next_generation 8.0
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Wed, June 05, 2019 – Sun, June 09, 2019, Symposium


As the largest biennial gathering of university studios for electronic music, next_generation 8.0 offers young composers a platform to present their new compositional developments.

The eighth edition of the next_generation biennial festival will take place at ZKM from Wednesday, June 5 to Sunday, June 9, 2019. Over five days, an exciting and dense program will be offered on the latest positions of the themes »fixed media«, »spatial music« and »live electronics«.

This year, the festival will focus on »live coding«. Thus, next_generation 8.0 guarantees a representative overview of the current creative work of the next generation of composers in the context of technology and art.


Ludger Brümmer, Yannick Hofmann (Artistic Direction)
Sophie Caecilia Hesse (Project Lead), Lisa Bensel (Program Booklet)
Benjamin Miller, Sebastian Schottke (Sound Engineers)
Anton Kossjanenko (Sound Recordings)
Christian Berkes, Marco Kempf, Manuel Urrutia, Tobias Hoffmann, Simon Klumpp (Sound Technicians)
Hans Gass, Simon Klumpp, Tobias Hoffmann, Manuel Weber, Kay Messerschmidt, Chris Daubenberger, Markus Axtmann (Light- / Event Technicians)

Organization / Institution
ZKM | Center for Art and Media