The fourth edition of the transdisciplinary Seanaps Festival has taken place from October 15-18, 2020 in Leipzig. The festival sees itself as an homage to life and its sounds, as a vibrant mixtape for curious ears, created in interaction with a global experimental music scene – an intense moment of collective listening. It is conceived as an interface between music, sound art and the living environment – presented, explored and discussed through different formats.
In four days of performances, concerts, sound installations and listening walks, the festival will bring audio art to the west of Leipzig. A program with discussion panels and presentations will reflect upon artistic research on a cultural-political level.
Kamil Korolczuk: Dance Music for Frogs, Lizards and Insects
The program presents a series of recordings created for small, wild creatures to dance to. Inspired by small animals living in grasslands, wetlands and forests. Produced and presented by Kamil Korolczuk.
Kamil Korolczuk — Sound artist working with no-input devices, magnetic tape, field recordings and acoustic feedback. Founder of tape and diskette label and concert series tmrw
The International Nothing concert :
Kai Fagaschinski and Michael Thieke started working together as a clarinet duo in 2000. After improvising for some time in a mainly quiet and noise-based style, they became bored and turned their thoughts in new directions to find the delicate pleasures one might not associate with clarinet duos. In 2003 they shifted their project towards composing pieces that focus on tone material.
In a kind of pipe-organ style, they merge two clarinets into one complex sound, which often sounds like more than two voices through the comforts that multiphonics and different tones offer. The pieces have a warm and slow quality that could be associated with electronic music. The two clarinetists always develop their compositions together. Their way of composing can be described as “empirical”. The music doesn’t begin in the mind of one musician but relies instead on the ears of both and on the long collective process of trying, failing, changing, and developing ideas during numerous rehearsals until a piece is brought into its final form.
Limpe Fuchs on Piano : Radiolab concert
Limpe Fuchs on piano, that is a rare specialty. The studied pianist is well known for her performances on specially developed instruments and sound installations. Besides she is already present on piano longtime: 20 minutes on the LP Piano Toscano (1977 reissued 2015) and on the CD Pianobody (2002).
At Seanaps Festival Limpe Fuchs performed on the piano in the radiolab studio in Villa Plagwitz in Leipzig.