2014 has been an innovative year for swissnex China and we could not have done it without our great partners and friends! To extend our gratitude and looking into 2015, which will be a milestone for the Sino-Swiss relationship as it is the 65th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and China, the 2015 Chinese New Year Gathering will be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate!
As a special guest, Prof. Matthias Mueller from Zurich University of Arts (ZHdK) will bring his Sensor Augmented Bass Clarinet and share with us his unique music experience. Combining music with high technology, you will get a unique opportunity to experience Swiss innovation!
19.00 – 19.15 Registration
19.15 – 19.20 Welcome Words by Pascal Marmier, CEO / Vice Consul General
19.20 – 20.00 Buffet & Networking
20.00 – 20.45 Presentation & Performance by Prof. Matthias Mueller, Zurich University of Arts
20.45 – 20.50 Toast Speech by Alexander Hoffet, Consul General, Consulate General of Switzerland in Shanghai
20.50 – 21.15 Lucky Draw
Ms. SUN Yiwen (Cissy), Head of Interdisciplinary and Special Projects
Prof. Matthias Mueller
Matthias Mueller received a broad musical training at the University of Music in Basle. Since 1996, he has lived in Zurich and is Professor for Clarinet at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). He has gained a reputation as a versatile artist and is active as an interpreter, composer and teacher as well as the Artistic Director of various institutions and for various projects. At the Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology at the ZHdK he is in charge of the research project ‘Sensor Augmented Bass Clarinet’, an instrument that is playable in the usual way but also allows a computer to be controlled. As a composer he has followed a line of development that might be termed the ‘Aesthetics of the Second Modernism’ and attempts time and time again to follow through in an interdisciplinary way. Along with works of music theatre and for orchestra, his œuvre encompasses many pieces of chamber music and electronic music, too. He has written an instructional work for the clarinet and continues regularly to compose works for children.
The Sensor Augmented Bass Clarinet (SABRe)
The Sensor Augmented Bass Clarinet (SABRe) is an acoustic Bass Clarinet which directly communicates with a computer program. The original acoustic qualities of the instrument are maintained so that the instrument can be used in traditional settings, yet the the connection to the computer opens a wide field of new possible applications.
For the first time there is a musical instrument that allows a direct wireless connection between acoustic music and the digital world. The musician on stage can directly and spontaneously device the electronic music and thereby put it in a musical context.
The development of the Instrument is based on a research project of the Institute of Computer Music and Sound Technology (ICST) of the Zurich University of the Arts and is supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation.
See more: http://matthias-mueller.ch/