Two days before the opening of Milieux Sonores: Sound and Imaginary Spaces at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, join curator Marcus Maeder and participating artists at swissnex San Francisco as they present and discuss the exhibit, its theoretical background, and the audio technologies that make the artworks possible.
With support from Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council.
More information on Milieux Sonores here. The exhibition is also featured in the book, Milieux Sonores/Klangliche Milieux: Sound, Space and Virtuality, published in German in June, 2010.
6:30 pm doors open
7:00 pm presentation
8:30 pm reception
9:30 pm doors close
Marcus Maeder studied art at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Lucerne and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in philosophy at the University of Hagen. Maeder runs the music label domizil, which he co-founded in 1996 with Bernd Schurer. He realized his first musical projects in the mid-1990s, when the term “digital culture” was just beginning to gain usage. It was during that period that he and Bernd Schurer founded domizil. Maeder’s work focuses on computer music and sound art, which he regularly tries to integrate into broader contexts, either in connection with theatre projects and installations or in his capacity as author and curator. He has worked as an editor and producer for the Swiss radio station DRS and as a curator at the Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology (ICST) at the Zurich University of the Arts. He is also ICST’s communication officer.