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Hamburg Student - August 6, 2015

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From June 4-­6, the Hamburg Student Section hosted the first "klingt gut!" Symposium on Sound at the Arts and Media Campus of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW).
"klingt gut!" brought together international sound artists, sound designers, scientists and engineers. Some 200 contributors and participants from 9 european countries and the US enjoyed the event in Hamburg, among them students and scientists from 29 different universities and institutes.

Topics like sound art, electroacoustic music, perception, immersive audio, film sound design, audio for games and electronic sound synthesis were discussed in lectures, tutorials and workshops.

Speakers at the "klingt gut!" Symposium included French composer Michel Chion, creator of Musique Concrète and author of numerous influential books on film sound, and Electro-Pop legend Karl Bartos, former member of the electronic avantgarde band "Kraftwerk".

An exhibition of audiovisual art in installation form and performances from national and international contributors complemented the scientific program, including the Germany premiere of "Raumlichtkunst", Oskar Fischinger's famous abstract animations to music. Originally created in the late 1920's, this work was displayed in a spectacular HD three­-screen reconstruction by the Center for Visual Music Los Angeles. A multimedia concert for 4 percussionists and live electronics completed the artistic program. The "klingt gut!" Symposium's finale was a barbecue and late-night jazz concert by the Hamburg-based quartet, "Urban Academy".

Among the results of the "klingt gut!" Symposium is a newly established partnership between the HAW Hamburg and the University of Greenwich (UK).

The Hamburg Student Section is looking forward for the 2nd "klingt gut!" Symposium, planned for May, 2016.

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