Now that our sense of self is intertwined with technology, what can we say about our relationship with those objects beyond the rational? The phrase "expression" is commonly associated with musical technology, but what is being expressed, and how? In the 2017 Hacklab, participants will explore the irrational and non-rational, the sense of mind as more than simply computer, delving into the deeper frontiers of our own human wetware.
Building on 2016's venture into the rituals of music technology, we will encourage social and interpersonal dynamics of our musical creations. We invite new ideas about how musical performance and interaction evoke feelings, and how they might realize emotional needs.
The hacklab is a collaborative, improvisatory, experimental environment for working together to conceive and realise new ideas in a week of intensive activity. We're looking for participants to share diverse backgrounds such as:
...and more, to work with ideas like:
We will begin the week with hands-on experiments in the building blocks of music – both acoustic and electronic. Then, we’ll progress toward a finished variety show of performances in the HAU2 theater space.
Byrke Lou is a Berlin-born artist and musician who experiments with the physicality of matter, sound, and the theoretical models we invent in order to communicate with and describe our surroundings.
She studied Physics, Philosophy and Digital Art as well as Design, Informatics, Electroacoustic Composition, Media Theory and Dance, and trained at IFISC (Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems) in Mallorca, Spain. She has been teaching sound and space at HfK Bremen and UdK Berlin and has been working at scientific institutions such as the MARUM in Bremen, Germany. In January 2016, she started the movLab, an open group that resides at Spektrum Berlin and discusses the body and its relation to performance art and digitalization processes.
Her work has been shown at transmediale Berlin, Ars Electronica Linz, and at Berlin events CTM Festival and 3HD Festival.
Peter Kirn is an audiovisual artist, technologist, and journalist. He is the editor of CDM (createdigitalmusic.com and createdigitalmotion.com), and co-creator of the open source MeeBlip hardware synthesizer. His work ranges from teaching creative coding with open tools to making experimental live techno, and as a writer has been a hub of discussion of trends in live and interactive visuals, and the design of new music technologies.
Presented with Native Instruments and the SHAPE platform, which is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
Runs: 30.01 – 04.02.2016
Venue: Native Instruments Office
Times: daily 12 – 18:00
Final Presentation: 05.02.2017 at HAU2 17:00