LASER Talks in Shanghai, Transcending Waves: Sound, Technology and Creativity
- Onsite Registration: https://zfrmz.com/hDGQM34HtkpRIWDTLpyw
- Online: Zoom Meeting ID: 982 5430 0804
Co-organized by Swissnex in China and Duke Kunshan University, in partnership with the Montreux Jazz Festival China, this event sets the stage for a captivating discourse. As a precursor to the Montreux Jazz Festival from September 27 to October 2 at the stunning Fairmont Yangcheng Lake in Kunshan, “Transcending Waves” is also seamlessly integrated into the LASER Talks series.
During the event, Benjamin Bacon will share his research and artistic practices in new media art, computational sound design, Marcel Zaes Sagesser will give a presentation on “Dirty Mediations:” A Sonic Practice Between Low and High Tech, he’ll introduce his artistic practice in computational sound-making for the concert stage and for multimedia installations with a particular focus on the artwork “Dirty Mediations” that he developed in 2023. Don’t miss the opportunity to join the dialogue on September 26, 2023, at the Community Center East-Wing Performance Café, Duke Kunshan University. Let us come together to transcend waves, explore the limitless possibilities of sound and technology, and celebrate the boundless realm of human creativity.
6:00pm – Registration for onsite guests
6:30pm – Welcome remark, Philippe Roesle, Swissnex in China
6:35pm – Presentation, Benjamin Bacon, Associate Professor of Media and Arts at Duke Kunshan University
6:50pm – Presentation, Marcel Zaes Sagesser, Assistant Professor of the School of Design, Southern University of Science and Technology
7:05pm – Presentation, Kent Poon, CTO of Montreux Jazz Festival China
7:20pm – Discussion, Q&A
7:50pm – Networking reception
Marcel Zaes Sagesser, Assistant Professor of the School of Design at Southern University of Science and Technology
https://marcelzaes.com & https://soundstudiesgroup.net
Kent Poon, CTO of Montreux Jazz Festival China
Kent Poon is a recording producer, engineer and entrepreneur. He is one of the speakers for Hong Kong DELF2023 (Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum). His company “Square Wave" group distributes more than 15 top consumer and pro audio brands in Asia region with multiple direct retail offices. He involves in Hi-Res Immersive audio technologies, including new streaming platform "Artist Connection". Kent is CTO of "Montreux Jazz Festival China" (MJFC). He is the co-founder records label "Jazz World Records”.
The Leonardo/ISAST LASERs are a program of international gatherings that bring artists, scientists, humanists and technologists together for informal presentations, performances and conversations with the wider public. The mission of the LASERs is to encourage contribution to the cultural environment of a region by fostering interdisciplinary dialogue and opportunities for community building to over 50 cities around the world. To learn more about how our LASER Hosts and to visit a LASER near you please visit our website. @lasertalks
Swissnex in China, as part of the Swissnex global network, connects Switzerland, China and the world in science, research, education and innovation. Our mission is to support the outreach and active engagement of our partners in the international exchange of knowledge, ideas and talent. The six main Swissnex locations are established in some of the world’s most innovative regions: Boston, Brazil, China, India, Japan and San Francisco. Swissnex is an initiative of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation of Switzerland and is part of the Swiss Confederation’s network abroad managed by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.
Community Center East-Wing Performance Café
Duke Kunshan University
Kunshan, 32 215316