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Residency

TRAFO 2024

Szczecin Poland

TRAFO will host three art residencies in 2024.

The first creative residents will be pianist Nicoletta Favari and percussionist Christopher Salvito, working together as Passpartout Duo. Their work investigates the way in which we listen to and connect with sound. Reassessing the …

Residency

Paul Gründorfer

Brussels Belgium

For this residency, I would like to research a project called “whisper,” which deals with sound phenomena and subliminal sound and voice experiences.

I aim to investigate how phonetic voice or speech fragments resonate and are reflected in different environments and inhabit …

Exhibition

Jenny Gräf Sheppard - Speaker Release

Szczecin Poland

In her first solo exhibition in Poland Jenny Gräf Sheppard presents her current work and research into sound as energy, self-built instruments and compositional experimentation. Presented here are speaker-instruments, hand-built porcelain forms developed over several years of experimentation that express energies variously …

Seminar

Lutheries expérimentales

Sylvanès Abbay France

A seminar-meeting in the heart of a forest.

Residency

Laura Conant

Brussels Belgium

Since a few years, I have been researching how alternative tools in music production could be a way of emancipation for female artists and artists from gender minorities. During this research I interviewed artists operating at the fringes of technology, noting that …

Residency

Ikbal Lubys & Aii Wijayanti Anik

Brussels Belgium

After doing some research related to natural changes and human consumption patterns, our artistic views have changed a lot because they often see directly the phenomena and ecological issues related to technological development. The high consumption of music production devices and the …

Residency

Elijah Maja

Brussels Belgium

This research project aims to explore call and response as an experimental technological system that threads culture together, a technology that puts out a signal picked up by bodies globally. The journalist Chal Ravens references philosopher Yuk Hui stating that ‘technology is …

Past
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Workshop

Speaker Release workshop and talk with Jenny Gräf Sheppard

Szczecin Poland

On May 13, Jenny Gräf Sheppard will present her work and philosophy behind her non-conventional approach to instrument and speaker design that plays a role in her current artwork which will be exhibited at Trafo from May 23 – August 3. Embracing both …

Workshop

Passepartout Duo workshop

Szczecin Poland

Pianist Nicoletta Favari and percussionist Christopher Salvito, the first tekhnē artists in residence with TRAFO in 2024, will collaborate with local community and art students during open workshops held on April 22 & 23. The artists, working together as Passepartout Duo, investigate the …

Concert

Passepartout Duo concert

Szczecin Poland

Pianist Nicoletta Favari and percussionist Christopher Salvito are the first tekhnē artists in residence TRAFO has had a pleasure to host in 2024.

Working together as Passepartout Duo, they investigates the way in which we listen to and connect with sound. Reassessing …

Residency

Comma

Albi France

Comma is a computer programme that uses drawing to help with sound composition and performance. It offers a different experience for everyone, regardless of their musical background. Amateur and professional musicians find themselves on an equal footing, each having just as much …

Concert

Alan Courtis & Os Heróis Indianos Romanos Africanos

Barreiro Portugal

Eight years (!) after the first revolutionary arrival from the Argentinian musician, sound explorer and educator Alan Courtis at Barreiro – working creatively with more than a dozen members of Associação NÓS – formerly known as “We2” but now definitively as "Os Heróis Indianos Romanos …

Residency

Sholto Dobie

Brussels Belgium

In my work, I create my own instruments with analogue technologies. The instruments I make draw on the functions and designs of folk and traditional wind instruments, such as bagpipes and organs. Their appearance several thousand years ago, for me, represents a …

Concert

CTM 2024 MusicMakers Hacklab finale – Sustenance

Berlin Germany

Performance by: Amanda Bennetts (AU/AT), Claudix Vanesix (INT), Dimitris Mertzos (GR), Gisou Golshani (IR/UK), Ivan Skoryna (UA), Josefina Maro (AR/DE), Tobi Pfeil (NO/DE), Valeriia Khazan (UA/DE), Qusay Awad (SY/DE), and Zalán Szakács (NL).

Hosted by: Sophia …

Workshop

CTM 2024 workshop: creative use and misuse of artificial intelligence-based software in electronic music

Berlin Germany

A2A Transmission workshop with: Boris Hegenbart (DE)

In the light and shadow of AI (Artificial Intelligence) technology, new tools and instruments are emerging that allow deep access to audio and video material. With this workshop, the composer and artist Boris Hegenbart will …

Workshop

Introduction to Modular Synthesis (using Automatonism) w/ Felisha Ledesma

Brussels Belgium

Join us for an introduction to modular synthesis using Automatonism, a free, open source program that uses Pure Data. Felisha will guide you through the basics of the software and modular synth terminology as well as explain a few different modular patches …

Concert

CTM 2024 Radio Lab concert: Concepción Huerta & Fe Sexta

Berlin Germany

The project »MAPS: Electronic Resonances Between Ecuador and Mexico« by Concepción Huerta and Fe Sexta aims to revive audio archives of pioneering electronic music composers in Mexico and Ecuador, active in the 1970s. Using archival materials and other sources, recordings and compositions …

Workshop

CTM 2024 workshop: let's make a track!

Berlin Germany

A2A Transmission workshop with: Poly Chain (UA)

In this workshop, the music producer and DJ Poly Chain will share her process of making a track in Ableton 11 – from setting up the program to finishing a final demo. This workshop is open …

Concert

CTM 2024 Radio Lab concert: User Syndrome

Berlin Germany

As the duo User Syndrome, the circuit-bending Beirut-based artist Rhéa Dally and improvising lyricist Freya Edmondes aka Elvin Brandhi will jump from their free-fall of failing reality internalistion to interrogate »Sustain« with a work titled »IRL IRL IRL IRL IRL IRL IRL …

Workshop

CTM 2024 workshop: composing visual music with Videosync

Berlin Germany

A2A Transmission workshop with: Tarik Barri (NL/DE)

Tarik Barri is an audiovisual composer and software developer. He regularly performs with artists such as Sote, Thom Yorke and Paul Jebanasam, and has previously toured with Robert Henke and Nicolas Jaar.

Barri is …

Residency

Violeta López López

Brussels Belgium

“To execute the word” is an artistic research into the possibilities of language beyond its established limits and its capacity to generate new perceptive realities. With this purpose the word is detached from its qualities as a lexical element (semantics, syntax) in …

Residency

Yann Leguay & Marie Lechner

Albi France

Yann Leguay, curator as part of the tekhnē project, invites Marie Lechner (curator, author and teacher) for a research residency in order to imagine the project's future online journal.

Yann Leguay's work, located on the border between visual arts and sound, focuses …

Residency

Horloges, etc. - Gauthier Déplaude

Albi France

From the second of the 19th century to the millisecond and then the microsecond of the 20th, and today even beyond that, our world is accelerating at a dizzying pace. This acceleration is intimately linked to the rise of digital technologies (including …

Workshop

Workshop hardware hacking and experimental electronics w/ Magno Caliman

Brussels Belgium

In this workshop we will experiment with the electronic circuits as materials for experimental artistic practices. Making use of simple alligator clips and batteries, we’ll modify and hack scrap speakers and motors, turning them into synthesizers, percussion instruments, and kinetic sculptures …

Lecture

Listening.Community.Joy - Lecture by Brandon LaBelle

Szczecin Poland

Experiences of listening may be understood to weaken us, making us vulnerable to the intensities of worldly contact and each other. As such, listening may act as the basis for gestures of compassion and care, enabling forms of mutuality and empathy. Yet …

Workshop

Sonification Workshop with Jasmine Guffond

Szczecin Poland

What does it mean to think and feel through sound? The workshop will begin with a guided tour of Jasmine Guffond “Listening Back” at TRAFO, and it will be continued at the Academy of Art in Szczecin. November 6th & 7th - Trafo & Art …

Exhibition

Jasmine Guffond - Listening Back

Szczecin Poland

Listening Back is a sounding and listening practice, a Web browser plug-in, and a research into the potential of sound to engage contemporary socio-political contexts.

Seamlessly embedded into our everyday Web experiences, automated processes of personal data extraction such as the cookie …

Concert

Afrorack

Barreiro Portugal

Creator of the first DIY synthesizer in Africa, Brian Bamanaya is a pioneer in the purest sense of the word. Born of necessity, facing the prohibitive costs of this equipment in Uganda, Banamaya became self-taught and, from that learning process and construction …

Performance, Installation

Maria Chavez & Jordi Wheeler

Riga Latvia

Chavez and Wheeler have been performing as a duo since 2015.

Generating results from active listening with a configuration of instruments (multiple turntables, piano, guitar, electronics) Chavez and Wheeler’s performances and recordings speak to their history with improvisation, allowing the present …

Performance

ORBĪTA - Echo Echo

Riga Latvia

Orbita is a collective of poets and artists, founded in 1999 by Alexander Zapol, Vladimir Leibgam, Arturs Punte, Vladimir Svetlov, Sergej Timofejev, and Zhorzh Uallik. Its members initially came together around a publishing project that came to its first fruition with several …

Workshop

Maria Chavez & Jordi Wheeler workshop

Riga Latvia

Chavez and Wheeler have been performing as a duo since 2015.

Generating results from active listening with a configuration of instruments (multiple turntables, piano, guitar, electronics) Chavez and Wheeler’s performances and recordings speak to their history with improvisation, allowing the present …

Concert

Alvin Curran - Beams

Barreiro Portugal

At last, we welcome this true pioneer to OUT.FEST, carrying with him an idiosyncratic baggage of more than 200 works, and his defiant and democratic approach to music, in true alignment with the ethos of the festival and the city itself …

Workshop

CryptoParty

Szczecin Poland

The workshops accompany the exhibition Jasmine Guffond Listening Back, featured in the TEKHNÉ series. Curated by Zorka Wollny, the show opens on October 12, 2023.

CryptoParty is a decentralized movement with events happening all over the world. The goal is to pass …

Performance-installation

Hugo Esquinca

Riga Latvia

Hugo Esquinca’s research-as-intervention/intervention-as-research in sound focuses on exploring different degrees of exposure to erratic processing techniques, indeterminate occurrences, spectral de-gradation, abrupt irritation, the potential of involuntary modifications, opaque functioning and excessive levels of amplification.

His work has been presented in …