9th & 10th November 2009
Theoretical and Aesthetic approaches to composition – a 2day Workshop with Zbigniew Karkowski
Born in Krakow, Poland, in 1958, Zbigniew Karkowski is one of the most significant artists working in the field of experimental and contemporary music.
For the first time in Berlin, he will give a workshop for sound artists, musicians or composers who are interested in his approach to composition and live performance on both the technical and formal level. This workshop gives the participants an opportunity to gain insight into the working methods of on one of the most challenging composers / performers of electronic music today.
Karkowski will teach the participants about his aesthetic and conceptual approaches towards composition through an in depth analysis of some of his own pieces as well as exploring the compositional concepts that are inherent to the design of his Max and Super Collider patches. Along these lines aesthetic approaches towards the use of sound textures, timbres and the technical aspects of sound production will also be covered. Finally he will share his experiences and ideological beliefs about live performance and composition.
Karkowski 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 the completion of his studies in Sweden, he has studied sonology for a year at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Den Haag, Netherlands.
During these years, he attended many summer composition master courses (Centre Acanthes in France) where he studied with Pierre Boulez, Iannis Xenakis, Olivier Messiaen, and Georges Aperghis.
He has produced numerous works in the fields of both acoustic and electronic music and has written 3 pieces for large orchestra, an opera and several chamber music works. Karkowski was also a founding member of the electroacoustic music performance trio“Sensorband” (with
Atau Tanaka and Edwin van der Heide) and collaborated with artists like Francisco Lopez, Blixa Bargeld, Merzbow, Pita, Hafler trio,… Based in Tokyo, Karkowski has a large collection of releases and regularly presents his work all over the world.
Elsenstr. 52 2HH 2Etage
Tel nr. +49 (0)17620626386
When: Nov 9 & 10 ,2009
Number of participants is limited to 15.
Preregistration is highly recommended and can be done by sending an email
Proceeding the workshop will be a live performance by Zbigniew Karkowski
Tuesday 10th November 10pm
@ RAUM 18
Ziegrastraße 11 12057 Berlin
This concert will be free of charge for the workshop participants.
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