Tag: Acousmatic

Dead Bichitos – 23. Weimarer Frühjahrstage 2022

Next Friday, May 27, 2022, my work “Dead Bichitos” will be performed at the acousmatic music concert that will take place at the cultural center Mon Ami in Weimar (Germany).

This is the concert of the winning works of the International Acousmatic Music Competition organized by via nova e.V. as part of this 23rd Weimarer Frühjahrstage. It is a pleasure to be one of them!

The jury consisting of Helmut Zapf, Paul Hauptmeier, Johannes K. Hildebrandt and Ralf Hoyer selected the works of the composers Youngjae Cho (South Korea), Andrés Quezada (Chile) and Jorge García del Valle Méndez (Spain) from numerous submissions received from Germany and abroad. These will be presented alongside other works in the concert.

Do not hesitate to come if you are in Weimar. It would be a pleasure to meet you there.

PROGRAM

Youngjae Cho – Bumps on a stucco wall
Andrés Quezada – Asimetría
Jorge García del Valle Méndez – Dead Bichitos

as well as works by Paul Hauptmeier and Martin Recker, Ludger Kisters and Ralf Hoyer.

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Dead Bichitos – SICMF 2021

My work “Dead Bichitos” for electronic (Acousmatic, 2-Channels, Fixed Media) will be premiered on October 17th at the Seoul International Music Festival SICMF 2021 which this year takes place at PLATFORM-L Contemporary Art Center in Seoul in Seoul, South Korea. The KEAMS (Korea Electro-Acoustic Music Society) organizes this festival yearly.

The composition of this work has taken place after a long in-depth introspection process. It is based on the concepts of change and future in an immersive form that visualizes our internal human processes in a subjective way.

Humanity is slowly submerging itself in the stinking broth of its own idleness. Unable to see beyond its flat horizon, it continues to believe itself to be the center of creation. However, we are nothing more than Dead Bichitos.

Our future, which we once dreamed golden, slowly disappears, obscured by the fog of our evident languor. Dead Bichitos.

The mechanization of habit is more comfortable than opposing the current that flows towards a gray future in which we will disappear like … Dead Bichitos.

Dead Bichitos represents the indolence of our ideas that are left to flow mechanically towards a repulsive future.

The work is composed, with the exception of two single samples, using synthetic material. In the processing of this material, granular synthesis plays a major role, as well as spatialization, which is not only limited to spatial movement, but also to the creation of distinct sound spaces. These spaces compose a melody of rooms.

 

PROGRAM

Mara Helmuth – Opening Spaces

Erik Deerly – Amorph

남상봉 Sangbong Nam – IAIAI

Jorge García del Valle Méndez – Dead Bichitos

Kyle Shaw – Tamboo

오세린 Serin Oh – Fifuration

Nicola Fumo Frattegiani – Polvere nera

Charles S. Nichols – Time Garden: dawn replica

강중훈 Joonghoon Kang – I Want My Ears Feel Sweet

Mara Helmuth – Onsen: Hot Springs for vibraphone and stereo fixed audio