10 December 2007|
Sonology In Concert #2:
A presentation of current work of students from the Sonology department of the Conservatory of the Hague. The pieces are selected by Kees Tazelaar, the schools director, who is himself one of the leading exponents in analogue composition and synthesis. These concerts showcase the newest and best works by young electronic musicians using the most advanced digital means with tape pieces, live electronics, video and dance.
Ji Youn Kang - Hu-tn Gut for Tape 8'30"
Luc Döbereiner - Piz Palü for Tape 7'00"
Steindor Kristinsson - Live Electronics 7'00"
Casper Schipper - Quite Analog for Tape 7'00"
Emmanuel Flores - ph_érique for Video 6'00"
Yota Morimoto - New Work for live electronica, video and dance.
The Institute of Sonology is one of the first highly specialised historical centres for electronic and electro-acoustic music with a history that can be traced 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.