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Steven Kazuo Takasugi. JNH: Just-noticeably Human

Lecture on Musical Humanness in the Age of Digital Automation

In English language. By invitation of Hakan Ulus.

In this event, American composer Steven Takasugi (*1960) will provide insights into his musical language, creative process and current works. Among other things, he will present his piano concerto project scheduled for 2023 in Donaueschingen and talk about his aesthetic approach to music.

Takasugi is one of the most renowned composers in the field of new music today. His work focuses on electroacoustic composition mostly with music-theatrical elements: his internationally acclaimed work “Sideshow” for live octet, electronic amplification and playback (2009–2015) is a good example. Remarkably, his œuvre numbers less than two dozen works. He often works on a piece for years – all the greater is the excitement with which each new piece is awaited.

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