unexpected territories – david tudor – conference 3.7., 14:00–20:00 – Villa Elisabeth

David Tudor is one of the central figures in the American and international music scene after World War II, a pioneer of experimental music as well as of live electronics and sound art. "unexpected territories", however, is by no means intended as a historical retrospective, but rather as a project in which current exhibitions, concerts, performances, workshops and lectures explore David Tudor's world of ideas and artistic practice.The one-day symposium on 3 July at the Villa Elisabeth is devoted entirely to the topic of live electronics. This will be done from the perspective of the reconstruction of electronic instruments as well as from the perspective of performance practice. The program includes lectures and discussions by Tudor experts, composers and scholars, including You Nakai, Michael Johnsen, Miriam Akkermann, John Driscoll, Phil Edelstein, Matt Rogalsky, Mats Lindström and Andrea Neumann. Julia H. Schröder is the moderator.


14:00 Welcome

– Live Electronics Reconstructed –

Finding David Tudor and his work in the archival material (You Nakai + Michael Johnsen)
Traces of Sound. Performance practice and historic interpretation (Miriam Akkermann)

15:30–16:00 Break

– Live Electronics Performed –

From Pepsi Pavilion to today and then some: On my Realizations of Tudor’s works (Phil Edelstein)
Composers Inside Electronics (CIE): The Origins and Evolution of A Performance Collective (John Driscoll)
The collective approach to Rainforest IV (Matt Rogalsky)

17:30–18:00 Break

– Live Electronics Discussed –

From experimental circuits to a new world of sound: A Panel Discussion on the topicality of David Tudor’s Work with John Driscoll, Mats Lindström, You Nakai and Andrea Neumann
Moderation: Julia H. Schröder

Admission frei

Villa Elisabeth, Invalidenstraße 3, 10115 Berlin