Decoder @ NuMu

01.12.2023. 21:30

Decoder @ NuMu – Neue und ungedeckte Musik in Baden (CH)

Screenshot from Acceptance

Decoder presents solo works and the film Acceptance.

Kulturhaus Royal
Bahnhofstrasse 39
5400 Baden

Decoder @ 51st Pan Music Festival

03.11.2023. 20:00

As part of the 51st Pan Music Festival in Seoul, Korea, produced by the ISCM Korea, Decoder will play works by Alexander Schubert, Andrej Koroliov, Leopold Hurt, Sarah Nemtsov and Liepa Vozgirdaitė.

Sowol Art Hall, Seoul Korea, November 3rd, 2023 19:30

Decoder @ Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Laura Bowler’s Advert (WP)

18.11.2023. 20:00

A piece by Laura Bowler

Exploring the idea of our ever growing tribalist society, this work draws focus on our desires to self advertise in order to ensure our place in our chosen tribes in the virtual and real life. The work will exist as a series of semi-autobiographical adverts, drawing from several key political and social experiences that can determine one’s tribe.

Performed by Decoder Ensemble, Iñigo Giner Miranda (piano)

Tattoo Artist: Julia Rehme

Decoder @ PACT Zollverein, ANIMA™

30.09.2023. 20:00

Photo: Quentin Chevrier

ANIMA™ by Alexander Schubert is an experimental performative setting that utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) to question the conventional, constructivist perception of human beings. The music-theatrical work is based on the assumption that a person’s identity and perception is merely a model that can be explored, varied and manipulated. Using so-called „deep learning“, the fluidity of the human being is explored metaphorically, while the performers interact on stage with variations of their own selves.

29th and 30th of September at 20:00

A production of Decoder Ensemble

Co-production by IRCAM- Centre Pompidou

Decoder @ PACT Zollverein, ANIMA™

29.09.2023. 20:00

Photo: Quentin Chevrier

ANIMA™ by Alexander Schubert is an experimental performative setting that utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) to question the conventional, constructivist perception of human beings. The music-theatrical work is based on the assumption that a person’s identity and perception is merely a model that can be explored, varied and manipulated. Using so-called „deep learning“, the fluidity of the human being is explored metaphorically, while the performers interact on stage with variations of their own selves.

29th and 30th of September at 20:00

A production of the Decoder Ensemble

Co-production: IRCAM- Centre Pompidou

Decoder @ Elbphilharmonie, Dissociated Press

20.04.2023. 20:30

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„Dissociated Press” by Leopold Hurt @ Elbphilharmonie

„Dissociated Press” is a concert-length cycle of compositions by Leopold Hurt, that began their creation in 2017. The instrumentation ranges from solo pieces with electronics to a septet – specifically conceived for the characteristic instrumentation of the Decoder Ensemble, with the guest speaker Heinrich Horwitz. Dissociated Press – as a pun on „Associated Press“ – utilizes an AI algorithm for automatic text generation based on known speech patterns. The cycle elaborates on this technique, exploring different approaches to the idea of “remix-ing“, both musically and with language. With variations of the material, sliding between original, copy, mashup and faking, the perception gradually shifts.

Musicians: Decoder Ensemble
Speaker: Heinrich Horwitz
Duration: approx. 60 minutes

Decoder @ impuls Academy, Graz

30.07.2023. 19:00

24. – 31.07.2023

Photo by Gerhard Kühne

Decoder will be one of the Ulysses Ensembles in Residence at this years impuls Academy in Graz. From July 24 – 31 Decoder will be working with young composers, developing their works, and giving workshops.

Decoder @ IGNM Bern, Überbelichtung und Riss

22.02.2023. 20:00

Andrej Koroliov: Überbelichtung/Riss II (mute/Deutschland) (2018) - YouTube Decoder gives the World Premiere of Andrej Koroliov’s newly completed cycle „Überbelichtung und Riss“ at the IGNM- Internationale Gesellschaft für Neue Musik, Bern

Decoder @ Ultraschall Berlin, Dissociated Press

21.01.2023. 14:00

„Dissociated Press” by Leopold Hurt @ Ultraschall Festival Berlin

„Dissociated Press” is a concert-length cycle of compositions by Leopold Hurt, that began their creation in 2017. The instrumentation ranges from solo pieces with electronics to a septet – specifically conceived for the characteristic instrumentation of the Decoder Ensemble, with the guest speaker Heinrich Horwitz. Dissociated Press – as a pun on „Associated Press“ – utilizes an AI algorithm for automatic text generation based on known speech patterns. The cycle elaborates on this technique, exploring different approaches to the idea of “remix-ing“, both musically and with language. With variations of the material, sliding between original, copy, mashup and faking, the perception gradually shifts.

Musicians: Decoder Ensemble
Speaker: Heinrich Horwitz
Duration: approx. 60 minutes

Decoder @ Kampnagel, ANIMA™ von Alexander Schubert (German Premiere)

23.10.2022. 19:30, Kampnagel Hamburg

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Photo by Quentin Chevrier

ANIMA™ is a performative experimental setting that utilizes the tools of artificial intelligence in order to question the human constructivist perception and the formation of identity. ANIMA™ is a fictional spiritual institution where performers engage in intoxicating interactions with variations of themselves.

Alexander Schubert artistic direction, composition
Patricia Carolin Mai choreography
Lucas Gutierrez video
Stefan Britze set design
Felina Levits costumes
Diego Muhr lighting
Thomas Goepfer, Dionysios Papanicolaou electronics

Decoder Ensemble
Leopold Hurt, Andrej Koroliov, Carola Schaal, Sonja Lena Schmid, Jonathan Shapiro
with guests Guy Marsan, So-Ying Fung

Text Assistance: Michael Brailey
Choreographish Assistance: Lise Herdam, Ines Assoual
Production Mangament: Elisabeth Brunmayr
Production Assistance: Mirella Frenzel
Technical Coordination: Dennis Nähr

A Decoder Ensemble production, Co-produced by IRCAM- Centre Pompidou

With generous support from the Fonds Darstellende Künste aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien as well as Elbkulturfonds der Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg, Impuls neue Musik, Hamburgische Kulturstiftung, Rudolf Augstein Stiftung, LICHTHOF Stiftung, Goethe Institut Paris, avec le soutien du réseau ULYSSES.

In cooperation with the LICHTHOF Theater as well as the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg and Kampnagel Hamburg

Decoder @ Kampnagel, ANIMA™ von Alexander Schubert (German Premiere)

22.10.2022. 19:30, Kampnagel Hamburg

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Photo by Quentin Chevrier

ANIMA™ is a performative experimental setting that utilizes the tools of artificial intelligence in order to question the human constructivist perception and the formation of identity. ANIMA™ is a fictional spiritual institution where performers engage in intoxicating interactions with variations of themselves.

Alexander Schubert artistic direction, composition
Patricia Carolin Mai choreography
Lucas Gutierrez video
Stefan Britze set design
Felina Levits costumes
Diego Muhr lighting
Thomas Goepfer, Dionysios Papanicolaou electronics

Decoder Ensemble
Leopold Hurt, Andrej Koroliov, Carola Schaal, Sonja Lena Schmid, Jonathan Shapiro
with guests Guy Marsan, So-Ying Fung

Text Assistance: Michael Brailey
Choreographish Assistance: Lise Herdam, Ines Assoual
Production Mangament: Elisabeth Brunmayr
Production Assistance: Mirella Frenzel
Technical Coordination: Dennis Nähr

A Decoder Ensemble production, Co-produced by IRCAM- Centre Pompidou

With generous support from the Fonds Darstellende Künste aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien as well as Elbkulturfonds der Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg, Impuls neue Musik, Hamburgische Kulturstiftung, Rudolf Augstein Stiftung, LICHTHOF Stiftung, Goethe Institut Paris, avec le soutien du réseau ULYSSES.

In cooperation with the LICHTHOF Theater as well as the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg and Kampnagel Hamburg

 

Decoder @ Resonanzraum, Unzeitiger Gast

21.12.2022. 20:00, Resonanzraum Hamburg

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World Premiere of the new opera „Unzeitiger Guest“ from Andrej Koroliov, Heinrich Horwitz and the Decoder Ensemble

In „Unzeitiger Gast“ the Team, together with the Decoder Ensemble, explores formally the historical „Mystery Plays“, transforming them into a contemporary, multimedia and installative intoxication of sound. The focus is on the finiteness of human existence – a topic often suppressed in our society. In various reenactments, individual moments are considered and relived. The cross-genre team takes its cue from dances of death (the earliest multimedia works of art in which painting, poetry, and music were combined) or from the so-called „Dancing Mania“ (a phenomenon of the early modern period), an ecstactic and fatal attack of dancing that lasted for days.
The room itself becomes a performer, through a powerful use of visual art, light and dance, in this deadly game.
The audience is invited to roam through the different spaces and times, celebrating their own morality – or even trying to cheat together with the others in a futuristic scenario.

Cast:

Andrej Koroliov, Composition/Concept Heinrich Horwitz, Directing/Concept

Nina Divitschek, Costume
Ricarda Schnoor, Light
Annett Hardegen Dramaturgie
Elisabeth Brunmayr, Production
Kallia Kefala, Directing and Costume Assistant

Decoder Ensemble:
Sonja Lena Schmid
Carola Schaal
Leopold Hurt
Jonathan Shapiro
Andrej Koroliov
Alexander Schubert

Maria Walser, Dancer
Nina Guo + Kinga Ötvös, VoicesneustartsmallGefördert durch:  Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien und Neustart Kultur

Media Partner: Byte FM

 

Decoder @ Musik Installation Nürnberg, DREAMS*, Day 1

07.07.2022. 00:00, Nürnberg

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DREAMS* is a collaboration between Heinrich Horwitz, Sonja Lena Schmid, Jonathan Shapiro, Iggy Malmborg, Shlomi Moto Wagner and DJ Baby and will be on view at ZBau in Nuremberg from 07 – 10.07.2022, as part of the music installation. Heinrich Horwitz, director*, choreographer* and actor* from Berlin and Hamburg’s Decoder Ensemble have been working closely together since 2017. For DREAMS* they collaborate with an international team, with whom they create a cross-genre performance that ventures into artistic in-between worlds. Defined by historical half-beings and musical cyborgs that „queer“ the history of Nuremberg. Transformation, lucid dreaming, midsummer nights and a pleasant loss of time will accompany us through these endless new worlds. DREAMS* lures us into the garden of Nuremberg’s Z-Bau, a magical place for concerts and club nights that shines in a new light.

https://www.musikinstallationen.com/de/projekte/heinrich-horwitz-decoder-ensemble

Credits:
Heinrich Horwitz
Decoder Ensemble
Iggy Malmborg
Shlomi Moto Wagner
DJ Baby
Luna

 

Decoder @ Les amplitudes, roses for my funeral

06.05.2022. 18:15

Weltpremiere des Filmes von Heinrich Horwitz * Sarah Nemtsov * Rosa Wernecke

Das Leben nimmt viele Formen an, es rast voran, es windet sich durch Stromschnellen hindurch, springt bergauf und klettert bergab. Es bricht hinein und wummert tief. Es verliert sich und erstickt unter der Hitze der Welt. In Roses for my Funeral tanzt Maria Walser, begleitet durch das Decoder Ensemble durch diese Leben, nimmt es viel zu ernst und auf die leichte Schulter. Die Musik verführt jeden Augenblick in eine neuen Winkel dieses Schauspiels, während die Bilder miteinander um die Wette laufen.

Roses for my Funeral * a journey regarding death

Heinrich Horwitz * Concept, Choreography
Sarah Nemtsov * Concept, Composition
Rosa Wernecke * Concept, Videography

Decoder Ensemble
Sonja Lena Schmid * Cello, Objects, Performance
Leopold Hurt * Zither, Monotron, Objects, Performance
Jonathan Shapiro * Drums & Percussion, Monotron, Objects, Performance
Sebastian Berweck * Piano, Keyboard, Toypiano, Objects

Maria Walser * Dance
Heinrich Horwitz * 2nd Piano and Voice in MOTH
Trixie * Dog

Tür (2020) for pseudo drum set solo

MOTH (2020/21) for prepared piano with assistant,
cello, e zither and actor (on a second piano)
– reciting a text by Virginia Woolf

Seven Thoughts (2018) for keyboard solo with voice
– poem by Anne Sexton
© by G. Ricordi Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH

Schwelle (2019/2020) for acoustic discant zither and cello
– based on the chorale „Komm, O Tod, du Schlafes Bruder“
by Johann Sebastian Bach

Kammer (2020) for amplified toypiano with
mini keyboard and two assistants (monotrons)
Wolfsgesänge (2019) for amplified cello and tape
– in memoriam Wolfgang Zamastil
© by G. Ricordi Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH

to the beyond (2018) for 4 performers
with objects and amplification

Seven Colours (2018) movements I-IV for amplified ensemble:
cello with distortion pedal,
e bass (transcription for bass e-zither by Leopold Hurt),
prepared piano with sample keyboard and drum set
I: umber, burnt sienna II: raw sienna, ochre
III: sepia IV: carbon black
© by G. Ricordi Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH

A Project by
DECODER
Musikaufnahme 2021
Deutschlandfunk Köln
Ton: Robert Schneider
Redaktion: Frank Kämpfer

Special Thanks to:
Ballhaus Ost Berlin
Deutschlandfunk Köln
Elisabeth Brunmayr
Jeanette Heisig
Noam Brusilovsky
Studio Feuerfest
Theaterhaus Mitte
Zadig Buchhandlung Berlin

Decoder @ IRCAM- Centre Pompidou, A. Schubert’s ANIMA™ (World Premiere)

11.06.2022. 20:30

ANIMA™

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ANIMA™ is a performative experimental setting that utilizes the tools of artificial intelligence in order to question the human constructivist perception and the formation of identity. ANIMA™ is a fictional spiritual institution where performers engage in intoxicating interactions with variations of themselves.

Alexander Schubert artistic direction, composition
Patricia Carolin Mai choreography
Alexander Giesche outside eye
Lucas Gutierrez video
Stefan Britze set design
Felina Levits costumes
Diego Muhr lighting
Thomas Goepfer, Dionysios Papanicolaou IRCAM electronics
Luca Bagnoli sound diffusion
Antoine Caillon, Philippe Esling IRCAM-STMS scientific collaboration (Musical Representations team – ACIDS)
Guy Marsan, So-Ying Fung actors
Decoder Ensemble
Leopold Hurt, Andrej Koroliov, Carola Schaal, Sonja Lena Schmid, Jonathan Shapiro

Text Assistance: Michael Brailey
Choreographish Assistance: Lise Herdam, Ines Assoual
Production Mangament: Elisabeth Brunmayr
Production Assistance: Mirella Frenzel
Technical Coordination: Dennis Nähr

A Decoder Ensemble production, Co-produced by IRCAM- Centre Pompidou

With generous support from the  Fonds Darstellende Künste aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien as well as Elbkulturfonds der Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg, Impuls neue Musik, Rudolf Augstein Stiftung, LICHTHOF Stiftung, Goethe Institut Paris, avec le soutien du réseau ULYSSES.

In cooperation with the LICHTHOF Theater as well as the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg and Kampnagel Hamburg

Decoder @ Lichthof Theater, ANIMA™ („Work in Progress“) Showing

20.03.2022. 18:00

ANIMA™

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ANIMA™ is a performative experimental setting that utilizes the tools of artificial intelligence in order to question the human constructivist perception and the formation of identity. ANIMA™ is a fictional spiritual institution where performers engage in intoxicating interactions with variations of themselves.

Alexander Schubert artistic direction, composition
Patricia Carolin Mai choreography
Alexander Giesche outside eye
Lucas Gutierrez video
Stefan Britze set design
Felina Levits costumes
Diego Muhr lighting
Thomas Goepfer, Dionysios Papanicolaou IRCAM electronics
Luca Bagnoli sound diffusion
Antoine Caillon, Philippe Esling IRCAM-STMS scientific collaboration (Musical Representations team – ACIDS)
Guy Marsan, So-Ying Fung actors
Decoder Ensemble
Leopold Hurt, Andrej Koroliov, Carola Schaal, Sonja Lena Schmid, Jonathan Shapiro

Text Assistance: Michael Brailey
Choreographish Assistance: Lise Herdam, Ines Assoual
Production Mangament: Elisabeth Brunmayr
Production Assistance: Mirella Frenzel
Technical Coordination: Dennis Nähr

A Decoder Ensemble production, Co-produced by IRCAM- Centre Pompidou

With generous support from the  Fonds Darstellende Künste aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien as well as Elbkulturfonds der Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg, Impuls neue Musik, Rudolf Augstein Stiftung, LICHTHOF Stiftung, Goethe Institut Paris, avec le soutien du réseau ULYSSES.

In cooperation with the LICHTHOF Theater as well as the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg and Kampnagel Hamburg

Decoder @ Nachtasyl, 10 Years Decoder Documentary

11.12.2021. 19:00

10 Years Decoder Anniversary Party

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„Roses for my Funeral“ (2021, Sarah Nemtsov/Heinrich Horwitz/Rosa Wernecke),

„Film 1″ (2017) from Johannes Kreidler

10 Years Decoder Documentary Film from Stephanie Schiller.

 

with support from

Behörde_BUE

Decoder @ Forum Neue Musik, Roses for my Funeral

21.11.2021. 21:05

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Tune in Deutschlandfunk Radio this Sunday, 21st of November at 21:05 for the radio play version of Sarah Nemtsov’s „Roses for my Funeral“ with Decoder Ensemble, Heinrich Horwitz and Sebastian Berweck as part of Deutschlandfunk’s „Forum Neuer Musik“ Festival, moderated by Leonie Reineke.

https://www.deutschlandfunk.de/forum-neuer-musik-2021-roses-for-my-funeral-100.html?fbclid=IwAR2siz9-xRxo8M0kRfDPLUTf4PImi9exJ8aiUmVV_iZRZX1s6t9BXMUERA8

We thank our fundings:
Kompositionsauftrag von: Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung
Musikfonds e.V.
Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien

 

Fotocredit: Rosa Wernecke

Decoder @ numu, Baden (CH)

17.12.2021. 21:00

concert cancelled

 

Decoder @numu – Neue und ungedeckte Musik in Baden (CH)

Mit:
Carola Schaal, Clarinete
Jonathan Shapiro, Percussion
Alexander Schubert, Light, Sound and Elektronics

In der Aktionshalle Stanzerei, Merker-Areal
Bruggerstrasse 37
5400 Baden

 

 

Decoder @ Kulturwerft Gollan, Dissociated Press

01.12.2021. 20:00

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Dissociated Press is a series of compositions by Leopold Hurt continuously added to as a work-in-progress since 2017. Here instrumentation ranges from solo pieces featuring electronics through to a septet – specially conceived for the characteristic line-up of Decoder Ensemble. The term Dissociated Press refers to an Internet algorithm for the automatic generation of texts on the basis of language patterns. Derived from this the cycle unites different approaches to the “Remix” principle, a genre term that is defining for art in the digital age. This principle is applied both on the language and musical level, as a constant interplay between the original, the copy and the “fake”. Each individual composition is paired with electronic audio and video feeds that create multimedia references to the algorithms and uninterrupted data flows. The individual parts can be played in any desired order one after each other or simultaneously. Thus, the solo pieces are performed in different rooms within the location, each with a limited number of spectators. The individual groups of listeners “wander” in a coordinated fashion through the rooms and experience the individual works one after another. Duo and ensemble pieces are then compiled into a live stream: the performing partner musicians are then broadcast in the individual rooms symbiotically. This means each group of listeners can experience the interplay as a combination of live performance and live stream. The Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation is enabling the performances of the new works by Dissociated Press.

Mit freundlicher Unterstützung von:

EvS_Foerderlogo_4c

Decoder @ Hellerau, The Followers of Ø

04.11.2021. 20:00

The Followers of Ø – (World Premiere)
Trond Reinholdtsen & The Norwegian Opra (NO)/ Decoder Ensemble (DE)
Music Theatre

 

Bildschirmfoto 2021-09-17 um 16.21.23Commissioned by HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts for TONLAGEN – 30th Dresden Festival of Contemporary Music

TONLAGEN is supported by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes and the Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen.

Decoder @ Klangzeit Münster, roses for my funeral

24.09.2021. 20:00, Theater im Pumpenhaus

Pre-premiere
Sarah Nemtsov – „Roses for my funeral”

Sarah Nemtsov, Konzept,Komposition
Heinrich Horwitz, Mitarbeit Konzept, Dramaturgie, Video
Rosa Wernecke, Lichtdesign, Video
Maximiliano Estudies, Klangregie

Decoder Ensemble

Sonja Lena Schmid, Violoncello
Leopold Hurt, Zither, E-Zither
Sebastian Berweck, Klavier, Keyboard
Jonathan Shapiro, Schlagzeug

Der Kompositionsauftrag von Sarah Nemtsov gefördert von

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Gefördert von:

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BKM_2017_Web_de

 

 

 

 

 

KLANGZEIT 2021 FLYER

 

 

Decoder @ Elbphilharmonie, Loud and Clear (10th Anniversary Concert)

29.10.2021. 20:30, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

We are celebrating our 10th anniversary as part of our „Below Deck“ series at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.  We have commisioned new works from Jessie Marino, Rojin Sharafi and our own Alexander Schubert.  Aside from the new gems, we will presenting some of our favorite repertoire from the last 10 years with works from Brigitta Muntendorf, Leopold Hurt and Andrej Koroliov.

Funded by Musikfonds e.V. by means of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media (BKM), as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR recovery programme.

 

 

Fotocredit: Gerhard Kühne

 

 

Decoder @ Hans Resonanz / Kultursommer Hamburg

13.08.2021. 19:00, Hamburg

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Decoder plays works by Michael Maierhof, Jessie Marino, Alexander Schubert, Andrej Koroliov and Leopold Hurt

 

Decoder @ Klub Katarakt, Dissociated Press

20.01.2021. 20:00

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Decoder, with special guest Heinrich Horwitz, is excited to be concertizing again, kicking off the 2021 Klub Katarakt festival in Hamburg’s Kampnagel with the world premiere of the complete cycle of Leopold Hurt’s Dissociated Press:

Dissociated Press is a series of compositions by Leopold Hurt continuously added to as a work-in-progress since 2017. Here instrumentation ranges from solo pieces featuring electronics through to a septet – specially conceived for the characteristic line-up of Decoder Ensemble. The term Dissociated Press refers to an Internet algorithm for the automatic generation of texts on the basis of language patterns. Derived from this the cycle unites different approaches to the “Remix” principle, a genre term that is defining for art in the digital age. This principle is applied both on the language and musical level, as a constant interplay between the original, the copy and the “fake”. Each individual composition is paired with electronic audio and video feeds that create multimedia references to the algorithms and uninterrupted data flows. The individual parts can be played in any desired order one after each other or simultaneously. Thus, the solo pieces are performed in different rooms within the location, each with a limited number of spectators. The individual groups of listeners “wander” in a coordinated fashion through the rooms and experience the individual works one after another. Duo and ensemble pieces are then compiled into a live stream: the performing partner musicians are then broadcast in the individual rooms symbiotically. This means each group of listeners can experience the interplay as a combination of live performance and live stream. The Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation is enabling the performances of the new works by Dissociated Press.

Mit freundlicher Unterstützung von:

EvS_Foerderlogo_4c

Decoder @ Ponte Kammermusikfestival Ulm

02.09.2020. 20:30, Boothaus Ulm

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Decoder plays works from the Decoder „house“ composers (Alexander Schubert, Leopold Hurt and Andrej Koroliov) in its first outdoor concert ever!

Decoder @ Music Current Festival Dublin, „Sensate Focus“, postponed

15.04.2020. 20:00, Project Arts Centre Dublin

Photo by Gerhard Kühne

Photo by Gerhard Kühne

In Decoder’s first trip to Dublin, they present works by Alexander Schubert, Andrej Koroliov, Leopold Hurt and Jessie Marino

Decoder @ Elbphilharmonie, Genesis

03.05.2020. 00:00, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

Decoder performs Alexander Schubert’s „Genesis“ at the Elbphilharmonie’s International Music Festival

Genesis is an experiment, which lasts over seven days, in which the audience participate, according to their own ideas,  in creating a space, a community, a world. Genesis is a social simulation that unites in itself, ideology and criticism. Thereby virtual communication, the maximum open setting, its social components can transform into one another. The project starts in an empty industrial hall. The empty space can continuously be transformed and cropped with the help of a contingent of material. Through the participants’ selection of material the setting is continuously developed and redesigned over the time of seven days. The audience is invited to create the space according to their own imaginations.


Each participation leaves a trace –  the sum of these changes and interactions will make up the entity of the work. The entirety is characterized by the personal experience of the individual as well as by the documentation of the entire process.


Decoder @ Elbphilharmonie, Genesis

02.05.2020. 00:00, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

Decoder performs Alexander Schubert’s „Genesis“ at the Elbphilharmonie’s International Music Festival

Genesis is an experiment, which lasts over seven days, in which the audience participate, according to their own ideas,  in creating a space, a community, a world. Genesis is a social simulation that unites in itself, ideology and criticism. Thereby virtual communication, the maximum open setting, its social components can transform into one another. The project starts in an empty industrial hall. The empty space can continuously be transformed and cropped with the help of a contingent of material. Through the participants’ selection of material the setting is continuously developed and redesigned over the time of seven days. The audience is invited to create the space according to their own imaginations.


Each participation leaves a trace –  the sum of these changes and interactions will make up the entity of the work. The entirety is characterized by the personal experience of the individual as well as by the documentation of the entire process.


Decoder @ Elbphilharmonie, Genesis

01.05.2020. 00:00, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

Decoder performs Alexander Schubert’s „Genesis“ at the Elbphilharmonie’s International Music Festival

Genesis is an experiment, which lasts over seven days, in which the audience participate, according to their own ideas,  in creating a space, a community, a world. Genesis is a social simulation that unites in itself, ideology and criticism. Thereby virtual communication, the maximum open setting, its social components can transform into one another. The project starts in an empty industrial hall. The empty space can continuously be transformed and cropped with the help of a contingent of material. Through the participants’ selection of material the setting is continuously developed and redesigned over the time of seven days. The audience is invited to create the space according to their own imaginations.


Each participation leaves a trace –  the sum of these changes and interactions will make up the entity of the work. The entirety is characterized by the personal experience of the individual as well as by the documentation of the entire process.


Decoder @ Elbphilharmonie, Genesis

30.04.2020. 00:00, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

Decoder performs Alexander Schubert’s „Genesis“ at the Elbphilharmonie’s International Music Festival

Genesis is an experiment, which lasts over seven days, in which the audience participate, according to their own ideas,  in creating a space, a community, a world. Genesis is a social simulation that unites in itself, ideology and criticism. Thereby virtual communication, the maximum open setting, its social components can transform into one another. The project starts in an empty industrial hall. The empty space can continuously be transformed and cropped with the help of a contingent of material. Through the participants’ selection of material the setting is continuously developed and redesigned over the time of seven days. The audience is invited to create the space according to their own imaginations.


Each participation leaves a trace –  the sum of these changes and interactions will make up the entity of the work. The entirety is characterized by the personal experience of the individual as well as by the documentation of the entire process.


Decoder @ Elbphilharmonie, Genesis

29.04.2020. 00:00, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

Decoder performs Alexander Schubert’s „Genesis“ at the Elbphilharmonie’s International Music Festival

Genesis is an experiment, which lasts over seven days, in which the audience participate, according to their own ideas,  in creating a space, a community, a world. Genesis is a social simulation that unites in itself, ideology and criticism. Thereby virtual communication, the maximum open setting, its social components can transform into one another. The project starts in an empty industrial hall. The empty space can continuously be transformed and cropped with the help of a contingent of material. Through the participants’ selection of material the setting is continuously developed and redesigned over the time of seven days. The audience is invited to create the space according to their own imaginations.


Each participation leaves a trace –  the sum of these changes and interactions will make up the entity of the work. The entirety is characterized by the personal experience of the individual as well as by the documentation of the entire process.


Decoder @ Elbphilharmonie, Genesis

28.04.2020. 00:00, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

Decoder performs Alexander Schubert’s „Genesis“ at the Elbphilharmonie’s International Music Festival

Genesis is an experiment, which lasts over seven days, in which the audience participate, according to their own ideas,  in creating a space, a community, a world. Genesis is a social simulation that unites in itself, ideology and criticism. Thereby virtual communication, the maximum open setting, its social components can transform into one another. The project starts in an empty industrial hall. The empty space can continuously be transformed and cropped with the help of a contingent of material. Through the participants’ selection of material the setting is continuously developed and redesigned over the time of seven days. The audience is invited to create the space according to their own imaginations.


Each participation leaves a trace –  the sum of these changes and interactions will make up the entity of the work. The entirety is characterized by the personal experience of the individual as well as by the documentation of the entire process.


Decoder @ Elbphilharmonie, Genesis

27.04.2020. 00:00, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

Decoder performs Alexander Schubert’s „Genesis“ at the Elbphilharmonie’s International Music Festival

Genesis is an experiment, which lasts over seven days, in which the audience participate, according to their own ideas,  in creating a space, a community, a world. Genesis is a social simulation that unites in itself, ideology and criticism. Thereby virtual communication, the maximum open setting, its social components can transform into one another. The project starts in an empty industrial hall. The empty space can continuously be transformed and cropped with the help of a contingent of material. Through the participants’ selection of material the setting is continuously developed and redesigned over the time of seven days. The audience is invited to create the space according to their own imaginations.


Each participation leaves a trace –  the sum of these changes and interactions will make up the entity of the work. The entirety is characterized by the personal experience of the individual as well as by the documentation of the entire process.


Decoder @ Forum Neue Musik, roses for my funeral, postponed

03.04.2020. 00:00, Deutschlandfunk

Decoder presents Sarah Nemtsov’s new scenic concert „roses for my funeral“ for Actor, Ensemble, Film and Electronics at the Deutschlandfunk’s Festival „Forum Neue Musik“ in Cologne

More Information TBA

Decoder @ Elbphilharmonie, Unterdeck IX

28.05.2020. 20:30, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

Curated by Trond Reinholdtsen

More Information TBA

Decoder and Popebama @ Elbphilharmonie, Fight Songs

10.03.2020. 20:30, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

Popebama
Fight Songs


In the far future of humanity, bio-engineers detain Earth’s last remaining humans, studying their abilities and pleasures to perfect „the simulation.“ Set amidst a post-apocalyptic American-football-field-turned-laboratory, where machinery sounds and stifling darkness prevail, a ghostly marching band, unsettling cheerleaders, and handful of earthly subjects, wage an epic battle for the future of humanity. Enticed by beauty and fraught with danger, the overwhelming presence of something larger is at-play.


Curated by Popebama (Dennis Sullivan and Erin Rogers)

Decoder @ Elbphilharmonie, nothing is real

10.01.2020. 20:30, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

In the 7th edition of Decoder’s „Unterdeck“ at the Elbphilharmonie, Michael Beil curates an audio/visual extravaganza exploring composers who are utilizing the newest techniques in creating exciting works for live video, electronics and ensemble.  The program consists of Beil’s own „Caravan“, the electronic and visual noise art work „Table Talk“ from Andreas Eduardo Frank, „Miraging“ from Emilio Guim, and a special collaboration between Decoder’s Carola Schaal with the Berlin based DJ Mieko Suzuki and video Artist Claudia Rohrmoser.

Decoder @ soundsofmusic

06.11.2019. 21:15, Grand Theater Groningen

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Decoder plays a portrait concert of Alexander Schubert at the 2019 edition of the Sounds of Music festival in Groningen with the works Serious Smile, Sensate Focus, Hello and Not an Easy Situation.

 

Decoder @ SinusTon

25.10.2019. 20:00

Decoder plays at the 10th edition of the SinusTon Festival (Magdeburg Days of Dlectro-Acoustic Music), performing works by Alexander Schubert, Erin Rogers, Malte Giesen and more.

More Information TBA

Decoder @ Blurred Edges, twisted pairs

08.06.2019. 20:00, Künstlerhaus Faktor

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Decoder presents solos and duos including the World Premiere of Sarah Nemtsov’s „RED“ for Cello and Video as well as works by Leopold Hurt, Levy Lorenzo, Sarah Nemtsov and Matthias Kaul.

Decoder @ Klangfest 2019, Backstage Music

12.05.2019. 11:30, Kampnagel Hamburg DE

©Stefan Malzkorn

In cooperation with KinderKinder e.V. Decoder presents experimental interactive concerts for youths.  The participants have the chance to experience three different rooms where they interact and create music together with the members of Decoder based on works from Michael Beil, Pedro Gonzales Fernandez and Jonathan Shapiro

Performances begin at:

11.May.2019
14:00
15:15
16:30

12.May.2019
11:30
14:30
16:00

Decoder @ Klangfest 2019, Backstage Music

11.05.2019. 14:00, Kampnagel Hamburg DE

©Stefan Malzkorn

In cooperation with KinderKinder e.V. Decoder presents experimental interactive concerts for youths.  The participants have the chance to experience three different rooms where they interact and create music together with the members of Decoder based on works from Michael Beil, Pedro Gonzales Fernandez and Jonathan Shapiro

 

Performances begin at:

11.May.2019
14:00
15:15
16:30

12.May.2019
11:30
14:30
16:00

Decoder @ Trugschluss / aDevantgarde

29.05.2019. 21:00, MUCCA – Munich Center of Community Arts

Seidl:Hurt

Co-Presented by Trugschluss and the aDevantgarde Festival, with the support of the Siemens Stiftung, Decoder premieres new works composed by resident composer Leopold Hurt and guest composer Hannes Seidl (with films from Daniel Kötter) as part of the 20th Anniversary of the music publisher Edition Juliane Klein.  In addition to the premieres Decoder performs classic works from the composers, including Hurt’s „Five Minutes Or Less“ and Seidl’s „Mixtape“,

Decoder @ Elbphilharmonie, Light By Light

15.02.2019. 20:30

Sarah Nemtsov © Camille Blake-2

Composer Sarah Nemtsov (b. 1980) impresses with her unique, sensitively sounded-out set-ups in which her highly complex music occupies a space worlds away from familiar interpretative patterns. In terms of subject matter, Nemtsov deals with existential questions of existence and the vivid expression of extreme life experiences. Working with the Decoder Ensemble, the composer sets off in search of appropriate forms in which to depict human fates in sound.

Decoder @ Elbphilharmonie, Schnittmuster

26.03.2019. 20:30, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

CUTTING-PATTERNS
A corn field, in the background, train tracks. A man enters the picture and looks at the audience, a train rushing by. Cut. Four mixing consoles pulsate in self-oscillation. Cut. The sounds and movements of the cello break up into a kaleidoscope of velocities a hit is dissected to the very basics of its suppressed excess, cut through the middle, interrupted by a strobe-lit, distant approximation of an icon. Cut.
In the evening curated by the filmmaker Daniel Kötter and the composer Hannes Seidl, the Decoder Ensemble plays volatile, interruptive, with hard contrasts and slight shifts.
Cutting between seeing and hearing, concert and cinema, inside and outside, approach and distance. Cut

Decoder @ Elbphilharmonie, Entities

07.12.2018. 20:30, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

Unterdeck IV, „Entities“
curated by Heinrich Horwitz

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Entity describes the existent, the existing, a thing, the essence of an object, the element necessary for its identity. The entity takes place, it is complete, it needs neither a name nor a label to be visible or define itself. It can be a vague idea or a concrete idea.

This evening we are looking for the entities of the musicians, the audience, the lobby, and the hall. The instruments, the architecture, the body and also the music, the expression are equally at the center of the inquiry. The heterogeneity of the entities is not an obstacle, but on the contrary highlighting it is the goal of the evening. Attempting to meet in diversity is the challenge.

Decoder @ Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste

14.11.2018. 19:00

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Forum Young Composers: Andrej Koroliov

Decoder Performs works by Andrej Koroliov (WP), Leopold Hurt, Alexander Schubert and Levy Lorenzo

 

Decoder @ Pyramidale

18.11.2018. 16:00, Schloss Biesdorf

Decoder performs for the first time at Berlin’s Pyramidale Festival, playing works by Johannes Kreidler, Leopold Hurt, Andrej Koroliov, Donny Karsadi and Martin Daske (WP)

Decoder @ Hellerau, #AsPresentAsPossible

11.11.2018. 18:00, Festspielhaus Hellerau

#AsPresentAsPossible
Curated by: Brigitta Muntendorf

#AsPresentAsPossible – an homage to the “Bang”!  The Decoder Ensemble and Brigitta Muntendorf invite all to a transmedia happening, where the significance of corporal presence intertwines with concepts of physical and virtual existence in the events occupying all areas of the concert room.  With the music of Michael Beil​, Jessie Marino​, Brigitta Muntendorf, Fat Boy Slim, Josh Spear and interludes drawing upon the Youtube/street musicians “Too Many Zooz”, #AsPresentAsPossible is constantly exploring the space between music, theater, and video amidst real and virtual “thereness”.  Through the collaboration with the choreographer Heinrich Horwitz​, one witnesses how the Decoder Ensemble encounters a new side of performance culture.  Here, physicality and reality, and the perception of those, confronts the musical interpretation.  How present can we, and do we want to be?  When do we transcend into presence through the very mediums that should make us invisible?

Decoder @ Resonanzraum, Never Sleeps

18.10.2018. 21:00, Resonanzraum Hamburg DE

Exploring the works of kindred spirits from across the pond, Decoder features New York based composers in a concert dedicated to the city that „never sleeps“.

World Premieres from Tristan Perich, Dennis Sullivan and Erin Rogers as well as existing works from Natacha Diels, Sam Pluta and more!

 

 

 

Decoder @ Festival Musica

04.10.2018. 20:30, Cité de la musique et de la dans

Decoder performs a portrait concert of Alexander Schubert’s works including F1, Point Ones, Sensate Focus and the world premiere of Acceptance at the Festival Musica in Strasbourg, France

20:30 Cité de la musique et de la dans, 1 Pl. Dauphine, 67076 Strasbourg, France

Decoder @ Ultima, Control

22.09.2018. 13:00, Gamle Museet for samtidskunst - Nasjonalmuseet

Alexander Schubert: Control (WP)

Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival

Gamle Museet for samtidskunst – Nasjonalmuseet (Bankplassen 4), Oslo

21/9 17:00 + 22/9 13:00

Ticket: 250/150 NOK (participant) / 100 NOK (observer)

 

German composer Alexander Schubert presents a new concert installation that drags audience members into a closed system of manipulation and surveillance. Control is a participatory experience which takes place in various spaces in the cellars of an old bank building Oslo.

Each presentation involves a small audience group and several members of the Decoder Ensemble. During any presentation, the audience moves through different phases dealing with different setups of control, surveillance and virtuality.

Control works on numerous levels: breaking down the barrier between public and performer; placing them in situations where virtual reality can be deceptive; and forcing a remote interaction between participants. Audience members become part of the mechanism of control, altering the subject matter but becoming complicit in a hierarchical system.

Decoder @ Ultima, Control

21.09.2018. 17:00, Gamle Museet for samtidskunst - Nasjonalmuseet

Alexander Schubert: Control (WP)

Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival

Gamle Museet for samtidskunst – Nasjonalmuseet (Bankplassen 4), Oslo

21/9 17:00 + 22/9 13:00

Ticket: 250/150 NOK (participant) / 100 NOK (observer)

 

German composer Alexander Schubert presents a new concert installation that drags audience members into a closed system of manipulation and surveillance. Control is a participatory experience which takes place in various spaces in the cellars of an old bank building Oslo.

Each presentation involves a small audience group and several members of the Decoder Ensemble. During any presentation, the audience moves through different phases dealing with different setups of control, surveillance and virtuality.

Control works on numerous levels: breaking down the barrier between public and performer; placing them in situations where virtual reality can be deceptive; and forcing a remote interaction between participants. Audience members become part of the mechanism of control, altering the subject matter but becoming complicit in a hierarchical system.

Decoder @ Deutschlandfunk, CD Production

13.05.2018. 00:00

more info TBA

Decoder @ Blurred Edges, Silent Posts II and Microphone/Reenactment

25.05.2018. 20:00, Künstlerhaus Faktor

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“Silent Posts” is a concept piece by Alexander Schubert. Within its framework there are several source pieces which serve as starting points for artists and musicians to interpret and to make new versions of. This work can be interpreted and adapted by any kind of artist – ranging from musicians, performers, writers, video artists to chefs.

The artist (or artist group) can choose a source piece (provided by the composer) as a starting point or another Silent Post version that some other artist has created before him. It is basically a concept where the versions evolve, as in a family tree.

The artist interprets the previous version following a set of loose guidelines, which are described in the score. Aside from that he can also make individual changes in the piece based on a set of tools.
http://silent-posts.net/

New versions by:
Toon Callier
Charlotte Bösling
Robert Weiss
Ulli Bassenge
Olivia Newton John
Lucia Kilger
Frau Kraushaar
Victor Barceló
Seth Shafer
Incite
Niklas Seidl
Gustavo Chab

Bjørn Erik Haugen – „Reenacment / Microphone“
Reenactment is a restaging or recreation of an earlier event. To enact is to do or make something, and to reenact is to do it again. A reenactment is the action of performing a new version of an old event, usually in a theatrical performance. If you’re interested in history, you might enjoy watching a reenactment of a major battle or speech. In a reenactment, people try to get the details as close to the original as possible. Doing reenactments is a hands-on way to learn and celebrate history.
Microphone is an electric device that amplifies the sound of a voice or instrument. If you’re going to stand up in front of a large crowd and want to be heard, you better use a microphone.
Microphones require electricity and amplifiers to work — what they do is take a sound and convert it into an electrical signal. That signal can then be amplified and sent to a speaker or recorded. Performers can sing softly into a microphone and still be heard clearly by an audience member at the very back of a huge concert hall.

http://www.vamh.de/index.php?what=blurred_edges&year=2018&gig=3522

Decoder @ Klang, Microphone / Silent Posts

03.06.2018. 20:00, Koncertkirchen Copenhagen

Image may contain: one or more people and text

“Silent Posts” is a concept piece by Alexander Schubert. Within its framework there are several source pieces which serve as starting points for artists and musicians to interpret and to make new versions of. This work can be interpreted and adapted by any kind of artist – ranging from musicians, performers, writers, video artists to chefs.

The artist (or artist group) can choose a source piece (provided by the composer) as a starting point or another Silent Post version that some other artist has created before him. It is basically a concept where the versions evolve, as in a family tree.

The artist interprets the previous version following a set of loose guidelines, which are described in the score. Aside from that he can also make individual changes in the piece based on a set of tools.
http://silent-posts.net/

New versions by:
Jonathan Shapiro
Lucia Kilger
Niklas Seidl
Evy Schubert
Olivia Newton John
Pedro Gonzales Fernandez
Seth Shafer
and more….

Bjørn Erik Haugen – „Reenacment / Microphone“
Reenactment is a restaging or recreation of an earlier event. To enact is to do or make something, and to reenact is to do it again. A reenactment is the action of performing a new version of an old event, usually in a theatrical performance. If you’re interested in history, you might enjoy watching a reenactment of a major battle or speech. In a reenactment, people try to get the details as close to the original as possible. Doing reenactments is a hands-on way to learn and celebrate history.
Microphone is an electric device that amplifies the sound of a voice or instrument. If you’re going to stand up in front of a large crowd and want to be heard, you better use a microphone.
Microphones require electricity and amplifiers to work — what they do is take a sound and convert it into an electrical signal. That signal can then be amplified and sent to a speaker or recorded. Performers can sing softly into a microphone and still be heard clearly by an audience member at the very back of a huge concert hall.

http://klang.dk/en/2018/programme/decoder-d

Decoder @ Kunstfestspiele Herrenhausen, The Way Sounds Go

29.05.2018. 20:00, Orangerie Herrenhausen

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The Way Sounds Go

a staged concert by Simon Steen-Andersen and the Decoder Ensemble

Centred around three new ensemble-specific versions of the video work “Run Time Error”, Steen-Andersen weaves together a staged concert event, combining music, video, light and performance. „Run Time Error“, „Asthma“, Steen-Andersen’s most recent piece, and excerpts from his music theatre work “If This Then That And Now What” offer alternative perspectives on everyday objects and activities like walking and running, opening and closing doors as well as exploring rube-goldberg-contraptions, ritualistic repetitions and found film footage. This builds a natural bridge to two ‘classic’ video works by Martin Arnold (“Pièce Touché”, 1989) and Fischli/Weiss (“Lauf der Dinge / The Way Things Go”, 1987), where similar elements play a central role and which could be seen as predecessors to a work like “Run Time Error”.

Decoder @ Spor, The Way Sounds Go

06.05.2018. 19:00, Abne Scene Aarhus

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The Way Sounds Go

a staged concert by Simon Steen-Andersen and the Decoder Ensemble

Centred around three new ensemble-specific versions of the video work “Run Time Error”, Steen-Andersen weaves together a staged concert event, combining music, video, light and performance. „Run Time Error“, „Asthma“, Steen-Andersen’s most recent piece, and excerpts from his music theatre work “If This Then That And Now What” offer alternative perspectives on everyday objects and activities like walking and running, opening and closing doors as well as exploring rube-goldberg-contraptions, ritualistic repetitions and found film footage. This builds a natural bridge to two ‘classic’ video works by Martin Arnold (“Pièce Touché”, 1989) and Fischli/Weiss (“Lauf der Dinge / The Way Things Go”, 1987), where similar elements play a central role and which could be seen as predecessors to a work like “Run Time Error”.

 

http://www.sporfestival.dk/

Decoder @ Elbpilharmonie, The Way Sounds Go

04.05.2018. 20:30, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

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The Way Sounds Go

a staged concert by Simon Steen-Andersen and the Decoder Ensemble

Centred around three new ensemble-specific versions of the video work “Run Time Error”, Steen-Andersen weaves together a staged concert event, combining music, video, light and performance. „Run Time Error“, „Asthma“, Steen-Andersen’s most recent piece, and excerpts from his music theatre work “If This Then That And Now What” offer alternative perspectives on everyday objects and activities like walking and running, opening and closing doors as well as exploring rube-goldberg-contraptions, ritualistic repetitions and found film footage. This builds a natural bridge to two ‘classic’ video works by Martin Arnold (“Pièce Touché”, 1989) and Fischli/Weiss (“Lauf der Dinge / The Way Things Go”, 1987), where similar elements play a central role and which could be seen as predecessors to a work like “Run Time Error”.

Decoder @ Elbphilharmonie, Ich werde etwas mit der Sprache machen

16.02.2018. 20:30, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

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Poet and spoken-word performer Nora Gomringer, who won the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize in 2015, stands for the spoken word in verse like hardly any other contemporary author. In this programme, she enters into a dialogue with the musicians of the Decoder Ensemble and evolves a conversation in the realm between word and sound: lively, dynamic, tongue-in-cheek and perfectly suited even to people who can’t stand poetry!

Decoder @ Elbphilharmonie #AsPresentAsPossible

01.12.2017. 20:30, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

#AsPresentAsPossible – an homage to the “Bang”!  With a glimpse from the Elbphilharmonie, the Decoder Ensemble and Brigitta Muntendorf invite all to a transmedia happening, where the significance of corporal presence intertwines with concepts of physical and virtual existence in the events occupying all areas of the concert room.  With the music of Michael Beil​, Jessie Marino​, Brigitta Muntendorf (WP), Fat Boy Slim, Josh Spear and interludes drawing upon the Youtube/street musicians “Too Many Zooz”, #AsPresentAsPossible is constantly exploring the space between music, theater, and video amidst real and virtual “thereness”.  Through the collaboration with the choreographer Miriam Heinrich Horwitz​, one witnesses how the Decoder Ensemble encounters a new side of performance culture.  Here, physicality and reality, and the perception of those, confronts the musical interpretation.  How present can we, and do we want to be?  When do we transcend into presence through the very mediums that should make us invisible?

Decoder @ Big Data Weekend Day 1

01.09.2017. 21:00, Resonanzraum Hamburg DE

BIG-DATA

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