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Immersive Matters - Luis Negròn van Grieken, Claudia Schmitz, Emilio Gordoa, Nicola L. Hein, Viola Yip

30. Juli 2023

Konzertbeginn 20:00 Uhr

Luis Negròn van Grieken, Claudia Schmitz, Emilio Gordoa, Nicola L. Hein, Viola Yip

Claudia Schmitz - Live Moving Image (

Luis Negrón van Grieken - Live-Video (

Nicola L. Hein - Guitar, Electronics (

Viola Yip - Electronics (

Emilio Gordo - Percussion, Electronics (


In this unprecedented, durational audiovisual performance, the audience will experience different aesthetics throughout its duration. Claudia Schmitz and Luis Negrón van Grieken will mesmerize with their live moving imagery and video projections, while Nicola L. Hein, Viola Yip, and Emilio Gordoa will captivate the ears with their unique blends of guitar, electronics, and percussion. Throughout the performance, these artists will fluidly reassemble into different groupings, creating a dynamic, ever-changing landscape of sight and sound. Observe celestial constellations dancing amidst immersive digital artistry, illuminating the interior of the dome. This grand spectacle offers a 360° panoramic view inside the dome, projecting intricate visuals and a 360-degree multichannel sound spatialization. 


Artist Biographies: 

Claudia Schmitz
As an international timebased media artist, Claudia Schmitz explores boundaries: Limits of perception, real andimagined barriers, liquid processes, body discourses.She explores paradigms of media translation - as a solo artist and in collaborative projects. She uses sounddrawings,sculpture, multidimensional drawing, (live) moving image, AI and food - in real space, virtual and augmented realityto explore new forms of sound, space and experience. Exploring socio-urban fabrics, challenging hegemonial perception, sustainability, synaesthesia, identity in virtual and real space, re- vs. interactivity, inter- and transmediality, machine learning, artificial intelligence are main topics of her current artistic research. By passing through temporary stages, by discarding and re-inventing themselves, her pieces explore oscillating stages of being and non-being, of existence inside and outside the image. Relying on the spectators to trigger them, many of her pieces discuss the extent and possibilities of participation. internationally active artist and educator - won numerous awards and nominations - present in international public and private collections.


Luis Negrón van Grieken
My work involves exploring different formats that are always conceptually intertwined with a deep engagement with a specific subject matter.. Often, elements are presented through spatial staging, utilizing video, photographs, drawings, and sound works. Both digital and analog media are used simultaneously. I work with found materials and create time-based compositions from analog and digital media. These compositions are determined by both visual and musical structures. I embrace improvisation as a strength, and my approach to it is expressed through a deep commitment to experimentation and a love for the moment. I view transmedial scenography as a framework that enables me to realize imaginary spaces through language. Born in Caracas - Venezuela 1974. After a long and diverse trajectory of countries in which he has lived and worked he defines Cologne-Germany as his main base. Graduated in Electronic Media and Communication Sciences in Germany. Master‘s degree at the MECAD/Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. His introduction to the field of electro-acoustic music happens with Robin Minard at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany. University professor for 10 years at the Kunsthochschule für Medien in Cologne-Germany, guest teacher at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia from 2012 to 2017. In 2002 he began his exhibition career, since then he has shown his work in numerous festivals and museums in Europe, Asia and Latin America.


Nicola L. Hein
Nicola L. Hein is a sound artist, guitarist, composer, and researcher in the field of music aesthetics and cybernetics. He professor of digital creation and artistic director of the studio for electronic music at the University of Music Lübeck. His work is determined by the interaction of sound, space, light, movement, and the emergent dynamics of aesthetic systems. In his artistic work, he uses physical and electronic extensions of synthesizers and electric guitar, sound installations with motors/video projections/light, cybernetic human-machine interaction with interactive A.I. music systems, augmented reality, telematic real-time art, ambisonic sound projection, instrument-making, conceptual compositions. Intermedia works with video art, dance, literature and other art forms. His works have been realized in more than 30 countries in North America, South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. His artistic work is documented in over 30 releases. He has been awarded many different prizes and grants for his work. He has collaborated with Max Eastly, Evan Parker, Miya Masaoka, Axel Dörner, Ute Wassermann, and many more. Presentations of his work at MaerzMusik Festival (Berlin), Ars Electronica (Linz), Moers Festival, A L'ARME! FESTIVAL (Berlin), Super Deluxe (Tokyo), Sonica Festival (Glasgow), and many more.

Viola Yip
Viola Yip is an experimental composer, performer, sound artist, and instrument builder. She has been interested in creating new self-built instruments and sound performances that explore the dynamic relationships between media, materiality, space, and musical bodies in experimental music.
Her recent appearance includes the Hong Kong Arts Center, Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT) at UC Berkeley, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford, Issue Project Room (NYC), Art Club of Chicago, Cycling ‘74 Expo, University of Huddersfield, Sonic Arts Research Center at Queen's University Belfast, QO-2 (Brussels), Kunst Station Sankt Peter (Köln), Radialsystem (Berlin) and Pinakothek der Moderne (München).
She recently received an Honorary Mention from Giga-Hertz-Preis 2021 at ZKM in Karlsruhe. She was also a recipient of Künstlerhaus Villa Waldberta Stipendium in Munich as well as the residency at Studios für Elektroakustische Musik in Akademie der Künste Berlin.


Emilio Gordoa
Mexican composer, sound artist, percussionist /vibraphonist based in Berlin since 2012. He’s involved in numerous projects including his work as a soloist and in collaboration with theater, dance, performance and other interdisciplinary frameworks. Emilio is specially focus in experimental music, sound art, noise, free jazz, improvisation and contemporary music. He is redefining the vibraphone as a source, treating it with preparations and extended techniques and is a busy composer as well, writing graphic scores for a variety of ensembles, large and small, for theater, documentary films and audio-visuals. In recent years his work has also been presented in the form of sound installations and in 2016 founded the platform WildSonico. During the year 2019 Emilio was Improviser in Residence of the Moers Festival and in 2021 received an honorary mention by the Prix Ars Electronica.




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