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ZKM Institute for Music and Acoustics
Imatronic 2014

November 25, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - November 29, 2014 @ 5:00 pm


Picture is Brian Eno. Photo by Mary Evers, 2014.

Imatronic, major European festival of electronic music, is produced by ZKM Institute for Music and Acoustics in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Imatronic presents new work, historically important work, and the Giga-Hertz Prize for lifetime achievement and contribution to the field. Highlights for this year include an exclusive concert of music by eighty-seven-year-old electronic-music-pioneer Pierre Henry, the 10th edition of PIANO+ and the awarding of the Giga-Hertz Prize. The goal of the ZKM Institute for Music and Acoustics is the support of new acoustic and compositional possibilities in electronic music.

Event #1

PIANO+, the first of three events in Imatronic 2014, is a festival within a festival. PIANO+ includes five concerts of experimentation with the piano and electronics.

Concert 1
Tuesday November 25 @ 8pm in the ZKM_Cube

Michel van der Aa Transit (2007/2009) Everett Hopfner piano; Jagoda Szmytka GAME BOY (2014, UA) Sebastian Berweck piano; Aaron Einbond Cartographies (2014, UA) Rei Nakamura piano Olaf Tzschoppe drums; Live electronic realisation: EXPERIMENTALSTUDIO of SWR, Movement to sound, sound to Movement VIII: Neo-Minimalism; Alberto Bernal NO studies #3 (2014, DEA); Raquel Garcìa Tomas Alice's Adventure in Wonderland (2014, DEA); Christian W. Christensen 5 Preludes (2014, DEA) Rei Nakamura piano.

Concert 2
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 @ 8 pm in the ZKM_Cube
Reviving Parmegiani

Henri Pousseur Paraboles-Mix (1972); Martin Lorenz Structure-Borne Noise (2014); Bernard Parmegiani Strio (1980); Bernard Parmegiani Stries (1980); Sebastian Berweck Colette Broeckaert Martin Lorenz synthesizer electronics acoustic instruments.

Concert 3
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 following concert 2 in the ZKM_Music Balcony
Myo-Music 1

Andrès Gonzalez Kla-wo (2014) Andrès Gonzalez live electronics Marija Skender piano and dance.

Concert 4
Thursday, November 27, 2014 @ 8 pm in the ZKM_Cube

Stefan Prins Piano hero #1 & #2 (2011 13, DEA #2); François Sarhan Piano (2012, DEA); Vykintas Baltakas Pasaka / Ein Märchen (1995-97); Jean-Luc Fafchamps Beth/Veth (2012, DEA) Stephane Ginsburgh piano.

Concert 5
Thursday, November 27, 2014 following concert 5 in the ZKM_Music Balcony
Myo-Music 2

Remmy Canedo Contracting Dimensions (2014), Remmy Canedo live electronics, Marija Skender piano and dance.


Event #2

Live realizations by the Ensemble Experimental of the SWR
Friday, November 28, 2014 @ 8pm in the ZKM_Cube, Music Balcony, Media Theater.
Tickets 10/7€

Ann Cleare eyam iv (Pluto's farthest Moons) (2014, UA); Anthony Elliott untitled (Square, Triangle and Sine) (2014, UA); Daniel Blinkhorn frostbYte - wildflower (2014, UA); Evelina Rajca A Science Fiction Collage of the current past: Reasonance – Kapitel 3 (2014, UA); Vinyl -Terror & -Horror Let Go Of My Finger (2014); Giuliano Obici Lanhouse Concert (2010); Leo Hofmann & Andi Otto Pachinko Playalong (2014, UA).


Event #3

Giga-Hertz Prize 2014, Concert by Pierre Henry, Motion Picture 2.0 Award
Saturday, November 29, 2014 @ 7:30pm

This year the Giga-Hertz Award for Electronic Music goes to musician, legendary producer (among others, of Talking Heads, U2, and Coldplay) and multi-media artist Brian Eno.

The Award for Production will also be presented to Brazilian-born Giuliano Obici, to the Spaniard Lula Romero, and to the Danish duo Vinyl-Terror & -Horror.

The award winner of the Motion Picture 2.0 competition will also be selected on the same evening. ZKM together with the Federal Ministry for Education and Research, as an event of The Digital Society, Science Year 2014, invited all interested to submit their experiments with the new recording technology Motion Picture 2.0.

pierrehenry700Pierre Henry. Photo by Léa Crespi.

Following the awards ceremony, Pierre Henry, electronic music pioneer, will hold an exclusive concert with his work Le Fil de la Vie, composed in 2012.




November 25, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
November 29, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
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