To seek completeness in the field of fine arts seems rather eerie. A wunderkammer, on the other hand, is far more interesting, challenging, and provides inspiring impulses. As a library's inner sanctum.
Editor-in-chief of the renowned pop culture magazine Intro, Thomas Venker, asked nine contributers to write a few words on eight famous music videos, which the magazine had chosen to present in their current issue 147. Here is the article [German].
On sound design and design disharmonies, playing the drums and broker
Interview in RAKETE 03 June 24th, 2008
The visionary poster design magazine RAKETE featured an interview with me in its third issue.
We started by talking about synaesthisia and went off to consider software with which brokers can actually hear the development on the stockmarkets. RAKETE magazine was a project by students from the University of Applied Sciences' design faculty in Düsseldorf.
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Opera overtures and title sequences
Design Faculty Annual November 2008
The publication Reflektor 1 presents student projects from the several design faculty at the Fachhochschule Dortmund – University of Applied Sciences. It is also a retrospect of events, exhibitions and conferences. And they included my article Take it from the top. Opera overtures and cinema title sequences.
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New programs at IMM
Music and Media / Audio and Video October 6th, 2008
Two eight-semester bachelor programs provide students with both an artistic and theoretical, as well as a technical and practical basis for professional and reflective work with media. The Music and Media (Bachelor of Music) program combines studies in a broad range of media techniques with artistic research and work as a musician at the Robert Schumann University of Music and Media. With its more than 60 year history, the artistic-technical Audio and Video (Bachelor of Engineering) course of studies combines training as an engineer with artistic studies. The profound study and practice of a musical instrument are part of both programs.
After the first two semesters the students choose their own focus from eight different majors. I chair the major concentration in Visual Music. The opportunity to study Visual Music explicitly is unique in Europe.
German Flyer (PDF) with more information on both bachelor programs.
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Interview in PAGE 07/08
On Visual Music June 2nd, 2008
Gave my friend Judith Mair an extended interview for the well-known German design magazine PAGE June issue. We talked about the relationship between audio and visuals - and all the possibilities if it is revised and equal.
Two of my students - Maurice Braun / Instituite For Music And Media and Nina Juric / Baden-Württemberg Film Academy - were also featured in this article.