Theremin
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Queens Festival
Copenhagen
May 13th-16th, 2019

Programme

Monday May 13th

13:00

Designing Programming Languages for Creativity w/Yann Orlarey

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Creative programming, as typically done by digital artists and musicians, is a particular form of programming used as a means of discovery and invention. It, therefore, goes beyond the traditional framework of an engineering approach that aims to implement, as best as possible, an idea that often pre-exists and is reasonably well specified.
Creative programming is more of a form of hyper-prototyping where you try a lot of things to see what happens. The "cogitare" and the "intellegere" are essential elements of this approach so that the art object co-emerges at the same time as the program that implements it. The programming language thus goes beyond its traditional role as an implementation tool, to become a tool for invention and pure creation.

13:00-16:00

Liminoid

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Liminoid is an augmented and virtual experience of disintegrating subjectivity. Liminoid is a portal which triggers a transition between virtual and augmented realities, thus leading to the experience of disintegrating subjectivity.

15:00

Demos from Digital Fabrication Workshop

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Description and details will follow.

19:00

Queen Tribute Concert

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Let’s cover some Queen! On the final day of the festival, we want anyone musically inclined to channel their inner Freddie Mercury.

We hope to see music created with physical modeling, self made instruments, real world sampling, audience participation, interesting visuals, etc.

We only ask that:

  • You play songs from the Queen repertoire
  • You incorporate the spirit of art, science, technology, and digital creativity


If you have the music, but lack the singing (or vice versa), let us know and we’ll try to help with the pairing. Or maybe you just want to contribute with cool visuals? Let us know.

Tuesday May 14th

13:00-16:00

Liminoid

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Liminoid is an augmented and virtual experience of disintegrating subjectivity. Liminoid is a portal which triggers a transition between virtual and augmented realities, thus leading to the experience of disintegrating subjectivity.

20:00

Black Queen concert

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The Black Queen is a theatrical experience employing the tools of technology, classical music, folk melodies, contemporary poetry, and historical exploration to tell the story of Barbora of Celje, Queen of the Holy Roman Empire in the early 1400’s. She was a shrewd businesswoman and a compassionate guardian of justice. In partnership with a trusting and loving husband, King Sigismund of Luxembourg, she became the most powerful queen of her time. As Sigismund was dying, a rumor campaign was created to destroy her reputation and rob her of her powers. Even the pope helped in spreading stories of her as a heretic, a whore, and a witch. When her husband died, she was arrested and exiled. After her death she lived on only as an evil myth, The Black Queen. This project is designed to resurrect her as the badass she truly was.

Wednesday May 15th

9:00

Game elements and their Artistic Potential for Audiovisual Works
w/Marko Ciciliani

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The inclusion of elements from games and especially from computer games in audiovisual works offers many artistic opportunities but also challenges. Since February 2016 Marko Ciciliani has run an artistic research project at the IEM, the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz where, he has investigated various possibilities for utilizing elements from games in the context of performance based audiovisual works.

13:00

Sound Computing & Sensor Technology

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Select Aalborg University Copenhagen students from Medialogy 4th semester will be showcasing their projects. See what problems they have attempted to solve by using sensors and sound. Demo their prototypes.

13:00-16:00

Liminoid

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Liminoid is an augmented and virtual experience of disintegrating subjectivity. Liminoid is a portal which triggers a transition between virtual and augmented realities, thus leading to the experience of disintegrating subjectivity.

20:00

Black Queen concert

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The Black Queen is a theatrical experience employing the tools of technology, classical music, folk melodies, contemporary poetry, and historical exploration to tell the story of Barbora of Celje, Queen of the Holy Roman Empire in the early 1400’s. She was a shrewd businesswoman and a compassionate guardian of justice. In partnership with a trusting and loving husband, King Sigismund of Luxembourg, she became the most powerful queen of her time. As Sigismund was dying, a rumor campaign was created to destroy her reputation and rob her of her powers. Even the pope helped in spreading stories of her as a heretic, a whore, and a witch. When her husband died, she was arrested and exiled. After her death she lived on only as an evil myth, The Black Queen. This project is designed to resurrect her as the badass she truly was.

Thursday May 16th

13:00

Theremin Workshop & Panel w/Dorit Chrysler

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The theremin instrument celebrates its 100th anniversary. At this workshop Dorit Chrysler will teach a group of attendees how to play the theremin. Following the workshop Dorit Chrysler will answer questions and head a panel discussion on the past, present and future of the theremin.

Made possible with financial support from
Kgs. Enghave Lokaludvalg

13:00-16:00

Liminoid

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Liminoid is an augmented and virtual experience of disintegrating subjectivity. Liminoid is a portal which triggers a transition between virtual and augmented realities, thus leading to the experience of disintegrating subjectivity.

20:00

Theremin concert w/Dorit Chrysler

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Dorit Chrysler has been dubbed a superior wizard of the Theremin. An Austrian-born, New York based composer and sound artist, Chrysler is the co-founder of the New York Theremin Society and founder of the first school of Theremin, KidCoolThereminSchool. As much as the Theremin is a tool in Chrysler’s electronic instrument arsenal, she's also one the most visible Thereminists spreading the gospel of this mysterious sounding instrument, which is basically played by massaging thin air.

Made possible with financial support from
Østerbro Lokaludvalg

Info

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What is Queens Festival?

The Queens Festival takes place in Copenhagen from the 12th to 16th of May 2019 at Aalborg University Copenhagen. The festival celebrates everything that EASTN-DC is about: art, science, technology, and digital creativity with workshops, art installations, concerts, and theatrical performances.

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What is EASTN?

The European Art - Science - Technology Network (EASTN) for Digital Creativity is a project that emerged from several European institutions involved in research, technology development, creation and education in the field of technologies applied to artistic creation. At European Level, this network is coordinated by ACROE (Grenoble, France) and supported by the Culture Program of the European Union since November 2017.

Contact and Registration

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Venues

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Aalborg University Copenhagen

Address:
A. C. Meyers Vænge 15
2450 København

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Frihavnskirken

Address:
Willemoesgade 68
2100 København