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Next_generation festival – ZKM show

June 26, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The event will be streaming online.


As the largest meeting of university studios for electronic music, »next_generation« offers young composers a platform to present their compositional projects and to get into conversation with each other.

00:00:55 | Panel Discussion Between Art Music and Pop: How do electronic studios deal with aesthetic diversity, and what might this heterogeneity add to the education process now and in the future? Participants: Prof. Dr. Michael Edwards (Professor of Electronic Composition at the Institute for Computer Music and Electronic Media (ICEM), Folkwang University of the Arts) Rebecca Beauchamp (M.F.A., ex-Media: Sound, KHM Köln) Prof. Daisuke Ishida (Professor of Sound Art, Sound Studies and Sonic Arts, UdK Berlin) Noémi Büchi (Composer, Performer & Master Student of Electroacoustic Composition at the Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology (ICST), ZHdK) Prof. Orm Finnendahl (Professor & Education Director of Composition, HfMDK Frankfurt) Moderation: Prof. Ludger Brümmer (Composer, Head of ZKM | Hertz-Lab & Professor of Composition for Digital Media, HfM Trossingen)

01:02:36 | Contributions of the university studios

01:03:09 1. Hamburg University of Music and Theatre

01:21:15 2. Musica Elettronica & Tecnici del Suono (METS), Conservatorio di Cuneo

1:35:03 3. Studio for Electroacoustic Music, University of the Arts Bremen

01:50:344. International Ensemble Modern Academy (IEMA), University for Music and Performing Arts Frankfurt am Main (HfMDK)

02:01:22 5. Studio for Electronic Music (StEM), State University of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart (HMDK)

02:17:31 6. Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin (HEAR) / Academy of Music & The Conservatory of Strasbourg

02:34:10 7. Studio for Electronic Music (SEM), University Mozarteum Salzburg

02:49:40 8. Institute for Computer Music and Electronic Media (ICEM), Folkwang University of the Arts

03:05:56 9. Sound Studies and Sonic Arts, UdK Berlin

03:30:31 Moderation

From June 25–27, 2021, a special edition of the festival »next_generation« will take place daily from 6–9 pm CEST. Special edition in the sense that ZKM | Hertz-Labor does justice to the current situation, but also to the digital transformation and conducts the festival online for the first time. The »next_generation« has long been a »net_generation«, which is not least noticeable in the current dynamics in electronic music and teaching. Together with the participating 24 university studios, we will present a diverse program over the course of three days. Because of the pandemic, conventions and routines are being called into question and dissolved to a great extent. What was familiar is disappearing and becoming a rarity. As a result, music production and education also sees itself confronted with new challenges. That is why the presentations of experimental concert contributions and performances and the audiovisual works of the university studios will represent a reflection of this transformation. The range of topics presented and the questions being asked during the podium discussions by the students, lecturers, and university studio directors, as well as by the experts from the ZKM | Hertz-Lab, will provide an insight into the interplay of technology and art, which is a part of the current creative work of these composers. These discussions will cover observations about the influence of artificial intelligence on the creative process, uncertainties regarding the handling of aesthetic diversity, and strategies for maintaining aesthetic continuity amid technological upheavals. With this program, »ne(x)t_generation 8.5« offers a representative overview of the current creative work of the upcoming generation of composers in the context of technology and art and against the background of current challenges and framework conditions.



June 26, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm