Sven will be the keynote speaker at the Beyond Humanism Conference in Rome this week. 150 leading philosophers and scientists from all over the world will discuss the future of mankind, the state of humanism and posthumanist concepts for 5 days at the John Cabot University. Head of the conference is Prof. Dr. Stefan Lorenz Sorgner, who reflects on Sven's work in some of his books about posthumanism in todays art.
Sven is a member of the Beyond Humanism Network.
Sven starts his own weekly radio program Schöne Töne on Radio 1/Berlin. The show will be broadcasted every Thursday from 11 pm to 1 am, starting on May 4th. It will also be streamed on Radio 1's website.
Sven will play multi-genre music that he likes with a focus on modern classical ideas.
Radio 1 Stream (upper right side)
Sven is once again collaborating with the National University San Martin of Buenos Aires. Together with rector Carlos Ruta, he is holding a speech at the university about modern Humanism in Art.
His choir work I Eat the Sun and Drink the Rain will be performed by Sven and Ensemble Vocal Contemporáneo del DAMus at Centro de las Artes in a special UNSAM production. The concert will be conducted by Kristjan Järvi.
In 2013, Sven received the prestigious ‘Maestro’ title by the University and regularly returns to Buenos Aires for collaborating projects.
For the second time Sven teams up with the fabulous BBC Singers. The choir’s unrivalled expertise in performing the best of contemporary music has brought about creative relationships with some of the most important composers and conductors of the 20th and 21st centuries, including Poulenc, Britten, Judith Bingham and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.
Sven's first work with BBC Singers has been for the collaboration with Pet Shop Boys on A Man from the Future, premiered in 2015 at Royal Albert Hall in London during the Proms.
This time they are staging I Eat the Sun and Drink the Rain at London's Barbican Center during the Sound Unbound Festival on April 30th.
Sound Unbound Festival