domenica , 25 Agosto 2019

Concrete music

Sound Art \ Percorsi della Creatività

di Maurizio Chiantone Il libro esamina lo sviluppo della sound art, pratica ormai consolidata e diffusa a partire dagli anni ‘50 intorno alla musica, l’architettura e le pratiche dell’arte mediatica. A differenza di molti studi sull’organizzazione dei suoni nel tempo, nella sound art installazioni e performances hanno una forte correlazione con lo spazio e con il complesso di interventi necessari …

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Pierre Schaeffer an interview with the pioneer of musique concrete

Introduction: What is Musique Concrete and why is it so important today? Musique Concrete is music made of raw sounds: thunderstorms, steam-engines, waterfalls, steel foundries… The sounds are not produced by traditional acoustic musical instruments. They are captured on tape (originally, before tape, on disk) and manipulated to form sound-structures. The work method is therefore empirical. It starts from the …

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Karel Appel (1921 – 2006)

Karel Appel was a forceful and fascinating personality, and his Musique Barbare does not less bear the stamp of it than do any of his other artistic creations. A more remarkable gramophone record has not been produced in many a year. In 1963, Dutch abstract-expressionist painter Karel Appel (1921-2006), one of the founders of the avant-garde movement Cobra in 1948, …

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Walter Ruttmann – Stan Brakhage Tribute Konzert | Électronique Guérilla Orchestre

Electronic Live set – Tributo, Walter Ruttmann e Stan Brakhage 16 ottobre 2016. A cura della classe di Composizione con Mezzi Elettroacustici del M° Giosuè Grassia Interpreti – Adamo Iannelli – Alessio Politano – Andrea D’argenio – Giuseppe Carbone – Gaetano Pepe – Stefano Pascale – Valentino Santarcangelo Regia del Suono: Frank Mastrobuoni YouTube https://youtu.be/YxFMQqLv-5w

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Pierre Schaeffer | Études de bruits (1948)

History of Electroacoustic MusicPierre Schaeffer (1910-1995) was a graduate of the Paris Ecole Polytechnique, after which he went to work for Radiodiffusion Francaise (RF) as an engineer and broadcaster. In 1942, during the Nazi occupation, he convinced the RF to make him project director of research into a science of musical acoustics. He was able to use the station’s turntables, disc …

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Philip Jeck | Vinyl Coda II

Artist Biography by John Bush In territory similar to Christian Marclay and David Shea, Philip Jeck is an English avant-garde turntablist, plunderphonic sample terrorist, and performance artist whose most famous installation, Vinyl Requiem, included no less than 180 turntables. After studying the visual arts at Dartington College in Devon, Jeck began a performance career that found him at art galleries as well as warehouse parties, where he emulated …

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Lejaren Hiller | Nightmare Music For Magnetic Tape

LeJaren Hiller Avalanche/ Nightmare Music/ Suite for Two Pianos and Tape/ Computer Music for Tape and Percussion. Lejaren Arthur Hiller (February 23, 1924 in New York City – January 26, 1994 in Buffalo, New York) was an American composer. In 1957 he collaborated with Leonard Issacson on his String Quartet No. 4, Illiac Suite, the first significant use of a computer to compose music. In 1958 Hiller founded the …

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Lo Studio di fonologia della RAI di Milano

Nel 1954, Maderna e Berio iniziarono a pensare di fondare uno Studio di fonologia presso la RAI di Milano, dove già lavoravano. Ricorda Maderna: “S’era dovuto convincere una quantità di gente, s’erano prodotti, con i primi scarsi mezzi messici a disposizione numerevoli ‘effetti’, pezzi e pezzettini ad usun Delfini, roba a buon mercato ma che piaceva ai palati non troppo …

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Ritratto di Città, Studio per una rappresentazione radiofonica (1954).

“E’ molto difficile spiegare come succeda e perchè succeda. E’ anche molto difficile sorprenderlo, scoprirlo. Parlo naturalmente di quel minuto, o di quell’ora, o di quel secondo, non importa, in cui a ogni nuovo risveglio di mattino la città si ritrova tutta, improvvisamente e con sorpresa, coperta dal silenzio.” Con queste parole comincia Ritratto di città, il racconto, lo spettacolo …

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Felix Kubin & ensemble Integrales. Echohaus

Echohaus was recorded in and around Levin’s Electric Avenue studio in the basement of WESTWERK, a former squat and cultural centre for non-commercial art and music in Hamburg. A special recording technique was developed for the project whereby the musicians played simultaneously in separate rooms, connected to each other only by headphones. This was done in order to achieve a …

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