• Akademie der Künste / Hanseatenweg / Studio

with Jennifer Walshe, Jon Leidecker with guests

  • Concert
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The music performance MILLIONS OF EXPERIENCES (HUGE IF TRUE) explores the paradoxes of scale in our current socio-economic environment. If the purpose of scale is to ensure costs remain low while growth is maximised, what is the opposite of scale? What could be made possible through unscaling? Walshe and Leidecker’s performance descales and unscales the technological processes at the core of their collaborative practices.

On Friday, February 3, Jennifer Walshe and Jon Leidecker, with an ensemble of musicians, combine live voice, machine-made loops, AI-generated Enya, and an archive of voice samples to unsettle ideas of what is purely technological and purely human.

The accompanying ensemble features Owen Gardner, Chris Heenan, Jana Luksts, Kanae Mizobuchi, Weston Olencki and Andrea Parkins.

With friendly support by Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung and Culture Ireland.

The performance night is a cooperation between transmediale and CTM Festival. The evening event is separately ticketed and not included in the transmediale or CTM Festival Passes.

Jennifer Walshe composer and performer she was born in Dublin, Ireland. Her music has been commissioned, broadcast and performed all over the world. She has been the recipient of fellowships and prizes from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York, the DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm, the Internationales Musikinstitut, Darmstadt and Akademie Schloss Solitude, among others.
Jon Leidecker (aka Wobbly) is a human in the loop, improvising with people and machines that listen. His work with sampling and feedback blurs any easy distinction between his solo and collaborative work, including touring and recording with Negativland, the Thurston Moore Group, Jennifer Walshe, Zoh Amba, Dieter Moebius & Tim Story, Matmos, People Like Us, Fred Frith and Huun-Huur-Tu, among others.