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Ten Steps (십리) – SICMF 2020

My work “Ten Steps” (십리-아리랑 변주곡) for piano and electronic (2-Channels) will be premiered on October 30th at the Seoul International Music Festival SICMF 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. The KEAMS (Korea Electro-Acoustic Music Society) organizes this festival yearly.

Eun Young Son

Eun Young Son will perform my work the next October 30th, 2020 (7:30 PM) in the 3rd concert of the festival at the Jayu Theater in Seoul Arts Center (Seoul, South Korea). Eun Young graduated (KA, KE) from the Hochschule für Musik “Carl Maria von Weber” in Dresden (Germany). She has won several international awards like the American Protege (1st) or the IBLA Grand Prize (3rd). Her career has taken an international course with performances at international venues like the Carnegie Hall (New York), the Smetana Hall (Czech Republic) or the Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). She is also the author of the book  “Music Education for  Early Childhood”. Nowadays she is lecturer at the Chongshin University in Seoul (South Korea).

Ten Steps (십리) is a work inspired by the Korean song “Arirang”. The name “variation” refers more to a free interpretation of the sensations that the song inspires than to the classic concept that this word evokes. The piano is a solitary walker in an environment that, more than interacting, directs and controls him. “after ten steps…” the piano and electronics dissolve into a single element. Together, they still have a long way to go. The sound structure of this work is based on the tonal material of the song Arirang. The material for the electronic part comes from various sources: sounds extracted from traditional Korean music, piano sounds, purely synthetic sounds…

The material has been worked through various transformations and at the end compiled in a fluid sound. The panorama plays an essential role in the design of the work. The space is an element that is composed in the same degree as the sound pitch or the rhythm. No movement takes place without the perception of the space around it. Ten steps are ten spaces.

The Seoul International Computer Music Festival (SICMF) is one of the biggest electro-acoustic music festivals in Asia, and also internationally well-known. Many kinds of ongoing research activities including electro-acoustic music, new electronic instruments and multimedia-based works have been presented annually since 1994. We have invited special composers or performers for the festival such as, Meta Duo, GRAME, INA-GRM, CCRMA, Ensemble Aventure, DEGEM.

 

PROGRAM

Liona Kuo – Untitled: Sigh

Shu-Huang Chen – Sonic Youth

Clovis McEvoy – Pillars of Introspection

Sungah Shin – Looping Movements

Douglas Hedwig – TranSonic Awakenings in D

Michele Cheng – Doyennes’ Diaries

Marko Ciciliani – Gunned Down (with spoiler)

Jorge García del Valle Méndez – Ten Steps (십리)

Jihyun Kim – Differences

 

Visions of the Void II – SICMF 2017

“Visions of the Void II” for piano and electronic (fixed media, two channels) will be performed again, this time at the Seoul International Computer Music Festival SICMF 2017 in South Korea.

The KEAMS (Korea Electro-Acoustic Music Society) organizes this festival yearly. The edition of this year will take place in the Asia Culture Center (ACC), an international arts and cultural exchange organization located in the city of Gwangju, the sixth largest city of South Korea situated in the south of the country. It will be a 6 day festival in this awesome place in Gwangju. 

 

Eun Young Son will perform my work the next October 26th, 2017 (7:30 PM) in the 7th concert of the festival at the Theater 2, ACC Theater. Eun Young graduated (KA, KE) from the Hochschule für Musik “Carl Maria von Weber” in Dresden (Germany). She has won several international awards like the American Protege (1st) or the IBLA Grand Prize (3rd). Her career has taken an international course with performances at international venues like the Carnegie Hall (New York), the Smetana Hall (Czech Republic) or the Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). She is also the author of the book  “Music Education for  Early Childhood”. Nowadays she is lecturer at the Chongshin University in Seoul (South Korea).

The Seoul International Computer Music Festival (SICMF) is one of the biggest electro-acoustic music festivals in Asia, and also internationally well-known. Many kinds of ongoing research activities including electro-acoustic music, new electronic instruments and multimedia-based works have been presented annually since 1994. We have invited special composers or performers for the festival such as, Meta Duo, GRAME, INA-GRM, CCRMA, Ensemble Aventure, DEGEM.

Hope to meet you there!

 

PROGRAM

김태희 – The Creation
Nicolas Rodriguez – El viento será
Carlos Guedes – 1985.2
Jorge García del Valle Méndez – Visions of the Void II

Diego Capoccitti – Recondito
Marc Evans – Barlicity
Damian Gorandi – Albures, chistes y entresueños
Carlos Hernández – Moirai

 

 

Visions of the Void II – Kontakte ’17

The next September 30th, 2017 (8:00 PM, DEGEM Konzert ), my work “Visions of the Void II” for piano and electronic (two channels) will be performed at the Festival KONTAKTE ’17 – Biennale für Elektroakustische Musik und Klangkunst, which will be held at the Akademie der Künste am Hanseatenweg in Berlin (Germany) from September 28th to October 1st.

Mirjana Rajić (Belgrad, Dresden) will be the performer on the piano. She was born in Belgrade and studied in Belgrade, Munich, Weimar and later in Imola (Italy), working with Lazar Berman. Mirjana Rajić finished her studies in Dresden. She has won several prizes, among others first prize at the piano competition in Munich 1997, special prize at the international piano competition in San Remo/Italy in 2000 and the INTRO-klassisk competition in Bergen (Norway) in 2002. Mirjana Rajić is playing in Recitals, as soloist with orchestras and as a chamber music partner in Europe, USA and Asia. Her CD-Albums have been released by several labels.

The Festival KONTAKTE ’17 – Biennale für Elektroakustische Musik und Klangkunst is going to be four days full with concerts, sound installations, artist talks and workshops in the Akademie der Künste at the Hanseatenweg. The festival will held its second edition with 28 premieres and more than 100 artists from 27 nations and it’s going to be a focal point for electro-acoustic music and sound art in Berlin.

 

 

The DEGEM (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Elektroakustische Musik) will have his own concert at the Festival with works by Karl Gerber, Thomas Gerwin, Rainer Brueck, Hanna Hartman, Jorge García del Valle Méndez and Max Joy. This works were selected this year by the German Society for Electroacoustic Music.

“Visions of the Void II” is a double sided reality (the real and the virtual one) wired together by the compositional structure, which increases their mutual interaction. They constitute an interactive joint: both parts act and react with reciprocal responses giving the impulse to keep moving. The real part is the piano, which it’s alive and walks a given path, exploring the unknown darkness. The virtual part is the electronic, which leads the process and creates an imaginary space within real space where the live component is moving. Both realities are interacting: the piano receives the impulses of the electronic and reacts to it whereas the electronic will change the way we perceive it through the performance of the piano.

 

The concert will take place on September 30th, 2017 (8:00 PM – 9:45 PM), at the Großes Parkett in the Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg 10, Berlin. Do not hesitate to come if you happen to be in Berlin. The concert is worth a visit!

 

PROGRAM

Karl F. Gerber, Antriebe (2017) (UA) für experimentellen Violinautomat

Thomas Gerwin, BIG BAN (2015–2017) für präpariertes Banjo und Elektronik

Rainer Bürck, Alleluja (2001/16), 8-kanalige elektroakustische Komposition

Hanna Hartman, Fracture (2016), 2-kanalige elektroakustische Komposition

Jorge García del Valle Méndez, Visions of the Void II (2016–2017) für Klavier und Stereo Fixed Media

Max Joy, Connected Sounds (v4/v8 DEGEM-Version) (2017) (UA), Klang-Choreografie für präparierte mobile Lautsprecher mit vier Spielerinnen und Spieler

Mario Verandi, Between the lines (2017) (UA), 2-kanalige elektroakustische Komposition

 

Visions of the Void II

My work “Visions of the Void II” for piano and electronic (fixed media, 2 channels) is already programmed in two festivals this year:

NYCEMF in June and SICMF in October.

 

More news about these two events coming soon!