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INTERWOVEN SOUND SPACES

Being present in multiple spaces.

The project Interwoven Sound Spaces explores possibilities of telematic music performances for the field of new music.

New technologies enable a tangible interaction between musicians who are spatially in different locations. This creates a new musical experience for the audience and ensemble playing for the musicians.

Interwoven Sound Spaces aims to enable rich, multi-sensory interaction in the context of telematic music performance.

This is motivated by the need of enhancing communication and sense of co-presence between musicians and audiences during live concerts happening concurrently at multiple, distant geographic locations connected via telematic means. To achieve this, we propose to combine textile wearable technologies, interaction design, machine learning, and spatialised sound, thereby extending the experience of playing and spectating music telematically beyond screen-based applications.

Photo: Alexandra Börner, Nikolaus Brade

We seek to connect new music ensembles in different locations across Europe, exploring new means for interconnectedness of musicians and audiences in live chamber music performance, through telematic technologies. In addition to providing tools for telematic ensemble play, we are particularly interested in the roles and dynamics of socio-cultural spaces that characterise live music performance. Factors other than music – such as dress cultures, communication between musicians, interaction between audience members – contribute to the enjoyment and success of live music performances. Our project and technical decisions will be guided by these considerations through an iterative development and close collaboration between musicians, composers, researchers, venues, and developers.

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interwoven sound spaces 

interwoven sound spaces 

interwoven sound spaces 

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Upcoming events

December 9th — Workshop

Interacting together at a distance and explore new musical ensemble practices through textile and network technologies

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December 21st — Concert Workshop

The results of the project will be shown at a public research concert and exhibition at UdK Konzertsaal (Berlin, Germany), and Studio Acusticum (Piteå, Sweden) on 21 December 2022.

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The project is developed as part of "dive in. Programme for Digital Interactions" of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation) with funding by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) through the NEUSTART KULTUR programme.”