Machine Dreams 5. - 8. June
An international gathering of speakers and lecturers presenting a multi-faceted panorama of contemporary music, sonic art, technology and machinery.
Hedy Lamarr & Daphne Oram
London based artist Aura Satz explores the complex interface between humans and machines in her multimedia work. Satz will talk about two female pioneers in electronic music. As well as being a prominent Hollywood actor, Hedy Lamarr was a mathematician who co-invented ‘frequency hopping’ (a method for transmitting radio signals) with avant garde composer George Antheil. Daphne Oram was a British composer and musician who co-founded the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Later she invented Oramics, a remarkable machine for generating and processing electronic sounds.
Peter Zinovieff is a British composer and electronic music legend. At the end of the 1960s, he created the EMS studio in his basement, and produced synthesizers like the famous VC3 (used by Pink Floyd, Kraftwerk, David Bowie, etc). This is a unique opportunity to hear about the EMS glory days and meet a legend in electronic music and composition.
BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Jonny Trunk is a British writer, DJ, musician and entrepreneur. His label Trunk Records specialises in reissuing obscure film scores and TV themes, Library Music, old advertising jingles, art, sexploitation and sonic kitsch. He will be introducing the historical survey of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, a special department set up in the late 1950s that acted as a secret laboratory of avant garde sound.
Machines of Time
David Toop is a British composer, music writer and curator. His books include Ocean of Sound, Haunted Weather and Sinister Resonance. In “Machines of Time: Incense-Clock(s)-Time-FLATtime-improvisation (discursive thoughts on marking the non-space of hearing)”, he presents an anti-lecture of sound, image and performance including the use of automata in music and sound art through the ages.
Material Culture and Electronic Sound
Frode Weium is a curator at Oslo’s Teknisk Museum. He will present a talk focusing on his new book (jointly edited with Tim Boon from London’s Science Museum) of essays exploring the relationship of technological innovations and modern music, Material Culture and Electronic Sound.
10 am - 3.30 pm
Sold at the venue (only cash at the door!), billettservice.no, Narvesen and 7-eleven.