New Music for Data Base Sound

Presentation of Austrian electroacoustic musicians and sound artists

Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture
Trg prekomorskih brigad 3, Ljubljana

5 - 6 April 2012 at 8 pm

Free entrance



The concerts and performances are going to present latest works by some of the Austrian most distinguished electroacoustic musicians and sound artists, who are going to present their explorations of versatile manipulations of electronic and acoustic sounds. These media artists and composers are expanding the contemporary understanding of Neue Musik style by constructing computed environments, adopting elements of electronics and analogue sounds, thus creating a dialog between improvisation, structure and spontaneity. In a two day sound soirée they will take us to a rich arena of soundscapes with experimental noise, live programming and image projections, presenting a diversity of sound and music genre, that can attract a variety of demanding listeners.


Thursday, 5th April, 2012 at 8pm

Josef Klammer: Drumming is an Elastic Term
latex and glass drums, electronics, solo concert

Josef Klammer is exploring the basic sounds of materials. His drums are equipped with unusual membranes and played with strangely emphasised gestures. Glass membranes are played to the limits of shattering, and elastic latex drum-heads are slowing down the sound of the drums, making them breathe and pump. Silicon, as the key element in latex and glass materials, functions as a conductor in the microchips of the musician's electronic equipment. The concert is therefore a search for an audio experiences in the "silicon age".

Norbert Math: undo
laptop and microphone concert for a solo performer

Undo will be presented to the public for the first time at Kino Šiška. It employs a duet of computer-controlled sirens along with live electronics. It is a study in psychoacoustic phenomenon which is, as such, closely affiliated with the works of Hermann von Helmholtz and Maryanne Amacher.

Seppo Gründler: Doing What Happens Anyway
computer extended guitar, monome, solo concert

The title Tun Was Geschieht [Doing What Happens Anyway] is a quote from The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil. The structured improvisation with electronic-guitar starts with one of the possibilities to trigger a sound on the guitar. A very sensitive processing PureData patch reacts on tiny changes. The resulting and following sounds and acoustic dramaturgy develops in real-time alongside the evolving sounds and playing techniques. The acoustic impressions are created instantly, in the area of conflict between the flow and the structure.


Katharina Klement (clavichord), Daniel Lercher (electronics): éclair

Katharina Klement identifies herself as a structural improviser, where her preference is to work with textures, organized/classified formations of different layers to create the parameters for her work. In cooperation with Daniel Lercher they create dense improvised sound textures resembling organic structures like clouds with contrasting percussive elements. The details of processing the micro-structure of sounds and careful use of dynamics leads to a performance different to typical egomaniac outbursts by the improvisers. They are based in aesthetics of accuracy, making every acoustic expression vibrate and sizzle.

Friday, 6th April, 2012 at 8pm

Klammer & Gründler Duo
Josef Klammer (drums, electronics), Seppo Gründler (extended guitar, electronics)

The performance is an exploration of attentive hearing, open-ear sound surgery, patching, detecting and connecting, dispatching, padding and leaving, irruption, moulding to break the mould, clear and peculiar. Klammer & Gründler Duo form a highly intelligent sound pieces out of the souls of good-tempered, stretched forms of electroacoustic and digitalimprovised music, ironically subduing new music’s controlling gestures. Their audio is elaborate, precise, impulsive, puzzled, border-crossing and startling. More than ever, the duo’s actual digital live-processing is designed for interaction, modulation and restructuring.


Dope Beat Rose Garden
Gernot Tutner (Heavy Dope Beats), Elisabeth Schimana (electronics), Norberth Math

(image projection and live programming) Elisabeth Schimana deals with electronic textures and networks. In the collaboration with Gernot Tutner Dope Beat Rosegarden she explores technoid rhythms. They accent the quieter notes and slow tempo that is highly uncommon for techno, and a gracious sleek groove with the focus on what is "in-between". Furthermore, Gernot Tutner is not interested in roots or idols, he wants a live set which is open to improvisation. Gernot Tutners Heavy Dope Beats embedded in Elisabeth Schimanas digital Rosegarden is a conceptional back-beat, raw and open, with 1000 tiny sound peaks, whispering roses and 24 crackling oscillators.


Josef Klammer. Born 1958, Lienz/Easttirol/Austria. Worked initially as a photographer, studied drums at Music University Graz. Since the mid 80s the he has worked continuously as musician and media artist, developing instruments and sound whilst maintaining his involvement in research and the transformation of media potentials for music. In 1994 he received Award for computer music by Ministry of Art and Science, in 2003 Elektronic Award. He composed music for TV and movies; radio plays and radio programs for the ORF (Austrian Braodcast Corporation). He conducted stage music for productions at theatres in Hamburg, Stuttgart, Schwerin, Gera, Ljubljana, Klagenfurt, Linz and Graz and in Wiener Festwochen and numerous regular concerts and recordings with a wide variety of ensembles playing New Improvised Electronic and Experimental Music. [More]

Josef (Seppo) Gründler. Born 1956, lives in Graz. Holds position as Prof. Dr. Josef (Seppo) Gründler (AT), head of Media and Interaction Design, FH JOANNEUM. He is a sound and media artist, »tinkerer« of software and electronics. His main instruments are guitar, electronics, and software. He is also head of master degree programme »Media and Interaction Design« at University of Applied Science FH JOANNEUM Graz, visiting professor of sound design at Donau-University Krems, member of board of directors of the Institute for Media Archeology, president of the Society for Dissemination and Distribution of New Music. He works in the field of new media since 1982. He has composed music for computer games, music for theatre, film, media- and sound installations. Presented his works at Ars Electronica, Wiener Festwochen, Steirischer Herbst, the Knitting Factory New York, Sonambiente Berlin, Transmediale Berlin, »See the Sound«, City of Women Festival Ljubljana, Fine senca fine – Venice, Trentino, Budapest, Graz, etc. The creator of various cds under and [More]

Klammer & Gründler Duo have been working on the implementation of their “New Improvised Electronic Music” for over 20 years, creating pieces like Razionalnik – first multilateral telematic midi concert, Im Trockenraum – Austrias first earphones concert for 100 earphones, RGB – synchronizing two ensembles (Berlin/Graz) via TV pictures, numerous sound installations, music for theatre and radiophonic pieces. The “Klammer-Gründler Interface” transforms its individual parts in real-time, boils its modules, condenses the parameters and scatters the variables. They request deconcentrated concentration, aggressively and calmly.

Elisabeth Schimana. Has been working as a composer, performer and radio artist since 1983. She studied electroacoustic and experimental music at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and musicology and ethnology at the University of Vienna. Her work concentrated for many years on relations between space / body / electronic. She has ongoing cooperations with the Austrian Kunstradio and the Theremincenter Moscow. She also focus on research in the field of women, art and technology. Projects: Virus #1 (2011); MODELLS (2011); Good News im QuotenJournal (2011); Sternenstaub (2010); Taktfrequenz (2009); Höllenmaschine | Hell Machine (2009); Le midi alla turca (2009); on tesar (2006, 2008); die große partitur | the great score (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006); Moskwa (2005); ein dorf tut nichts | a village does nothing (2000, 2001); vibrate space. [More]

Gernot Tutner. Since 2000 Gernot Tutner is an active part of the electronic club scene in Graz, acting there as DJ, live performer and promoter. In 2003 he began his three-year employment at the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, working with Seppo Gründler, Johannes Zmölnig, Winfrid Ritsch and many other inspiring people. This period marked a step towards the improvised electronic music scene. In 2004 Gernot Tutner joined with friends to found the music collective 'moonbootz recordings'. Since then he is playing club sounds under this label, recently under the artistic name Henry Bootz. In that same year, he also started to play electronic computer based live performances in his own production. He often collaborates with other musicians, with Gerald Schauder aka Kabelton in techno project 'Liquid Rotz' or with Seppo Gründler in the improvised project 'pd~Hendrix'. Since 2006 he is part of V:NM festival as technical assistant. Currently he focuses on club-friendly sounds, mainly Berlin underground Techno. When it comes to projects dealing with New Music he sticks to the basics of dance music, but loves to take the opportunity to leave those disco patterns. [More]

Katharina Klement. Born 1963, Graz, lives in Vienna. She is a composer, pianist and improviser who has earned her reputation as an active personality in the pulse of the independent new music and experimental scene in Vienna and abroad. "Composer-performer" in the field of composed and improvised, instrumental and electronic music, crosses over projects in the areas of music- text- video. She is specially interest in piano and its extended techniques and sound installations. She is a founder and member of several ensembles for improvised music. Held many concerts in Austria and abroad, including Festival Kaleidophon Ulrichsberg, Tage für Neue Musik Zürich, Festival Inventionen Berlin, Festival Midi-Alternativa Moscow, Donaufestival Krems, Festival Wien Modern, Artoteca Milano, „Secca“ North Carolina, "roulette" New York). Founded her own CD label KalK, and published several publications. She teaches Electroacoustic music, Composition, Improvisation at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna. [More]

Daniel Lercher. Born in the Austrian countryside, currently residing in Vienna. Graduate of the course for computer music and electronic media at the institute for composition and electro-acoustics Vienna. works with sound. [More]

éclair (Katharia Klement: clavichord; Daniel Lercher: electronics)
The duo fathoms out unusual instrumental playing techniques in combination with live-electronic transformations. It uses diverse material, from sine waves up to noisy layering and percussive patterns and moves in the context of composition as well as improvisation. Symbiotic relations between sound material and its mirroring in instrumental and electronic transformations build up a new complex hyper instrument.

Norbert Math. Is an artist active in the fields of radio art, electronic music, installation, and Internet. He studied at the Academy of Music, Vienna (institute for electro-acoustics). He is co-founder (with Andrea Sodomka, Martin Breindl, and August Black) of alien productions, an artist's network for theory and aesthetics of new technology and media. Norbert Math was born 1962 in Bozen, Italy and works in Vienna, Austria. [More]

Production: Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, 2012

Artistic Director: Janez Janša
Executive Producer: Marcela Okretič
Assistant Production: Sonja Grdina
Public Relations: Mojca Zupanič

Coproduction: Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture, Ljubljana

Project supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum, the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia, and the Municipality of Ljubljana

Sponsor: Datacenter d.o.o.
Media sponsor: Radio Študent

Aksioma - Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana