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  • Celeste Oram

This year's Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music were plugged-in, wired-up, mixed-down, line-out. Scarcely a main-stage concert wasn't amplified, at the very least. More often, new works synthesised spatialised sound design, video material, lighting and electronics in high-tech, high-concept performances.

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1 Heidegger, Martin, The Question Concerning Technology, trans. Lovitt, William (New York: Harper Torchbooks, 1982), p. 4.

2 Mackenzie Wark, ‘Where next for media theory?’, Public Seminar,, accessed 27 August 2014.

3 Wark, ‘Where next?’

4 Wark, ‘Where next?’

5 A video of the Nadar Ensemble performing Generation Kill is viewable at, accessed 21 September 2014.

6 Stefan Prins, interview with the author, 9 August 2014.

7 Rosa Menkman, ‘Glitch Studies Manifesto’, Sunshine in My Throat,, accessed 27 August 2014.

8 Menkman, ‘Glitch Studies Manifesto’.

9 Temkin, Daniel, ‘Glitch && Human/Computer Interaction’, NooArt: The Journal of Objectless Art, 1.1 (2014),, accessed 27 August 2014.

10 Audio of this debate is available at, accessed 2 September 2014.

11 Moritz Eggert, ‘Das Verschwinden des Mediums und seine Hinterfragung’, Bad Blog of Musick,, accessed 27 August 2014.

12 ‘We are slowly reaching a state in which the medium, as something perceptible, is disappearing, because everything is one and the same medium’. [original italics]

13 Available at, accessed 21 September 2014.

14 Kreidler earns no income from his YouTube channel.

15 Available at, accessed 21 September 2014.

16 Johannes Kreidler, interview with the author, 7 August 2014.

17 McHugh, Gene, Post-Internet: Notes on the Internet and Art (Brescia: LINK Editions, 2011).

18 Artie Vierkant, ‘The Image Object Post-Internet’,, accessed 27 August 2014.

19 Audio of this debate is available at, accessed 2 September 2014.

20 Artie Vierkant, ‘The Image Object Post-Internet’.

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