- Music-How do digital environments shape the way we experience music, and also how we live, produce, and survive as artists? What do we think about infrastructures as they currently exist, are they supportive to our (maybe different) visions of music culture, and what are our ideas for them in the future?
- Music-Digital audiences are not defined by geography, they are not constrained by passport controls, by currency borders, by FM signal coverage, they roam free in massive amorphous herds, defined by shifting culture, genre, and demographic allegiances.
Are artists free to follow the great audience herds, to traps them, nurture them, harvest them, and live symbiotically with them; or are sophisticated global trading companies organising and corralling the herds, leaving artists to conform to an industrial model, or starve?
- Music-Synthesizers are one of the most widely used instruments in electronic music. In this workshop, the participants will understand the basics of sound, synthesis and the common parts of a synthesizer. They will also have a hands-on soldering session to assemble a module of their choice.
- Music-Sexism and underrepresentation of women in the electronic music scene have been discussed broadly. This talk skips negotiating the severity of these issues by focusing on the development of solutions that we can adopt. We address the questions like: How can we deal with stereotypes about women being bad at making music? How can we raise more awareness? How to change the education system? What political acts are needed? The aim is to formulate ideas that could be developed for a more equal scene.
- Music-In Berlin gestalten urbane Freiräume Musik und Musik wiederum formt diese Räume. Aus diesen Strukturen erwuchsen Innovationen. Die Wahrnehmung Berlins, als einzigartiger Ort der Musiktechnikentwicklung entstand genau vor diesem Hintergrund.
Unsere Paneldiskussion beschäftigt sich mit unterschiedlichen Sichtweisen auf dieses wachsende Mikroklima. Die PanelistInnen bewegen sich an den Schnittstellen von Musik zu Kultur, Politik und Wirtschaft.
- Music-Is it possible to translate the old Greek idea of having no distinction between art and science (maths in particular) into a contemporary musical context? How can one, as an electronic musician, integrate recent advances in theoretical physics such as the in quantum gravity, a critical approach towards our current Wall Street driven economy or new evolutions in artificial intelligence in his or her artistic practice? In this talk we will give a practical roadmap of how all this can be realized.
- Music-Streaming has become the most important way to distribute music in our age. Although the use of Spotify, Tidal, and other services has become mundane to the most of us - including musicians and labels - the key questions concerning streaming have not yet been explored: How does common streaming deal with data privacy and our music taste? Are there a business modell beyond the proceeds of the big publishing concerns? How does streaming and its economic conditions affect the music itself?
Three protagonists of music in digital times are contributing to these questions in the panel presenting and discussing their own innovative approaches: Peter Harris, the founder of the alternative streaming service "resonate", Andreas Bischof from the artist-led German indie label "analogsoul" and Ariana Zustra, a music journalist and musician herself.