republica 18 – Augmenting Creativity and Connectivity

New music-making things:: Augmenting Creativity and Connectivity?

This year’s re:publica will focus on the influence of technologies on creative work.

Short thesis

Opening discussion between Lorenz Grünewald-Schukalla (Gesellschaft für Musikwirtschafts- und Musikkulturforschung e.V.) und Alexandra Wolf (Programmleitung re:publica) about ‘Music & Sovereignty’ // Softwares, Plugins, Controller, Interfaces. that break the boundaries of classical instruments, seduce with almost unlimited possibilities. With their increasing complexity, the sovereignty of the thereby omnipotent, technologized artist grows – or not? In this lecture, the two speakers will experience and explore how these “new music-making things” are changing musical practice – and with what social, cultural, and economic consequences.

Afterward, Matthias Strobel, President of MusicTech Germany, will be talking to scientists and artists on a panel about the topic of “New Music Making Things: Augmenting Creativity and Connectivity? The discussion will focus on whether augmented creativity is primarily enabled by technologies, what new processes and forms of work are emerging as a result, and what role artists and startups will play in the future for creativity, especially in the field of music.