Ars Electronica Music Day

Mo/Mon 3. 9. 10:30 – 21:00
Brucknerhaus, Mittlerer Saal, Großer Saal, Donaupark

Brucknerhaus, Mittlerer Saal
10:30 – 17:00 Listening Post: Sie wünschen, wir spielen

10:30 – 19:00 River Sounds

Brucknerhaus, Großer Saal
11:30 – 13:30 Prix Forum Digital Musics & Sound Art Spezial
13:30 – 15:00 Tuning in to Kunstradio – Radiokunst
15:00 – 17:00 Sound Studies UdK Berlin
19:30 – 21:00 Prix Ars Electronica PreisträgerInnen-Konzert
Jo Thomas (UK): Crystal Sounds of a Synchrotron
Anselm Venezian Nehls (DE), Tarik Barri (NL): #tweetscapes – a HEAVYLISTENING experience
Cheng Xu (CN): scape-sequencer

Electronic music has been a part of Ars Electronica since the festival’s very inception. After all, one of the founding fathers was Hubert Bognermayr (AT), visionary synthesizer fan, composer and musician. The Prix Ars Electronica as well has featured computer music right from the start. To this day, Digital Musics & Sound Art is consistently the category with the most submissions.

So what more reason do we need to launch a new Festival showcase dedicated to the genres that are part of media art’s core: sound art, sound sculptures and sound installations as well as radio art. In order to take advantage of their superb acoustics, the concert halls of the Brucknerhaus will become tonal spaces for listening sessions, performances, interventions and talks throughout this day.

The lineup of guests coming to commemorate 25 years of Kunstradio includes artists from different fields: Robert Adrian (AT), Sam Auinger (AT), Heidi Grundmann (AT), Seppo Gründler (AT), Rupert Huber (AT), Josef Klammer (AT), Roberto Paci Dalo (IT), GX Jupitter Larsen (US), Norbert Math (AT), Elisabeth Schimana (AT), Andrea Sodomka (AT), Gerfried Stocker (AT), and Elisabeth Zimmermann (AT).

Representing the UdK–University of the Arts Berlin’s Sound Studies program are Alberto de Campo (AT), Peter Cusack (UK), Robert Henke (DE), Martin Supper (DE), Pheline Binz (DE), Daisuke Ishida (JP), Anselm Nehls (DE), Carl Schilde (DE), Alois Späth (DE), et al.

On this day, the Klangwolke’s spectacular audio infrastructure is being placed at the disposal of sound artists and their fine tonal structures and musical textures. This feast for the ears will consist of acoustic highlights from the 25-year history of Kunstradio.

Winding up the day and the festival will be an evening concert starring the prizewinners in the Digital Musics & Sound Art category.