deutsche Einleitung


from compositions for loudspeaker and reel-to-reel to live sampling

At the beginning of the 50s, compositions for reel-to-reel tape and loudspeaker were realized exclusively in electronic music studios (for example, that of WDR Cologne), without the involvement of live instrumentalists. The production means of the time did not allow the technical possibilities of the studio to be reproduced in conventional live performances. This meant that the subjectivity of the musical interpreters or room conditions lost significance; while composers, with the assistance of sound engineers, could realize their compositions directly on reel-to-reel tape.

In the U.S.A. especially, technical developments were furthered as much by engineers as by musicians and new instrumental equipment was developed. Known today as synthesizers, they are now commonplace in music praxis.

With the arrival of digital recording, musical-compositional work techniques were expanded. The simplification and miniaturization of electronic music equipment allowed for the possibility of using studio techniques in live performance. Due to the general accessibility to musical material via sampling techniques, a collage technique was developed in various music styles, one that diametrically opposes the aesthetic of the constructivist composition techniques of early electronic music.

This project gives an overview of musical creation in the field of electronic music from its beginnings - early works of Stockhausen, Nono, Berio, and others will be presented in a reel-to-reel tape concert on Sunday, December 15th - to contemporary forms of sampling and collage techniques in the live concerts of Frank Schulte and Matthew Ostrowski. An accompanying lecture by Johannes Goebel (from the Center for Media Technology in Karlsruhe) will question the notion that the use of the latest technology has actually lead to new aesthetic forms of expression. With his vinyl LP concert, Claus van Bebber in a way presents a contrasting low-tech variation of work with "found" sound material.

- Erhard Hirt
translation: Allison Plath-Moseley

Freitag, 6. Dez. 20Uhr, Konzert
Frank Schulte - Anna Homler Duo (BRD/USA )

Freitag, 13. Dez. 20Uhr
Claus van Bebber (BRD)

Samstag, 14. Dez. 20Uhr
Töne aus Chips: Musik ohne Körper
Vortrag mit Musikbeispielen von Johannes Goebel
(Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe)

Sonntag, 15. Dez.14Uhr, Matinee
klassische Werke der elektronischen Musik,
moderiert von Georg Hajdu
(Musikhochule Münster)

Freitag, 20. Dez. 20Uhr, Konzert
Matthew Ostrowski

Gefördert durch LAG - Soziokulturelle Zentren, aus Mitteln des Ministeriums für Stadtentwicklung, Kultur und Sport NRW, in Kooperation mit dem Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe.

Redaktion: Michael Kolberg, Berthold Schulte, Erhard Hirt
Plakat und Titelgestaltung: Mathias Grunert
HTML: Michael Kolberg
Pressearbeit: Bernadeta Kik

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