16 Nov 2015
Mousonturm, Frankfurt am Main
In a conversation with NODE15 curators Jeanne Charlotte Vogt and Alexandra Waligorski, they investigated the corporeality of the instrumental. Which significance do instruments have for musicians themselves and the audience in times of the digital creation of sound? Do we still have to consider virtuosity as a category to evaluate the relationship between a musician and his/her instrument?
In a combined 9th and 10th edition of NODE+CODE, we discussed the role of the human body in new music performances.
In two lecture concerts, STEIM researcher and musician Andi Otto (aka Springintgut) and the UdK Berlin based research group 3DMIN (»Design, Development and Dissemination of New Musical Instruments«) presented their findings and new musical instruments.
In the project »Design, Development and Dissemination of New Musical Instruments«, an interdisciplinary team of researchers and artists work on questions regarding the multitude of aspects of historical and contemporary electronic musical instruments. In close collaboration with international artists and in hands-on courses for students of the associated universities, prototypes of new musical instruments are developed. The emerging designs are evaluated regarding their versatility and expressiveness in artistic practice.