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
Einsteinufer 43 ‑53,
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
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.