New music theater by Pablo Garretón for ensemble, live electronics, 4-channel audio and multi-screen installation
Transparence is a piece about transparency in our digital society. A society in which – with regard to easily available information – trust as a social practice becomes obsolete and gives way to control. Thus, the transparency society has a structural proximity to the surveillance society.
Understanding human needs becomes relative for those who have power over data. Those who understand Big Data understand behavioral patterns and social phenomena before the individual can even guess at them. Correlation replaces causality and the question of why “becomes superfluous in the face of it-is-so.”
Transparence is a music theater for ensemble and video installation commissioned by Pablo Garretón in 2022.
Sarah Heemann – flutes
Raik Weidemann – saxophone
Matthias Schuller – trombone
Felix Knoblauch – piano / synthesizer
Anna Neubert – violin
Pauline Buss – viola
Rebekka Stephan – violoncello
Pablo Garretón – sound direction
Pablo Garretón – composition, sound direction and electronics
Hendrik Manook – sound engineering
Paul Pappe – stage design
Nicolas Tolchinsky – Architectural advice
Felix Knoblauch – artistic direction
Look forward to an extraordinary concert experience! The electronic ID ensemble presents STEP BY STEP, a world premiere by composer Andrés Quezada.
At the center of Step by Step is a central musical sequence that serves as the basis for the composition. This sequence was developed on the basis of extensive research into modular synthesizer sequences.
The piece celebrates the symbiotic relationship between electronic devices and live performers. It highlights the power of technology to shape and guide musical expression, while emphasizing the central role of human interpretation.
Look forward to an extraordinary concert experience! The electronic ID ensemble presents TUNNELBLICK, a world premiere by composer Żaneta Rydzewska.
The piece is an audiovisual reflection on how our perception of the world determines our human behavior. Can we do more than just think about ourselves? Should we do something about it? How do we deal with information and is the mass of information we are exposed to toxic?
For TUNNELBLICK, the ensemble is collaborating with the Berlin-based AI agency “Birds on Mars”. A neural network was trained with images and videos of flowers and places in Warsaw, which can be controlled on stage via contact with plants.