The Disappearance of Music to host perofrmances and talks from Holly Herndon, Mat Dryhurst and DeForrest Brown Jr. and more

Holly Herndon © KESH
Holly Herndon © KESH

The Disappearance of Music will stage a series of concerts, films, talks, videos and sound installations on 13-15 November.

Taking place at HKW in Berlin, the event has announced its November 2020 programme. The first day will see Holly Herndon and Mat Dryhurst discuss interdependence with Frances Stonor Saunders. Across the weekend, HKW will host Jan St Werner, Andy Toma, Olivia Block, DeForrest Brown Jr., Forbes Graham and Bonnie Jones via a video conference, where they’ll perform Escape from America.

A panel titled Looking at Music: After the Laptop Performance will feature speakers Lars Holdhus, Rebecca Fiebrink, Isabel Lewis and Olivia Jack. This will be followed by a keynote with George Lewis on the last day, where he’ll lead the talk Spooky Interaction at a Distance: Telematic Afrofuturism.

The Disappearance of Music also features a video series – available to watch now – with contributions from Lucrecia Dalt, Barbara Morgenstern, Matias Aguayo and many more.

Head to the HKW site for further information, and check out a reading list compiled by DeForrest Brown Jr.