[PD] [PD-announce] Regenwald 2011: workshop/installation/performance @ Club Transmediale Berlin

Derek Holzer derek at umatic.nl
Fri Jan 7 20:35:19 CET 2011

Regenwald 2011: a workshop/installation/performance in the spirit of 
David Tudor
for Club Transmediale Berlin
with Derek Holzer (USA/DE) & Mads Bech Paluszewski (DK)

Direct links:


Regenwald 2011 is a contemporary re-interpretation of David Tudor’s 
series of compositions from the 1970′s entitled “Rainforest”. It uses 
various types of sonic transducers to play live sounds through various 
resonant objects in the performance space, as well as through 
architectural features of the space itself. Additionally, an 8×8 matrix 
mixer allows the sound from any of the objects to be sent to any of the 
performers, making the whole piece an experiment in generative chaos.

Regenwald 2011 will be developed in a workshop format with up to 8 
participants over a period of several days. The resulting work should 
shift between relatively static installation-like moments and 
performative sections where the artists seek new relationships with the 
objects and each other. The audience is free to move around the 
performance space, engage in conversations and explore the resonant 
objects, thus adding new life to the rainforest.

A opening night presentation will introduce the concept of Regenwald 
2011 and the context of “Schematic as Score” as seen in the works of 
both David Tudor and John Cage.


A rough schematic of a previous transducer system (Regenskog 2010) can 
be seen here:

Documentation of Regenskog 2010 can be found here:


28 January – 01 February, 12-19:00 daily: Regenwald 2011 workshop in 
West Germany, Kottbusser Tor, Berlin

01 February 21:00: opening Regenwald 2011 presentation/performance, West 
Germany, Kottbusser Tor, Berlin

02 February – 05 February 18-22:00 daily: Regenwald 2011 installation, 
West Germany, Kottbusser Tor, Berlin


The Regenwald 2011 workshop is open for 8 participants who will be 
selected and notified on or before 16 January 2011. There is no fee to 
participate. Applying participants should be:

–Comfortable working in a collaborative environment
–Knowledgeable in the basics of acoustics
–Proficient in one or more chosen analog or digital sound instruments 
and/or systems for working with sound
–Capable of bringing any equipment they require beyond the basics of the 
transducer system (instruments, mixers, computers, etc etc)

Please send an email to regenwald2011 at clubtransmediale.de by 12 January 
with the following information:

–Name, location and short bio (max 100 words)
–Short statement of interest (max 300 words)
–Short description of your chosen instrument or system (max 300 words)
–Links to audio/video documentation of one solo work and one 
collaborative work you have made

*Workshop Leaders*

Derek Holzer (1972) is an American sound artist living in Berlin, whose 
current interests include DIY analog electronics, sound art, field 
recording and the meeting points of electroacoustic, noise, improv and 
extreme music. He has played live experimental sound, as well as taught 
workshops in noise art technology, across Europe, North America, Brazil 
and New Zealand.

Danish sound artist and cultural producer Mads Bech Paluszewski (1977) 
works with circuit bending, sound installations, tactile acoustics and 
performances from his Copenhagen base. Solo and as a member of several 
groups of experimental audio/visual music and performance groups, he has 
performed at many Nordic music and sound art festivals. He has also held 
several workshops in circuit bending and user driven sound installations 
in Denmark.


Regenwald is a join production of DISK/Club Transmediale and Tuned 
City/DOCK e.V.

::: derek holzer ::: http://macumbista.net :::
---Oblique Strategy # 172:
"Use `unqualified' people"

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