interpretation and influence (working title)

Multichannel livecoding performance, Mexico

Till Bovermann, Katharina Hauke (2018)

  • Location: Music Coding Lab — CDMX, Mexico City
  • Scheduled: 08. Jun 2018
  • duration: 30-45min
  • accompanied by a workshop

A duo performance on dynamics, instability, and intervention with a multichannel livecoding setup for improvisation.

In their debut performance, Till and Katharina interweave sounds generated and manipulated by their custom livecoding setup systems ∿ encounter.1 Experimental sounds combined with voice and rhythmic elements constitute ever changing artificial soundscapes by which the artists share their subjective experience of (the sounds of) open systems and multi-level feedback, inviting the audience on an absorbing sonic journey to both massive and tiny sonic worlds.


Till Bovermann studied and worked at Bielefeld University where he received a PhD for his work on Tangible Auditory Interfaces. He worked as a post-doctoral researcher on tangible and auditory interaction at the Media Lab of Aalto University, Finland and was the principal investigator/UdK Berlin of the project 3DMIN — Design, Development and Dissemination of New Musical Instruments. Till has been teaching instrument design, dynamic systems and sound technology at various international institutions. With his art works, he addresses relationship of contradictory elements such as urban/nature, digital/physical and algorithm/behavior. Till develops software in and for SuperCollider.

Katharina Hauke is a Berlin based audio and visual artist. Her artistic research evolves around the questions of perspective, possible forms of perception and the medium. Katharina studied Philosophy, Design and Media Arts. At University of Arts in Berlin she studied with Prof. de Campo (Generative Arts) and Prof. Arslan (Narrative Film). Within the 3DMIN research project she developed the MikroKontrolleur, an electronic musical instrument and ongoing artistic research project designed for vocalists. Katharina works as cinematographer for documentary and fictional films.

Stage layout

stage layout

Audio routing

audio routing

Tech rider

  • 4-channel sound system, e.g. by dbaudio, KS Audio, HK Audio, or QSC
    • 4 high-quality full-range speakers,
    • 4 high-quality sub speakers
    • mixing desk with eight individual inputs, four outputs, recording output
    • 8 DI boxes
  • Documentation
    • video camera
    • stereo room recording
    • stereo mixing desk recording
  • Electricity
    • several power outlets
    • independant power cirquitry for sound and light
  • ceiling projection
    • projector on the floor, facing upwards towards the ceiling
    • high-resolution, low-noise data projector,
    • 5m hdmi cable
    • depending on ceiling, no projection screen required
  • 3 high tables
    • ideally 80cm x 60cm (not smaller)
    • height about 100cm
  • 2 bar stools
  • backstage: vegetarian food and drinks
  • soundcheck: 1.5 hours excluding setup time.
  • At arrival of the artists and during soundcheck, the sound engineer is expected to be readily available and the system checked and measured for correct functionality.


teaser teaser

projection example projection example

  1. The systems ∿ encounter platform uses Steno for its high-level representation. It is implemented in SuperCollider