|// Date: August 28
// Venue: St. Maximilian Church in Duisburg-Ruhrort
DISK / CTM has been invited to contribute to the concert program of ISEA2010 RUHR, the International Symposium on Electronic Art and one of the most important festivals for digital and electronic art.
Following his fantastic organ-concert in Berlin's French Cathedral during CTM.10, we invited Charlemagne Palestine for a solo concert on the Seifert organ of the St. Maximilian Church in Duisburg-Ruhrort on Saturday August 28th.
Charlemagne Palestine creates intense, ritualistic music, which he refers to as 'resonant music', in contrast to the 'minimal music' of his peers, Phillip Glass, Michael Nyman, Terry Riley and Steve Reich. With his piano and organ works, he has developed a highly individual aesthetic centred around layered overtones, and electronic drones, which build and change gradually, gently harmonising. His performances are overtly spiritual in nature. Palestine's pieces consist of stratifications marked by an absence of linear progression by an transcendent timelessness. What we hear seems to be an excerpt from a continuum that may well ring for eternity, an infinitely extended present that makes past and future fade away.
16th International Symposium on Electronic Art, visits the borderland of electronic and electro-acoustic music. On three evenings from 23 to
27 August 2010 the Konzerthaus Dortmund will turn into a site of musical
experiments. During ISEA2010 RUHR artists of several generations will present
their recent compositions: Apart from Mudboy and Fennesz, the program presents concerst by the pioneer of electronic music Éliane Radigue, the Japanese avant-gardist Keiichiro Shibuya, and the subtle cellist Hildur Guđnadóttir.
ISEA, International Symposium on Electronic Art, has been held at different cities worldwide since 1988: 2009, the venue was Belfast, 2008 the ISEA was being held in Singapure. Being one of the projects of RUHR.2010 European Capital of Culture, the symposium will be for the first time in Germany this year! Apart from the ISEA2010 RUHR Concerts, a comprehensive conference program with more than one hundred speakers, keynotes, two exhibitions, the E-Culture Fair, performances, club as well as partner events with the Academy for Media Art Cologne, the Folkwang University, Essen, and the Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl form part of ISEA2010 RUHR.
|> August 28, 2010