Neo Hülcker and Stellan Veloce EAR ACTION for performers and various objects D 07:00 - 10:00 R 01.10.17

Ear action is an exploration of the space between listening and feeling. In the one-on-one performance a composition is played on ear-protection headphones worn by the listener. These headphones, which are normally used to attenuate environmental noises, function here as a sound box directly on the listener’s ears. The headphones are played with various objects and the physical potential of sounds is made perceptible. Inspired by the sensory phenomenon “ASMR” (autonomous sensory meridian response), where soft sounds stimulate a pleasant tingling sensation on the skin, the two composer-performers Stellan Veloce and Neo Hülcker have developed their own practice of intimate ear play.

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Martin Hiendl STILL | ARRIVING for piano and electronics D 30:00 - 60:00 R 01.11.17

still | arriving is a performance installation for one pianist and electronics. Its open notation invites the performers to make — speaking with Donna Haraway — string figures with the compositional idea, the software framework and the context of the live performance. The heart of the piano part is a simple live­electronic circuit: four delay lines à five seconds turn musical scales of different speed, range and direction into slowly changing chords — into the chamber­musical simultaneity of different pasts.

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Andreas Dzialocha CYBERNETIC GAMELAN FUTURE AUTOMATON for laptop performers and projections D 20:00 - 60:00 R 01.12.17

The Cybernetic Gamelan Future Automaton is a network-based browser game for human laptop performers. Each performer controls its own future-gamelan instrument using text symbols while travelling inside a 3D universe of parametric architectures, visualizing how algorithms generate and represent knowledge. Based on a network which is prone to latency, and noisy gamelan- inspired synthesizer textures, the Automaton reflects the culture of computing which appears both alien in its clean and infinite shapes and rich of error, latency and noise of human input at the same time.

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Kaj Duncan David 451 for guitar and electronics D 00:15 R 01.01.18

451 proposes, among other things, an intuitive approach to music making, humbly inspired by the energy and approach to the guitar of improvisers such as Julia Reidy, Derek Bailey and Fred Frith. The notation aims to give the performer a certain rhythmic freedom, in search of an immediate and spontaneous flow, as opposed to being bound to a strict and unwavering timecode. As such - and furthermore - any one wishing to play the piece is encouraged to be creative with their interpretation.

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Neo Hülcker CRACKLES for bodies on stage D 20:00 R 01.02.18

“Es scheint recht einfach eine klangliche Form – sogar eine Vision – zu evozieren, unter welchen Bedingungen aber könnte man von einem visuellen Geräusch sprechen?” (Jean-Luc Nancy in: Zum Gehör, diaphanes 2010). crackles is a piece with movements, lights and sounds, composed in 2016 for MOCREP. It was premiered on Aug 11th 2016 at Darmstädter Ferienkurse für neue Musik. A trio version of crackles was first performed by Bastard Assignments on Nov 4th 2016. This publication contains both versions.

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Stellan Veloce CHIARA’S DREAM PIECE R 01.03.18

Chiara is a great listener, in fact I think she is the best listener I know. One summer day we engaged in a conversation about music and her relationship with it. Sparking from that conversation, this piece is a personal commission based on Chiara’s favorite sounds and wishes. It is a unique opportunity to be in contact with a truly committed listener. Anybody is very welcome to interpret the piece and either record it or perform live for Chiara, in return they will get listened to devotedly. Chiara is already looking forward to listening to your interpretation!

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Sam Yulsman and Martin Hiendl LITTLE MOMENTS OF INVISIBLE DEATHS for two pianists and electronics D 60:00 R 01.04.18

little moments of invisible deaths (LMOID) is a modular environment designed for two pianos and electronics. It allows for compressions of both performed inter-activities and their piano-analogs into drained, striated sound surfaces whose flat ontological arrangements and meanings (musical, personal, or otherwise) can be re-combined, re-imagined, and interpenetrated in and out of time. LMOID is all that coagulated “hey nice to meet you!” mumbo-jumbo with all the nothing afterwards we were always dreaming about—that surface interactivity vibe, we always dreamed of because it was never and so probably always full of nothing else. LMOID is like water surfaces, but also it can move in other moving things with unreal depths/beneath-s: grey-hollow things, or wrapper things, plastic things from a stop-n-shop or the rest stop: those no-no after-alls, like something accumulating/consolidating over and over again. Like talking with someone who you keep thinking doesn’t matter: “hey that’s so great to hear!” but really does because their eyes and talk are full of pre-fab pre-consolidation interest mumbo. LMOID has a score that isn’t read straight or interested or settled or friendly at all. It’s all antago-tides in all the times we could remember. You just have to press a key and you’re already there.

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Marcela Lucatelli 23 STORIES ON LOSING MY BREATH for voices, double bass and electronics D 30:00 R 21.06.18

“23 stories on losing my breath” is a performance for voices, double bass and electronics. Using both pre-composed and improvised material, the performers interact with each other in different formations, presenting a succession of short moments that shape volatile ideas of narration through sound and image, like expanded shots from a stopmotion film.

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