programme (pdf, German) ECAS WP 2 - Stage

Musikprotokoll 2012
im Steirischen Herbst
»An enharmonic change«
04.10. - 07.10.2012 / Graz, Austria

In 2012 musikprotokoll had its special ECAS edition, built on the theme of the Working Period 2 „Networks of Advanced Sound and Related Arts. Bridging cultural sectors and different media, and enabling citizen innovation“. The main research question under the title „Enharmony“ was: How does the context influence/change the music?

Intro of musikprotokoll 2012

Sounds rouse us to change the world and to perceive the world in a different way. But the meaning of the world, the meaning of a sound may change without the sound itself changing. The truth of the sound is not absolute – and the twentieth century took advantage of this fact not only by means of a veritably explosive increase in possibilities of sound, but also in the possible meanings of every single sound. The apex of this refinement is constituted by pieces of music that use only a singly produced sound (or, in radical cases, no sound at all), whose meaning, however, constantly changes by means of repetition.

So what sounds are still symbols, and thus instructions on how to act today? Instructions for what, in what context and under what social circumstances? A world as sound between iconic commercial sound logos and private ringtones, instrumental avantgarde, abstract electronica, sound design and pop songs. Why and how does the selfsame sound work and function in different contexts as a symbol of different meanings? What effect can music have under these conditions? What produces the pictorial quality of sounds and thus their reference to the world? And how does music take advantage of this relationship?

Curated by Christian Scheib (A) & Susanna Niedermayr (A)

ECAS supported events during the festival:
ICAS Antichambre04.10. - 07.10.2012
Date04.10. - 07.10.2012
ActionDJ Sets, micro-lectures, videoloop, panel discussion about the work of the ECAS/ICAS network
ParticipantsDJs: Bambio Sound System, Oliver Baurhenn, // videoloop: alonso+craciun // micro-lectures: Dahlia Borsche, Werner Jauk // panel discussion with Susanna Niedermayr (musikprotokoll), Oliver Baurhenn (CTM Festival), Charlotte Bendiks (Insomnia), Thomas Dumke (TMA/CYNETART), moderated by Rosa Reitsamer
LocationLailas Bar
Sponsoring Partnersmusikprotokoll im steirischen herbst in cooperation with Tone / Unsound / DISK / CTM / TMA / CYNETART / Insomnia / Skaņu Mežs / SOCO
Printmp12 programme
Online References (german)
Interview with Oliver Baurhenn (german)
alonso+craciun video loop (german)
DescriptionEvery evening began in the ICAS Antichambre, musikprotokoll's anteroom, curators of kindred ECAS/ICAS festivals played their favourite records, for instance, as on the first evening, sound postcards from communist Poland of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. First theory inputs opened up spaces for thought. Deliberately small in scale, this already reflected the programme structure of musikprotokoll 2012, that united theory, practice, different genres, media and formats in many different ways – under the guiding theme of the Working Period 2.
Photos by M. Gross
Enharmony Micro-Lectures04.10. - 07.10.2012
Date04.10. - 07.10.2012
ParticipantsSabine Sanio, Susanna Niedermayr, Reni and Jogi Hofmüller, Dahlia Borsche, Jeremy Gilbert, Christina Nemec, Christian Scheib, Julia Gerlach, Werner Jauk, Gregor Kokorz and Patrick Hahn
LocationCamp: Black Cube, Lailas Bar and Wohnzimmer
Sponsoring PartnersORF / musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst
Printmp12 programme, pg. 14ff
Online References Sabine Sanio (german)
Susanna Niedermayr (german)
Reni and Jogi Hofmüller (german)
Dahlia Borsche (german)
Jeremy Gilbert (german)
Christina Nemec (german)
Christian Scheib (german)
Julia Gerlach (german)
Werner Jauk biography
Werner Jauk (german)
Gregor Kokorz (german)
Patrick Hahn (german)
DescriptionIn 11 micro-lectures - embedded inbetween concerts, performances, presentations and DJ Sets - experts coming from different fields and academic disciplines - reflected on the main research question of musikprotokoll 2012: How does the context influence/change the music? Sounds rouse us to change the world and to perceive the world in a different way. To do so, they require meaning. Meaning may change without the sound itself changing. Even the truth of sound as meaning and as a call to act is not absolute, but rather referential, contingent and dependent on context. musikprotokoll took a musical, theoretical and artistic look at these mechanisms. The context generates the meaning of the truth to be changed for productive enharmonic purposes.
Photos by M. Gross
ICAS Kitchen / ICAS Bar04.10. - 07.10.2012
ICAS SUITE : ECAS Touring Package
Date04.10. - 07.10.2012
Actionconcerts, DJ set, micro-lecture
Participantsconcerts: Leonel Kaplan, Christof Kurzmann, Marcus Schmickler, Marc Weiser aka Rechenzentrum, Gas of Latvia, pole // DJ set: Charlotte Bendiks // micro-lecture: Reni and Jogi Hofmüller
LocationCamp Wohnzimmer and Lailas Bar
Sponsoring Partnersmusikprotokoll im steirischen herbst in cooperation with Tone / Unsound / DISK / CTM / TMA / CYNETART / Insomnia / Skaņu Mežs / SOCO
Printmp12 programme, pg. 34ff
Online References
Leonel Kaplan & Christof Kurzmann (german)
Marcus Schmickler (german)
DJ Charlotte Bendiks (german)
Marc Weiser aka Rechenzentrum (german)
Gas of Latvia (german)
pole (german)
DescriptionIn a joint concert with trumpeter Leonel Kaplan, Christof Kurzmann played acoustic laptop. Reni and Jogi Hofmüller talked about their mur.sat workshop at the 2nd ECAS Partner Meeting at Mutek Festival in Montreal. In his live accompaniment to Dziga Vertov’s film “Entuziazm” from 1929, Marc Weiser weaved new chains of association. Gas of Latvia and Pole explored the limits of the functionality of electronic club music: curated jointly with a number of ICAS colleagues, and after appearing in Berlin, Montevideo and Montreal, the ICAS Kitchen is now set to be staged in Graz, with an additional ICAS BAR and a programme reflecting the network’s diversity.
Photos by M. Gross
BETWEEN | YOU | AND | ME by by Anke Eckardt04.10. - 07.10.2012
Between|You|And|Me - Wall of Sound & Light
AiR 1: »Between|You|And|Me« - Wall of Sound & Light - Interactive Installation
Date04.10. - 07.10.2012
ActionMultisensory Installation
Participantsconcept, realisation: Anke Eckardt / composition: Anke Eckardt, Henry Koch / programming: Yvan Volochine / rig-construction: Zolle / Thanks to: Peter Votava, Douglas Henderson
LocationCamp: White Box / GRAZ
Sponsoring PartnersORF / musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst, realized with TMA/CYNETART, The Artist-in-Residence Grant from the Saxon State Minister for for Higher Education, Research and the Arts, awarded in cooperation with the Office of Cultural and Historic Preservation, City of Dresden
PrintMusikprotokoll '12 print program, pg. 20ff
Online References
DescriptionThis wall does not divide, it joins. Made up of sound and light, it only becomes a wall when actually experienced, only from up close and in motion – and, at the same moment, morphs into an experience that unites. Two thin skins of light form a visible frame filled with sound. By means of a multi-channel set-up with extremely directional – hypersonic – loudspeakers, we hear different textures of broken glass in a line of multiple soundbeams: an acoustic architecture whose constellation changes depending on the visitor’s position.
Photos by M. Gross
The Silbadores Part 1 by Heimo Lattner und Judith Laub05.10.2012
ECAS co-commission : Heimo Lattner : »Silbadores«
ParticipantsHeimo Lattner, Judith Laub
LocationCamp: Wohnzimmer
Sponsoring PartnersORF / musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst, DISK / CTM, Skaņu Mežs, Tone / Unsound
Printmp12 programme, pg. 50ff
Online References (german)

DescriptionIntroduction - Work in progress. By exploring the phenomenon of voice, Heimo Lattner raises questions of identity and society. To him, the voice is no longer part of the body, nor yet part of language. It is no longer part of the subject, nor yet part of the other, no longer part of biological life, nor yet part of social existence. It is the point of intersection of both, in a place that is in fact impossible and placeless, a place to which we are led by El Silbo, the endangered whistled language of the Guanches, the aboriginal inhabitants of the Canary Islands.
Photos by M. Gross
ICAS WebTV04.10. - 07.10.2012
Date04.10. - 07.10.2012
ActionICAS Web TV Live - ICAS Magazine
Participantshosts: Susanna Niedermayr and Oliver Baurhenn / guests: Dieter Kovacic, Anke Eckardt, Reni Hofmüller, Boris Hegenbart, Martin Siewert, Martin Brandlmayr, Thomas Dumke, Werner Jauk, Christina Nemec, Charlotte Bendiks, Heimo Lattner, Dahlia Borsche, Jeremy Gilbert, Sabine Sanio, Christian Scheib / Cultural Worker in Residence: Thomas Dumke
LocationCamp: backstage
Sponsoring PartnersORF / musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst
Printmp12 programme, pg. 1ff
Online References
DescriptionOn every day of the festival at 3pm Susanna Niedermayr and Oliver Baurhenn, the hosts of ICAS Radio, produced an edition of ICAS WebTV. Musicians, artists and lecturers of the Enharmony Micro-Lectures visited Niedermayr and Baurhenn in their ICAS WebTV studio, presented their work and discussed with them the guiding research question of musikprotokoll's ECAS festival edition: How does the context influence/change the music? Additionally Niedermayr and Baurhenn invited their ICAS colleagues to send them short video clips from their recent festival editions. Furthermore all the concerts, which took place in the ICAS Antichambre, ICAS Kitchen and ICAS Bar were streamed live.
Photosby Martin Gross
Videos video of ICAS WebTV edition 1
video of ICAS WebTV edition 2
video of ICAS WebTV edition 3
video of ICAS WebTV edition 4
ICAS Radio from ORF musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst5.10.2012
ICAS RADIO from musikprotokoll 2012 in Graz, Austria
ActionICAS Radio live session
ParticipantsSusanna Niedermayr, Oliver Baurhenn
Sponsoring PartnersORF / musikprotokoll
Online References

ECAS Cultural Worker in Residence01.10. - 07.10.2012
Thomas Dumke Residence Photo Diary
Date01.10. - 07.10.2012
ActionECAS Cultural Worker in Residence
ParticipantsThomas Dumke
Locationseveral locations in Graz
Sponsoring PartnersORF / musikprotokoll
Printmp12 programme, pg. 7 & 72
Online References

DescriptionThomas Dumke from CYNETART / TMA visited Graz to take part as a cultural worker in several festival actions: the E.C.A.S. discussion, ICAS-TV, ICAS-Radio, press conference & the Enharmony-Micro-Lecture, playing a DJ set there.



Working Period II