Fri, 04/01/2005 : upDate: Pei-Yu Shi, Lecture and Studio concert ::
Lecture: Pei-Yu Shi, from Taiwan, currently a guest artist at the ZKM_Institute for Music and Acoustics, does not want to limit herself in her musical production. Her repertoire includes pure instrumental music for Western and traditional Chinese instruments along with pure electronic music and also mixed forms. During her residency at the ZKM, Pei-Yu Shi, a student of Wolfgang Rihm, developed a piece for the Pipa - a Chinese lute - and tape recorder, which she will present on this evening. In her talk, she will first explain the classical way of playing the Pipa, then report on the development of a new playing technique, and finally, explain how she worked this into her own composition. Furthermore, she will explain her thoughts on the aesthetics of the ensemble playing of the old traditional instrument with modern electronics.
Pipa. Studio concert: Following the young Taiwanese composer Pei-Yu Shi’s introduction of her artistic creation in her upDate at 6pm, in the further course of the evening, she will present her works in the ZKM Cube. The program will focus on the Pipa, the traditional Chinese lute. Inspired by her acquaintance with the musician Shi-Ron Wang - in Taiwan, a star on the Pipa - Pei-Yu Shi has written several pieces for this Chinese instrument, with and without electronics. For this concert, Shi-Ron Wang himself will be playing the lute. He will present several classical pieces followed by modern compositions by Pei-Yu Shi and Ludger Brümmer [Head of ZKM_Institute for Music and Acoustics] - including two premières.
Thurs, 03/31/2005 [deadline] : \\international\media\award\2005 for science and art, »Mentalimages. From the pictures of our imagination to brain research« - last call for projects ::
New developments in brain research have ignited world wide debate on the question of free will. The source of contention: new imaging technologies, designed to render the process of human thought visible. The human brain is a fascinating cosmos, a highly complex organ and a subject that is explored in every field of science. The \\international\media\award\2005 for science and art is an interdisciplinary event and, as such, invites both artists and scientists alike to explore the questions: how do the images inside our heads work? And how do images of the insides of our heads work? The power of the new technical images no longer lies in their autonomy or superiority, but rather, in the functions they serve: they help to increase both knowledge and insight. Images produced by Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Functional Magnetic Resonance Tomography (FMRT), real-time Electroencephalography (EEG) and other imaging technologies constitute the most important source of information available to scientists today. It is hoped that, with their help, such things as consciousness, intelligence, memory and feelings can be explained. These images facilitate the analysis of disease which, in turn, results in better therapy. Images of the brain have become a focal point of attention. But, in contrast to images from the worlds of visual art and film, those from the realm of natural science have no history. To successfully produce an image and interpret it correctly is possible only after repeated attempts. The \\international\media\award\2005 for science and art is looking for images from the boundaries of art and science, images behind which the brain and its functions are concealed - the inner images.
Artists and scientists are invited to explore what these images mean for the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge, and to present their findings for discussion in animations and moving mentalimages [=> Entry form]
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