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This new movement calls for novel musical instruments, which can embody, control, or trigger electronic sound processes. Despite the multitude of concepts and prototypes of such musical instruments, which could be labeled electroacoustic, hybrid, or digital, presented each year, none of them has permanently established itself in musical education and concert life. In the project, an interdisciplinary team of researchers working in musicology, musical acoustics and technology, composition and design research will identify requirements for successful new musical instruments, document and exhibit key concepts, and develop prototypes for new musical instruments, which will be concurrently tested in live artistic contexts and empirically evaluated using qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Mentioned in Tagesspiegel

The 3DMIN project was featured in an article of the German Newspaper Tagesspiegel.

Für Alberto de Campo, UdK-Professor für Computational Art, und Projektkoordinator Till Bovermann ist Musik “alles was entsteht, wenn jemand mit künstlerischer Absicht ein klangliches Erlebnis gestaltet”. Mit diesem sehr weit gefassten Blick lassen sich hervorragend Musiker, andere Künstler und Wissenschaftler unterschiedlicher Disziplinen zusammenbringen, um Hörgewohnheiten in Frage zu stellen.

The complete interview can be read here (German).

(CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) by Steve Welburn

Artist talk – Mico Rex 11.7.2014, 13h

micoRexLetrasFondoChicoOn Fri, 11.7.2014, 13h, the same day as their performance at NK, Mico Rex will give a public artist talk in the scope of 3DMIN and the computational art class of UdK Berlin:

Universität der Künste Institut für zeitbasierte Medien, Grunewaldstraße 2, Schöneberg,  10823 Berlin, Germany. Free entrance.

From their webpage (we had to ommit the blinking, check it out yourself):

Mico Rex is an experimental electro-pop mexican duo founded in 2010 by Ernesto Romero and Jorge Ramírez, pionners in live programming in Mexico.

Described as sticky, melodic and danceable, within a kaleidoscope of styles such as 8bits/glitch, oldschool/electro, romantic style,punk, geek, breakz, fresh, bolero, vocal, finura, 80’s from the future!!!

The live performance is a combination of structured pieces and improvisation with code accompanied with voice and home-made controllers in pain.

The sound design, structure and composition are made upon programming code for hardware and software developed by the group members themselves. They consider code as the most flexible media for live electronics performance.


Featured Photo (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) by  Steve Welburn.

3DMIN concert series – Communication, Improvisation, Feedback

Studenten konzipieren neue MusikinstrumenteHow to think contemporary musical instruments? This is where artists,  designers, engineers, musicologists and composers of UdK Berlin and TU Berlin investigate since November 2013 within the project 3DMIN. Over 3 years, 3DMIN aims to inspire composers, performers and listeners with their approach to musical instruments and life music making. Curious? Then join us at 3DMINs concert series, starting 16th of July at Roter Salon! There, we proudly present music performances with experimental instruments which were developed within the last 10 months.

16.7.2014 20:00
Roter Salon / Volksbühne in Berlin,

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3DMIN concert series – TTT on 18.05.2014 at ZK/U

To celebrate the semester’s first artist lecture, 3DMIN proudly announces three acts of experimental music.

18.05.2014, Doors open: 20h
ZKU – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik
Siemensstrasse 27 / 10551 Berlin

Tomomi Adachi is Japanese performer/composer, sound poet, instrument builder and visual artist. Known for his versatile style, he has performed his own voice and electronics pieces, site-specific compositions, improvised music and contemporary music works by John Cage, Cornelius Cardew, Christian Wolff and others in all over the world including Tate Modern, Maerzmusik, Centre Pompidou, Poesiefestival Berlin, Merkin Hall, Tempelhof Airfield, STEIM and Experimental Intermedia. He has performed with numerous musicians including Jaap Blonk, Nicolas Collins, Jon Rose, TAKAHASHI Yuji, Carl Stone, SAKATA Akira, Jennifer Walshe, Annette Krebs, ICHIYANAGI Toshi, Zbigniew Karkowski and OTOMO Yoshihide. CDs include the solo album from Tzadik, Omegapoint and naya records. He was a guest of the Artists-in-Berlin Program of the DAAD for 2012.
He presents his rare solo performance in Berlin with his self-made instruments and interfaces.

Trio Brachiale plays improvised electronic/computer music with a wide spectrum of technological and musical approaches. Founded in 2010 in Berlin for a concert evening of the Society for Nontrivial Pursuits, it consists of Dominik Hildebrand Marques Lopes, Hannes Hoelzl and Alberto de Campo. Besides many gigs in the Berlin area, we have played at a number of international festivals, conferences and other events, at times with guests like Mario de Vega, Echo Ho, Wu Na, Jeff Carey and others. All the Trio members work at the Berlin University of the Arts, teaching computational art and doing research on hybrid instruments.
Trio Brachiale explores the possibility space of multi-instrument setups, and the music one can make with them – from circuit-bent guitar pedals to boutique analog synths like the Blippoo box, and self-written synthesis programs played from controllers ranging from basic gamepads to the Manta to self-designed and -built controllers like The Finger and the Harmolodica.
Trio Brachiale performances can range from strictest free improvisation, aiming for flowing communication with zero premeditation and -discussion, to having a software conductor giving the members cues when to play with which instruments in order to structure the evolving musical textures. Surprise and be surprised!

Tobias Purfürst is a Berlin based producer/composer. His musical style covers a broad range of electronic music genres, from club tunes to experimental/conceptual compositions. One of his recent pieces is an improvisation, involving several sound generators, such as the Benjolin, No-Input Mixer and coil mic, competing with each other. Beside several collaborations and concerts with different musicians, his abstract solo work led him to play important places for experimental music, such as the ZKM, Feed and LEAP amongst others.

Modality Meeting and Workshop at STEIM

Modality is a toolkit to improve and facilitate the use of digital technology within sound art and music, based on the audio programming language SuperCollider.

Dominik Hildebrand Marques Lopes, Amelie Hinrichsen, Alberto de Campo and Till Bovermann will attend the next Modality meeting held at STEIM Amsterdam between 30.3.2014 and 6.4.2014. It is accompanied by a public workshop and a concert at OT301 on 5.4.2014. Welcome!

Group Meeting Systematic Musicology

On march 7/8, Alexander Förstel and Hauke Egermann gave a talk on the subject of sound embodiment at the annual “Group Meeting Systematic Musicology” in Kassel, Germany. The talk included a short introduction of the 3Dmin project and was well received. We are looking forward to participating again next year!


Semesterabschlusskonzert 3DMIN – 07.02.2014 – 19:00h

At this event, groups of the interdisciplinary course
“New Musical Instruments” will present their work in artistic performances.
In addition, we are happy to have students of the courses

Code Experiments: Stand_Alone – The Ubiquitous Instrument (Hannes Hölzl)
Audiovisual Programming: Embedded Systems (Frederik Olofsson)
8bit synthesis (Constantin Engelmann)

present their work.

at the  Aula of the UdK Berlin

Institut für zeitbasierte Medien

Grunewaldstrasse 2-5

10823 Berlin