Thursday Feb 21
Workshop and performance by Berlin artist/musician Robert Henke, who plays minimal techno under the name of Monolake as well as producing abstract music and sound installations under his real name.
Performance: ‘Layering Buddha’,Thursday 21st February, 8pm
Studio1, NASDA, CPIT, Madras St Christchurch (access simplest off carpark opposite Catholic Cathedral in Barbadoes St Block E (old auto block) on Campus map
Layering Buddha’ is based on permutation and layering of sounds from the FM3 Buddha Machine, a low-fi loop playing device. It is performed in an immersive six-channel surround sound environment, totally in the dark. It was awarded an Honorary Mention in the Digital Music category at the 2007 Prix Ars Electronica competition. Installation of the 6-channel surround sound system will be kindly provided by MAINZ – the Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand
Workshop: Too Many Choices – how to make music if everything is possible.
Imagitech Theatre, CPIT, Madras St Christchurch 2pm-4pm Thursday 21 February $10
Music software reached a state where its possibilities exceed the knowledge of most of their users. While it became very easy to create sound, a lot of people are completely overwhelmed by what their tools offer and get confused and defocused. The solution: usage of only a few tools and trying to understand them well enough to master them. The aim of the lecture is to provide ideas of how to dive deeper into any kind of music software to make most out of it. Examples are presented using Ableton Live 7, Operator and Sampler.
The lecture and talk is for all audiences which are interested in computer generated sound. Very basic knowledge of Ableton Live or any other music software or hardware needed.
Robert Henke is a renowned Berlin artist/musician who plays minimal techno under the name of Monolake as well as producing abstract music and sound installations under his real name. Robert has performed in such places as the Tate Modern in London the Centre Pompidou in Parisand at the Mutek festival in Montreal. He has been an influential figure in the development of computer-based music performance and expressive software and hardware to support this, most notably Ableton Live.