// Saturday September 12, 2009
// General Public
, Schönhauser Allee 167c, 10435 Berlin
// Public Transport: U2 U-BHF Senefelderplatz (see map here
// Entrance fee: 10.- €
// Buy tickets here
SCENIC ROUTES AND URBAN OSCILLATIONS
by Geoff Stahl
Musicmaking in the city remains an important dimension of how cities measure their cultural worth. Stahl discusses the figure of the scene as a way of exploring social and spatial relations in contemporary Berlin and Montreal.
> victoria university wellington
INNOCENT EXILE (BLUE BOYS)
by Brandon LaBelle (US)
The relation of sound and architecture comes to charge experiences of place with complex and emotional meaning. Exploring this through memory and story-telling, LaBelle maps out the intensities of sound and music as they condition social identity and the fabric of the built environment.
18:30 Panel Discussion
CITIES AND SCENES: BERLIN AS CRUCIBLE
With Gudrun Gut (DE), Ronald Lippok (DE), Moderation: Geoff Stahl (NZ)
The nature of musicmaking in the city provides us with opportunities to explore a whole range of structures, from the built environment, to cultural spaces, to social organization, movement and mobility through the city, as well as marketing strategies and civic branding. Condensed into the figure of the scene are a number of these structures, many which generate productive tensions that animate musical activity and allow it to flourish. A scene’s ability to insulate and incubate strengthens the image of the city as cultural laboratory, a haven for experimentation and also for diversity and difference to be mapped onto a space which can ameliorate certain tensions but may also exacerbate others. This panel will explore some of these ideas as they've unfolded in Berlin over the last thirty years.
20:30 Performative Lecture
CINEMA IN THE AGE OF INSTANT CREATION
Boris Debackere (BE)
Live cinema, a term originally used to describe the live musical accompaniment to silent film, has been gaining popularity in the last few years. It is no longer defined as a backing to film but as a quest for a symbiosis between sound and image, performed in real time.