[NetBehaviour] Interaktionslabor 2011 is now in session.

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Sun Aug 14 16:22:10 CEST 2011

Interaktionslabor 2011 is now in session.


we invite you to::

Marko Ciciliani
"All of Yesterday's Parties"

electroacoustic solo compositions, sound-art works and light design

August 16, 20:oo Uhr
Admission free
Gray Hall, on Campus, Coal Mine Göttelborn
Boulevard der Industriekultur, 66287 Quierschied-Göttelborn
Saarland (Germany)

“Innovative”, “future-proof”, “the energy of rock and the complexity of 
composed music”, says the international press on the musical universe of 

In his programme “All of Yesterday’s Parties” Ciciliani will introduce 
us to his most recent work. He performs selections from his evening long 
"Suicidal Self Portraits” and his 4 hour long work-in-progress "Pop Wall 
Alphabet". In his solo "Corrosion" for analogue electronics and laser 
projections, he explores immaterial sound and light textures while 
searching for “haptic” qualities serving as a poetic idea.

In his solo-adaptation of "Dromomania – originally written for two 
pianos, electronics and light design, he contemplates “travelling “- the 
modern metaphor for the ephemerality of being. Through technology, 
today’s travelling times have shrunk from matters of months to hours. 
However, the frequent traveller has thereby become the passenger of a 
transitory space, suspended between departure and arrival point, in 
often crowded but nevertheless uninhabited transit zones like airports, 
train stations or vehicles. The ease of travelling tends to turn the 
traveller into a displaced subject – liberated from a stationary 
existence but also alienated through the lack of a final arrival.

Born in Croatia, Ciciliani received his musical training as a composer 
and electronic musician in New York, Hamburg and The Hague. Already 
during his studies he has collected extensive experience not only in the 
fields of “academic” composition, but also in free improvisation and 
cross-disciplinary projects. Typical for Ciciliani’s work is that it 
combines seemingly contradictory materials, giving the composition a 
feeling of experiment and playfulness, with surprising turns and a 
variety of color. In his more recent work a special field of interest 
lies in the combination of sound and light, which was also the topic of 
his PhD research that he completed at Brunel University London.
The different “genres” in which Ciciliani’s music can be heard and seen, 
are reflecting his manifold musical activities. His music has been 
programmed by festivals and concert series of electronic experimental 
music like Club Transmediale Berlin, SuperDeluxe/Tokyo or the NowNow 
Series/Sydney just as much as by festivals for chamber music like Wien 
Modern, Forum Neue Musik Deutschlandfunk, Zagreb Biennale, ISCM World 
Music Days and many more.
Marko Ciciliani is guest-professor at the Institute for Acoustics and 
Media (IEM) of the Arts University in Graz/Austria and is also teaching 
at the composition department of the University for Music and Performing 
Arts Vienna. Furthermore he is lecturer at the University of Applied 
Sciences in St.Pölten. (www.ciciliani.com)


This concert is a featured part of the first „Performance Academy,“ 
collaboratively organized by
Interaktionslabor with XMLab and Centre de Création Choréographique 
Luxembourgeois TROIS C-L on the campus of the former coal mine Göttelborn.
On Saturday and Sunday, August 20/21, at 7pm, the Lab will showcase new 
video and choreographic installations. Free admission, visitors are 
welcome. The lab offers a series of parallel modules investigating the 
relations between choreography and software, sound and motion-design, 
movement capture and 3d digital/virtual environment navigation, light 
and projection architecture, electronics and interactive programming.
“Gesture” – and its performance autonomy (?) – has been chosen as focus 
of the inaugural workshop: gesture as practice that is at once 
aesthetic, corporeal, and political.

Interaktionslabor/Performance Academy
13-23 August, 2011 Summer Residence on the Campus Göttelborn
http://interaktionslabor.de //
Directed by Johannes Birringer,
with Soenke Zehle (XMLab) and Bernard Baumgarten (Trois C-L)

Contact: johannes.birringer at brunel.ac.uk oder s.zehle at xmlab.org

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