Fri, 11th Jun 2021

SILBERSALZ x Werkleitz

The installation Vibrations generates sine waves with physical robotic instruments. A generative composition algorithm (AI) creates contemplative spatial soundscapes, based on patterns derived from compositions of minimal music like that of Terry Riley or John Adam.

The sound of the instrument is generated by tuned aluminum bars. Controlled by a complex distributed robotic actuator system, the multifaceted sound ranges from spherical, sombre chords to glassy, highly concise melodies.

Moritz Simon Geist is a performer, musicologist, and robotics engineer. His main focus is to invent the future of electronic music – with robots! His projects range from robotic music performances to robotic sound installations. His robotic instruments and performances have been shown in many European festivals and exhibitions. He has also been awarded numerous international awards. From 2015-2020 Moritz taught the progression of technology and society at the NYU Berlin, Clives Davis Institute. Moritz lives and works in Dresden, Germany, where his workshop-studio is located.

The Werkleitz Festival move to … sociosphere, ecosphere, bodydatasphere examines the question as to which new impulses art can provide for the societal, ecological and technological dynamics of the future in an age of global transformation. A vast array of lectures, films and podcasts associated with the three thematic spheres will be presented online in conjunction with the conference and discourse programme new world dis/order. Organized together with the German Federal Cultural Foundation and supported by the ZEIT-Foundation, this event will examine the consequences of digitalization.

Livestream, 18 June 2021, starting 8.30 p.m. on: