15 December 2008|
Sonology In Concert #4:
The fourth in our series of presentations of current work of students from the Sonology department of the Conservatory of the Hague. These concerts showcase the newest and best works by young electronic musicians using the most advanced digital means with tape pieces, live electronics and video.
Ezra Jacobs - Stereo tape piece
Tomer Harari - Live performance
Babis Giannakopoulos - Stereo tape piece
Hugo Morales Murguia - Quad tape piece
Sophocles Arvanitis - Stereo tape piece
Luc Döbereiner - Quad tape piece
The Institute of Sonology is one of the first highly specialised historical centres for electronic and electro-acoustic music with a history that goes back to the 1950's, at the Philips Research Laboratories, Eindhoven. Here, early productions emphasised functional music for animated film, ballet, exhibition areas, and early experimental popular music. Later the school was moved to Utrecht University and since 1986 it has been at the Royal Conservatory of Den Haag. Many important composers have worked in the studios, including Dick Raaijmakers, Gottfried Michael Koenig and Konrad Boehmer. The school is particularly noted for it's early development in the use of computers as aids to composition and it's superb voltage controlled analogue studio. The research that takes place in such institutions is always at the cutting edge of composition, computing and technology, and many techniques that were developed in these environments are now in common usage in more popular forms of music. Sonology In Concert offers a chance to hear a broad spectrum of the newest performance and compositional techniques in one concert setting.