09 | 2007
Thur–Sat, September 20–22, 07
Remembering Newtopia. Creating our Future
Festival at the ZKM_Media Theater and ZKM_Cube, all concerts at 8
pm, Individual admission € 8/5, Festival ticket € 20/10
In their collaborative project, the Budapest Music Center and the ZKM | Center
for Art and Media invite German and Hungarian artists to a three-part workshop:
the different areas are called "Klangdom," "audible light," and "sound
pictures." Composers, light artists, dancers, and musicians all work
together in the project. One of the most topical issues in the artistic application
of digital technologies is how to connect elements of sound with parameters
of the moving image. In the "sound pictures" workshop, music pieces
are developed based on the interaction of image and sound. The essence of "audible
light" is a special laser interface that transforms the movements of
performing artists—in this case, dancers—into musical information.
As part of a residency program, German composers were invited to Budapest to
compose music for this laser instrument. Additionally, a guest artist program
promotes the composition of multi-channel works by Hungarian and German composers
for the ZKM’s Klangdom. The Klangdom will be installed and played for
the opening of the Budapest Music Forum at the beginning of September 2007.
Before the performance comes to Karlsruhe, the ZKM will make guest appearances
with the project in Budapest and Munich.
Interactive works by Ludger Brümmer, György Kurtag jr., Lukas Ligeti,
Andrea Szigetvari, Todor Todorof, and Stevie Wishart, among others.
6–08 September 2007 Budapest Festival
by the Hungarian partner
BMC / Budapest Music Forum
11/17 September 2007 Munich Festival in Muffathalle.
Fri 23 November 2007, 8:30 pm Bayern2Radio live recording
from the festival on the show "Hör:Spiel:Art.Mix"
with BR Hörspiel and Medienkunst / intermedium in cooperation with Muffatwerk
The presented works were created in the context of "Bipolar – deutsch-ungarische
Kulturprojekte," a project supporting cooperative ventures between German
and Hungarian cultural partners.
Bipolar is an initiative of the German
Federal Cultural Foundation.