inSonic 2020

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Online : zkm.de/livestream
11 December 2020 - 13 December 2020

The “inSonic” Festival will explore the new formats and artistic practices, including but not limited to the use of disruptive technologies, like “Machine Learning” or concepts such as “Extended Reality”, whose development gives rise to the shifts, transitions and expansions in in the field of music and sound art.

The festival will be held as a wide streaming-edition including lightning talks, panel discussions, artistic performances and live-concerts within which new pieces by, among others, Giulia Vismara, Aaron Einbond, Quadrature among others will premiere. The notion of Syntheses delineates the attempt to describe this diversity of heterogenous artistic and academic stances, which will not only be represented but also meaningfully connected with each other in the course of the festival. This productive way of merging international and interdisciplinary expertise takes place in cooperation with the European Art-Science-Technology Network for Digital Creativity (EASTN-DC).

By means of two panel discussions the Hertz-Lab puts a strong emphasis on the artistic use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the sphere of music and sound art. The conversation will focus on the comparison between innovative tools which shape the work of today’s sound artists and musicians and the creative practices used by early pioneers in the domain of computer music. The overarching question will be, whether and how the artistic desideratum and the particular (technological) challenges have changed over the years and how they will look like in the future.