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Annette Wolfsberger on Fri, 10 Feb 2012 13:18:25 +0100 (CET)


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[Nettime-nl] Call for Participants: Sonic Acts Masterclasses (deadline 12 February)


CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: SONIC ACTS MASTERCLASSES, 20-23 February 2012, Amsterdam

DEADLINE: 12 February 2012

MASTERCLASS LEADERS: Catherine Christer Hennix, Peter Kubelka, Olaf Nicolai, Pauline Oliveros, Tino Sehgal

In collaboration with the Stedelijk Museum and STEIM, Sonic Acts will host a series of masterclasses as part of this year’s festival edition Travelling Time. 

The masterclasses provide a unique opportunity for artists, musicians and other creative professionals to work with 5 internationally renowned artists whose work critically reflects on time and timing. In a concentrated and intimate setting, participants will gain insight into the artists’ concepts, work processes, and methods of composition and production through hands-on workshops and seminars. 

TO PARTICIPATE
Deadline for applications is 12 February 2012. Please send a biography and a short motivation outlining why you would like to take part in a specific masterclass to: masterclass {AT} sonicacts.com. 
Attending multiple classes is possible. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. You will be informed about the result of your application by 14 February. 
A detailed schedule as well as more information about the preparation for the masterclass will be sent to successful applicants with this notification. 

FEE
There is a fee of 25 Euro to participate per masterclass. Catering will be provided. 

DATES & LOCATIONS
The masterclasses take place at STEIM, SMART Project Space and De Balie, in Amsterdam 

20 February (afternoon & evening):  Olaf Nicolai
Nicolai’s masterclass will delve on the topic of Repeat is not Return.

21 & 22 February (afternoon & evening):  Catherine Christer Hennix
Hennix' two-day masterclass will investigate the relationship between modern music, programming and linguistics, and relate the latter to mathematical structures.

22 February (afternoon & evening): Peter Kubelka
Kubelka will lead a masterclass on film & cooking

23 February (morning): Pauline Oliveros
Oliveros will lead a deep listening session.

23 February: Tino Sehgal
Content tbc.

These masterclasses are made possible with the support of the Mondriaan Fund.

ABOUT THE MASTERS

CATHERINE CHRISTER HENNIX (US/SE) is a composer, philosopher, mathematician and visual artist. In the 1960s and 1970s she worked with illustrious figures such as La Monte Young and Pandit Pran Nath who were very important for her own work. She has frequently collaborated with the American anti-art philosopher, composer and violinist Henry Flynt. All her major compositions, including The Electric Harpsichord, are regarded as part of an ongoing, endless cycle. 

PETER KUBELKA (AT) is a multifaceted artist and theoretician who has worked in film, cooking, music, architecture, speech and writing. He communicates through lectures, which also use non-verbal elements ‘to free our world view from being the exclusive property of language’. Kubelka’s cinematographic work is short and highly condensed. His ‘Metric Films’ preceded and laid the foundations for structural cinema. 

OLAF NICOLAI (DE) is a German artist whose conceptual approach and use of diverse media question the way in which we view our everyday environment. He also translates theories from science and the arts into aesthetic-artistic idioms, rendering them accessible in a new context. His works deal with the perception of time in the reception of art. Nicolai has participated in international solo and group exhibitions. His works were shown at Documenta X, and at the 49th and 51st Venice Biennales. 

PAULINE OLIVEROS (US), composer, performer and humanitarian, is an important pioneer in American music and electronic music. She has explored sound for five decades, breaking new ground for herself and others. Through improvisation, electronic music, ritual, teaching and meditation she has created a body of work with such breadth of vision that it profoundly affects those who experience it. 

TINO SEHGAL (DE/UK) is a British-German artist whose works, which he calls ‘constructed situations’, involve one or more people carrying out instructions conceived by the artist. What all of Sehgal's works have in common is that they reside only in the space and time they occupy, and in the memory of the work and its reception. The artist himself describes his works as 'constructed situations', whose materials are the human voice, language, movement, and interaction, without the production of physical objects. His pieces are choreographies that are regularly staged in museums or galleries, and continuously executed for the entire duration of a show. In 2012, he will present a newly commissioned work for the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern, London.

For more information, and the full Sonic Acts - Travelling Time Programme (23-26 February 2012) please check out our website: www.sonicacts.com

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Sonic Acts
Weteringschans 6-8
1017 SG Amsterdam
020 6264521
www.sonicacts.com / info {AT} sonicacts.com
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