Peter Kirn

[US]

Peter Kirn is an audiovisual artist, composer/musician, technologist and journalist. He is the editor of CDM (createdigitalmusic.com and createdigitalmotion.com) and co-creator of the open source MeeBlip hardware synthesizer (meeblip.com).

Kirn’s work ranges from teaching creative coding with open tools to making experimental live techno. As a writer he focuses on trends in live and interactive visuals and designs in new music technologies. Classically trained in composition and piano, his music and visuals meld minimalist and experimental dance music influences with attention to texture and abstraction. He is also a frequent collaborator with dance, as well as a veteran of Dance Theater Workshop's dance and technology residency.

Kirn will lead the MusicMaker’s Hacklab at CTM Festival for the fifth year in a row, this time together with the Berlin artist Byrke Lou. The Hacklab is a collaborative, improvisatory, experimental environment that encourages the conception and realisation of new ideas in a week of intensive activity. This year, in keeping with the festival’s theme FEAR ANGER LOVE, participants will explore the irrational and non-rational and the sense of mind as more than simply computer, delving into the deeper frontiers of human wetware.

MusicMakers Hacklab: Input I

Native Instruments Office, Tue 31.01.2017, 17:00

Ārash Āzādi, Simonne Jones, Steinunn Arnardottir, Johannes Schroth, Peter Kirn

MusicMakers Hacklab – Emotional Invention Finale

HAU2, Sun 05.02.2017, 17:00

Performances by Hacklab participants

CTM 2016 MusicMakers Hacklab Opening

Kunstquartier Projektraum, Fri 29.01.2016, 19:00

Ewa Justka, Peter Kirn, OMMA

MusicMakers Hacklab – Future Rituals Finale

HAU2, Sun 07.02.2016, 17:00

Performances by Hacklab participants

MusicMakers Hacklab – Showcase

HAU2, Sun 02.02.2014, 14:00

Godfried-Willem Raes, Film Man & Machine – Naked Robotic Love Story by Jesse Roesler, Performances by Peter Kirn, Darsha Hewitt, Mirjam Sögner and Hacklab participants

Opening of the MusicMakers Hacklab

Kunstquartier Projektraum, Fri 24.01.2014, 19:00

WretchUp performance by Mouse On Mars, Peter Kirn, Rupert Smyth, DJ-Set by , Hyperaktivist