tuned city news

October 9th, 2009

tallinn ship hangar

We are working on several new projects around tuned city.

TUNED CITY COLOGNE workshop to take place over the next several months at KHM envisioned as a starting point towards the creation of a long term project aimed at ISEA 2010.
For Tallinn 2011 (European Capital of Culture 2011) a tuned city edition is in preparation as well.

Please read more on http://www.tunedcity.de

documentation sommercamp+workstation

October 9th, 2009


a first documentation of the sommercamp09 worshop program at House of World Culture Berlin and the performance of the john cage piece “variations VII” by :zoviet*france:, Matt Wand und Atau Tanaka at radialsystem Berlin can be found here:


May 13th, 2009


We’re preparing a new project right now! sommercamp+workstation=2009 is meant as a practical example of the feasibility of a “laboratory for art and media in Berlin”.  The starting point of the four-month project is the sommercamp from 10th to 16th of August - a module to work and generate ideas, with ten open workshops and two days of final presentations on 15th/16th of August 2009 at the House of World Culture and a kick-off on 14th August 2009 at the radialsystem. The second part of the project is the workstation - intended as project production support - with four three-month project residencies and a curatorial grant that are produced in close collaboration with local and international partners. A discursive weekend will take place from 13 to 15 November 2009 with the invited artists/projects and experts from science and technology at Berlin based general public, in collaboration with DISK/ctm.

for more information please visit: http://www.sommercampworkstation.de

ctm 09 structures documentation

February 6th, 2009

structures club transmediale

the documentation of the structures program can be found here >>>

ctm 09 STRUCTURES update

December 16th, 2008


23. - 31. january 2009 / STRUCTURES – Backing-up Independent Audio-visual Cultures at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Betahnien / club transmediale 2009

Lectures, presentations and discussions with: Peter Wicke (DE), Tobias Müller (DE), Christoph Gurk (DE), Tobias Rapp (DE), Silke Borgstedt (DE), Goodiepal (DK), Bill Drummond (UK), Diedrich Diederichsen (DE), Ultra-red (US), Maga Bo (US), Bnegeao (BR), Björn Gottstein (DE), John Sinclair (US), Davin Brainard (US), Rene van der Voort (NL), Charles Leadbeater (UK) tbc, Richard Barbrook (UK) tbc, Krystian Woznicki (DE), Andi Studer (CH), Martin Hirsch (DE), Jan Gleichmar (DE), Thaddeus Herrmann (DE), Umair Hague (UK), Pim Betist (NL), Eric Wahlforss (SE), Christian Mix-Linzer (DE), Sascha Kösch (DE), Volker Grassmuck (DE), Pyratbyran (SE), Tony Herrington (UK), Jason Forrest (US), Christoph Fringeli (CH), Liz Haas (AT), Adrienne Goehler (DE), Inke Arns (DE), Leo Findeisen (AT), Lizvlx (A), Kuba Szreder (PL), Malcolm Levy (CA), Drew Hemment (UK) …

Worklshops, laboratories and installations by: xxxxx (int), Derek Holzer [US/DE], Martin Howse [UK/DE], Martin Kuentz [DE], Fredrik Olofsson [SE/DE], Julian Oliver [NZ/E], Otto Rössler [DE], Danja Vassiliev [RU/NL], Valentina Vuksic [CH], Oswald Berthold [A/DE], Anthony Hall [UK], Leif Elggren [SE], The Bank of Common Knowledge/Platoniq (ES), Angelika Middendorf & Andreas Schimanski (DE), <tag> (NL), Julien Clauss + Lynn Pook (DE/FR), Lukatoyboy (RS),  Lucky Dragons (US), Braden King (US), Niklas Roy & Adad Hannah (DE/CA), Jan Rohlf (DE), Nikolaus Gansterer (AT), Benjamin Maus & Andreas Nicolas Fischer (DE), Soundmuseum.fm (NL), Lucy Links (DE), Dan Brinkmann (NL), Raumlabor & Timm Ringewaldt (DE) …

A first program overview can be found here: http://www.clubtransmediale.de/festival-09/day-program/day-schedule.html

imagine all music has disappeared

December 15th, 2008

music has disappeared

We’re happy to announce that Bill Drummond just confirmed his participation at “STRUCTURES – Backing-up Independent Audio-visual Cultures”.
With Partner Jimmy Cauty, Bill Drummond formed one of the most controversial and important bands of the century, The KLF.


Drummond is going to talk about his project The 17 in which he is exploring the basic questions of the value of music.

17 score 1

structures - clubtransmediale 2009

December 7th, 2008

bckRight now we are working on a discourse-, workshop- and exhibition programme for the 10th anniversary of club transmediale in Berlin. Under the title “STRUCTURES – Backing-up Independent Audio-visual Cultures” the festival wants to investigate into the structural foundations of independent music culture and the convergence of sound and media cultures.The program will highlight the the role of small scale free independent companies, projects, initiatives and networks as laboratories and breeding grounds for new aesthetical and social experiments. It will re-evaluate “Independent Strategies” againts the backdrop of current transformations of music culture and economy. Thus we will look at historical approaches, but only to gain alternative perspectives on current developments and on new possibilities the future might offer. Especially we want to discuss the cultural value of music and what alternative motivations might derive from those values in opposition to a music economy that is mainly focussed on revenue. How can one balance out artistic autonomy, socialy and politicaly relevant activity and the need to earn a livelihood? Which methods, structures, organising activities offer possibilities for self-determined, democratic and sustainable cultural work?The programm (23.01.-31.01.2009) with theoretical lectures, discussions, film-screenings, workshops and laboratory situations will take place in the Kunstraum Kreuzberg/ Bethanien in Berlin. More info on the programme soon.

bauwelt 33/2008 about tuned city

September 1st, 2008

bauwelt tuned city
(click to enlarge)

the german architecture magazine bauwelt writes in issue 33/2008 about the tuned city conference. we have to show you the original double page of the magazine here because on the right side you can read a little article about the ozeaneum - the museum which opened recently on the place where the garage festival took place from 1997 - 2005. so time goes on, things change …

Tuned City - photodocumentation

August 14th, 2008

tc docu

A first photo documentation is online: http://www.flickr.com/groups/tunedcity/
with contributions by: Pablo Sanz, somaya, Will Schrimshaw, Randy Yau

Tuned City - the book

August 1st, 2008

tuned city buch

Sounds belong to the City. They determine spaces and identities. For years, artists have been using city noises as a material to stage or to question urban space – new
territory, however, for most architects and planners within the routines of functional planning procedures. Tuned City – Between Sound- and Space Speculation searches for a new evaluation of architectural spaces from the perspective of acoustics. This volume
presents various positions of architects, artists and theorists to expand the architectural discourse with the dimension of listening.With contributions by: Anne Kockelkorn und Doris Kleilein, Barry Blesser und Linda-Ruth Salter, Gisela Herzog und Gerhard Steinke, Susanne Hauser, Thomas Ankersmit, Pascal Amphoux und Grégoire Chelkoff, Raviv Ganchrow, Mark Bain, Arno Brandlhuber und Markus Emde, Michael Bull, Stefan Kölsch, Jacob Kirkegaard

Tuned City - between sound- and space speculation
Edited by Anne Kockelkorn, Doris Kleilein, Gesine Pagels und Carsten Stabenow
200 Seiten, german/english, with Illustrations by Andreas Töpfer

EUR(D) 25,00 / EUR(A) 25,70
ISBN 978-3-937445-36-6

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