Interaktionslabor 2011 is now in session.
we invite you to::
"All of Yesterday's Parties"
electroacoustic solo compositions, sound-art works and light design
August 16, 20:oo Uhr
Gray Hall, on Campus, Coal Mine Göttelborn
Boulevard der Industriekultur, 66287 Quierschied-Göttelborn
“Innovative”, “future-proof”, “the energy of rock and the complexity of composed music”, says the international press on the musical universe of Ciciliani.
In his programme “All of Yesterday’s Parties” Ciciliani will introduce us to his most recent work. He performs selections from his evening long "Suicidal Self Portraits” and his 4 hour long work-in-progress "Pop Wall Alphabet". In his solo "Corrosion" for analogue electronics and laser projections, he explores immaterial sound and light textures while searching for “haptic” qualities serving as a poetic idea.
In his solo-adaptation of "Dromomania – originally written for two pianos, electronics and light design, he contemplates “travelling “- the modern metaphor for the ephemerality of being. Through technology, today’s travelling times have shrunk from matters of months to hours. However, the frequent traveller has thereby become the passenger of a transitory space, suspended between departure and arrival point, in often crowded but nevertheless uninhabited transit zones like airports, train stations or vehicles. The ease of travelling tends to turn the traveller into a displaced subject – liberated from a stationary existence but also alienated through the lack of a final arrival.
Born in Croatia, Ciciliani received his musical training as a composer and electronic musician in New York, Hamburg and The Hague. Already during his studies he has collected extensive experience not only in the fields of “academic” composition, but also in free improvisation and cross-disciplinary projects. Typical for Ciciliani’s work is that it combines seemingly contradictory materials, giving the composition a feeling of experiment and playfulness, with surprising turns and a variety of color. In his more recent work a special field of interest lies in the combination of sound and light, which was also the topic of his PhD research that he completed at Brunel University London.
The different “genres” in which Ciciliani’s music can be heard and seen, are reflecting his manifold musical activities. His music has been programmed by festivals and concert series of electronic experimental music like Club Transmediale Berlin, SuperDeluxe/Tokyo or the NowNow Series/Sydney just as much as by festivals for chamber music like Wien Modern, Forum Neue Musik Deutschlandfunk, Zagreb Biennale, ISCM World Music Days and many more.
Marko Ciciliani is guest-professor at the Institute for Acoustics and Media (IEM) of the Arts University in Graz/Austria and is also teaching at the composition department of the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Furthermore he is lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in St.Pölten. (www.ciciliani.com)
This concert is a featured part of the first „Performance Academy,“ collaboratively organized by
Interaktionslabor with XMLab and Centre de Création Choréographique Luxembourgeois TROIS C-L on the campus of the former coal mine Göttelborn.
On Saturday and Sunday, August 20/21, at 7pm, the Lab will showcase new video and choreographic installations. Free admission, visitors are welcome. The lab offers a series of parallel modules investigating the relations between choreography and software, sound and motion-design, movement capture and 3d digital/virtual environment navigation, light and projection architecture, electronics and interactive programming.
“Gesture” – and its performance autonomy (?) – has been chosen as focus of the inaugural workshop: gesture as practice that is at once aesthetic, corporeal, and political.
13-23 August, 2011 Summer Residence on the Campus Göttelborn
Directed by Johannes Birringer,
with Soenke Zehle (XMLab) and Bernard Baumgarten (Trois C-L)
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