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Flying Circus

Thu, January 25 – Sun, January 28, 2007

With the “Flying Circus” festival, the ZKM | Institute of Music and Acoustics will spectacularly ring in the celebrations for “10 Years ZKM in Hall A”;. Four days of concerts, installations and publication presentations will impressively show what the Institute stands for. On Saturday and Sunday, the concert program will be enlarged by unknown flying objects. The artist group “machine cent’red humanz” has developed blimps that emit sounds and can in this way communicate with each other and react upon their surroundings. Together with the installations of Katja Wahl and Florian Grond, they point to the interdisciplinary orientation of the Institute. The presentation of two publications – the book “Computer: Musik: Ästhetik” (i.e., Computer: Music: Aesthetics) by Johannes Goebel, first director of the ZKM | Institute of Music and Acoustics, and the interactive composition DVD “Let’s make Small Fish” – will afford a representative example of the Institute’s series of successful publications.


Thu, January 25, 2007

8 pm, ZKM_Cube; admission: € 8/5
Spectral Viola
Electro-acoustic works by Giacinto Scelsi, Gerard Grisey, Salvatore Sciarrino, Michael Edwards and Kaija Saariaho and improvisations for viola, viola d’amore and live visualization.
Co-production of the ZKM | Institute for Visual Media and for Music and Acoustics.

Viola: Garth Knox; moving images: Brian O’Reilly
Following the performance
Discussion in honor of the 65th birthday of the musicologist Prof. Dr. Rudolf Frisius:
“Imagemusic. On the visualization of music”
Participants include:
Prof. Dr. Rudolf Frisius, Garth Knox, Brian O’Reillly.
Moderator: Ludger Brümmer

Fri, January 26, 2007

8 pm, ZKM_Cube; admission: € 8/5
Works for accordion and electronic, including works by
Joachim Heintz, Ali Gorji, Charlotte Seither
Accordion: Margit Kern

Sat–Sun, January 27–28, 2007

10 am–6 pm, ZKM_Foyer; admission free
Thoughts go by air
Interactive flying sound objects of the artist group "machine cent’red humanz"

Sat, January 27, 2007

14 pm–4:30 pm, ZKM_Media Theater; admission free
Interactive Dance-Sound Installation with
live Capoeira by Katja Wahl.

3 pm, ZKM_ Foyer; admission free
Spatial Music for Saxophone

4 pm, ZKM_ Cube; admission free
Computer: Music: Aesthetics. Sound –Technology – Sense
Presentation of Johannes Goebel’s book of the same name.

6 pm, ZKM_ Media Theater; admission: € 8/5
Electro-acoustisc opera
Composition and poetry: Miguel Azguime
Video: Paula Azguime and Perseu Mandillo
Idea and dramaturgy: Paula Azguime and Miguel Azguime
Performers: Miguel Azguime and the Miso Ensemble

8 pm, ZKM_Cube; admission free
Traditional Chinese music and works for pipa and electronic instruments by Pei-Yu Shi and Ludger Brümmer.
Pipa: Yi-Chu Wang and Yun-Han Su

9 pm, ZKM_Music Balcony; admission with ticket for Solo Pipa
Brian O’Reilly: Weather Mechanics
Audio-visual multi-screen performance. Live analogue
video synthesis with the use of Sandin Image Processors.

Sun. 28 January, 3 -6 pm, ZKM_Media Theater; admission free
Hear and Now. Audiovisual installation by Florian Grond
on display after the festival until 02.05.

3-6 pm, ZKM_Lecture Hall; admission free
Let’s make Small Fish

8 pm, ZKM_Cube; admission: € 8/5
Little Giants. Traditional Chinese music and new works by Pei-Yu Shi.

Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra; conductor: Chih-Sheng Chen

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