Hecker / Alberto de Campo
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Freitag, 11 Februar, 2011 - 21:00

Hecker / Alberto de Campo

11 Feb 2011 - 23:00



110211 : Hecker / Alberto de Campo.




(* 1964) studied classical composition and jazz guitar in  Austria. As guest researcher and later research director at CREATE, UC Santa  Barbara, he worked with Curtis Roads on experimental synthesis instruments,  and wrote the tutorial for SuperCollider2. He taught at the IEM Graz, and at the  Academy for Media and Arts (KHM) Cologne. There, long term collaborations  began with Florian Hecker, earweego, the band powerbooks_unplugged, and  realtime research.  In 2004/2005, Alberto de Campo held the Edgard Varèse guest professorship  for Electronic Music at TU Berlin.

From 2005-2007, he was lead researcher in  the SonEnvir project at IEM Graz, where an interdisciplinary team of scientists  studied the applicability of sonification in diverse fields. With the team, de  Campo wrote numerous publications, and organised a concert of sonifications  of social data for the ICAD 2006 conference in London.  In 2007 he became professor for Music Informatics at the Institute For Music And  Media (IMM), Robert Schumann Music University Düsseldorf, and since 2009,  he is Professor for Generative Art/Computational Art at the Institute for Time-  based Media, Arts University Berlin (UdK).



In his installations and live performances, Hecker deals with specific compositional developments of post-war modernity, electro-acoustic music as well as other, non-musical disciplines. He dramatizes space, time and self-perception in his sonic works by isolating specific auditory events in their singularity, thus stretching the boundaries of their materialization. Recent solo exhibitions include MMK, Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt, IKON Gallery, Birmingham and Chisenhale Gallery London, all in 2010. In addition, he has an extensive discography including Haswell and Hecker, Blackest Ever Black (Electroacoustic UPIC Recordings), Warner Classics, 2007 and Acid in the Style of David Tudor. Editions Mego, 2009.

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