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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!

黒い花びら [kuroi hanabira] – Tokyo

October 17th, 2015 (2:00 pm), Maki Kasai (Sax), Kyonga Im (Vlc) and Maki Ono (Pno) will premiere my work 黒い花びら [kuroi hanabira] for tenor saxophone, violoncello and piano at the headquarters of Pasona in Tokyo.

黒い花びら is based on the short poem by Ezra Pound “In a Station of the Metro” (1913):

“The apparition of these faces in the crowd;

Petals on a wet, black bough.”

This poem describes a moment in the underground metro station in Paris in 1912. Pound don’t describe the faces of the individuals in the metro but put them into the poem with an image: black petals. Therefore, it is considered an imagist text.

Pound may have been inspired by a ukiyo-e print by Suzuki Harunobu: “Woman admiring plum blossoms at night”, and and probably attempted to write haiku-like verse.

I was fascinated by this image or “graphic metaphor”, so I wanted to translate it into a sound impression. But in 黒い花びら I didn’t translate the meaning of the poem but the image it suggest: black petals (faces) hanging on a bough (metro train).

The darkness and anonymity of the image will be expressed in a short form with a single static element delimited by small gestures which define its contours. Everything happens very fast without leaving a trace.

This work is dedicated to Maki Kasai, Kyonga Im and Maki Ono.

 

PASONA MUSICMATE

Pasona Headquarters (Underground 1F) – C Hall: Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 2-6-4, Japan

 

黒い花びら [kuroi hanabira] - Maki Kasai, Kyonga Im and Maki Ono

kuroi hanabira