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SKOP introduces with his events contemporary artistic works which new attempts pursue or exemplarily newer developments to the public. The experimental is an important background, whether in the music, the literature, the art or in the single sciences.

SKOP is aimed interdisciplinary. Interaction between the art disciplines is lighted up and influence of the natural sciences and humanities.

SKOP if allows beside the presentation of the respective work the discussion with the audience and the actor. She contributes essentials to the understanding of the works full of condition. She makes clear the mental images or the theoretical position.

The last change: 08th January, 2018

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SKOP 25 Years - Anniversary Event
Traditional and new instruments
22.- 23. September 2018 • 20h
Hall of University of Frankfurt • Mertonstraße 26-28 • 60325 Frankfurt am Main

In our festival we presented contributions with traditional and novel instruments. We explored the question of what makes the difference between new and old instruments. What is the advantage of a new instrument, where is the disadvantage? Can instruments with tempered tuning be used with instruments that are free from tempering? What are the difficulties?

This festival was about these questions. We were curious to see which "solutions" the various participants presented on 22 and 23 September 2018. The final improvisation with Birgit Ulher, trumpet - tempered; Peter Wiessenthaner, electronic bass flute and special acoustic flute - not tempered; Thomas Gerwin, drums and not least Claudia Robles-Angel, Electronic Music; gave a musical answer to the questions asked above.

The festival took place in the hall of the old university of the city of Frankfurt am Main, participants were:

Claudia Robles-Angel, Deutschland-Kolumbien

Claudia Robles-Angel, Deutschland-Kolumbien

Thomas Gerwin, Deutschland

Achim Zepezauer, Deutschland

Birgit Ulher, Deutschland

Peter Wiessenthaner, Deutschland

More informations: PDF-Programm - See All Events Since 1993
With the kind support of the cultural department of the city of Frankfurt

Music with usual means II
10th and 11th of November, 2017, 8 pm
In the hall of the Cyriaksgemeinde • Alexanderstrasse 37 • 60489 Frankfurt am Main

Usual means such as well-known instruments, objects, and methods meet us in this event. But you treated like her was anything but "usual". More than 20 years ago presented SKOP 1996 already once an event under this title. If we introduced at that time artists who experimented with the bar code or with the overhaed projector with an very special voice-performance, you then met as "usual" as a violin, a guitar, a saxophone or a bass flute in the two evenings. Or so usual instruments as: violin machine or electronically steered flute. However: Music with usual means. Oh anyhow we forget it: So usual means like an ISS experiment to the origin of the Chondren.

EXCISS Experiment on the ISS - Chondren origin
Image: EXCISS-Team, Frankfurt am Main

Harald Kimmig - Violine
Image: Uli Templin

Peter Wiessenthaner - Electr. steered bassflute
Image: Peter Wiessenthaner

Kathrin Hunze - GEN II
Image: Kathrin Hunze

L. Hyvärinen und I. Belorukov - Guitar and saxophone
Image: Timo Pyhälä

Karl F. Gerber- violin machine
Image: Detlef Mangler

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Phill Niblock
special event • 5 hours music and film
images and music III • 21th January, 2017 • 8:00 o'clock until 1:00 o'clock
Pupille, Mertonstraße 26-28 • 60325 Frankfurt am Main

5 hours of music and film from and with Phill Niblock were presented first in Frankfurt. All together the audience heard 14 compositions during the last 4 years have originated - see programme. Between the single pieces there was no interruption of music or film, seemlessly a piece of music submitted to the other or a film in the other. It was a double projection, in the format 8:3. Two instrumentalists played to the recordings with flute/guitar: Peter Wiessenthaner, flute and bass flute; Martin Lejeune, guitar - ebow.

Phill Niblock, 5 hours music and film, praparation
Image, SKOP 2017

Martin Lejeune, guitar - ebow, test

Martin Lejeune, guitar - ebow, concert

Article in the New York Times on the music of Phill Niblock, click here
Program of the Phill Niblock night, click here
Video, play on the ears of the audience with the flutes, click here

images and music II
13th and 14th December, 2016
Large hall, Saalbau Gallus, Frankenallee 111, 60326 Frankfurt, in each case 20:00 o'clock

We presented "images and music II", under this wide-calm subject results from the areas of Installation, publication, electronic music, instrument development and not least from the astronomy. Here play translation phenomenon a big role. If it is in the area of the astronomy if data from satellite missions are used for picture-giving procedures or in the music if tonal events are translated into a visual one. We follow the phenomena resulting from it during this event. Image

PD Dr. Torsten Enßlin - Vom Anfang der Zeit
Image: PD Dr. Torsten Enßlin

Harald Kubiczak - musik ohne musiker
Image: Harald Kubiczak

Tobias Schmitt - Blackest Box
Image: Tobias Schmitt

Harald Kubiczak - Tremolo
Image: Harald Kubiczak

Claudia Robles Angel - Audiovisual Peoem
Image: Claudi Robles Angel

Peter Wießenthaner - combination with visual support
Image: Peter Wießenthaner

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Realtime music - cognition science gain • 12th und 13th of December, 2015, AVA

Which common characteristics have satellites Missions and Music draughts? Where do the connecting lines lie here? Which knowledge profit can a linking of music have with computer real time controls? In music contributions and discussions became to these questions followed.

Michael Khan - Missionsanalytiker ESA, Gespraech
Foto: Michael Khan

Thomas Maos - my subject is my object
Foto: Thomas Maos

Mia Zabelka - M
Foto: Mia Zabelka.

Prof. Dr. Doeben-Henisch - PHILOSOPY-IN-CONCERT
Foto: Prof. Dr. Doeben-Henisch

P. Wiessenthaner - hitmachine, audiovisual-system
Foto: Peter Wiessenthaner.

Gero Koenig - chordRelief
Foto: Bernd Wendt

More informations - and images

Peter Fjodoroff *09.07.1946 - 20.08.2015

Peter Fjodoroff, the musician, actor and author has unexpectedly died 20th of August, 2015. Peter Fjodoroff was presented by SKOP several times. Here more.

multimedia • acoustic • electronic, 25th of april 2015, AVA

Real string sounds; synthetic string sounds; bass flutes steer animation: this the catchwords for this concert evening. 6 loudspeakers were ordered to a hexagon to hear the composition from Jan Jacob Hofmann, with Peter Wiessenthaner (Pictures from the animation 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 ) 7 loudspeakers were active and Gero Koenig's instrument completely sounded without strengthening.

Jan Jacob Hofmann - Coloured Dots... • Audio
Foto: Jan Jacob Hofmann

Gero Koenig - Chordeograph 1 - 9 • Video
Foto: Peter Wiessenthaner

P. Wiessenthaner - Tones and photos • Video
Foto: Peter Wiessenthaner

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combinations, 8th and 9th of November 2014, AVA

This year has introduced SKOP artists who combine different art types with each other. The works connected music with picture, body actions with music or other genres with each other were shown. The event took place on the 8th and 9th of November, 2014 in the hall of the AVA.

Special guest of this event of SKOP was PHONOPHON, a Frankfurt organisation which promotes the experimental music and art by various activities. Three members of PHONOPHON had introduced her works.
The cooperation contained an appearance of members of SKOP on the 10th of November with PHONOPHON in the Institut fuer Neue Medien, Frankfurt am Main.

Participants of the event were:
Claudia Robles I Lucas Gutierrez I PHONOPHON - Duo Stefan Militzer / Roland Etzin and Circuitnoise I Gero Koenig I Peter Wiessenthaner I Gabriele Eberspaecher.

Gabriele Eberspaecher - paintings
Foto: Gabriele Eberspaecher

Lucas Gutierrez - music with animation
Foto: Lucas Gutierrez

Peter Wiessenthaner - hitmachine with animation
Foto: Peter Wiessenthaner.

Claudia Robles - performance
Foto: Roland Baege

Duo Stefan Militzer/Roland Etzin and Circuitnoise

Gero Koenig - Chordeograph
Foto: Serge Le Goff

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20 years of SKOP - music and reading, November 2013, AVA

A total of 6 artists showed on the 9th and 10th of November, 2013 on given occasion her topical works in the hall of the AVA. Monika Golla and Nicholas Heyduck with an audio visual performance, Viktoria Heinz-Auth with the reading of a new text, Gero Koenig with new compositions, Peter Wiessenthaner with an audio visual composition and the composer's duet Gero Koenig and Peter Wiessenthaner.

The evening was finished with a conversation in which themselves the artists with the interested audience about the respective works exchanged.

Viktoria Heinz-Auth - reading

M. Golla, N. Heyduck - audio visuelle perfomance

composer's duet P. Wiessenthaner, G. Koenig

Gero Koenig - composition with Chordeograph 2

Two days of experimental art
in different forms such as
are over.

Peter Wiessenthaner - hitmachine with animation

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