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Performance Lab — May 3-5, 2024

Performance Lab — May 3-5, 2024
Performance Lab — May 3-5, 2024

Friday, May 3, 2024
10:00 am_5:00 pm

Alserkal Avenue



Pictured: Performance laboratory hosted by Peter Kirn at Blaues Rauschen Festival, Essen DE, 2023.

In a space for the unexpected, Performance Lab is an open environment for making new, collaborative works and experiments together. We welcome a range of skills, from music and audiovisual technology skills to instrumental performance, voice, visual arts, movement, and visual art. We’ll combine our skills to explore new ways of working with one another and improvising. This is an open playground for collaboration as the essential technology and instrument.

The outcome of this lab will be a live performance as part of the MICRO MUTEK.AE Edition 3 program. Our co-hosts will select a group that we feel will be balanced in skills and background, open to collaboration, and that will work well together for the performance.

Important Notes

The primary language for the program will be English, but we encourage the use of other languages in collaborative work as we mix.

Applications must be submitted by April 15th. Applications will be evaluated by a committee.

In-person, on-site participation for the three days is required. No travel or accommodations are offered. This is a free workshop for selected participants.

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Sér is a Music Producer/DJ | real-time Audio-Visual composer & performer based in Dubai. She expresses her inspiration by tapping into the multi-genre music and art world. She explores and experiments with Surrealist, organic sounds and textures in the form of Downtempo/Electronica music. Her pieces communicate emotional, social and cultural concepts that are prominent in her journey of self-discovery. The art of communication is what inspires her work and is the reason behind her executions.

She also is an Assistant professor in Digital Media holding a BFA in Visual Communication from the American University in Dubai and a Master’s Degree in Music Production, Technology and Innovation from Berklee College of Music. She also is one of the ambassadors of the Berklee College of Music in Dubai. Her area of expertise is in Music Production, DJ, real-time audio and visual composition and performing.

Peter Kirn is a composer and media artist with releases on Detroit Underground, FLASH Recordings, Industrial Complex, Wunderblock Records, Kotä Records, TRAPEZ, and his own Establishment. His site has been a daily source for many looking to the bleeding edge of electronic music and mixed media technology, culture, and technological politics. He is also co-creator of the MeeBlip hardware synthesizer line and has worked on collaborative laboratories and talks with TED, European Space Agency, Sonar+D, MUTEK, GAMMA, and others, as well as initiating the MusicMakers Hacklab with CTM Festival. His chameleonic musical identities in experimental and club music follow training in composition in New York with his teacher, Tania Leon, at the CUNY Graduate Center.

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