Physically distant: online talks on telematic performance

Wednesday 3 June 2020, 13:30 – 21:00 CEST

Performing live with physically distant co-performers and audiences through audio, video, and other media shared via telematic means has been part of the work of artists and researchers for several decades. Recently, the restrictions put in place to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic required performing artists to find solutions to practice their craft while maintaining physical distance between themselves, their collaborators, and their audience. This scenario brought many questions related to telematic performance to the fore: what are the opportunities and challenges of telematic performance? What are the implications on how performing arts are conceived, developed, experienced? How are research and practice being reconfigured? How is telematic performance suggesting different understandings of the role of instruments, gesture and acoustic spaces? How might telematic performance contribute to reconfiguring our understanding of music in societal and political perspectives?

The GEMM))) the Gesture Embodiment and Machines in Music research cluster at the School of Music in Piteå, Luleå University of Technology has invited a group of artists, researchers, and scholars to instigate an open, interdisciplinary discussion on these themes. The talks will happen online, on Wednesday 3 June 2020.

The sessions will be organised in 1-hour time slots. Each slot will include two 15-min presentations, the remaining time will be dedicated to questions and discussion. After each slot, there is going to be a 30-min break in order to avoid “Zoom fatigue.” There will be a plenary at the end of the day, during which we will be discussing issues and opportunities that have emerged during the other sessions.

Schedule (all times are CEST):
13:30 – 14:00 Session 0 : Welcome and introduction
14:00 – 15:00 Session 1 : Roger Mills; Shelly Knotts
15:00 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 16:30 Session 2 : Gamut inc./ Aggregate; Randall Harlow
16:30 – 17:00 Break
17:00 – 18:00 Session 3 : Alex Murray-Leslie; Atau Tanaka
18:00 – 19:00 Dinner break (1 hr)
19:00 – 20:00 Session 4 : Chris Chafe; Henrik von Coler
20:00 – 21:00 Plenary

Moderators: Federico Visi, Stefan Östersjö

Anyone can join upon registration using this online form:  
We will send you a link to join a Zoom meeting on the day of the talks.
NOTE: the talks will be recorded.

An additional networked performance curated by GEMM))) is taking place on Tuesday 2 June, followed by a short seminar and discussion. Everyone is welcome to also join this event,  we will circulate details to the registered email addresses and via social media.

Programme (all times are CEST):
14:00 – 14:15 networked performance with the Acusticum Organ: Robert Ek, Mattias Petersson, Stefan Östersjö
14:15 – 14:30 Vong Co: networked performance with The Six Tones: Henrik Frisk, Stefan Östersjö & Nguyen Thanh Thuy
14:40 – 15:00 Paragraph – a live coding front end for SuperCollider patterns: Mattias Petersson
15:00 – 15:20 Discussion

A follow up event is planned for the 2020 Piteå Performing Arts Biennial taking place online on 26-27 October 2020.

Further info: write me.