Miji Festival Lecture: Echtzeitmusik - Berlin's…
Jan 6, 2013 Sunday 12:00
1F, Associate Mission Building (Shanghai 169 Yuanmingyuan Road)
Miji Festival Lecture:
Echtzeitmusik - Berlin's experimental & improvised music scene from 1998 till today
Speaker: Kai Fagaschinski
Language: German with Chinese translation
Admission is Free. Reservation is required.
“The late 90’s have been a very stimulating time for the experimental music of Berlin. Many musicians from all over the world moved to Berlin as living was cheap and there was a lot of free space easy to be taken over.
At that time a couple of musicians from the younger generation were questioning the common way of playing improvised music. Also inspired by and in interaction with the experimental music scenes from Vienna, London and Tokyo they were trying new strategies of making music. In search for an essence and a new meaning in music they were slowing down and striping down their musical actions and dynamics. They avoided obvious forms of interaction and were especially searching individually for new musical material radically detached from the traditional intentions of their chosen instrument.
Even if things might have gotten at times quite dogmatic and stark, it seems that the experiences of that time are still evident in the these days, where one finds the so-called Echtzeitmusik scene in a very open and diverse situation.
In my lecture I try to give a little, incomplete and highly subjective overview about the musical developments of the Echtzeitmusik scene during the last 15 years – picking out some works from colleagues and also from myself – but also talking a bit about structural and personal circumstances in which the music is being produced.“ Kai Fagaschinski... Read More
Free admission, No need for reservation.