ALTERMEDIUM.03

The International festival of electro-acoustic music and multimedia. (Moscow - Yekaterinburg)

Organizers of Festival: Moscow - the director of the Theremin-Centre A.I. Smirnov, Yekaterinburg – the director of the Yekaterinburg ElectroAcoustic Music Studio T.V. Komarova.

Carrying out place in Yekaterinburg: the M.P. Moussorgsky Ural state conservatory.

Festival ALTERMEDIUM.03 in Yekaterinburg is spent with support of the Ministry of culture of Sverdlovsk area.

Sponsors of Festival in Yekaterinburg:

The Austrian Cultural Forum, Salon Elise, the Ural Center of musical technology, the Information educationak-methodical centre of ORT

Theme of festival in 2003 - sound art. Electroacoustic music - the only thing in its sort a direction of musical art which owing to the nature is capable to operate with a sound on macro- and microlevel, doing a sound (both musical, and not musical) by the basic material of a composition and at the same time object of research of its structure and properties.

The basic directions ALTERMEDIUM.03 - electroacoustic and computer music. The special attention is given to live, interactive forms of computer music, and also multimedia - to a combination of a sound, a visual image and a plasticity.

Uniqueness of the program of festival - in representation interactivity more parts of compositions. Interactivity - in removal of studio processes on a concert platform and that the musical concept is created directly on a scene. Everything that occurs on a scene - is momentary, in one stage and cannot be precisely repeated twice.

Everything that is executed today, it is possible to hear only today and more never.

Originality of festival ALTERMEDIUM consists in it.

Originality of festival and that a prevailing part of its program are prime ministers. Participants of each next festival create the compositions specially to festival and directly ahead of its carrying out. It became tradition ALTERMEDIUM.

Festival ALTERMEDIUM.03 is a joint creative action of musicians and media artists from several studios and the centres of electroacoustic music of Europe and Russia. Musicians from Austria, Germany, Netherland, Russia have accepted participation.

Among them: E.Schimana (Institute of electroacoustic music, Graz, Austria), G.Gessart (Institute of electroacoustic music, Graz, Austria), Р Mollinder (the founder of sounding sculptures and interactive sound objects, England), B.Bukholts (theremin, Germany), group “Vyacheslav Kolejchuka's total theatre” (Performances combining a sound with experiences of plastic and graphic development of space), musicians from the Theremin-Centre (new technological workings out, Russia), composers from the Yekaterinburg EelectroAcoustic Music Studio (use in music of the unique technical devices developed by the Yekaterinburg engineers).

The guest of honour and a key figure of festival participation in its program of one of world electroacoustic music father, the founder of Institutes of electroacoustic music in Vienna and Graz (Austria) - Dieter Kaufmann became the Main event of festival.

Participants of festival in Ekaterinburg:

AUSTRIA

The Institute of electronic music and acoustics in Wienna is represented by Dieter Kaufmann professor, being one of patriarchs of world electroacoustic music, the founder of institute of electroacoustic music in Graz. The Institute for Electroacoustic Music of Gratz is represented by Elisabeth Schimana composer and the performer on a flute of Kordula Bohze. Elisabeth Schimana - the composer, the councillor of directors of International Festival V:NM, the head of the Russian-Austrian Theremin-orchestra, the director of project Klangnetze.

ENGLAND

Robert Mullinder - the founder of sounding sculptures and interactive sound objects.

SWITZERLAND

Chamber ensemble “Ekvatorial” works in a direction Live electronics. In the performances use acoustic instruments in a combination to the electronic.

THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

The Russian Federation is represented by two studios and the Creative workshop “Total theatre of Vyacheslav Kolejchuk” (Moscow):

Yekaterinburg ElectroAcoustic Music Studio

Theremin-Centre (Moscow) - the centre of development of electroacoustic, computer music and multimedia, and also workings out in the field of musical technology. Carries out the activity since 1992 at the Moscow state conservatory of P.I.Chajkovskogo. Andrey Smirnov, the director of the Theremin-Centre, the head of sector of electronic music of the Moscow state conservatory. The organizer of the Theremin-Centre, the author of several workings out, the participant of foreign projects in sphere of computer music and multimedia.

Creative workshop “Total theatre of Vyacheslav Kolejchuk” (Moscow)

Anna Kolejchuk, the designer, the director, the author of plastic and spatial concepts.

THE FESTIVAL PROGRAM: 

In the program of the Yekaterinburg part of festival - lectures and master classes of leading foreign and Russian experts, press conference, concerts. Subjects of lectures: questions of history and an aesthetics of electroacoustic music, and also a problem of its synthesis with the fine arts.

April, 17th / Thursday

  • 15.00 – Lecture “Modern Austrian electroacoustic music”. Dieter Kaufmann, the professor of Institute of electronic music and acoustics (Vienna, Austria).
  • 17.00 – the Master class with students of the Ural State Conservatory, specialising in area of electroacoustic music. Spend professor Dieter Kaufmann and Elizabeth Shimana.

April, 18th / Friday 

  • 10.00 – a practical work “Touch technologies”. The practical work is conducted by R.Mullinder (England), A.I.Smirnov (the Theremin-Centre, Moscow, Russia).
  • 15.00 - Lecture “Synthesizer ANS: the past and the present.” S.A.Krejchi. (Moscow State University, faculty of mathematics and mechanics).
  • 19.00 - the Concert of electroacoustic music

THE CONCERT PROGRAM

I part

  • Dieter Kaufmann. "Mondieu Mondial".
  • Multimedia performance “A spatial collage”. A.Kolejchuk's concept. I.”The Matter”. Composition by S.Krejchi “Tree and metal music”. Computer animation – A.Kolejchuk. Movement – A.Bugreeva.
  • Multimedia performance “A spatial collage”. A.Kolejchuk's concept. II. “Lines”. A sound by A. Smirnov. A video projection – A.Kolejchuk. Movement – A.Bugreeva.
  • Elisabeth Schimana (a vocal, filters) and Kordula Beshe (the prepared flute).”An air structure”.
  • Multimedia performance “A spatial collage”. A.Kolejchuk's concept. III. “Kubomir – Supremzvuk”. A sound – S.Zagny. Movement – A.Bugreeva.

II part

  • Dieter Kaufmann. Adagio Herbst 2001.
  • A.Smirnov (laptop, theremin-sensor controls) and K.Beshe (the prepared flute). XYZ.
  • E.Schimana. Vibration / Memoria.
  • A.Vohmjakov. Sakura. A.Vohmjakov – Acoustic and electroacoustic tools; sound design, mix and processing in real time – T.Komarova.

April, 19th / Saturday

  • 12.00 - Lecture “Work with interactive technologies”. Elisabeth Scimana (Graz, Austria), Kordula Beshe (Graz, Austria).
  • 16.00 - the Meeting with group of a creative workshop “Total theatre of V.Kolejchuk”.
  • 19.00 - a concert of electroacoustic music

THE CONCERT PROGRAM

  • Multimedia performance “A spatial collage”. A.Kolejchuk's concept. IV.”Form change”. Objects – A.Kolejchuk. A sound – Horhe Kampos. Movement – A.Bugreeva.
  • V.Ivanova. “A panic”. “A melancholy”. (2002, the Theremin-centre. Moscow)
  • Multimedia performance “A spatial collage”. A.Kolejchuk's concept. V. “Shades”. Video and object – A.Kolejchuk and V.Kolejchuk. A sound – Horhe Kampos. Movement – A.Bugreeva.
  • R.Mallender and S.Krejchi. “Submerging”.
  • N.Sumina. “Wandering”. Saxophones – J.Kiprijanova, A.Zaharov.
  • T.Komarova. AncientSun. MIDI-controllers – T.Komarova.

COMMENTS TO THE CONCERT PROGRAM

Andrey Smirnov (Russia, Moscow) - sensor controls / Kordula Beshe (flute).

“XYZ” for theremin-sensor controls and interactive system on the basis of MAX/MSP and flutes.

Interactive performance. At the heart of performance - the interactive dynamic system including of two executors, movements and which plasticity are analyzed by means of theremin-sensor controls and the computer. Meta-language of dialogue is under construction on the analysis of correlations of plastic gesture, its subsequent interpretation in a musical, sound image-gesture.

Stanislav Krejchi (Moscow, Russia) - the prepared grand piano, ovaloid, Rob Mallender (England) - gauges, a vocal, the text. Musical performance “Submerging”.

The sound fabric of performance is under construction on sounds of synthesizer ANS, ovaloid, sounds of the underground, the lift in Vancouver, sounds of the underwater world, the sea animals which part has been sampling and is subjected processing, the part - is executed in the course of performance.

Tatyana Komarova (Yekaterinburg, Russia) - AncientSun for electronic tools and MIDI-controllers which operate in the different image them. AncientSun - the name of the basic timbre which has given rise to a composition and which is the basic sound material for transformations. Tatyana Komarova - MIDI-controllers,

Nadezda Sumina (Yekaterinburg, Russia) – “Wandering” for 2 saxophones and a tape. Parties of both saxophones is improvisation, but improvisation of saxophones is thought over and exists in strictly set conditions. She lives in the sound aura created from sounds of similar improvisation.

Alexey Vohmjakov (Yekaterinburg, Russia) – “Sakura” for acoustic (longitudinal and cross-section ethnic flutes, di-dzheri-du), electroacoustic (an electroviolin prepared) tools and Tape. Sound design, dynamic processing of a sound in real time and mix - T.Komarova.