Program | Lectures


Hans-Joachim Roedelius

Born 1934 in Berlin, nurse, physiotherapist, masseur, escort of the dying, composer, writer, poet, photo-collage-artist, producer, curator.
Founder/member of the artslab "Zodiak" in Berlin (1968) and groups such as "Human Being", "personare", "Kluster", "Cluster", "Harmonia", "Friendly Game", "Aquarello" and "Tempus Transit".
Collaborated with artists around the globe such as Dieter Moebius, Brian Eno, Conni Plank, Conrad Schnitzler, Michael Rother and many others.
More than thousand compositions including text, poetry, dance- theatre- and film music, Radio plays and photo collages. Approximately 150 records as either solo works or productions in co-authorship with other composers or tracks on samplers, compilations. Countless concerts, performances, readings all over Europe and in some of the main cities of Japan and the United States.
Music or musical participations at soundtracks for films/documentaries such as “Witness to war” from director Deborah Shaffer, “The Room of The Son” (la stanza del figlio) from director Nanni Moretti, “Stalin The Red God” from director Frederick Baker, “Y Tu Mama Tambien” from director Alfonso Cuaron. Together with the Fratelli-Brothers soundtrack for the film “Imagine Imagine” about John Lennon and with Clementine Gasser for the film "Die Motesiczkys" from director Frederick Baker, “FAQ” from Stefan Hafner and Alexander Binder and others.
Participating as composer/musician/actor at " L'Orso e la Luna" from choreographer Caroline Carlsen, at "Teatro e Danza La Fenice" in Venice, "Borges & I" at "Wiener Festwochen" from choreographer Esther Linley, "Utopia of a Tired Man" for "Donausfestival", "Eurokaz/Zagreb", "Kampnagelfabrik Hamburg" and "Szene Salzburg" (Esther Linley).

Stephan Mathieu

Stephan Mathieu is a self taught composer and performer of his own music, working in the fields of electroacoustics and abstract digitalia. His sound is largely based on early instruments, environmental sound and obsolete media, which are recorded and transformed by means of experimental microphony, re-editing techniques and software processes involving spectral analysis and convolution; it has been compared to the landscape paintings of Caspar David Friedrich, the work of Colorfield artists Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman and Ellsworth Kelly. Since 1992 he performed his music live in solo shows and on festivals all over Europe, Scandinavia, North- and Southamerica and created various audio installations for galleries and museums, a glass-blowing factory, a 17th century garden, Berlin Mitte, a 19th century steel plant, parks, an arrangement of 30 Peugeots, a late antique throne hall and various other places.

Taylor Deupree

Taylor Deupree is a sound artist, graphic designer, and photographer residing in New York. In 1997, he founded 12k, one of the most respected experimental music labels in the world. His solo works in recent years have explored a fusion of digital sound manipulation with organic and melodic textures that take influences from his interest in architecture, interior design, and photography. Themes of minimalism, stillness, atmosphere, nature, and imperfection prevade throughout his work . An intense passion for recording and studio technology creates a strong technological backdrop for all of his compositions.

Tony Herrington

Tony Herrington joined the staff of The Wire magazine in 1992. He is currently the magazine’s publisher and editor-in-chief. 

Vitor Joaquim

Born in 1963, Portalegre, Portugal. Composer, laptop experimentalist, media artist, graduated in Sound and Film Directing.
He started performing music and working with contemporary dance by the mid 80's. Since then, he has created extensively for dance, theater, video, installations and cross media platforms. Stage collaborations with collectives and creators such as  Mark Haim, Coogan Dancers, Mónica Calle, Vera Mantero, Paulo Ribeiro, João Samões, Rui Horta, Errequeerre, Annabelle Bonnery, Stephanie Thiersch, Caterina Varela and Guillermo Weickert.  Until now he has four solo record releases and a long list of collaborations in remixes, compilations and other projects. In 1997, the cd Tales From Chaos (under the alias Free Field) was considered one of the 10 records of Portuguese electronic music of all times, and Flow cd, was listed on the Wire magazine as one of the best electronic records of the year 2006.
In live context, he collaborated with many sound artists, such as: @c, Scanner, Stephan Mathieu, Simon Fisher Turner, Phil Niblock, Harald Sack Ziegler, Colleen, Pure, Sergi Jordà, Marc Behrens, o.blaat, Ran Slavin, Greg Haines, Ulrich Mitzlaff, Nuno Rebelo, Pedro Carneiro, Emidio Buchinho, Carlos Zíngaro and Carlos Santos.
Over the years, he has also worked live with a long list of visual artists such as: Lia, Hugo Olim, Laetitia Morais, Carsten Goertz, Michael Armingeon, Phillip Rahlenbeck - KE4, André Sier, Nina Juric, Gabriel Shalom, Joana F. Gomes and Alba G. Corral.
Even though he loves to play solo, it’s in the electronic real time collaborations and live sampling that Joaquim is been mostly involved in the last decade while playing live and touring all over Europe. Concerts and dance performances at festivals such as Atlantic Waves, IFI, Ultrasound, Lem, CocArt, Madeiradig, Storung, Artech, Intr:Muros, Mes de Danza,  MU.DA., on performances and presentations in places such as Spitz and ICA (London), MC2 (Grenoble), Mercat dels Flors (Barcelona), NRW (Dusseldorf), O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo), Teatro Central (Sevilla) Instants Chavirés (Paris), Casa Encendida (Madrid), KHM (Cologne), Serralves (Porto), and CCB, F. C. Gulbenkian, Culturgest (Lisboa).  Simultaneously to his own artistic work on sound and music, he directed a few pieces in contemporary performance, video art and video mapping, and has been invited to advise programmers and curators in several festivals and events in Europe. From 2000 to 2009, he produced his own EME festival, an event dedicated to experimental arts and non-standard music.
At the moment, he is a researcher in computer music at CITAR, the Research Center for Science and Technology in Art at UCP, Porto, where he is also a teacher.