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5:30 pm, Hall 1, free admission
Inauguration of the Festival
Festive inauguration of KONTAKTE '17. Inauguration of the exhibition Das imaginäre Studio, a display case presentation with materials from the Hermann Scherchen Archive and the sound installations in the presence of the artists. Opening with José Manuel Berenguer, Johanna Diehl, Christina Kubisch, Hans Peter Kuhn, Bernhard Leitner, Martin Riches, and Society for Nontrivial Pursuits, amongst others. Welcoming address: Gregorio García Karman, Director of the Studio for Electroacoustic Music, Akademie der Künste.
from 6 pm, Public spaces, free admission
Sound installations and public space interventions
With live-coding performances by the Society for Nontrivial Pursuits, Utopia / Republic Revisited, and Camilla Vatne Barratt-Due and Alexandra Cárdenas, amongst others. The performances include the installations CodeChoir 2.0 and Respire Tune as instruments.
7 pm, Studio Foyer, free admission
Prelude: Tabla and Live Electronics
Stefan Keller, Phoenix (2016–2017) (GP) for tabla and live electronics
8 pm, Main Auditorium
Concert: PianoPercussion & Electronics
This concert highlights outstanding compositions by current and former members of the Akademie der Künste for piano, percussion, and electronics. Welcoming address: Simone Heilgendorff.