MaerzMusik: Tele-Visions

Exhibition & Concerts 

Sun, 2019/03/24 - Sun, 2019/03/31
Concrete Hall
14:00 - 00:00

A Critical Media History of New Music on TV 1950s–1990s

The project “Tele-Visions” presents treasures from over 20 television archives from around the world that tell a multifaceted story of the musical avant-garde from the 1950s to the 1990s.

News broadcasts, documentaries and portraits, concert recordings, talk shows and made-for-TV artistic formats from Europe (including the former GDR), the US, Latin America and North Africa paint a mass media image of Western art music, from the postwar period to the Cold War and the aftermath of the fall of the Iron Curtain. The flickering of this mostly unknown, extensive and yet necessarily fragmentary archive mirrors the personalities, institutions, forms and debates of the musical avant-garde as well as the grand cultural, political and ideological currents of the second half of the 20th century. “Tele-Visions” takes a critical long-distance look at this (self-)representation of new music on TV, a mass medium that is itself historic and disappearing.

A film installation in the new Betonhalle of the silent green – open from 24th till 31st of March between 14:00 and 24:00 – is complemented by eight full-day film programs, selected by international scholars, artists and curators. Each of these programs casts its own lights onto the historical narratives of the musical avant-garde. Two movie nights, on the 25th and the 27th of March, with lectures, panels and presentations open up current perspectives on this still to be written media history of new music on television.

Programme

Saturday, 23.3.2019, 7pm
Opening

9pm
Iannis Xenakis
Persepolis
for eight channel tape (1971)
Daniel Teige Klangregie

Sunday, 24.3.2019, 2pm - 12am
Film installation & film programme 1

Monday, 25.3.2019, 2pm - 12am
Film installation & film programme 2

7pm
Lectures, panels, film presentations

Tuesday, 26.3.2019, 2pm - 12am
Film installation & film programme 3

Wednesday, 27.3.2019, 2pm - 12am
Film installation & film programme 4

7pm
Lectures, panels, film presentations

9pm
Karlheinz Stockhausen
Telemusik
Electronic music for magnetic tape, speakers, mixer and sound direction (1966)

Thursday, 28.3.2019, 2pm - 12am
Film installation & film programme 5

Friday, 29.3.2019, 2pm - 12am
Film installation & film programme 6

Saturday, 30.3.2019, 2pm - 12am
Film installation & film programme 7

Sunday, 31.3.2019, 2pm - 12am
Film installation & film programme 8

Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation.

With the support of silent green, in cooperation with Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv – Stiftung von ARD und Deutschlandr

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