Sonic Experiments: Telematics
A woman at the microphone, in front of her red-white light projections.
Fri, December 13, 2019 – Sat, December 14, 2019, Festival

The focus of the »Sonic Experiments« festival is the artistic use of telematic and networking technologies for sound-artistic and musical projects. Telematics refers to communication technologies, which allow for effortless sending and receiving of information, linking distant places or stations. 

Lectures, panel discussions, workshops, installations and concerts on the topic of artistic telematic projects.

With contributions by Artemi–Maria Gioti & Kosmas Giannoutakis, John Richards, Tobias Schmitt & Lasse-Marc Riek, Container Doxa & Luka Frelih u.a.

Please note: The event is held in English. 


Friday, 13.12.2019

8 pm

Concert »Atlas, a Sound Cartography of Europe«          



Saturday, 14.12.2019

10 am  – 1 pm               

Workshop »Telematic Hacking« with John Richards

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Hacking and performing with a networked device offers new ways to make music. In the case of a Wi-Fi network, it could be manipulating data packages and how such packages are sent and received with an interest in the sonification of this data or router behaviour. Such issues as latency in networked performance are not to be seen as a detriment, but instead as part of the material nature of the network that offers unique possibilities for collective group action/performance.

1 pm

Lecture Elisabeth Zimmermann »on air-on line-on site. Networked Radioart«

lecture hall
2 pm Lecture Luca Frelih »On the Internet, no one can hear a dog«lecture hall 
2:30 pmLecture John Richards »Networked Angel« lecture hall 
3 pm Lecture Domenico Cipriani »Networked distributed Open Sound Control« lecture hall 
3:30 pm Lecture Kosmas Giannoutakis »Innovating the electroacoustic music composition practice: the collaborative framework of human and algorithmic agency CECIA« lecture hall 
4 pm–6 pmPanel discussion Elisabeth Zimmermann, Luka Frelih, Leigh Landylecture hall
8 pm–10 pm

First premiere of »CECIA (Collaborative Electroacoustic Composition with Intelligent Agents)«

Artemi – Maria Gioti, Kosmas Giannoutakis, Mariam Gviniashvili, Panayiotis Kokoras, Martyna Kosecka, Erik Nyström & Juan Carlos Vasquez


Live-Performances by Container Doxa & Domenico Cipriani


Afterwards DJ-Sets on the Music Balcony

Cube, Music Balcony


Installations (December 13 –14, 2019)

  • multimedia Installation »Neigungen« by Lasse-Marc Riek & Tobias Schmitt
  • virtual pavillon »return void;« curated by Damian T. Dziwis im Rahmen of »the wrong biennale«


The complete program on »Sonic Experiments: Telematics« is also available for download here.


Yannick Hofmann (Projektleitung)
Sophie Caecilia Hesse (Organisation & Produktionsleitung)
Benjamin Miller, David Luchow (Tonmeister)
ZKM | Videostudio (Dokumentation)
Hans Gass (Licht-/Veranstaltungstechniker)
Christian Berkes, Jakob Schreiber (Helfer Licht-/Veranstaltungstechnik)
Sergiy Ptushkin (Allgemeine Unterstützung)