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6 December 2017 | Concert with elektroacoustic musik (sound direction : Martin Supper)

Pho­tos © Kathrin Scheidt

UNSICHTBARE MUSIK. Mar­tin Sup­per zum Siebzig­sten

Con­cert with elek­troa­coustic musik (sound direc­tion : Mar­tin Supper)


6.12.2017 | 8:00 pm | concert


Georg-Neu­mann-Saal, UdK

Ein­stein­ufer 43 ‑53,

10587 Berlin


The sec­ond die Rei­he. Con­tri­bu­tions to audi­to­ry art and cul­ture event of the win­ter semes­ter 2017/18 invit­ed Mar­tin Sup­per to speak about his work. On the occa­sion of his 70th birth­day Prof. Dr. Mar­tin Sup­per, found­ing direc­tor of the UNI.K | Stu­dio für Klangkun­st und Klang­forschung of the Berlin Uni­ver­si­ty of the Arts and long­time head of the Sound Stud­ies Master’s pro­gram, pre­sent­ed clas­sic pieces of mul­ti-chan­nel audio­tape music.


Among oth­er pieces “Kon­tak­te” (1958−60) by Karl­heinz Stock­hausen and “Trat­to II” (1969) by Bernd Alois Zim­mer­mann were per­formed on Decem­ber 6, 2017 in the Georg-Neumann-Saal.

Karl­heinz Stock­hausen —  Kon­tak­te (1958)


Kon­tak­te man­i­fests Stockhausen’s con­cept of group-com­po­si­tion, in which ser­i­al com­po­si­tion­al process­es no longer lead into a “spo­radic music” of sin­gu­lar iso­lat­ed events, but organ­ise the devel­op­ment or sta­tis­ti­cal sta­t­ic of sound events into high­er form sec­tions (“groups”). Stockhausen’s refined spa­cial com­po­si­tion rich with rotary move­ments, is espe­cial­ly impressive. 



Bernd Alois Zim­mer­mann —  Trat­to II (1970) for 4‑channel audiotape


In his piece Trat­to II, Zim­mer­mann immers­es the lis­ten­er with a four chan­nel lay­er­ing of sine tones, whose calm move­ment ren­ders Zimmermann’s con­cept of time and space dila­tion — Zim­mer­mann called this “the spher­i­cal gestalt of time” —  experiencable.


We dis­cussed the music-aes­thet­i­cal explo­sive pow­er of these com­po­si­tions dur­ing this con­cert and talk evening. Mar­tin Sup­per, who is renown as musi­col­o­gist and com­pos­er of elec­troa­coustic music and sound art, gave insight into his inter­pre­ta­tion of these two most influ­en­tial works of mul­ti chan­nel audio­tape music of the late 1950’s.

Pho­to © Susanne Elgeti

die Reihe.

Beiträge zu auditiver Kunst und Kultur 

die Rei­he. Con­tri­bu­tions to audi­to­ry art and cul­ture is an event series of the Master’s pro­gram Sound Stud­ies and Son­ic Arts at the Berlin Career Col­lege at Berlin Uni­ver­si­ty of the Arts the Audio Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Group at Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­si­ty Berlin. A colab­o­ra­tion between the Elec­tron­ic Music Stu­dio, the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Pro­gram and the Master’s pro­gram Sound Stud­ies and Son­ic Arts at UdK. |