[ 6. Dezember 2010 ]

KOELN – Nocturne 33. Donnerstag, 9.12.2010, Aula der KHM

Von: Martin Rumori
Datum: 6. Dezember 2010 12:13:21 MEZ
Betreff: KOELN: Nocturne 33. Donnerstag, 9.12.2010, Aula der KHM

Klanglabor der Kunsthochschule für Medien lädt ein:

Nocturne 33

The Choreography of Sound

Ramón González-Arroyo
David Pirrò
Gerhard Eckel

Donnerstag, 9. Dezember 2010, 20 Uhr
Aula der Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
Filzengraben 2
Nähe Heumarkt
Eintritt frei

Ramón González-Arroyo: De l’infinito universo et mondi

David Pirrò: Faltung

Ramón González-Arroyo: Toiles en l’air

Gerhard Eckel, Michael Schwab, David Pirrò: Rebody

Ramón González-Arroyo: De l’infinito universo et mondi
(8 channels; 1996)

The coexistence of different languages in one musical flow may prompt
a mode of listening that opens to the construction of varied
perspectives throughout the music. This idea, at the origin of the
conception of this piece, developed into the composition of a
plurality of »musical worlds« with different sound qualities, spaces
and developments in time, rich in themselves and yet allowing for a
certain transparency.

The title of the piece comes from a book of Giordano Bruno, and though
there is no direct relationship between the music and the contents of
the book, the indifference of the gods, the plurality of worlds and
the search for an infinity in the limits of perception, served me as a
pretext to choose this title.

The piece was commissioned by the spanish C.D.M.C., and produced and
realized at the Institute for Music and Acoustics of the Z.K.M.

Ramón González-Arroyo: Toiles en l’Air
(15 channels; 2008)

A multi-channel speaker setup.

Atomic colour and weaving cohesive laws building up sound & texture.
Discontinuous streams, in different time domains, flowing in parallel
and suggesting a continuous flux of sound matter.

Space is revealed through sound, and sound becomes an object in space.

Fluids, masses, bodies; movement and lightness.
Coloured-matter knitted with varied textures and pigments.
A 3-dimensional canvas.

David Pirrò: Faltung
(15 channels tape; 2010)

Sound is an entity that belongs to space and to time. But also, it
defines space and time. By appearing, pulsating, moving, and
vanishing, sound deforms the texture of the space-time in which it
unfolds, transforming it as well as bringing it to light.

A sound scene is composed into a model, which is subject to a
continuous transformation, a »faltung«, of its space-time, raised by
the presences and the movements in it. The same scene appears from
different perspectives and in altered spaces, evolving coherently from
one to the next, letting sound itself compose space and time.

Gerhard Eckel, Michael Schwab, David Pirrò: Rebody

Rebody is a video installation in which the captured motion of a
dancer is transformed into a dynamic drawing that informs a musical
composition. The installation shows sets of experimental variations
that explore the dance movements, the drawing algorithms and the
musical structures in an attempt to create aesthetic resonances and
convergences. The work investigates how structured creative processes
can transpose rather than represent the dancer’s movements. Currently
there exist two versions of Rebody – the installation and the
performance version. The version of Rebody presented tonight is a new
multi-channel edition of the performance version.

The artists

Ramón González-Arroyo was born in Madrid, city in which he started his
musical studies, subsequently followed at Utrecht, Den Haag and
Paris. Amongst his masters: L. de Pablo, C. Bernaola, W. Kaegi,
G. M. Koenig and H. Vaggione.

In parallel with his creative work he has kept a strong interest in
the domain of musical research, starting or collaborating in various
projects at different european institutions. FOO, a model of
environment for the composition of music with sound synthesis,
designed at the ZKM of Karlsruhe, or LISTEN, an european research
project aiming at the creation of a tool to design and compose
„immersive audio augented environments“, are some of his most beloved
projects. At the present moment he starts a new project, The
Choreography of Sound, in collaboration with G. Eckel at the Institut
für Elektronische Musik und Akustik of Graz, exploring the
relationships between the spatial and sound matter.

His music includes electroacoustic pieces (Streams Extremes & Dreams,
A Media Luna, Light Matters), mixed (De la Distance, Charybdis’ Muse &
Scylla’s Bloom, Philia-Neikos) and instrumental (Clockwork, Nocturno,
‘Twixt tinged twining threads). Attracted by the universe of
installations, he has lately produced purely sound pieces (L’isla des
Neumas) or, in collaboration with other artists, multi-disciplinary
pieces (Rain-Taps, Raumfaltung).

David Pirrò, born 1978 in Udine (Italy), began his musical education
at an early age studying piano at the Conservatory J. Tomadini and
then jazz piano with Mo. Glauco Venier. Studying at the University of
Triest he obtained the Master degree in Theoretical Physics. Advancing
in his musical education at the Conservatory G. Tartini he obtained a
Master degree in Computer Music audio-visual composition branch. He
worked also at the Center of Computational Sonology in Padua and
collaborated in various electroacoustic and audio-visual projects with
Prof. Paolo Pachini. Currently he is working at the IEM in Graz and he
is PhD student with tutor Prof. Gerhard Eckel.

Gerhard Eckel (* 1962) is a composer and sound artist who takes both
an artistic and scientific interest in matters of sound and music. His
work includes more traditional forms such as compositions and
improvisations as well as more interdisciplinary approaches including
sound and media installations using virtual and augmented environment
technologies. In his research work he creates and explores new means
of artistic expression such as Immersive Audio-Augmented Environments
or what he calls an Embodied Generative Music. His next project
(together with composer Ramón González-Arroyo) will deal with the
Choreography of Sound.