“Re-thinking Smetak”: Smetak’s instruments as spiritual compositions

Conference as part of the project “Re-inventing Smetak”
Thinking Together – Conference

Thinking Together

Thinking Together

  • In English

Past Dates

Marco Scarassatti (UFMG, Belo Horizonte)
The itinary of Caossonância: vehicle, content and application

Nina Graeff (FU Berlin)
Sounds as a “return to the spirit”: Bahian spirituality and Smetak’s creative process

Tuzé Abreu (UBFA, Salvador) and Christian Fausch (Ensemble Modern, Frankfurt)
talk about making music collectively and the aesthetics of improvisation for Walter Smetak

Panel and open discussion
Smetak’s instruments as collectibles for museums, living music or spiritual testimony?
With the speakers and Julia Gerlach (Berlin), Dieter Jaenicke (Dresden), Thomas Kessler (Basel), Max Nyffeler (Munich)

Moderation Giuliano Obici (UFF, Rio de Janeiro)

“Re-inventing Smetak” is a project by Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD and Ensemble Modern in cooperation with the Goethe-Institute.
Made possible by the German Federal Cultural Foundation. Supported by the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung and Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council.