27C3 - Version 1.6.3

27th Chaos Communication Congress
We come in peace

Speakers
Alex Antener
Corey Cerovsek
Julien Quentin
Schedule
Day Day 2 - 2010-12-28
Room Saal 1
Start time 18:30
Duration 01:00
Info
ID 4201
Event type Other
Track Culture
Language used for presentation English
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"The Concert"

a disconcerting moment for free culture

Corey Cerovsek and Julien Quentin, accomplished musicians known worldwide for their classical recital performances, and media artist Alex Antener present something that's not quite an ordinary concert, to draw attention to the importance of the public domain in centuries of classical music tradition. It's both more — and less — than what you might expect to see and hear at a classical concert.

Mixing live and recorded music with visuals with a message, Julien Quentin, Corey Cerovsek and Alex Antener imagine the heavy curtain of a non-free culture falling on four hundred years of classical music. Ripping and mixing have been going on for longer than you might imagine, and without the Public Domain, much of our classical heritage would be replaced with silence. From Lennon to Bernstein, Bernstein to Mozart, Liszt to Paganini, Sarasate to Bizet, Mendelssohn to Bach, classical music has been a culture of ceaseless sharing in which individuals have nonetheless been able to project indelible voices across the centuries. Had music always been controlled as some would like it to be controlled now, would we have this rich tradition to transmit to you?