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Intervention Space | Dis|As|Sociation

Nov 19, 2022 | 09:30 AM - 08:00 PM

Event in English and German.

The event sets out to explore the phenomenon of polyphony in contemporary music as a practice of organising heterogeneous elements through means of dissociation and association. In a large part of contemporary experimental music production, regardless of their stylistic or aesthetic preconditions, a significant heterogeneity of the basic compositional materials seems to be prevalent, ranging from conventionally musical or extramusical elements to often not clearly classifiable actions or objects. The resulting phenomenal multifariousness of such approaches is therefore often described in intrinsically non-musical terms like intermediality or performativity. However, the ways of interrelating and interpenetrating the, at times, extremely diverse layers of materiality can oftentimes also be traced back to remnants of the inherently musical techniques of traditional polyphony and counterpoint. Their underlying reference systems, in turn, are essentially based on the subtle interplay of associating and dissociating musical elements in order to establish simultaneous, perceivable orders of both discrete and global contexts. Hence, the seemingly purely artistic and aesthetic issue of polyphonic organisation can easily be tied in with a broader social and philosophical perspective on questions like the interrelation between the individual and the collective, between independence and interdependence, as well as its conscious modelling in artistic production and perception processes.

09:30 Welcome/Introduction
10:00 Keynote I: Peter Ablinger
11:30 Keynote II: Óscar Escudero/Belenish Moreno-Gil: Post-composition: A polyphonic approach.
13:00 Lunch break
14:30 Encounter: All keynote speakers + Romi Ron Morrison (Mercator-Fellow SFB) + Oxana Chi/Layla Zami (dance/saxophone/loops): Manhattan Rush Hour meets feelingJAZZ
16:30 Keynote III: Annette Schmucki
18:00 Keynote IV: Florian Dombois
19:30 Wrap up/get together

Moderation: Ariane Jeßulat and Tom Rojo Poller

The event is part of the CRC's laboratory format Intervention Space Art and Academia. The laboratory format is organized by RP A04 and will include performances, analyses, discussions and scientific-artistic workshops.

Time & Location

Nov 19, 2022 | 09:30 AM - 08:00 PM

Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin HZT
Uferstudio 3
Uferstraße 8-11/23
13357 Berlin