Alien bodies

Stefan Prins’ aesthetics of music

Tomasz Biernacki
Young Belgian composer Stefan Prins stands out as one of the most promising talents of his generation. Tomasz Biernacki follows his musical trail, revealing the trajectory of an artist grappling with his time, from cybernetics, digital reality, to the US drone war, as well as the very idea of avantgarde today. Biernacki selects a few works, Piano Hero #1 and #2, Fremdkörper, and Infiltrationen, and, relating them to Harry Lehmann’s concept of Gehalt-Aesthetic Turn, as well as an artistic and philo- sophical reshaping of body and self, discusses structure, material, technological innovation, and political engagement.

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