Micro-Music: Biennale Musica Venice in HELLERAU

2023/24 Immersive Sounds Gespräch Digital Arts Micro-Music HYBRID

After presenting the current winners of the Villa Massimo in Rome in 2022 with an exhibition at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden and concerts at HELLERAU, a cooperation with La Biennale di Venezia, one of the oldest and most important international art festivals, is planned for November 2023.

Composer and curator Lucia Ronchetti, who is Artistic Director of BIENNALE MUSICA since 2021, is focusing her 2023 program on the theme of micro-music and the specificity and complexity of digital sound. In addition to works by Karlheinz Stockhausen, Morton Subotnick and Maryanne Amacher, among others, this year’s Golden Lion Prize winner Brian Eno and the British electronica duo AUTECHRE are also on the program. Biennale College Musica 2023 tutors include Miller Puckette, who developed the legendary interactive computer music software programs Max and Pure Data at IRCAM Paris beginning in the 1980s, Ars Electronica artistic director Gerfried Stocker, and German-Austrian composer Brigitta Muntendorf.

In Hellerau on November 18, Lucia Ronchetti will offer insights into this year’s extensive Biennale music program in conversation with Remco Schuurbiers (director of CTM Berlin), Gerfried Stocker (director of Ars Electronica) and composer Brigitta Muntendorf, while discussing current international developments in immersive digital art and music. In addition, two works commissioned by the Venice Biennale 2023 will be presented as German premieres at HELLERAU on November 17 and 18, respectively: the 3D audio-space projects “ORBIT – A War Series” by Brigitta Muntendorf and “GLOCKENBUCH IV – Spectre Santa Maria dei Carmini” by Marcus Schmickler.

Duration: ca. 1 h 30 min 
Language: German and English