Neo Hülcker is a composer-performer whose work focuses on music as anthropological research in everyday life environments. Their compositions evolve as situations, performance-installations, actions and interventions, and work with different kinds of public spaces. Neo Hülcker studied composition with Dieter Mack and Harald Muenz at Musikhochschule Lübeck, and with Manos Tsangaris and Franz Martin Olbrisch at Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden. They graduated with a Masters degree in 2013. In 2014 they have been a fellow of the Junge Akademie at the Akademie der Künste Berlin. Neo Hülcker founded the youtube channel feminist ASMR (in collaboration with Stella Veloce and Katie Lee Dunbar), as well as the channel ASMR studio berlin (in collaboration with mam.manufaktur für aktuelle Musik). They perform as the ASMR artist Thousand Tingles and are a part of the agency ASMR yourself with whom they performed at HAU Berlin, PACT Zollverein, Akademie der Künste Berlin and Münchner Kammerspiele. Their work has been performed by ensembles such as Ensemble ascolta, Ensemble Radar, mam. Manufaktur für aktuelle Musik, Ensemble Garage and decoder ensemble among others. Neo Hülcker has collaborated with Mario de Vega, Tomomi Adachi, Stella Veloce, Lucie Vitkova, Andy Ingamells, Elisabeth Hager, Matthias Kaul, Eva Zöllner and Bastard Assignments. Their compositions have been performed at Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik, Wien Modern, London Contemporary Music Festival, Münchener Biennale, Blurred Edges Festival Hamburg, Frontiers Festival Birmingham, soundacts festival Athens, Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt, Klangwerkstatt Berlin and elsewhere.

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Johnny Chang engages in extended explorations surrounding the relationships of sound/listening and the in-between areas of improvisation, composition and performance. As composer and performer, his articulated performances have been featured in: Moment Musicaux (Aarau), Sonic Acts Festival at Paradiso) / DNK at Muziekgebouw / STEIM (Amsterdam), Plattfon (Basel), Sonic Arts Research Centre - Queen’s University (Belfast), Q-O2 workspace (Brussels), reiheM (Cologne), Donaueschinger Musiktage (Donaueschingen), Wandelweiser Klangraum (Düsseldorf), cave12 (Geneva), Stark Bewölkt (Hamburg), University of Huddersfield, Oblò Sonic (Lausanne) Cafe OTO (London), Disney Hall / REDCAT Theater / The Wulf (Los Angeles), Klang im Turm (Munich), Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall / Cooper Union (New York City), Umlaut festival (Berlin & Paris), Dotolim (Seoul), Künstlerhaus / Säulenhalle (Solothurn), Crow with No Mouth (St Paul, Minneapolis), Arnold Schönberg Center / echoraum / rhiz / Reheat Festival (Vienna) to various experimental music series/venues in Berlin such as ausland, Errant Bodies, Labor Sonor, Quiet Cue, N.K., Studio 8, Sophiensaele, Uferstudios, WestGermany. Since November 2010, Johnny Chang and Koen Nutters initiated and co-curated concert series Konzert Minimal which presents performances and events centered around the music of the Wandelweiser group. Currently collaborates with: Peter Ablinger, Antoine Beuger, Lucio Capece, d'Incise, Claudia Garbe, Catherine Lamb, Hannes Lingens, Radu Malfatti, Mike Majkowski, Chris Newman, Koen Nutters, Morten J Olsen, Michael Pisaro, Derek Shirley, Rishin Singh, Taku Sugimoto, Takako Suzuki, Stefan Thut, Manfred Werder.

 
Lucie Vítková is a composer, improviser and performer (accordion, harmonica, voice and tap dance) from the Czech Republic. Her compositions focus on sonification (compositions based on abstract models derived from physical objects), while in her improvisation practice she explores characteristics of discrete spaces through the interaction between sound and movement. She graduated in accordion performance and studied composition with Martin Smolka, Michael Pisaro a.o. in Brno, The Hague, and at CalArts (USA). Along with her study of music she used to teach tap dance at the Faculty of Theatre of JAMU. She is a member of the Brno Improvising Unit, Ensemble Marijan, Dunami, Dust in the Groove and Prague Improvisation Orchestra. She is a founder of Temporary Ensemble (2011). In her PhD. studies (UdK Berlin with Marc Sabat, now Columbia University New York City with George Lewis) she is analysing music of Christian Wolff, researching on the hierarchy and relations in his music and looking for the composition techniques which express these phenomena. Furthermore, she is placing his music and scores into the context of free improvisation to explore the definition of composition and improvisation.
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