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June 10, 2020 | Berlin and the Digital Music Era

Session topic: More Than “Four to the Floor”: Sequencers in Contemporary Electronic Music
Kim Feser
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The recording of this session will be available here on June 10, 2020.

As part of the digital lecture series, this session will highlight one of our regular FUBiS courses. The instructor will introduce themselves, talk a little bit about their experience teaching at FUBiS, and give a short lecture on one of the course’s key topics. Interested in taking the full course the next time it is offered? Continue reading below to find out more.

Description of the regular FUBiS course:

In many ways, Berlin is a center for contemporary electronic music. This is primarily due to the strong connection between technological and aesthetic developments. Particularly in the context of sound art, there are fairly strong parallels with media art.

The course will explore the relationship between aesthetic trends and technological developments with the focus on the cultural and economic conditions in Berlin. Particular emphasis will be put on the past and present of techno, (experimental) electronica and electronic dance music. What makes Berlin a magnet not only for thrill-seeking club-goers, but also for DJs, musicians, producers and developers? How does this relate to the recent past of Berlin since the fall of the Berlin Wall, especially given the gentrification processes? To what extent is Berlin's creative scene at the same time internationally networked and can its conditions only be understood in a global context?

To read the full course description and access the detailed syllabus, please click here.