Following last week’s sonic.focus.3 conference, we are happy to welcome renowned German electronic musician Atom™ (Uwe Schmidt) to Brown for a conversation and performance. On Monday, September 22, he will discuss his recent work, including his album “HD” (Raster-Noton, 2013) and the unique live performances, entitled “HD/AV,” that draw from it, as well as his “Winterreise” album (Raster-Noton, 2011) and the photo series of the same name in a conversation with Tony Cokes and Andrew Lison. The following evening, he will perform a version of “HD/AV” alongside students and alumni from Brown’s MEME department presenting their own works.
Bio: Atom™ (also known as Atom Heart and often confused with Señor Coconut, real name Uwe Schmidt) is a German composer, musician and record producer of electronic music. He is often regarded as the father of electrolatino, electrogospel and aciton (acid-reggaeton) music. (Full bio here: http://www.atom-tm.com/BIOGRAPHY/ )
sonic.focus.3.5 is sponsored by the Department of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University. Funding was generously provided by the Malcolm S. Forbes Center for Research in Culture and Media Studies; Creative Arts Council - Arts Initiative Funds; MEME Electronic Music Department; the Visual Art Department, and Prof. John Cayley, Literary Arts Dept., Brown University. The organizers would also like to gratefully acknowledge crucial assistance from ON! Agency, Berlin / Krakow, Artists Space, New York, NY, and The David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University. Last, but very far from least we wish to thank Liza Hebert, Ruth Clark, Gregory Picard, Asha Tamirisa, Bianca Eleisse Eyales, and Susan McNeil for their essential contributions.