[spectre] fwd: Sonic Acts XI — The Anthology of Computer Art - Amsterdam, February 23 - 26, 2006

Eric Kluitenberg epk at xs4all.nl
Fri Feb 10 00:39:19 CET 2006

Sonic Acts XI — The Anthology of Computer Art

23 – 26 February 2006 – Paradiso / De Balie, Amsterdam


The February Issue of The Wire , sent to all subscribers, includes a  
special Sonic Acts XI DVD including more than three and a half hour  
of contemporary computer art, made by almost forty artists from all  
over the world. The DVD is also available during the festival.


The Sonic Acts website is almost complete and contains a lot of  
information on the different programmes, the artists and who does  
what when and other relevant information, like changes in the  
programme. http://www.sonicacts.com

The most important changes in the programme: Rutger Wolfson (NL),  
Casey Reas (US) and Arjen Mulder (NL) will moderate the conference,   
Rob Young (UK) will replace Gerard Walhof (NL) . Erich Berger (AT)  
cancelled his performance, Fe-mail (NO) is confirmed.

The eleventh edition of the Sonic Acts Festival will be held from  
Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th February 2006 in Paradiso and De Balie  
in Amsterdam. Entitled Sonic Acts XI — The Anthology of Computer Art,  
the festival will include a three-day international conference, three  
evenings and nights of live performances, an extensive film programme  
and an exhibition. A DVD and a book on the festival theme will also  
be published to coincide with it.

The three-day conference will provide a multifaceted and penetrating  
overview of computer art. International speakers from computer arts,  
film, the fine arts, music, the academic world, literature and art  
history will, from the perspective of their own background, discuss  
the historical developments, present the current position of computer  
art, and consider its future. Jasia Reichardt (UK) opens the festival  
at February 23 2006 with a Keynote lecture.

Reichardt is writer and curator and made history in 1968 with the  
exhibit Cybernetic Serendipity. Speakers at the conference include  
Lillian Schwartz (US), pioneer in the field of computer-generated art  
and computer films; Curtis Roads (US), composer and author of the  
influential Computer Music Tutorial; Stephen Wilson (US), professor  
of conceptual design at the SFSU and author of the authoritative  
Information Arts, Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology;  
Joost Rekveld (NL), artist, produces abstract films and kinetic  
installations since 1991; Ben Fry (USA), artist, who's current  
research involves the visualization of genetic data. With Casey Reas  
he is developing the open source programming environment Processing;  
Manfred Mohr (US), computer artist since 1968 and considered as one  
of the pioneers; Frieder Nake (DE), professor interactive computer- 
graphics in Bremen and one of the three artists in the first computer  
art exhibitions (1965, Stuttgart). A key-person in the field of  
computer art and information aesthetics since then; Andreas  
Broeckmann (DE), artistic director of the international media art  
festival Transmediale in Berlin. In texts and lectures he deals with  
post-medial practices and the possibilities for a 'machinic'  
aesthetics of media art; Matthias Weiss (DE), studied art history and  
philosophy and is considered an authority in the field of net-art;  
John Oswald (CA), composer and sound-artist. Became famous in 1990  
with his Plunderphonics; Rob Young (UK), editor for the music  
magazine The Wire; Golan Levin (US), artist, composer, performer and  
engineer, develops new forms of interaction with audiovisual systems;  
Joan Leandre (ES), also known as Retroyou, artist working with  
modified games; Wolf Lieser (DE), curator and founder of the Digital  
Art Museum; Erik van Blokland (NL), designer and co-founder of  
Letterror. Arjen Mulder (NL), Casey Reas (US) and Rutger Wolfson (NL)  
will moderate during the conference.
The festival will start with performances by Granular Synthesis (AT)  
and Curtis Roads & Brian O'Reilly (US). Granular Synthesis, renowned  
for its monumental and impressive audio-visual performances and  
installations, will perform Areal. Curtis Roads & Brian O'Reilly will  
perform their international acclaimed octaphonic audiovisual piece  
Point Line Cloud.

The Friday programme is being compiled in collaboration with Jace  
Clayton (a.k.a. DJ/rupture), founder of Negrophonic and Soot Records,  
and will include: The Bug feat. Ras B (Rephlex, UK), Beans (Warp,  
US), Ghislain Poirier (Chocolate Industries, CA), Vex'd (Rephlex,  
UK) , DJ /rupture & No Lay & G-Kid (Unorthodox, UK), Team Shadetek  
presents: Heavy Meckle feat. Matt Shadetek, Sheen, Jammer & Skepta  
(Warp / Jah Mek the the World, UK/US), Hrvatski (Planet Mu, US),  
Aaron Spectre (Death$ucker, US), Ove-Naxx (Adaadat, JP), Scotch Egg  
(Wrong Music, JP), Doddodo (Adaadat, JP), Drop the Lime (Tigerbeat6,  
US), Filastine (Soot, US), Nettle (theAgriculture, ES), 2/5 BZ  
(Gözel, TU), Gustav (Mosz, AT), Planning to Rock (Twisted Nerve, DE),  
Toktek & MNK (NL).

On Saturday Performances by: Matthew Dear (Spectral Sound, US),  
Reinhard Voigt (Kompakt, DE), Ada (Areal records, DE), TBA (Max  
Ernst, DE), AGF & SUE.C (Orthlorng Musork, DE/US), Portable (Scape,  
ZA), Fe-mail (NO), NotTheSameColor (AT), Akuvido (UA), SKIF & Bas van  
Koolwijk (US/NL), Moha! (NO), OfficeR(6) (NL/US/NO), Jason Forrest  
(Cock Rock Disco, US), TinyLittleElements (AT/DE), Anne Laplantine  
(FR), Boris & Brecht Debackere (BE), Erich Berger (AT), Nancy Fortune  
(Viewlexx, FR).

The film programme will look at purely digital film art with a number  
of historical overviews, documentaries and contemporary computer  
films. Work will also be shown from the archive of the Institut  
National Audiovisuel, Groupe de Recherches des Images. In two  
programme series work will be shown from filmmakers such as: Raymond  
Hains, Jacques Brissot, Nicolas Schöffer, Caroline Laure, Marie  
Claire Petris, Peter Foldes, Robert Lapoujade and Piotr Kamler. Much  
of this material has never been seen before in the Netherlands: it  
offers a wealth of historical material related to abstract film and  
musique concrête.  There are two filmmaker in focus programmes:  
Lillian Schwartz and John Whitney; there is one programme with very  
early computer films by filmmakers like Chuck Csuri and Stan  
Vanderbeek; there is a programme with early ‘computer aided design’  
works and there is a programme with works from SIGGRAPH.

The exhibition will include a number of key-works from the pioneers  
of computer-art, including works by Ben Laposky, Manfred Mohr, Edward  
Zajec, Frieder Nake, Tony Longson and Vera Molnar. Also works will be  
shown from the Sonic Acts 2006 DVD, by artists such as: Bart Vegter,  
Semiconductor, Effekt, Telcosystems & Jason Haas, Martijn van Boven,  
C.E.B. Reas, Meta, Driessens & Verstappen, Karl Kliem, Chris  
Musgrave, Peter Luining, reMI, Scott Pagano & Keepadding, Kurt  
Ralske, George Issakidis and Daniel Perlin & Dj /rupture.

Sonic Acts XI
Thursday February 23 - Sunday February 26 2006
Paradiso, Weteringschans 6 - 8, Amsterdam, +31206264521
De Balie, Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10, Amsterdam, +31205535100

Conference passepartout: € 45,00 (Thursday February 23, doors 20:00,  
start 20:30, location: Paradiso; Friday February 24, Saturday  
February 25 & Sunday February 26, doors 12:30, start 13:00, location:  
De Balie) – The passepartout is also valid for the performance  
programme & the Keynote lecture on Thursday February 23.

Live Performances: € 12,50 incl. (Thursday February 23, doors: 20:00,  
start 20:30, Friday February 24 & Saturday February 25 doors: 20:00,  
start 21:00, location: Paradiso)

Films: € 6,25 (Thursday February 23, 19:30 & 21:00, Friday February  
24, 19:30 & 21:00, Saturday 25, 16:00, 19:30 & 21:00)

Conference tickets are available from January 7 2006 via De Balie  
(+31205535100 between 14.00 and 17.30 during weekdays), AUB and  
online via:  http://www.amsterdamsuitburo.nl/dsp_productie.cfm? 

Live Performance tickets are available from January 7 2006 via AUB  
and online via:

Film tickets are available from January 14 2006 via De Balie  
(+31205535100 between 14.00 and 17.30 during weekdays)

  For more information: www.sonicacts.com 

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