Category Archives: Concerts

A Festival on Contemporary Musical Instruments and Interfaces

5.2.2016–7.2.2016: Performing Sound, Playing Technology—A festival at ZKM!

»Performing Sound, Playing Technology. A Festival on Contemporary Musical Instruments and Interfaces« provides insights into the development of innovative instruments and interfaces in the field of electronic music. A total of two concert evenings on subjects such as instrument prosthetics, established tools thought new, live coding, tinkering and dancing. In addition, research projects will be presented in a symposium, and there will also be a possibility to experiment in innovative instruments and interfaces.

In Concert – PushPull / WaveSetter at PNEM Festival and NODE+CODE

PushPull will be on a (short) tour in the Netherlands and Germany! and we’ll play a completely new piece, featuring even e new instrument prototype!
Amelie Hinrichsen and Dominik Hildebrand Marques Lopes will play PushPull, accompanied by Till Bovermann on WaveSetter, a recent instrument prototype developed at the 3DMIN Project.

– – PNEM FESTIVAL, Uden(NL), 14.11.2015 – 15.11.2015 – –

On 14 and November 15, 2015 the Platform for New Experimental Music celebrates its first lustrum with the fifth PNEM Sound Art Festival in Uden NL.

In a well-equipped pocket theater (in a typical old transformer building), a platform is offered to various national and international artists. The compact location and the open design of the festival, creates meetings and discussions between artists, organizations and visitors. This leads again and again to new ideas and new initiatives.

We are happy to announce who will be performing live this year: Componisten van Oorspronkelijke Muziek NL, Ken Byers UK, PushPull DE, Radio Approxim NL, Renzo Spiteri MT, Studium:Stadt DE and The Feedback Gents DE.

There will be shown soundart videos of: La Cosa Preziosa IE, Julian Scordato IT, Dickie Webb NZ, Matthew Schoen CA and Osvaldo Cibils IT and soundart installations of: Lex Raijmakers NL en Thishearbeast IE.

The Wood Walk Experience has grown into an app, which can be heard now on 365 days a year in the nearby woods. The first artists will be: Alan Dunn UK, Barry O’Halloran IE, Bart van Dongen NL, David Prescott-Steed AU, David Rogers UK, Sam Marshall UK, Katherine Trimble USA, Osvaldo Cibils IT, Sandrine Deumier and Alx P.op FR and Simon Perez AR.

Tickets still available online and to be purchased at the entrance

– – NODE+CODE, Frankfurt a.M., 16.11.2015, 18:00h – –

In a combined 9th and 10th edition of NODE+CODE, we will discuss the role of the human body in new music performances. In two lecture concerts, Steim researcher and musician Andi Otto (aka Springintgut) and the UDK Berlin based research group 3DMIN (»Design, Development and Dissemination of New Musical Instruments«) will present their findings and new musical instruments. In a conversation with #NODE15 curators Jeanne Charlotte Vogt and Alexandra Waligorski, they will be investigating the corporeality of the instrumental. Which significance do instruments have for musicians themselves and the audience in times of the digital creation of sound? Do we still have to consider virtuosity as a category to evaluate the relationship between a musician and his/her instrument?

Waldschmidtstraße 4
60316 Frankfurt am Main

Doors open 6:00 PM / Einlass 18:00 Uhr
STARTS at 6:30 PM / Beginn 18:30 Uhr

Free entrance / Eintritt frei!
Supported by Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt am Main. In cooperation with and ♥ Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main. The location is barrier-free.

3rd place for PushPull at the Guthman Instrument Competition

3DMIN is happy to announce that PushPull made it to a third place at the 2015 Guthman Instrument Competition. Thanks everyone for believing in us and stay tuned for updates!

Below you can watch the whole Guthman competition at GeorgiaTech. The PushPull performance by Amelie Hinrichsen and Dominik Hildebrand Marques Lopes starts at about 10:23:00.


(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.