Viola Yip & Michael Akstaller - SWIM (3D-Audio-Konzert) @ ZiMMT

11mar20:0023:59Viola Yip & Michael Akstaller - SWIM (3D-Audio-Konzert) @ ZiMMT

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For the first concert of this year’s Spatial Works and Immersive Music series at ZiMMT, Viola Yip and Michael Akstaller are invited. SWIM is the third edition of the concert and sound installation series focusing on 3D audio formats and purely on listening, the auditory, spatial experience and thus lends a new, immersive dimension to the perception of music and sounds, allowing listeners to immerse themselves in virtual-acoustic spheres and environments.

===== Viola Yip =====

Viola Yip is a composer, performer, sound artist and instrument builder. She invents new instruments that explore the complex and dynamic relationships between media, materiality, musical bodies and space through electricity and electronics, in which she brings new physicality in electronic music.
Her recent performances appear in places such as the Hong Kong Arts Center, the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT) at UC Berkeley, the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University, the Issue Project Room (NYC), the Art Club of Chicago, Cycling ’74 Expo, University of Huddersfield, Sonic Arts Research Center at Queen’s University Belfast, QO-2 (Brussels), Kunsthochschule für Mediem Köln, Kunst-Station Sankt Peter Köln, Radialsystem Berlin, Pinakothek der Moderne (München) and Zentrum für Kunst und Medien (ZKM) in Karlsruhe.
She recently received an honorable mention from the Giga-Hertz Prize 2021 at the ZKM in Karlsruhe. She was also a recipient of the Künstlerhaus Villa Waldberta grant in Munich and the residency in the studios for electroacoustic music of the academy of the arts in Berlin.

===== Michael Akstaller =====

Michael Akstaller (born 1992) studied fine arts, media theory, and engineering. In 2017, together with Jan St. Werner, he initiated the Class for Dynamic Acoustic Research at the AdBK Nuremberg, which has been operating as an independent collective since 2021.
He has worked with Alexandra Pirici (Terraform, 2020), Ulrike Ottinger’s (Cosmos Ottinger 2021) , Mouse on Mars (2021) and was part of the 6th Ural Biennale, Nature and State (Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden) and Spatial Jitter (Kunstbau in Munich).
In his artistic work, Michael Akstaller deals with relationships between sound, space, perception and movement. He researches methods for expanding spatial perception via directional sound sources and sound propagation in flowing waters.
Through his interdisciplinary and collective collaboration with artists and scientists from a wide range of disciplines, he has developed independent curatorial formats, such as the residency „Raststätte Frankenwald“, or the artist-in-residency „Sometimes you just have to give it your attention….“, in which non-European sound researchers deal with the cultural heritage of National Socialist Germany.


11. March 2023 20:00 - 23:59(GMT+02:00)



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