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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 –  

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.

Virtual playtime

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.
Gustav-Müller-Str. 5
D-10829 Berlin

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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