This summer’s edition of the “sample& hold” concert series focuses on the two pioneers of electronic music Suzanne Ciani and Else Marie Pade.
Students from the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin and the Berlin University of the Arts reinterpret two of their works on a 16-channel loudspeaker orchestra. Dustin Zorn performs a new version of John Chowning’s landmark computer music Stria (1977).
Suzanne Ciani is an American musician, sound designer, composer, and record label executive who found early success in the 1970s with her electronic music and sound effects for films and television commercials. Her career has included works with quadraphonic sound. She has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best New Age Album five times. Her success with electronic music has her dubbed “Diva of the Diode” and “America’s first female synth hero”.
Else Marie Pade was a Danish composer of electronic music. She was educated as a pianist at the Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium (Royal Danish Academy of Music) in Copenhagen. She studied composition first with Vagn Holmboe, and later with Jan Maegaard, from whom she learned twelve-tone technique. In 1954, she became the first Danish composer of electronic and concrete music. She worked with Pierre Schaeffer and Karlheinz Stockhausen, as well as Pierre Boulez.
sample&hold #4: 4×4-Phonie
19.7.2023 | Doors 19:30 | Starts 20:00 CET
Akademie der Künste, Studio Lobby | Hanseatenweg 10 | 10557, Berlin