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New ZKM | IMA resident artists
The follwoing artists will be guests in the studios of the ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics in the first half of 2014: Maurillo Cacciatore, Dietrich Eichmann & Jo Schlosser, Christoph Illing/Titus von der Malsburg, Stelios Manousakis, Nye Parry, Marc Richter, Sebastien Roux, Gerrit K. Sharma, Sto & Manon and Marko Timlin. Also, as part of a collaborative project with Stockholm's EMS the following Swedish artists will be in residency: Lise-Lotte Norelius, Jens Hedman & Eva Sidén, Helene Hedsund and Lars Åkerlund.


Sat−Sun, Mar 15−16, 2014 ::
Quantum Leaps XVIII
The International Ensemble Modern Acadamy as guest at the ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics (IMA)
among others with works by Karl-Heinz Stockhausen, Saed Haddad, Steingrimur Rohloff, Mark Andre and Diego Ramos Rodriguez
ZKM_Cube, each 8 p.m., admission each 9/6 , Tickets

Tue, Mar 25, 2014 ::
Memorial Concert Reinhold Weber
Moderation: Ludger Brümmer, ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics
Badisches KONServatorium (KONS), Deutscher Tonkünstlerverband (DTKV), ZKM in cooperation with Städtischen Galerie Karlsruhe [Municipal Gallery]
Städtische Galerie, 7.30 p.m., donations

Wed, Apr 09, 2014 ::
IMA | lab No. 23: Marko Timlin
Guest Artist in Discussion
ZKM_Cube, 6 p.m., admission free

Wed, Apr, 16, 2014 ::
IMA | lab No. 24: Christoph Illing
Guest Artist in Discussion
ZKM_Cube, 6 p.m., admission free

:: Calls for Tenders

Giga-Hertz-Prize for Electronic Music 2014
The call for applications for the Giga-Hertz Spezial Prizes of 5.000 is now open. Applications can be submitted until May 31, 2014.
Please refer to the site www.giga-hertz.de for more info.

Artist in Residence Programme 2014
The call for applications to partake in the residencies programme at ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics at the second half of 2013 and the first half of 2014 is now closed. Currently no applications are possible. We will open a new call for artistic residencies at a later date. Details will be announced on this website.

:: IMA in the media

CM von Hausswolff Live at ZKM
On Thursday, February 4, 2014 at 11.03 p.m. SWR2 ars acustica airs the audioplay "Live at ZKM" by CM von Hausswolff.
With an instrument consisting of 12 sine wave oscillators Hausswolff explores the resonances of the ZKM_Cube concert hall through extremely physical and deep frequency interspersed drone music a trance-like experience for the listener.
After the broadcast the audioplay will be available for download at SWR2.de/hoerspiel

Current project reports
The Hornemann Institute at the HAWK - Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst Hildesheim is publishing project reports of projects funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes in the form of E-Publications for download. Amongst these is the report for the project "mediaartbase.de", which was conducted by ZKM | Insttitute for Music and Acoustics with its partners EMAF Osnabrück, Documenta Archive and the Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest. The project was about digitizing archives and was funded from 2008-2011. This is the link to the E-Publication (in German):
Currently a book publication about the EU-project Ambiant Creativity, in which the ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics was project partner, is available. The book is mainly in French but included an essay in English on "Spatial Music", written by the director of the IMA Prof. Ludger Brümmer. The book has the title "Créativité Instrumentale - Créativité Ambiante" and is published by Enactive Systems Books (2012, ISBN: 978-2-953ß856-1-7), edited by Annie Luciani, Olivier Tache and Nicolas Castagné. Link to the english project website: http://acroe.imag.fr/proj/aicreativity/node/41&page=1

Current documentations
Currently there is a short video clip documenting the EU-project "Composing With Sounds" in the ZKM Videocast. In the iTunesU-channel of ZKM there have been a few additions to the collection of IMA. Namely: the full documentation of ima labs with composers Kotoka Suzuki, Reto Stadelmann and Hanns Holger Rutz, plus a short excerpt from the performance by Nurse With Wound and Carl Michael von Hausswolff.

Current DEGEM-Webradio-Programme
During October and November, the IMA will be broadcasting selected recordings of the festival "next_generation 5.0" (June 2013) as well as a portrait of the composers Hiromi Ishii and Wilfried Jentzsch. Please follow the IMA | webradio link in the menue on the left, to get redirected to the DEGEM station.

:: Recent Prizes

:: "Bell Fantasia" by Junya Oikawa has been honored with the renowned QWARTZ Award in the category Experiméntation!
The piece was produced at ZKM and commissioned by Festival Europäische Kirchenmusik 2012.
Oikawa stood up against several other nominees, namely Ursula Bogner, Memotone, Vitor Joaquim, Lasse-Marc Riek and Soundwalk Collective. Furthermore the album "DNA" by Markus Popp, aka OVAL has been honored in the same category.
For further information, please click here.

:: News from the ZKM blog

The composer/director pair Hannes Seidl and Daniel Kötter talk about the creation of their recent theatrical production "Fernorchester" of which parts were finalized at the studios at ZKM. The work was premiered at the in last fall. You can find the article (in German only!) here.

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