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Workshop of sound construction - Zbigniew Karkowski / Robert B. Lisek

The workshop addresses artists working with sound, musicians and composers who are interested in new means of composing, and in methods of working with sound live, both on the formal and technical level. 


Zbigniew Karkowski is one of the important composers of contemporary music, who uses computers for composing music. The workshop delivers a possibility of getting an insight into his methods of work. Karkowski will present his aesthetical and conceptual attitude towards composition through the analysis of his own works and through creating patches for Max and Super Collider. Issues such as the use of sound textures and tones as well as the technical aspects of sound production will also be discussed.

Robert B. Lisek is a pioneer of art that makes use of Artificial Intelligence methods and bioengineering. This part of workshop will be devoted to the use of numerical methods and different AI techniques [automata, neural nets, machine learning etc.] for composing contemporary music. The author will also present methods of DNA hacking, through which he combines the codes of viruses with his own DNA [extensions and sound synthesis of human genetic material].




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Music Academy in Poznan
ul. Swiety Marcin 87
PL 61-808 Poznan
Blue room

Date: May 25th (friday), 10:30 am - 2.30 pm


Electroacoustic Music Studio - Music Academy in Poznan


Limited: 35
Contact: workshop@fundamental.art.pl
Price: 30 pln


Zbigniew Karkowski was born in 1958 in Krakow, Poland. He studied composition at the State College of Music in Gothenburg, Sweden, aesthetics of modern music at the University of Gothenburg's Department of Musicology, and computer music at the Chalmers University of Technology. After completing his studies in Sweden, he studied sonology for a year at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Den Haag, Netherlands. During his education, he also attended many summer composition master courses arranged by Centre Acanthes in Avignon and Aix-en-Provence, France, studying with Iannis Xenakis, Olivier Messiaen, Pierre Boulez, and Georges Aperghis, among others. He works actively as a composer of both acoustic and electroacoustic music. He has written pieces for large orchestra (commissioned and performed by the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra), plus an opera and several chamber music pieces that were performed by professional ensembles in Sweden, Poland, and Germany. He is a founding member of the electroacoustic music performance trio "Sensorband." Zbigniew has lived and worked in Tokyo, Japan for the past eight years, and is active in the underground noise scene there. Karkowski is currently on a residency at UC Santa Barbara in California. more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zbigniew_Karkowski

Robert B. Lisek is a mathematician, artist and composer who focuses on systems and processes (computational, biological, social). He is involved in the number of projects focused on radical art strategies, hacktivism and tactical media. Drawing upon conceptual art, software art, critical and meta-media, his work intentionally defies categorization. Lisek is a pioneer of art based on AI and bioinformatics. Lisek is also a composer of contemporary music, author of many projects and scores on the intersection of spectral, stochatistic, concret music, musica futurista and noise. He explores the relationship between bio-molecular technology, code and issues arising from network technologies by combining his DNA code with codes of viruses and recently by testing influence of radioactive materials on biological entities. He is also working on human enhancement: extensions through the use of radical transgressive methods that arise at the intersection of disciplines such as AGI, bioengineering, and nanotechnology. Lisek is also a scientist who conducts a research in the area of foundations of mathematics and computer science. His research interests are theory of partially ordered sets in relation with artificial general intelligence and complexity theory. Lisek is a founder of Institute for Research in Science and Art, Fundamental Research Lab and ACCESS Art Symposium. Author of many exhibitions and concerts, among others: TERROR ENGINES - WORM Center Rotterdam, Secure Insecurity - ISEA Istanbul; Manifesto vs. Manifesto - Ujazdowski Castel of Contemporary Art, Warsaw; NGRU - FILE, Sao Paulo; NEST - ARCO Art Fair, Madrid; Float – DMAC Harvestworks and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC; WWAI - Siggraph, Los Angeles; Falsecodes - Red Gate Gallery, Beijing; Gengine - National Gallery, Warsaw; Flextex - Byzantine Museum, Athens, FXT– ACA Media Festival, Tokyo and ISEA, Nagoya; Transhuman - Entropy Gallery, SSSpear –17th Meridian, WRO Center, Wroclaw. more:http://fundamental.art.pl/ http://soundcloud.com/robert-b-lisek/


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