"Human Supervision and Control in Engineering and Music"

Workshop Proceedings Orchestra Concert Ensemble Concert Publications
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"Engineering and Music" means transdisciplinarity, a research trend - away from a singular specialist perspective towards a thorough understanding of multidisciplinary context.

The symposium "Human Supervision and Control in Engineering and Music" was an international workshop with such a transdisciplinary objective that points to the future. It was held in September 2001 in Kassel, Germany, together with an embedded orchestra concert. About 60  scientists and musicans, mainly from Europe, North and South America and Far East (especially Japan), were invited.

Additionally, we offered two Ensemble Concerts with Japanese music in Kassel and in Hamburg.

The workshop pursued a unique and visionary transdisciplinary approach towards new frontiers of knowledge beyond the already existing multidisciplinarity within both domains, those of engineering and of music. The workshop was breaking scientific new ground for multi- and transdisciplinary questions.

In accordance with the international and transdisciplinary character of the whole workshop, the program of the Orchestra Concert comprised music of the last 200 years from three continents. Particularly, the contrast and the synthesis of Japanese music with European and North American music was emphasised. Also, the area of computer music with live performance of computers and traditional music instruments has been represented.

Information on Publications and Links (to relevant societies and more) as well as information on the concerts (with a few sound samples) can be found on this website.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gunnar Johannsen