This concert is free and open for in-person attendance to Stanford affiliates only. Please register here with your Stanford email address. Any registration with a non-Stanford email address will be discarded. Each guest must bring their Stanford ID card to tap it at the front door, and wear a mask at all times while inside the building. Please visit CCRMA's COVID Policies for more information.
This event will also be livestreamed at CCRMA Live.
Hashtag Ensemble presents participatory works by Rafał Zapała as part of his Fulbright residency at CNMAT, UC Berkeley. The concert will focus on artistic theory surrounding new open forms of music intermediated by technological tools. These forms are explored in the context of written scores and live chamber music performance. The program includes four participatory works involving the listeners, sometimes through physical interaction, sometimes with mobile consoles prepared for the pieces. The concert will feature a new work titled Introverts’ Collective which was created during Rafał's residency.
We dedicate the concert to the memory of Stanislaw Lem, the Polish science fiction writer and futurologist, whose 100th birthday anniversary we celebrated this year and whose spirit permeates each of the presented works. We will try to evoke Lem's characteristic world of bio-technological hybrids and experimental electronics, organically merging with the "human factor," and the writer's typical critical distance towards technology. — Hashtag Ensemble