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A compositional strategy (2006 - present)

MODULAR COLLABORATION describes the collaborative development of a systemic composition, which can either result in concert performances, releases, installations, or as most often, in hybrid formats. In a systemic composition participants are developing individual Modules. The Module is an acoustic and/or electronic instrument with a specific placement and role within an overall system, usually with both inputs and outputs. The placement in the system involves relating ones individual Module to the other Modules as well as to the site where the work is presented. Interconnectedness, sonic exchange and a networked interpretation of a given material and its conversion to various media is the key strategy to develop these systems:: e.g. a field recording becomes the structure for a graphic score which is played by two instrumentalists whose amplified sound is filtered and mixed by two electronics performers of which one is re-amplifiing her/his/their output in an adjacent room whereas the other is feeding it back to a speaker right next to the instrumentalists or to a multi-channel speaker array around the audience.
The goal is to explore and experiment with unusual ways of composing and collaborating. Through MODULAR COLLABORATIONS a non-hierarchical, de- centralized form of organization is put into practice, replacing the single artist or composer as the creative genius. Here, interconnected equals develop systems of sonic and structural exchange in a process of non-linear self-organization.
The name of the respective group is formed by listing the last names of all participants in alphabetical order.


Crónicaster at Crónicaelectronica
Leipzig Museum of Contemporary Art / GfZK, Neubau