VJing (VeeJaying or Video-Jockeying) is the
video equivalent of discjockeying. As lecturer in art education
at the L.M. University of Munich (LMU), Peter Becker has used
his passion for VJing to unite the diverse worlds of the club
scene, university, museums etc. On this evening, together
with the event series MUSIC=COMMUNICATION
4 UNSPECIFIED AUDIENCE as well as with the help of "HIGHFLYER
versus MARKUS KAVKA" (see article from the Süddeutsche
Zeitung), the new DVD from his label HIGHFLYER
- elektronische Bild- und Klangforschung,
he will take us on a journey into the World of VJing.
program on this evening in the Kranhalle will give us another
topical example of the Art of VJing. ZIELGRUPPE,
a group that developed out of the VJ-Team of the Media Lab
of the Institute for Art Education at the LMU, will create
visuals in real-time to live music the entire evening in the
Peter Becker has been mixing digital images live in real-time
to music as a videojockey since the 1990s.
A long-time researcher of electronic images, he teaches multimedia
design at the Ludwig Maximillians University of Munich (LMU)
and since the 1980s could be found mixing images anywhere
where someone pointed a projector at a white surface. Together
with students from the Institute for Art Education at the
LMU he initiated various art projects in public spaces, such
as the Club-TV at the legendary club Ultraschall and recently
the video design of the newly opened Unilounge
at the LMU.
Together with Daniel Botz and David Süß he founded
VJ Team, whose visuals are considered state of the art in
the electronic dance music scene.
Peter Becker (a.k.a. VJ Autopilot) has worked with well known
artists from Sven Väth to Andrew Fletcher (Depeche Mode),
from DJ Hell to Peaches, to create visual live-presentations
of their music. He recently brought out his first VeeJayìng-DVD
versus Markus Kavka," distributed by absolutMEDIEN.
Whether in clubs or museums, in art actions at the University
or at festivals, Peter Becker/VJ Autopilot's projects and
visuals combine projections, light and music, space and audience
into a multimedia artwork.
flyer is a label for electronic image and sound research.
The label is known for visual presentations of music and club
events since the mid-1990s. Its special area of competence
is in VeeJaying and virtual design for experimental electronica
and multimedia art, as well as for electronic dance music
and fashion events.
high flyer's customers include labels, clubs, festivals,
institutions and museums such as Disko B, Gigolo Records,
Parasound, Cube, Cargo, Lacoste, Worldleague, the Pinakothek
der Moderne Foundation, Zentrum für Kunst- und Medientechnologie
Karlsruhe (ZKM), Numero Uno Festival Lisbon, the legendary
club Ultraschall and as homebase the Harry Klein Club in Munich.
[MUSIC=COMMUNICATION] Image and Sound Research
Initiator Zobeir Nawid created his monthly event Music=Communication
as a platform for various artists and art forms. Visuals,
sound artists, experimental videos, audio performances, installations
and fine artists communicate with each other and inspire each
other. Out of the interactions between the various arts something
completely new emerges. There are no boundaries between different
music styles or art forms. The event series also offers opportunities
for artist to share with each other and to form new contacts.
After celebrating a successful first anniversary, Zobeir
Nawid Afzali, himself active as a music and vide artist, aims
to introduce his monthly experimental platform to a wider
public both in Munich and further afield on tour.
The project is a performance/exhibition with emphasis on
the live interaction, the improvisation, that embraces real-time
communication not only between different artists and arts,
but also includes the audience. Thus the free admission -
get involved, discover, explore, or simply enjoy, come to
listen, see, feel and get addicted!
Music=Communication is part of the event series "media4unspezified
Paricipating artists/artist groups:
Medienlabor, Zielgruppe, Soka
International, Medienlabor Video LMU, Nfo-Kollektiv, Coopp,
Swimingpool- Productions, Volksmop Royale, Department Of Volxvergnuegen,
Zukunftsgerauesche, Dieter Schnabl, Simon Witt, Systolische
4 Unspecified Audience
The event series "Media
4 Unspecified Audience" was initiated by Pit Mayerhofer
and is held every Thursday in the Kranhalle.
Currently, in a 4-week cycle, it consists of the events "Music=Communication",
Lounge" and "Bubu Nation." A fourth cycle
on political avantgarde art from Adbuster to Graffiti Street
Art & Rap Music (working title "Les Mots et les Choses"
) is in preparation.
Each cycle is organized by a producer with wide-ranging freedom
to design, organize and execute his or her cycle. These are
Zobeir Afzali for "Music=Communication," Felix Schmidt
for the "Spheric Lounge," Aiko Okamoto for "Bubu
Nation & TV Nihon" - Bubu Nation presents a selection
of young Munich contemporary art, while in a side room "TV
Nihon" shows current trends in the Japanese pop culture
and media landscape. "Les Mots et Les Choses" will
be produced by Marcel Ralle a.k.a. Adam O.End. together with
street art activists and rap commandos from the underground
Zielgruppe is a group of three students from different majors
(Aiko Okamoto / art education, Bernd Hegewisch / computer
linguistics, Nicolai Herrmann / German Studies), who met each
other in 2003 during a music video seminar at the Institute
of Art Education at the L.M.University of Munich. Their first
collaboration as VJ team was at the summer festival for the
Institute. Since then they have provided real-time imaging
for various screens in Munich, creating optical accompaniment
for musicians like Ellen Allien, Paul Kalbrenner, Dave Clark
and local experimental musicians. Their first excursion in
the direction of music video was for Fauns 'Von den Elben.'
The Zielgruppe can be found irregularly at Music=Communication
and meanwhile has also become part of the inventory of the
electro-ambient project 'Spheric
Lounge'. Aiko Okamoto is also the organizer of 'Bubu Nation,'
an exhibit every four weeks of local artists.
The VJ team volksmop royal is composed of students from the
Medienlabor Video at the Institute for Art Education at the
LM University Munich (LMU). During the course "Painting
and Video" they produced the video trailer for the digital/analog
festival V and afterwards applied themselves intensely to
"VJing." Supervised by Peter Becker, a leading VJ
a.k.a.High Flyer and instructor at the LMU, in 2005 they had
their first performance at Music=Commnunication in the Kranhalle
in Munich. Since then, volksmop royal is the resident VJ team
of this well-known avantgarde event in the area of electronica.
volksmop royal sees itself as a team of individuals whose
diverse artistic concepts merge synergetically in the area
of experimental image research. Typical for the team's VJing
is the translation of specific artistic forms of expression
such as painting and drawing into films and visuals, producing
work that is experimental and lively at the same time.
- Event series Music=Communication (2005-2006)
- Digital/Analog-Festival (Schrannenhalle, Munich, Nov.
- Projekt LMU e-Motions (UniLounge, München, seit Okt.
- VJ-Performance for Langen Nacht des Lesens(the Long Night
of Readings) in the Hasenbergl quarter of Munich, in collaboration
with the Willi-Brandt-Gesamtschule, Munich (2005)
- bubu nation meets filmnach8 (i-camp, Feb. 2006)