participants.
Registration fee: 25,- Euro
Register with: anmeldung.cascone-avatar at klangwerktage.de
For more information about the festival and tickets please refer to:
hamburgerklangwerktage 2008 | CONTEMPTRONICS
festival for young contemporary music
c/o 2eleven || bureau for aural culture e.K.
Networkpartner of Klang! Hamburg and European Cultural Programm 2007
Funded by Network New Music - a program of the German Federal
Cultural Foundation, Hamburg Cultural Foundation, Werner von Siemens
Music Foundation, Gerhard Trede Foundation, Oscar and Vera Ritter
Foundation und Ilse and Dr. Horst Rusch Foundation.
In cooperation with Hamburg Academy for Music and Drama,
International Ensemble Modern Academy (IEMA), Center for Art and
Media Karlsruhe (ZKM) and International Kulturfabrik Hamburg.
phone: +49 30 789 59 442
fax: +49 30 789 59 443
e: akunze at klangwerktage.de
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