matralab explore : Dieter Mack Artist Talk

matralab, EV 4.520, 1515 St Catherine Ouest, Concordia University, Montréal

September 21, 2016


On Wednesday, September 21, matralab will relaunch its successful “matralab explore” series with guest artist Dieter Mack (University of Lübeck, Germany). “matralab explore” is a series of 5 à 7 events (with open end) where an artist-researcher will present their thoughts on a work-in-progress. Conceived as an open and supportive forum to discuss artistic issues around a current project with peers, we have experienced many memorable evenings of discussion and collegiality. Snacks and beverages are usually provided, but BYO is always welcome.

Dieter Mack was born in 1954 in Speyer. He studied composition, piano and music theory. After various lectureships he became professor for music theory in Freiburg in 1986. Since 2003 he is professor for composition at the MHS Lübeck. Various study and research trips led him mainly to Indonesia (altogether ten years), where he studied Balinese gamelan music. In 1982 he founded his own gamelan ensemble. Since 1988 he was also working in Indonesia’s music education system as a guest lecturer, and even from 1992 – 1995 as a long term DAAD-guest lecturer at UPI Bandung. 1996 – 2007 he was consultant in an ethnomusicological-educational research project at UPI Bandung that was sponsored by the Ford Foundation. He is guest professor at the art academy ISI in Surakarta, head of the DAAD music selection committee and 2009-2016 was head of Goethe Institute’s music advisory board. His is giving regularly masterclasses in composition mostly in East and Southeast Asia. He composes mostly chamber music with a focus on percussion and wind instruments.