Do you wonder sometimes about sound and vision? This Friday (31 May), vocal improviser and video artist Kok Siew-Wai will join the improvisation session between visual artists and musicians in the “Imaging Music” series at Kuala Lumpur’s RAW ART SPACE. The session will see visual artists Ong Chia Koon and Tey Beng Tze accompanied by Siew and the astonishing Yong “Juara” Yandsen. Come and sit right down to receive the gift of sound and vision!

Address:
No.8, 4th Floor, Jalan Panggung
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50000


https://www.facebook.com/events/181862606091324/

The first Berlin screening of Christian’s new film “Desert of the Real” (edit: Halina Daugird) will take place in Berlin’s Acud Kino on Thursday Feb 21 at 9pm: https://acudkino.de/Programm/desert_of_the_real/15938. Christian and Halina will be there for a Q & A.

Two days later on Feb 23 5 pm the film will also screen in London’s Zabludovicz Collection: https://www.zabludowiczcollection.com/events/view/screening-prison-images-desert-of-the-real

Call for participation in a paper development workshop on “NOR. Reverse engineering the Laws of Form” (3-4 June 2019 in Dubrovnik)

Co-organizers:

  • Steffen Roth, La Rochelle Business School, France, and Yerevan State University, Armenia*
  • Markus Heidingsfelder, Xiamen University Malaysia
  • Lars Clausen, University College Lillebælt, Denmark, and University of Flensburg, Germany*
  • Klaus Brønd Laursen, Aarhus University, Denmark

*Corresponding co-organizers

Purpose: Participants in the workshop will brainstorm and discuss ideas as well as co-develop papers on an unpublished manuscript by George Spencer Brown.

Date and venue: 3-4 June 2019, Inter-University Center Dubrovnik, Don Frana Bulića 4, HR-20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Registration deadline: 3 March 2019. Applications are via email to the corresponding co-organizers* and ought to include a brief CV and statement of interest in the PDW. We particularly look forward to hearing from colleagues with backgrounds in engineering, information science, mathematics, logics, and philosophy. Friends and colleagues with backgrounds in social sciences or humanities are more than welcome to join us in this venture, too. 

It is anticipated that ideas developed in the workshop will transform into submissions to a special issue published in a S/SCI-listed journal. Participants are furthermore kindly invited to consider combined participations in precedent and subsequent events @Inter-University Center Dubrovnik such as the conference on Political communication: Observed with Niklas Luhmann’s systems theory (29-31 May 2019) and the 18th International Social Theory Consortium Conference (5-7 June 2019).

Image: Markus Heidingsfelder, Screen shot (2013)

Kompakt’s next Pop Ambient compilation, curated by Wolfgang Voigt, comes out on November 30th, 2018. My friend Yui Onodera, who’s working on the soundtrack of the cage I’m currently producing, has also contributed a track.

Here’s Voigt’s statement: “When a record label thrives after 25 years thanks to a focus of what was expected to be a short-lived music phenomenon called techno, then it stands to prove two things; that techno has taken its place amongst ‘serious’ genres. KOMPAKT has never been only for techno, but stands as a broad-minded entity that has set out to cross-pollinatewithin the realm of electronic music. Through its course, KOMPAKT has sent all kinds of sub-genres, and crossover adventures based on the non-negotiable 4/4 beat around the world. The 100% kick drum-free Pop Ambient series is the most endearing and enduring concept that I have had the pleasure to curate. I felt there was a strong need to add a certain elegance — ensouled by discourse as much as hedonism — to a sound that was recognized as ‘chill out’ music that could be heard in back rooms and forgotten festival areas. Over the years, I like to imagine that Pop Ambient has crystallized into musical universe of its own. I put together this year’s edition by plowing through an ocean of sonic jewelry from all over the world. For this special edition, I create a homogenous experience that would both appeal to our followers and continue our tradition while integrating new micro-facets from neighboring musical universes as much as possible. The headline ‘Ambient’ might sound a little too humble but it still helps as a necessary means of orientation in the best possible sense. Same goes for another dear tradition: Veronika Unland’s abstract-floral cover design that keeps on pleasing our sore eyes year after year. Although every Pop Ambient edition doesn’t shy away from diving into the relevant question of ‘What is contemporary discourse music’, in the end it boils down to that elevated moment where all theory dissolves into ambient air, into a higher state of cosmic bliss. Pop Ambient is sacral music for non-believers.”

Tracklist
A1 Thore Pfeiffer – Alles Wird
A2 Coupler – A Plain Of
A3 The Black Frame – The Uncertainty Principle
B1 Kenneth James Gibson – Gone Too Soon
B2 Morgen Wurde – Schien Immer feat. Maria Estrella
C1 Gregor Schwellenbach – Rot 2
C2 Last Train To Brooklyn – Bluebird
C3 Max Würden feat. Luis Reichard – Zweitens
C4 Thomas Fehlmann – Karenina
D1 Leandro Fresco – Araña De Vidrio
D2 Yui Onodera – Cromo 3
D3 Triola – Adren
D4 Max Würden – Core