What happens when experimental musicians and composers explore Web3 and blockchains? What new possibilities and what old problems exist for music and musicians in this rapidly-changing field? How are musical practices changing in light of the ongoing pandemic? (How) are institutions responding?
Within the framework of Publishing As Protocol, MARCH is pleased to announce a co-publishing partnership with Berliner Gesellschaft für Neue Musik (Berlin New Music Society) in conjunction with their weekend-long festival PROCESS AND PROTOCOL that will take place April 1 – 3, 2022 at ACUD Macht Neu in Berlin and online. The event asks why this particular intersection of music and technology seemingly beams with hope amidst the existential challenges facing the music performance and recording landscape.
Five new commissions to composers and musicians will be presented in a hybrid exhibition both in-person and online, along with a concert, workshop, panel discussions, and a series of essays (also published on MARCH following the event) that will bring us together to celebrate and scrutinize how our practices are changing in light of new technologies.
PROCESS AND PROTOCOL will feature essays by Sarah Friend, Felix Linsmeier, and Geert Lovink, and new works by Bnaya Halperin-Kaddari, Dmitri Kourliandski, Lore Lixenberg, Line Tjørnhøj, and Moisés Horta Valenzuela.
All events are free of charge except a concert on Saturday, April 2 with Kaj Duncan David and Lara Alarcón + DJ set by Isa Wolff, and registration is required for “Your Friendly Guide to NFTs And Blockchain for Artists” workshop on Sunday, April 3 with Sarah Friend.
Please see the website for more information: protocol.bgnm.de