Ken Macbeths Elements - Ken performing
Historically, Synthesizer Designer, Ken MacBeth has provided top flight artists with non-compromise Analog Music Synthesizers. He's been crafting this work since 2001 and has made many designs- notably the Macbeth M3X, MacBeth M5/M5N, MacBeth X-Series Eurorack Modules, MacBeth MK1 5U Modules and the smaller 'Micromac' Eurorack and Desktop Modular Synths. He will be demonstrating and performing with his new creation, the MacBeth Elements Synthesizer as well as some new components. Although he spends his time developing and crafting Synthesizers- he also specializes in making Avant Garde, at times Absurdist, Film Noir Videos. Seldom seen in actual live performance- we will now get the opportunity to watch him perform his art...who knows what exactly will happen..
In Hall 1, various Artists, Musicians and Developers will present short concert/presentations up to 20 minutes long. During the presentations, other than performances, presenters will explain the technology or instruments used and answer questions. A maximum of one half of the time (10 minutes) will be for speaking or explanations.
The Gespraechskonzerte will also be presented over video monitors and projections so one can view the very finely detailed products and technical usage. The edited recordings of these events will also be available online for future use.
The term and concept of Gespraechskonzerte or "Discussion Concert" was coined by the late German Physicist and pioneer of electronic music, Oskar Sala. He used this phrase at times when he would perform on the Trautonium with discussion to follow the concert.