SuperCollider Symposium 2010 in Berlin
Conference / Workshops / Concerts / Installations

Bartetzki, Andre Print

Born in Berlin in 1962, Andre Bartetzki began his training and professional work as sound technician at the broadcast stations and recording studios of the former GDR. From 1987 until 1993 he studied sound engineering at the Musikhochschule "Hanns Eisler" in Berlin, where he founded and headed the studio for electroacoustic music until 2002. From 1999 to 2004 Andre also taught at the Musikhochschule and at the media faculty of the Bauhaus University in Weimar. At the end of 2009 he became the director of the Electronic Studio at the Technische Universität Berlin together with Volker Straebel.

Andre Bartetzki has given workshops and lectures on electroacoustic composition and programming around the world. He works as a programmer and sound engineer for contemporary music, sound and media art. For more than 10 years has been developing and performing his own musical projects, compositions, sound installations and video art, with performances at numerous festivals worldwide. He has ongoing collaborations with musicians, dancers and visual artists. Andre Bartetzki has received grants and fellowships at the ZKM Karlsruhe, the Künstlerhaus Ahrenshoop and the Denkmalschmiede Hoefgen.


A Show Case for SC Tweets (2010)

SuperCollider tweets are short pieces of code limited to the short length of 140 characters (twitter messages). Last year there was a lot of activity around SC tweets, resulting, for example, in an album of 22 pieces, called sc140. In a way, SC tweets are related to the human ambition of avoiding redundancies, like in science where Occam's razor is often interpreted in the sense that the simplest explanation is usually the correct one, or when composers decide to use only limited base material (a sound, a theme) as a starting point but make rich and complex pieces out of them.

My installation is just twittering out to the street what other users have written: several hundred mini compositions, smart algorithms, complex rhythms, compact soundscapes, evolving textures, syntactic adventures ...


String-Theory (2005) for violin and electronics

The string theory is an attempt to explain all particles and fundamental forces of nature in one theory by modeling them as different patterns of multi-dimensional vibrations of tiny strings. Our physical space is observed to have only four large dimensions. In the case of string theory, consistency requires spacetime to have 10, 11 or 26 dimensions. The conflict between observation and theory is resolved by making the unobserved dimensions compact dimensions. One way of dealing with higher dimensions is to not try to visualize them at all but to just think of them as extra numbers in the equations that describe the way the world works. Only a few millimeters away from our 4-dimensional world many parallel universes might exist.


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