[ 8. Juni 2010 ]

BERLIN – Einladung Sound Studies Lectures No 15

From: „Andrea Riedel | UdK Berlin“
Date: June 8, 2010 9:54:42 AM GMT+02:00
Subject: Einladung Sound Studies Lectures No 15

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

ich würde mich sehr freuen, Sie bei der nächsten Lecture begrüßen zu
dürfen am

Montag, den 14. Juni 2010 – 19:00 Uhr

Universität der Künste Berlin
Masterstudiengang Sound Studies – Akustische Kommunikation
Zentralinstitut für Weiterbildung

Lietzenburger Straße 45 – Raum 314
(U3/U9 Spichernstraße)

Mit herzlichen Grüßen
— Prof. Dr. Martin Supper

Sound Studies Lectures

Nicola Baroni
Sound – Colour – Giacinto Scelsi

Giacinto Scelsi (1905-88), Italian composer of the same generation of
Petrassi and Dallapiccola, was firstly influenced by Berg and
Skrjabin. Since the Fifties and the Sixties Scelsi was been developing
his own personal aesthetic, deeply involved with eastern
philosophies, reaching a pure style in 1959 with the Four Pieces for
Orchestra on a single note. His composing technique was based on
improvisations on piano, later on electronic keyboards with probable
multi-track elaborations. Then he let them write by musicians who
collaborated with him: he didn’t consider himself a composer, but a
messenger from an outer dimension. He was very near to the work
ofGruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza in Rome. In the late
Seventies Tristan Murail and theItineraire Group showed interest in
the de-compositional characters of his music and in the qualities of
research in spectral and micro-morphological aspects of the sound,
practiced by Scelsi a few years before La MonteYoung and Riley.

Scelsi’s string writing is highly experimental for the use of copper
mutes, detuning of the strings, natural reverberations, timbre
modulations, microtonal beats, and for the tablature-like scores. The
analysis of his String Quartets and the execution and discussion of
some movements of his Cello Trilogy The Three Ages of Man, will show
the particular timbre, acoustical and extra-European elements that
identify Scelsi as a central figure in the actual musical reflection
and production.
Nicola Baroni collaborated as a cellist to the Book and CD „Giacinto
Scelsi-Viaggio al centro del Suono“ by Nicola Cisternino and Pierre
Albert Castanet.

Nicola Baroni obtained conservatory diplomas in Cello Performance and
in Electronic Music, as well as a degree in Musical Aesthetics at the
University of Bologna. He participated in post-graduate courses in
cello and chamber music with Franco Rossi, Alain Meunier, Anner
Bijlsma, Siegfried Palm. He teaches Cello at the „Monteverdi“
Conservatory in Bolzano, in addition to Improvisation Techniques in
the departments of New Technologies and Didactics. His performance and
research activities in 20th Century repertoire have involved the
following contemporary music ensembles: Octandre, Icarus, Siddharta,
Musica Attuale, Musica/Realtà, Interensemble, Antisonic-Elektronika,
FontanaMix. His interest in historical performance practice has led
him to specialize in baroque cello as well, and to edit late 17th
century music for Ut Orpheus Editions; he is now involved in electro-
acoustic music, combined audio-visual techniques, and live electronics
performance with „Laptop Electric Cello“. His discography contains
music by Monteverdi, Torelli, Liszt, Malipiero, Villa Lobos, Scelsi,
Gentilucci. He recently edited for the label „Bottega Discantica“ the
CD Violoncello Italiano-XXI Secolo. For many years he has been active
in the concert scene playing contemporary, romantic, and baroque
repertoire, mainly in Italian theatres and in national and
international festivals; he has also played in the United States,
South America, and Japan.

Sound Studies Lectures
Die offene Vorlesungsreihe des Masterstudiengangs mit Experten aus
Theorie und Praxis.
Was sind Sound Studies? Die öffentlichen Sound Studies Lectures geben
einen Einblick in die künstlerischen, wissenschaftlichen,
gestalterischen und konzeptuellen Fragestellungen der Akustischen
Kommunikation, die am Masterstudiengang Sound Studies – Akustische
Kommunikation erkundet und gelehrt werden. Internationale Expertinnen
und Experten beleuchten historische Strömungen und gegenwärtige