Concerts I and II: Performing Sound, Playing Technology
A woman on a self-built, illuminating instrument
Fri, 05.02.2016, 8 pm CET
Appearances by Peter Blasser, Fredrik Olofsson, Alberto de Campo, Hannes Hölzl, Dominik Hildebrand Marques Lopes, Amelie Hinrichsen and Till Bovermann make up Concert 1, while Concert II contains performances by Bjørnar Habbestad, Michael Fischer and Yen Tzu Chang.

The appearance of American artist Peter Blasser makes this concert evening an absolute highlight: On this evening, Peter Blasser presents a concert performance for a home-made drum machine and organ together with some other creative surprises from his electroacoustic bag of tricks. The innovative synthesizer and musical instruments, which Peter Blasser develops and distributes through his website in close cooperation with music lovers all over the world, know no conventions and show DIY developers a huge range of options for developing and modifying instruments.
 
3DMIN is a project at the Berlin University of the Arts and the Technical University of Berlin, within whose framework interdisciplinary scientists and artists discuss historical and contemporary electronic musical instruments. As part of this project, the accordion-style »PushPull« instrument was developed by Dominik Hildebrand Marques Lopes, Amelie Hinrichsen and Till Bovermann. The three artists appear with a new, exciting performance, which was designed especially for this instrument. In addition, a commissioned piece by composer and performance artist Fredrik Oloffson will be heard.
 
Norwegian flautist, composer and sound artist Bjørnar Habbestad will consolidate live, electronic flute tones with fixed media into a spatial, musical concert piece in his performance »Bottom/Up/Top/Down« and Yen Tzu Change will present her audio-visual »Self-luminous 2« performance. She developed her own instrument for this, with whose help she can interact on the stage with light and sound equally.

Renowned musician, composer and ensemble director Michael Fischer works as a saxophonist among other things with feedback and turns his instrument into a laboratory of different physical phenomena. The new digital light module control of his saxophone was developed in 2015 during Michael Fischer’s guest artist residency at the ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics and will be presented for the first time on this concert evening.
Organization / Institution
ZKM | Karlsruhe