Tuesday, August 22, 2023, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Collective Gather: Tania Rubio, composer: film screening "Territory, Memory and Migration" and lecture "Biomusic, from animal communication to the creation of new music through the crossover between art, science and community" - in English / hybrid
UdK Berlin, Fasanenstraße 1 B, Raum 322 (Stufensaal) / Videokonferenz (Link nach Anmeldung)
The composer Tania Rubio is a guest of the Gather collective. She presents the Documentary Film “Territory, Memory and Migration” about the Acoustic Ecology Lab Mexico-Germany, that she founded, and talks about “Biomusic, from animal communication to the creation of new music through the crossover between art, science and community.” In her compositions, Rubio combines electronic music with natural sounds and the traditional instruments of South America with those of the classical orchestra. Rituals, myths, natural sounds, symbols and landscapes find their way into her music. She uses different sound colors, images, media and materials. Rubio is pursuing her doctorate degree under the guidance of Carola Bauckholt with the project: "Biomusic: from animal communication to music composition" at the Anton Bruckner Private University Linz.
"Territory, Memory and Migration by the Acoustic Ecology Lab Mexico Germany" is an international cooperation supported by the Goethe Institut Internationaler KoproduktionsFonds.
The Gather Collective (formerly FEM*_MUSIC*_) is a participatory and low-hierarchy project that began in 2016 to discuss intersectional perspectives on contemporary art and music production. It is funded by the Berlin Program for the Promotion of Equal Opportunities in Research and Teaching (BCP), the AG Frauenfördergelder of the UdK Berlin and by the Women's and Equal Opportunities Officer of the UdK Berlin.
Registration only for the online event is required. Link after registration here: gather [at] udk-berlin.de
Acoustic Ecology Lab
Documentary Film “Territory, Memory and Migration”
During the 70s a new research field was born, named acoustic ecology, a discipline that studies the relationship between sound, living beings and the environment based on human perception, originally without considering the approach of biological sciences. After 50 years we are currently experiencing perhaps the greatest environmental crisis caused mainly by humans, considered by the scientific community as the sixth extinction.
For these reasons, thanks to international cooperation, the composer Tania Rubio create the Acoustic Ecology Lab Mexico-Germany, a project of intercultural, interdisciplinary, and intergenerational integration, to research about the sound in the environment from the intersection between art and biological sciences with an ecocritical perspective.
The aim of the project is to develop environmental sound art, considering biological species, their ecosystems, and the communities of which they are a part. The A.E. Lab has five main axes: research, education, production, and dissemination of the crossings between art and science in favor of the environment.
Dur. 53 min
Biomusic, from animal communication to the creation of new music through the crossover between art, science and community
The talk focuses on Biomusic as an area of study of animal communication for the creation of new music.
For the last 10 years I have been studying natural soundscapes through the lens of acoustic ecology. I have recorded several ecosystems mainly between America and Europe. It has been a process of research and fieldwork between the natural world, ancestral cultures and biological sciences that have influenced my work as a composer. Throughout the talk I will present the different ways in which nature cultures, ancestral cosmogony and ecoacoustics have influenced my compositional work from an ecocritical perspective.
Dur. 30 min.
Open Talk with the audience 30 min.