The MusicMakers Hacklab is an open collaborative laboratory hosted by Peter Kirn of Create Digital Music together with a changing cast of collaborators. It is organized by CTM Festival together with various partners from the fields of culture, music, and technology such as Ableton and Native Instruments. Each MusicMakers Hacklab creates a unique platform for collaboration, knowledge exchange and inspiration, allowing practitioners from a range of disciplines to create and play, and to find new ways of exploring the current and future potentials that lie in interfacing music with technology and other fields of practice.
For each edition of Hacklab, an open call invites artists/performers, scientists, developers and experimenters to submit project ideas based on a given theme. The selected Hacklab Fellows will be encouraged to collaborate as they learn and work with experienced individuals from the arts and tech sectors, and develop new concepts, systems, and objects in response to the theme. Their creations will subsequently be presented in a final public showcase, typically on the Hacklab’s closing day.
Submission Deadline: Oct 4, 2019
The Gangan Series Workshop Lab is an improviser-and-composer workshop which explores the potential of graphic scores and playing in medium-to-large ensembles. Graphic scores, with its emphasis on alternative procedures, introduce many possibilities as they leave more room for the performers’ own interpretations while, despite circumventing the constraints classical notation, allowing composers to structure different sonic parameters (e.g. time, volume, pitch, instrumentation, sonority, etc.
In this workshop lab, participants will first look at the history of graphic notation before discussing current developments in the practice. Over the course of a week, participants will develop and work on their own strategies and systems that will culminate in a collaboratively-composed graphic score to be performed by selected festival musicians. The aim of this program is for every participant — coming from different backgrounds and of varying degrees of musical skill and experience — to individually harness and channel their own heady concepts into the final score.