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BLUR - Paralyzed



“Born into the era of digitalization and globalization, Sergej Maingardt understands music as an important art to reflect the rapid global change in the world.” (Egbert Hiller)

The tension between his activities as a composer and as a scientist is an important aspect in his music. His interests are influenced by modern technologies as well as the way they change human perception. In his works he explores the limits of aesthetic principles of the contemporary music as well as those of aural cognition. Musical pieces for audio tapes belong to his work as the pieces for acoustic instruments, live electronics, electronics with sensors, sound installations. In addition to his solo projects, he collaborates with choregraphers, video artists and pop artists.

Sergej Maingardt graduated from the Univeristy of Music and Dance Cologne with a M.Mus. in electronical composition, he got a B.Eng. from the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf in Media Technology and has a M.A. in Media and Cultural Analysis from Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. In 2014/2015 he participates at International Ensemble Modern Academy.

His works have been played at: Darmstädter Ferienkurse 2014/2016, IRCAM Manifeste, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Gaudeamus Music Week, Europe meets Vietnam in Contemporary dance 2013 (Hanoi, Vietnam), Gdansk Dance Festival 2013 (Poland), Bundeskunsthalle (Bonn, Germany), Acht Brücken Festival 2012/2011/2010 (Cologne, Germany), Kunstmuseum (Bonn, Germany), Center for Art und Media (Karlsruhe, Germany) Art & Arcade (Haus für elektronische Künste, Basel, Swiss), Who Inspires Us? Tadeusz Kantor! (Cracow, Poland), Next_generation_4.0/5.0 (Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany), In Front (Aachen, Germany), Audio Art Festival (Krakau, Poland), Now & Next (tanzhaus NRW, Düsseldorf, Germany), Platina Festival (Cologne, Germany), Globolize:Cologne 2013 (Germany)


About a Session, dance performance
Anna Konjetzky, choreography
construct-deconstruct, for saxophone quartet, electronics and video
BLUR – Smart Factory ™5.6], for voice, live electronics and video
BLUR – Souveräne Unschärfe ™6.6], for choir, electronics and video

Neue Musik is dope, for fixed media
Vendetta, for flute, sax, piano, percussions and electronics
„“ – audio/video installation with Anna Konjetzky
protest me/protect me, for ensemble, electronics and video

GROUND, dance performance
Anna Konjetzky, choreography
Bathyscaph, for ensemble and electronics
BLUR – ™1.6]DELTAx, for fixed media
Jens Standke, video
Rosi Ulrich, dramaturgy
BLUR – ™2.6]Paralyzed, for piano and live-electronics

BLUR – ™3.6]HypeReal, for saxophone quartet and electronics
BLUR – ™4.6]UND:ODER:NICHT, for 4 speaker and electronics
Running, dance performance
Anna Konjetzky, choreography
HeroIn, for 4 e-git, electronics and video

#sex_drugs_rocknroll, for video, e-git and mirror walls
format:blackbox, music theater for ensemble, electronics and video
Rosi Ulrich, dramaturgy/text
Jens Standke, video

Kronos&Kairos, music theater (part composition)
for 4 water loudspeakers, 32 loudspeakers and 16 neon lamps
Auftrag : Lorey, direction
Under the skin, planed improvisation for sampler and sensoren
Under the skin II, planed improvisation for video, piano, sax and electronics

Paranoid Android, for ensemble, electronics and video
Kurzschluss, for ensemble , live electronics, video, sensors, electro-magnetic coils and glas plates
Black, for big ensemble and electronics

Out, dance performance
Anna Konjetzky, choreography
DATE ME, audio/video installation
Jens Standke, video

Fashion Gang Bang, for midi pads, live electronics and video
It´s Britney, bitch!, for keyboard and video
Panopticon 2.0, for ensemble and electronics

bubble gum, for viola
declare independence, for e-git, e-bass, sampler and drum set

Transfleisch, music theater
Rosi Ulrich, dramaturgy/text
Lighting, dance performance
Anna Konjetzky, choreography
Popcorn, for fixed media
Unknown Identity, for piano, sax, game calls and live electronics

dancing for the birds, they watching us, dance performance
Magda Przybysz, choreography
Don´t wake me when I am running, interaktive sound installation
Kunstmuseum, Bonn
Negativhorizont, for fixed media and video

Flashback, for type writer, live electronic and live video
flower´s silence in empty guns,
for piano, live electronics and sensors
SMOG, for 4 players and electromagnetic coils

Memory, dance performance (work in progress)
LAB Klopsztanga, tanzhaus NRW
Miniatur, for double bass, piano and drum set
Cage was a n00b, sound installation with football table
Gender Jennies Fighting Arena, dance performance
choreography by POGOensemble

Amnesia, for baritone saxophone and live electronics
Nearby, short film
video by Lena Ditte-Nissen
Artefakt, fixed media
fleck.schwinden, dance performance
Anna Konjetzky, choreography