September 29 - 01 October 2016
The first ever international music-robot convention!
Gamut Inc & N.K. Projekt present a three-day festival on the topic of music- robots and machine-music. In concerts, lectures and different discourse formats, we will present many international ensembles from Europe and beyond that build their own autonomously playing music-machines. We will interpret classics of the 20th century on music-machines and also invite composers to write new music for these wild machine-inventions.
The festival will take place in Berlin in September of 2016 with three days of concerts, installations, talks and presentations. The festival includes, among others:
Robot Orchestra of Logos Foundation Ghent
Roland Olbeter Machines
Hacklander \ Hatam
Jens Maria Weber
Reading Group 2016 | Wednesdays March, April & May, 2016. 18:00-21:00
This is a weekly meeting for those interested in understanding how we are conditioned in different ways. If we consider the possibility of actual transformation, first we need to understand ourselves in relation to this world.
We will explore our own determination from different perspectives: linguistically, socially, sexually, culturally, racially, economically, historically, biologically, and more. We will also take into account Berlin and the changes that is going through.
Launched by a group of musicians and artists, this experimental series starts with a critical standpoint towards current culture and music in particular, including the avant-garde, popular and obscure: does music contain transformative qualities? Or is it just a soundtrack for our fucked up times? Are extreme actions, improvisational approaches and noise enough to dismantle our conditioned selves? Or do we need to radically reconsider the critical potential of these practices? Can we still say no to the unfairness of this world through cultural practices or do we need something else altogether?
In the Spring of 2016, photographer Laura Fusato holds a special exhibition featuring photographs of live performances held at N.K. This evening acts like a photographic retrospective of the concerts held at N.K. from 2008- 2015, where Fusato was usually present.