Elisabeth Schimana

Digital Nirvana

What code do we leave for the others? Files? Patches? Description? In the long tradition of musical culture a powerful tradition is interpretation. For interpertation one media has to be translated into another. But very rare this process is going on within the electronic or digital music community. Most of the time the performer is the composer and only she or he knows. So one could span a space from digital nirvana to grave symbols in stone. I’m gliding in that space.

In September 2012 Elisabeth Schimana was part of a booksprint organized by Time’s Up [http://www.timesup.org].
On Turtles and Dragons – and the dangerous quest for media art notation systems [http://turtlesanddragons.booksprints.net/]
Core writers: Elisabeth Schimana, Andreas Dekrout, Simone Boria, Marta Peirano, Heather Kelley, Rachel O’Reilly, and Tim Boykett,
Book Sprint Facilitation: Adam Hyde

Elisabeth Schimana [http://elise.at] has been working as a composer, performer and radio artist since 1983.She studied electro-acoustics and experimental music at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and musicology and ethnology at the University of Vienna. Her work concentrated for many years on space / body / electronic. She has ongoing cooperations with the Austrian Kunstradio and the Theremincenter Moscow. She also focus on research in the field of woman, art and technology. 2005 she founded IMA Institute for Media Archeology [http://ima.or.at]

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