Anniversary festival "10 years of electroacoustic music in the Ural", 2000

18 – 19 November, 2000

The concept of festival and the organisation: the director of the Yekaterinburg ElectroAcoustic Music Studio T.V.Komarova

Support: the Municipal culture government of Ekaterinburg Administration, the M.P.Moussorgsky Ural State Conservatory, the Municipal centre of modern music and theatre at the Ural Conservatory.

The general sponsor: club AUTOBAN

Sponsors: the Ural centre of musical technology - technical maintenance of concerts, the Record Studio "Ural" - technical maintenance of lectures and concerts, Educational-methodical information centre ORT at USC - technical maintenance of lectures. Paging company "Excom"

Information sponsors: Agency "Skynet", Agency TUTTI, "Studio-city", Agency social information

The festival has been conceived as a certain summarising of studio activity for 10 years. The basic results - existence of electroacoustic music as directions in cultural space of the Ural region, formation of "the circle" publics, occurrence of composers - the musicians of new generation well understanding and feeling a new aesthetics of electroacoustic music.

THE FESTIVAL PROGRAM

Schedule

November, 18th. Saturday. 1st Day.

  • 10.00 - 12.00 – Lectures “Music and technology”. The director of the Theremin-Centre A.Smirnov. (The Ural state conservatory, the Small hall)
  • 13.00 - 15.00 – Workshop. The director of the Theremin-Centre A.Smirnov. (The Ural state conservatory, the Small hall)
  • 19.00 – Concert of electroacoustic music. (The Big Concert Hall of the Ural state conservatory)

November, 19th. Sunday. 2nd Day.

  • 10.00 - 12.00 – Lectures “Music and technology”. The director of the Theremin-Centre A.Smirnov. (The Ural state conservatory, the Small hall)
  • 13.00 - 15.00 Practical work. The director of the Theremin-Centre A.Smirnov. The Ural state conservatory, the Small hall.
  • 19.00 – Concert of electroacoustic music. (The Big Concert Hall of the Ural state conservatory)

Themes of lectures “Music and technology”

November, 18th. Saturday. 1st Day.

  • 10.00 - 12.00 – Introduction. 2 hours. (A.Smirnov)    

Electroacoustic music: history, an aesthetics, concepts. Francis Bacon ”New Atlantis”: houses of a sound, the house of light, the smell house. Evolution of concepts of sound art in the XX-th century. Russian futurism and idea the “sound” arts. Nikolay Kulbin: the futuristic “art of noise” (1909). Ideas and Terentyev's works, Lure, Druskina, Sabaneeva (1911 - 1923). The Italian futurism and Luigi Russolo's noise tools. The theory of ultra-chromatic music, work of Sabaneeva, Avraamova (with 1914). The short chronological review of key events and inventions in the field of musical technology in the USA, Russia and Europe including themes: the Leon Theremin.

Russia 1919-1928гг. The invention of the theremin, terpsiton, ritmicon. Followers of L.S. Theremin. A graphic sound, history of the invention, the technician, tools. The works by Eugenie Sholpo, Arseny Avraamov and Boris Yankovsky (1929 - 1948). Eugenie Murzin and a synthesizer ANS. History and essence of the invention (1936 - 1957)

  • 13.00 - 14.00 – Practical work. 2 hours. (A.Smirnov)

Algorithmic music and interactive music, fractals, Markov’s chains, stochastic processes, granular synthesis, various mathematical models, appendices from artificial intellect area. Special tools and systems: Radio Baton, Power Glove, theremin, optical sensor controls, biomusic and biological feedback, examples, concepts, prospects. Work examples in programs MAX/MSP and Supercollider.

November, 19th. Sunday. 2nd Day.

  • 10.00 - 12.00 – Lecture. 2 hours (A.Smirnov)

Computer music and alternative technicians of synthesis of a sound. The short review of means and programs. Computer synthesis and sound processing, work with spectra, convolution, spectral mutations, modelling of 3 measured sound spaces. Stochastic processes and granular synthesis. Mathematical models and physical modelling. The scanned synthesis. Languages of musical programming C-Sound and Supercollider. Programs Sound Hack, AudioSculpt, MetaSynth, Reactor, etc.

  • 13.00 - 14.00 – Practical work 2 hours. (A.Smirnov)

Algorithmic music and interactive music. Work with computer system KYMA (Symbolic Sound). The analysis and synthesis of a voice, speech, movement and gesture, construction of interactive systems of real time.

PROGRAM OF CONCERTS

November, 18th. Saturday. 1st Day.

I part

  • T.Komarova (Ekaterinburg). Sensation
  • S.Polezhaeva (Ekaterinburg). East carpet. Improvisation on a block flute - the author.
  • D.Subochev (Moscow) - the Spell (tape)
  • D.Kalinin (Moscow) - Koku Reibo (an emptiness hand bell) for a flute shakuhachi , sjun, gutzin and electronics. Performers: D.Kalinin, G.Mnatsakanov, A.Smirnov.
  • T.Buzina - N.Zhuruhin (Ekaterinburg). Three swinish forms: 1. A pig as a being public. 2. A pig as a being conceiving. 3. A pig as a being triumphing. (Electroacoustic videoart in three grunts)

II part

  • N.Sumina (Ekaterinburg) - Lee Tae Hi (South Korea). Discordatura for a saxophone and electronics. Performers: saxophone - T.Zajtseva, dynamic processing of a sound in real time - N.Sumina.
  • A matter (video) A.Kolejchuk (Moscow) - idea; S.Krejchi – “Tree and Metal Music; A.Topunov - the computer drawing; E.Lukjanchikova - a plasticity.
  • A.Tikhomirova (Ekaterinburg). The round Circles in D
  • T.Komarova (Ekaterinburg). “Autumn reverberations” for a soprano and electronic tools. Soprano - T.Sasovskih.

November, 19th. Sunday. 2nd Day.

I part

  • V.Volkov (Ekaterinburg) Untitled.
  • “Wind&Wave” from Japanese Poetry for lyrics, Female Voice and Music A.Kuhareva - a vocal, the text, M.Kontorovich - text
  • Sax_O_Phony of Dzhej - saxophone
  • String Power D.Klein - a violoncello

II part

  • A.Volodin (Moscow). A flower (tape)
  • A.Smirnov (Moscow). Sonohronotop 3.1 - interactive music for theremin-sensor controls, programs MAX/MSP and flutes shakuhachi. Execute: A.Smirnov - interactive system, MAX/MSP, D.Kalinin - shakuhachi
  • Lines (the Sound self-collage) In performance is used sound object "ovaloid" the artist V.Kolejchuka. A.Kolejchuk - idea, video; S.Aksenov - ovaloid
  • Geometry In performance is used sound object "ovaloid" the artist V.Kolejchuka. A.Kolejchuk - idea, video the Sound - group "Т.О..." S.Aksenov - ovaloid