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The Athens Festival presents: SYNCH FESTIVAL JULY 22, 23, 24 TECHNOPOLIS (100 Peiraios Str., Gazi, Athens) After three successful years at the Lavrio Technological and Science Park, Synch returns for its fourth edition at the Technopolis of the City of Athens, as part of the Hellenic Festival 2007. Synch is a festival that has been established for the booking of international artists that appear for the first time in Greece, presents the audience with innovating artists from around the world, provides Greek producers with a platform for expression and at the same time explores the new trends and techniques in the field of moving image and new media. Opening time: 17:30 ? 03:00 Tickets: 45? (at the door), 20? (student ticket) Presale: 35? (one-day ticket), 50? (two-day ticket), 70? (three-day ticket) www.synch.gr INNOVATIVE MUSIC Synch?s 4th edition proudly presents a multi-culture event featuring some of the most innovative artists of our days (Múm, !!!, Fischerspooner) along with those artists who made history (Front 242, Bill Laswell). As always, Synch is exploring the limits in sound through artists such as FM3, Signal, Francisco López, AGF to name but a few and at the same time is giving space to the new dance forms with Wighnomy Brothers, Onur Özer, Château Flight, Thomas Brinkmann, Prins Thomas, Beppe Loda among many others. Although Synch is living inside the digital world, keeps alive the power of a live band (Blend Sextet, Bugge Wesseltoft feat. The Mungolian Jetset, Cayetano, Loka) or the power of the human voice (Bauchklang). Last but not least, Synch presents showcases from infamous international labels, Mutek, Max Ernst (celebrating 10 creative and successful years) and two of the most promising Greek labels, Poeta Negra and Low Impedance. Full Line Up: http://www.synch.gr/index.php?lang=1&cid=3 NEW MEDIA: INVISIBLE SYSTEMS The ?Invisible Systems? exhibition presents artists and initiatives that interpret the incorporation of new media strategies into other fields of culture and reflect this in its concepts, content or form. The New Media programme of Synch 2007 will show a broad spectrum of works that investigate into different phenomena, translate them into components and synthesize these towards an embracing experience. Participants: ? Daan Roosegaarde (NL) explores in his interactive work the dynamics between new media, architecture and the audience. In Synch, he will present his ?Dune 4.1? installation. www.studioroosegaarde.nl ? Nathalie Bruys (NL) is specialized in sound art her works covers a broad range including music, radio, performances and installations. She will present a site-specific sound installation ? Floris Kaayk (NL) blends computer-generated images with live action video into animated short films with a fictious twist. He will present us two of his works: ?Metalosis Maligna? and ?Order Electrus?. www.microbia.nl ? Andreas Templin (DE) works with different kind of media, critically questioning the relation between art, popular culture and the power relations of globalisation. An installation and a projection constitute his contribution to this year?s Synch Festival. The works are entitled ?Top Ten? and ?Sympathy For The Devil?. ? Donna Conlon?s (PA) points of departure are objects of the everyday life, that are used to reveal idiosyncrasies of human nature and contradictions of contemporary lifestyle. Donna will exhibit her work ?Coexistence?. www.donnaconlon.com ? The work of Guy van Belle & Gerts Aertsen who form the project mxhz.org (BE) is mainly abstract, real-time orientated and algorithmic, distancing itself from the known parameters of production and reception. They will present the interactive sound installation ?The Last Balloon Show?. www.mxhz.org ? Anna Tsouloufi (GR) intends to create a space for dialogue by observing and collecting what would otherwise stay unnoticed to the common eye. In Synch she will present a ?sculptural? installation entitled ?Nova Vestis Deae?. www.artanna.net ? Dimitris Foutris (GR) is influenced by music and youth culture and translates this into a broad range of works including performances and installations. Dimitris Foutris is also the artistic director of www.artwaveradio.net online art radio. He will exhibit the sound installation ?The Visual Stimulation, Emptied Of Its Original Meaning, Leading Surprisingly >From A Dark Collapsed Sadness To A Perfect Bright Morning?. ? The One Minutes Foundation (NL) promotes the production and dissemination of one minute videos. The initiative began in 1998 in the The Netherlands and developed into a mini world-wide movement with participants from about eighty world countries, organizing festivals, exhibitions, awards, broadcasts and workshops on a global scale. In 2008 The One Minutes Foundation will host the ? 2008 One Minutes? at the Beijing Today Art Museum, where a hundred countries will show their One Minute ? videos. It is the cultural equivalence of the Olympic Games, and the motto is : participating is more important than winning. www.theoneminutes.org Invisible Systems is curated by Alexandra Landre and Antonis Pittas. MOVING IMAGE: DIGITAL CINEMA Moving Image: Digital Cinema, is focused on contemporary cinematic production that uses computer animation (CGI Computer Generated Imaging) and special effects (VFX-Visual Effects). The program is divided in two main chapters: The first involves the presentation of short films, animation and experimental films, while the second will showcase productions with commercial character like advertisements, VFX artists? showreels, and music videos. Last but not least, an important section of the programme is comprised of three presentations that will be conducted by Australian VFX supervisor Tim Baier and computer animator Dimitris Liatsos. Tim Baier will present compositing techniques, using material form the movie Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, and will proceed making an introduction to stereoscopic-threedimensional cinema. Dimitris Liatsos will present different stages of 3D animation and at the same time the various techniques of digital film creation. WORKSHOPS / LECTURES Lectures and workshops examine the context of Digital Culture, explain the main focusing point of label management and introduce artists in sound manipulation and production techniques. RED BULL LECTURE: RECORD LABELLING (July 22,23, 13:00-17:00, Benaki Museum?s Auditorium, Language: English) The aim of the Record Labelling seminar is the education of current and future professionals from the milieu of music industry, be it musicians, producers, label managers, distributors or salesmen. The success and hi-profile of the labels such as Staubgold (Berlin) and BiP-HOp (Marseille) are the best recommendations for the lecturers Markus Detmer and Philippe Petit. Over the course of the seminar they will try to cover the numerous aspects of starting up and managing an independent record label, through lectures about the manufacturing of compact discs, visual identity, distribution, Internet-only projects, concert promotion, copyrights LECTURES: Synchronizing the analysis with the production of Electronic and Digital Culture (July 24, 13:00-17:00, Benaki Museum?s Auditorium, Language: Greek) First Session: ?Sound, Music, Cultural Industry and Copyrights? ? ?The limits of ?Schizophonic mimesis?: Ethnographic recordings and the music industry? (Panayotis Poulos) ? ?Copyrights, artistic ownership and creation in digital culture? (Petros Petridis) ? ??Soundmotion?: Acoustic technologies in the aesthetic continuum of urban experience? (Panos Panopoulos) Second Session: ?Image, Art and Virtual Communication Environments? ? ?Internet art ? net.art? (Elena Hamalidi, Dimos Dimitriou) ? ?Second life: The second life of images. Wandering in the valley of the virtual, where words and objects don?t look alike anymore? (Yannis Scarpelos) ? ?Digital Pages: The ?literal? adaptation of comics to cinema and the recession of dramatic catharsis? (Abraam Kaoua) ? ?What does Digital Culture mean?? (Manthos Santorinaios) PROGRAMMING WORKSHOPS: (11:00-17:00, Benaki Museum?s Lobby, Application Procedure Closed, Language: Greek) ? Workshop 1: July 22. Programming for the creation and application of algorithmic tools for controlling sound environments. Application of the MAX (max-msp) software. ? Workshop 2: July 23. Presentation of tools and techniques for sound synthesis and configuration in real time. Application of the MSP (max-msp) software. ? Workshop 3: July 24. Presentation of interactive tools for the creation of performances and installations. Application of the Supercollider and VVVV software. SAE WORKSHOPS: (July 24, 14:00-17:00. Benaki Museum?s Café, Language: Greek) ? Digital DJing: 14:00-15:00. Demonstration of Ableton?s Live 6. ? Sequencing & Live Performance: 15:00-17:00. Application of a sequencer on stage performance. Head of Media Department: Natalie Tsirigoti, firstname.lastname@example.org , +30 6972899406 Press Office: Sophia Ignatidou, email@example.com, +30 6945739832 www.synch.gr ____________________________________________________________________________________Ready for the edge of your seat? Check out tonight's top picks on Yahoo! TV. http://tv.yahoo.com/ ______________________________________________________ * Verspreid via nettime-nl. Commercieel gebruik niet * toegestaan zonder toestemming. <nettime-nl> is een * open en ongemodereerde mailinglist over net-kritiek. * Meer info, archief & anderstalige edities: * http://www.nettime.org/. * Contact: Menno Grootveld (firstname.lastname@example.org).