silent green Film Feld Forschung gGmbH
Sa, 12/10/2019, 16:00 Uhr
Elektronische Musik / Diskurs / Konzert / Performance

Future Soundscapes Festival - Day 3

What does the future sound like? Future Soundscapes invites you on an audiovisual trip through time: Over the four days of the festival, artists from the realms of music, media art and sound art explore the past and present of science fiction sound in pop culture, music and cinema.
Their contributions vary from dystopian film soundtracks and posthuman sound installations to experimental electronic music that thrusts forward into uncharted aural territory. Workshops and talks delve into the history and the aesthetics of futuristic sound, as well as contemporary sound phenomena, tracing the path of acoustic clichés and searching for sound future proposals in between dystopia and utopia.


PROGRAM KUPPELHALLE, FREE ENTRY

16:00, silent green Kuppelhalle

STEFAN DREES: ON THE SONIC AND MUSICAL DESIGN OF DYSTOPIAN AND UTOPIAN SPACES IN SCIENCE FICTION FILMS
Lecture

In science fiction film, the view onto the future of humanity is always connected with an attempt to imagine what human environments will look and sound like. Using selected examples, this talk focuses on the use of sound design and music in the creation of dystopian environments such as overcrowded urban or apocalyptic landscapes. These are contrasted with strategies drawn on to characterize utopian places or moments of happiness and harmony.


17:00, silent green Kuppelhalle

PETER CUSACK: ARE FUTURE SOUNDSCAPES ALREADY HERE?
Lecture

The acoustic stereotypes of science fiction are sometimes utopic, but more often the opposite – hellish dystopias or catastrophic landscapes. But what do existing places of major environmental damage actually sound like? Field recordist (and musician) Peter Cusack has travelled to disaster areas such as the Chernobyl exclusion zone, the Caspian oil fields and German brown coal mines to find out.


18:00, silent green Kuppelhalle

KARL HEINZ JERON & STEFAN RIEBEL: R C O
Performance

RCO produces soundscapes by combining several decommissioned pacemakers with self-developed electronic circuits. During their live performance, fleeting and improvised installations emerge which take up the peculiarities of the respective location and allow them to flow into the continuously varying sound structures.


PROGRAM BETONHALLE, TICKET: 15,70€

20:00, silent green Betonhalle

QUADRATURE: LGM#2

Audiovisual multichannel Performance with LEDs

The audiovisual performance LGM#2 is based on an extensive database of pulsars and neutron stars. The extremely fast rotations and strong gamma rays of these exotic celestial bodies are transformed into clicks, sine waves and light, exploring the rhythms and wavelengths of these pulsating sources of radio emission for aesthetic patterns and harmonies.


21:00, silent green Betonhalle

NICOLAS BERNIER: TRANSFERT (299 792 458 m/s)
Performance

With transfert (299 792 458 m/s) Canadian artist Nicolas Bernier is visiting science fiction and the oversweet 80s pop culture. The piece is driven by loads of layered synthesizers recalling sci-fi soundtracks that are animating colored neons at the speed of light. Somewhere between the spacetime travel light beams or the spaceship control panels and corridors, the three scenographic structures are moved by the artist, altering the perception of light and space. The work is a hyperbolic, artificial science fiction scene.


22:00, silent green Betonhalle

DRIFTMACHINE
Concert

Modular synth duo Driftmachine started as a workshop where Andreas Gerth and Florian Zimmer focused on synth exploration and the search for a new approach for groove and bass-driven music. As part of their live performance, they collaborate with video artist Mika Shkurat. He is a member of the electronic pop trio Nisantashi Primary School and explores classical video feedback techniques using an analogue LZX-based video-synth combined with a screen and live camera footage.

www.future-soundscapes-festival.de

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  • Gerichtstr. 35, Berlin
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