Participants Round Table Knock, Tap, Rap

Participants Round Table Knock, Tap, Rap

Knock, Tap, Rap!
Friday, Oct 1 and Saturday Oct 2
Black Box, School of Music Mainz

15:00 Welcome
Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil. Immanuel Ott, Rector of the School of Music Mainz
Univ.-Prof. Peter Kiefer, Head of the ARS project


Friday, Oct 1
15:15 - 16:15 Epistemologies of Knocking (english)
Chair: Prof. Peter Kiefer

Jim Igor Kallenberg works as a musicologist and philosopher on topics of sound art, music aesthetics, contemporary music and music theatre. He operates in the political, religious, totalitarian and deaf-mute borderlands of the (non-)musical. His master’s thesis dealt with musical semiotics of postmodern music. He works as a dramaturg and author with various artists and organs of contemporary music and musicology – written word, on stages, on the block and on the radio. Since May 2020 he joined the ARS team as an artistic-scientific associate.

Joshua Weitzel works as a musician, sound artist and curator. His research interests are located at the intersection of musicology, art history, and education. He holds a Master’s degree from King’s College London and a Bachelor’s degree from Göttingen University. Currently, he is working on his PhD at the Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, where he writes about sound in the context of the history of documenta exhibitions. Since May 2020 he joined the ARS team as an artistic-scientific associate.

Sandra del Río Bonnín was born in Cala Rajada (Majorca) 1994. She is an architect (2018) from Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and a professional pianist from the Conservatory of Music of the Liceu (Barcelona). She is currently working on her PhD in the field of construction and innovation in structures at the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB).

Janine Eisenächer is a Berlin-based performance and sound artist, curator and independent researcher. In her lecture and sound performances she discusses the conditions of (the artist's) work and collaboration, addressing questions on ways of living together and on ecologies of perception. She mainly works with objects and materials with which she creates sonic spaces through body-generated and material-based sounds and noises. Herein, she particularly investigates the interplay of the senses of hearing, sight and touch as well as the conditions of hearing coexistence between performer and things.
Eisenächer studied Comparative Literature, Theatre Studies and Philosophy at Freie Universität Berlin, and wrote her thesis about action-based material sounds in contemporary Performance Art. She currently researches on forms of sonic know-how and auditory knowledge in sound performances, and therefore curates the series Ready Making at the Sound Art-project space Errant Sound in Berlin together with Steffi Weismann.

16:45 - 17:15 Performance Dirk Marwedel/Joshua Weitzel

18:00 - 18:30 Performance
"Struck Modernism" (Performance) Ludwig Berger/Violeta Burckhardt/Florian Dombois/Khensani de Klerk/U5 live from Zurich

The sculpture, which was brought to sound by Dombois and his fellow musicians during the performance, stands on the Hönggerberg in Zurich and is by Henri Presset: Figure X (1975)
Link: Presset-1975-Figure_X

Florian Dombois (born 1966 in Berlin) is an artist who focuses on time, landforms, labilities, seismic and tectonic activity, as well as on their various representational and media formats.
Dombois studied geophysics and philosophy in Berlin, Kiel and Hawaii, and wrote his PhD in Amsterdam and Berlin. After that, he has developed a concept of "Art as Research" to challenge modernism in art and scientific modes of expression. His oeuvre includes spatial and sound installations, but also happenings and performances. 2003-2011 he was heading the Institute for Transdisciplinarity (Y), and was president of the research council at Berne University of the Arts. Since 2011 he is professor at Zurich University of the Arts. In 2010 he received the German Sound Art Prize.


Saturday, Oct 2
Black Box, School of Music Mainz

10:00 - 11:00 Klopfen und Medizin (in German, Knocking and Medicine)
Chair: Anne Katrin Voss

Dr. Antonia Pfeiffer studied human medicine and did her doctorate on the neuroscientific effect hypotheses of tapping techniques. Her popular science book on this topic will be published next year. Since 2016, she has been working with the PEP tapping technique, especially with opera singers and classical musicians. Her scientific focus is on exploring body-oriented techniques of emotion regulation and emotional memories. She currently works as a doctor in her own practice and as a researcher at the Insula Institute.

Georg Domsel
Georg Domsel worked for many years in the clinic as a surgeon. He was also active in teaching as well as in research through studies and publications.

Prof. Stefan Fricke
Stefan Fricke is an editor for New Music and Sound Art at Radio Frankfurt (Hessischer Rundfunk), author and editor of several writings on New Music and Fluxus, and also an honorary professor here at the Hochschule für Musik, for which he is being awarded the Senate's teaching prize this year. He studied musicology and German language and literature.


11:45 - 12:15 Klopfen als Handwerk und wissenschaftliche Methode
Chair: Joshua Weitzel

Michael Günzburger, *1974, currently in Zurich. Visual artist with an extensive exhibition, publication, presentation and studio practice. Production with all its materials and research formats is the backbone of his work. At the ZHdK, he is co-author and co-leader of the SNF-funded research project "Hands-on" at IFCAR with Christoph Schenker and Mara Züst, as well as with Florian Dombois and Julia Weber in setting up the doctoral group for the arts in collaboration with the Kunstuni Linz, where he is also" doing a doctoral thesis on "Chimeras". His works are shown and received in galleries, museums, art spaces and public places, mainly in Switzerland, and internationally, and have received several awards. 2021 Received the Foundation's Recognition Award for Printmaking in Switzerland.
Since 2012, several publications have appeared: Plots (2012) - with recipes by Raphael Urweider, and Contact (2018) - in collaboration with Lukas Bärfuss (both with Krispin Heé in the Edition Patrick Frey), among others.

Mara Züst is an artist and art historian based in Zurich. She is a research assistant at IFCAR at the ZHdK, and also supervises the Mini-Zine-Library project for the pilot study "Kulturagent.innen für kreative Schulen". Publications (selection): Andreas Züst. Pursuit of Wonders (Edition Patrick Frey 2020); Kolkata-City of Print (Spector Books 2019); Doris Stauffer. A Monograph (Scheidegger & Spiess 2015, together with Simone Koller). Current projects: Publication and exhibition "SAFFA 1928. A torch in that vast chamber" (Mark Pezinger Verlag/Museum Strauhof, both 2022); Publication Doris Stauffer - Handbook Radical Art Teaching (Spector Books 2022). Züst's work has received several awards.

The starting point of Dirk Marwedel's artistic work since the mid-1980s has been improvised music and related musical concepts as well as interdisciplinary projects with performance, sound installation, film, dance, theatre, sculpture and painting. Through continuous development of unconventional sound-forming techniques and preparations and integration of additional sound bodies, development of the " Extended Saxophone". Parallel to musical work in a variety of groups as well as soloistically: training as a stonemason/stone sculptor.
Both professions are combined in the concert performance of a tableau of slate slabs (> TonSchiefer <) or the sculptures of the sculptor couple Livia Kubach and Michael Kropp.


14:15 - 15:00 Knocking in art (English, online)
Chair: Jim Igor Kallenberg

Dr. John Dack: Musicologist, born Kings Cross, London 1950. Formerly employed as photographer’s assistant, grave-digger, guitar teacher. Studied music as a mature student at Middlesex Polytechnic (BA Hons, 1980). Subsequent studies: PhD with Denis Smalley, 1989; Post-graduate Diploma in Music Information Technology (distinction), City University, 1992; MSc (distinction), City University, 1994; MMus in Theory and Analysis, Goldsmiths College, 1998; MA in Aesthetics and Art Theory (merit), Middlesex University, Centre for Modern European Philosophy, 2004. In 1998, employed as Research Fellow at the Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts, Middlesex University, in 2006 promoted to Senior Research Fellow, since 2016 employed as Senior Lecturer (Music and Technology) at Middlesex University. Visiting lecturer in the Music Departments of Goldsmiths College; City University, London; the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. John Dack is co-editor of 6 books. He has published 20 chapters and 9 journal articles and has given 90 conference presentations in Britain, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Holland, Switzerland, China and Turkey.
With Christine North (an ex-Senior Lecturer in French Language and Literature at Middlesex University), he has translated and published key texts from the French such as Pierre Schaeffer’s ‘In Search of a Concrete Music’ and ‘Treatise on Musical Objects’ (both published by University of California Press) as well as Michel Chion’s ‘Guide to Sound Objects’.
Current research areas: history, theory and analysis of electroacoustic music; the music and works of the Groupe de Recherches Musicales; serial thought; 'open' forms in music, art and literature.

Dr. Julia H. Schröder
 is a musicologist specializing in contemporary art music, sound art, sound studies, music and dance as well as sound and theatre. As a postdoctoral researcher she is currently exploring “theatre sounds” at Technical University Berlin, Audio Communication Group. Prior to that she conducted a research project in Peter Kiefer’s ARS cluster and before that at Free University’s Collaborative Research Center “Aesthetic Experience and the Dissolution of Artistic Limits”. She has been teaching at several Berlin universities, currently at the master studies program “Sound Studies and Sonic Arts” at University of the Arts.

Nicola L. Hein (*1988 in Düsseldorf) is a sound artist, guitarist, composer and scholar. His work is driven by the interaction of sound and space, light, movement, thought and the becoming of embodied and intermedial intelligence in aesthetic systems, community and technology. His research revolves around questions of philosophy of music, epistemology, aesthetics, media theory, critical improvisation studies and cybernetics. It follows questions of the creation of identity and sense in interactions between humans and technology, investigates the philosophical implications of musical and intermedial practices. He studied Jazzguitar, Soundart/Composition, Philosophy and German philology at the Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn and the Gutenberg-Universität Mainz. He was invited twice as a visiting scholar at Columbia University, New York City (2017-2018, 2019-2020), working with Prof. George E. Lewis. Currently he is pursuing his Ph.D. in Music at Columbia University in New York.