Workshops

Here you can find all the information about the workshops of our festival.

They will take place in the Orgelfabrik Durlach, Amthausstr. 17-19 and are free of charge.

If you want to register for a workshop, please write an e-mail to transmission.festival@gmail.com

Schedule:

Saturday, 9.4. 15:00-17:00 "Organology - How to play a music instrument" by David Loscher
Sunday, 10.4. 14:00 "Walkshop" by Karolina Sobel and Marco Zampella

Friday, 15.4. and Saturday, 16.4.
12:00-18:00  “Professionalization of failing in music industry” by Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou (AnanPie) and Lykourgos Porfyris (Pop Tektonism)
14:00 - 16:00 “Communicationby Iliana Natsou
17:00 - 19:00 "Arduino and biosensors for performance-art" by Kostas Voulgaris

Saturday 16.04 and Sunday 17.04.
12:00 - 18:00 Martial Fine Arts” by Filippos Vasileiou

Sunday 17.04, 16:00 - 19:00 Presentation of the workshop results

 

Workshop Descriptions:


"Organology - How to play a music instrument" by David Loscher

9.4.: 15:00-17:00
The workshop gives a short introduction of the hanging instruments, tells their histories and explains their characteristics. The participants can choose one and the instructor will show them how to play. 
There are no precognition necessary. The goal is to have fun in experimenting and playing with classical instruments and to be part of an improvising ensemble.


"Walkshop" by Karolina Sobel and Marco Zampella

10.4.: 14:00
The „walkshop“ in the search for the correct deinition of a ‚city‘ in Durlach. It focuses on
Durlach district in order to search for traces of how communities are built creating a value sets which make the communal identities. Through walking and photographing, we will attempt to apprehend and comprehend the city - in part at least. We expect to walk around Durlach area and read from authors who take the city as their muse and few scholars who have analysed the role of walking in daily life.The workshop will be based on participant experiences integrated into walking workroom. Workshop invites to two hour walking, ta- king photos and relect about daily life. Its goal is to explore an attend the part of the city of Durlach.
Comfortable clothes and shoes, bring water and a device which allows you to take photos (camera, mobile phone). Other Materials will be provided. After workshop the results will be published.


Professionalization of failing in music industry” by Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou (AnanPie) and Lykourgos Porfyris (Pop Tektonism)

15./16.4.: 12:00-18:00
Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou (AnanPie), Antiplay boy the label and Lykourgos Porfyris (Pop Tektonism)
are organizing the irst workshop of how to be a professional failure in music industry. Unknown,
infamous and irrelevant musician artists, or not, are welcome to take part in an intensive workshop and the creation of a total physical format music release. This release will be a result of a creative two-day workshop under the guidance of two mature failed music producers. The workshop inclu- des extensive researches not only on the failures of some speciic music movements but also on the individual failures of the participants. Moreover we will focus on how the performative body can produce sound without even the knowledge of music. The main purpose is to promote the personal inability as a symbol of success.
The “Professionalization of failing in music industry” is a sixteen hours two-day workshop and will
include many exercises from different ields such as butoh dance, noise music, performance art,
body improvisation, vocal percussion etc.) Also we will learn how to use everyday life objects as music instruments and music instruments as noise generators.
Each of the participants is obligated to bring at least three objects (e.g. Instrument, synthesizer, old
radio, blender etc.) The irst day the workshop will start from learning how to produce music from
your own body, through butoh dance and performance exercises. We will focus on how to take ad- vantage of the spontaneous and combine abnormal movement with vocal improvisation. Moreover we are going to make an introduction to the most extreme expression of noise music through the screenings of some speciic noise artists and their provocative acts. This will give the opportunity to the participants to perceive a different way of expression. After that, we will try to make music from our own voice without trying to reproduce the sound that music instruments produce. Then, as it is mentioned before, we will experiment with the objects and try to ind all the possible ways they can be used.
The second day will be devoted to the recording of the release. Each of the participants will pro-
duce her/his personal song. It will be a cooperative and in the same time individual piece. The inal
piece is going to be a compilation and it will be released by “Antiplay boy the label”. It will be a limited edition of one hundred copies and it will be distributed as a main release of the record label. Every participant will receive one or more copies of the release for free. The inal number of the free copies depends on the number of the participants.

Communicationby Iliana Natsou

15./16.4.: 14:00-16:00
The workshop concerns the development of methodologies towards defining, and use of pre-linguistic forms of communication and interaction in performance art. The objective of the two-day workshop sessions is the development of original work by the participants based on a study of the principles of weight transference and physical interaction. As the workshop progresses, each working pair of participants will be given the opportunity to work on each piece separately, creating an “umbilical cord” directed by their own interpretations of intra-personal connection and communication.
The workshop will be introduced with a presentation of visual material from my personal work. The screening will lead up to an open discussion on the key issues to be developed in the workshop, which will be an aid to receive input from participants and get to know one another, and begin planning their actions within the framework.
In the second part of the workshop the participants will be asked to begin the process of further developing their works through physical action, with their partners. The workshop will be completed with the presentation of the actions. The couples will perform their actions to the public in the form of a collective performance.
As an extension of my own research on body interaction and forms of communication, I propose the video documentation of the resulting performances with the goal of creating a video-art work.


"Arduino and biosensors for performance-art" by Kostas Voulgaris

15./16.4. 17:00-19:00
A two-day workshop on the use of arduino, forms of programming, and use / DIY construction of bio-sensors in the context of performance art, leading to the development of a group performance with participants.


"Martial Fine Arts" by Filippos Vasileiou

16./17.4. 12:00-18:00
Since I was a kid I trained in martial arts, and later on discovered my passion for fine arts. I considered the two a world apart from each other for a long time. It tore me apart to have love for both, not seeing a connection, though I deeply felt there was one — discovering the strong bonds between fine and martial arts has become my on going project ever since. I am on a quest to develop meaningful exchange between these seemingly opposing ‘poles’ within the arts. Hence, it will be an improvisational seminar connecting martial and fine arts. The artist’s talk might turn into an experiment, where the audience is more than welcome to participate in. We will explore how to use our body, our breath, our own body weight, and gravity. The connection between earth and ‘us’ will turn into a sculpture — we will experience becoming alive. We will focus in the falling and the flying
how can I fall more comfortable
 how can I fly more high .
the contact between as and the earth ..and general with everything and everybody
 no contact, semi contact full contact.


Organology by David Loscher 9.4.: 15:00-17:00

Walkshop by Karolina Sobel and Marco Zampella 10.4.: 14:00

Failing in music industry by Porfyris and Tsagkaropoulou 15./16.4.: 12:00-18:00

Communication by Iliana Natsou 15./16.4.: 14:00-16:00

Arduino and biosensors for performance-art by Kostas Voulgaris 15./16.4. 17:00-19:00

Martial Fine Arts by Filippos Vasileiou 16./17.4. 12:00-18:00