A major new collaboration set to take alternative Arabic music by a storm. In 2013 Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca and Tamer Abu Ghazaleh came together sharing an all-consuming preoccupation with Egyptian music in all its forms, alongside a common appreciation for Mido Zoheir’s beautifully penned dystopian poems. The culmination is an album, out in Spring 2017, composed in Alexandria and in Amman and recorded between Cairo and Beirut.
Ann Rosén and Sten-Olof Hellström will perform two of their own compositions in this concert. Both are wellknown for their innovative approach to designing and playing electronic instruments.
”Bredvid A” – by Ann Rosén is about parallel processes that might affect each other without being linked. Like young children playing next to each other, rather than with each other. They have a lot in common and can even borrow stuff from each other but they’re still in their own worlds! Performed by Ann Rosén playing the specially designed kneecuff instrument, with live sound diffusion by Sten-Olof Hellström.
“Altered states” – by Sten-Olof Hellström. A composition inspired by Ken Russels film with the same name and is about event horizons, turning points and moments when anything can happen. Impossible sounds, uncontrollable currents and sinister undertones are woven into a twisting sound-weave that is counterpointed by near subsonic glitches and subliminal chaos.
La Creation Du Monde is a large-scale piece, by the french composer Bernard Parmegiani. An epic work composed between 1982–84, which tells the story of the creation of the world. Drawing its inspiration from astrophysical phenomena as described in the works of Carl Sagan and Hubert Reeves, this visionary work is divided into three sections, ”Black Light”, “Metamorphosis Of The Void” and “Sign Of Life”. It takes as its starting point the time before the Big Bang, and moves on to the first glimmerings of light and the earliest manifestations of life on earth, conjuring images of fiery comets, distant stars and mysterious galactic phenomena.
Sound diffusion by Alessandro Perini, Fabio Monni and tba
The inofficial opening of the month-long event, Acousmatic Lab at Inter Arts Center, will be an acousmatic experience of Negativlands album ”A Big 10-8 Place”. A journey across the topographical contours of Contra Costa County, in the San Frqancisvo Bay Area, in a unique blend of musique concrète, sound collage, songs and spoken word, this work offers an abundance of rich sonic material, perfect for being spatialized in the acousmonium.
Released in 1983 ”A Big 10-8 Place” is the 3rd album of Negativland, an American experimental music band which originated from Concord, in the San Francisco Bay Area, in 1979. With it’s unique blend of musique concrète, sound collage, songs and spoken word, this work offers an abundance of rich sonic material, perfect for being spatialized in the acousmonium.
Radiophonic Art for Acousmonium is a presentation of three new radio plays: Göte från andra sidan by Carina Ehrenholm, natt sekvenser by Liv K. Vesterskov and Anton Jansson, and Karlskrona-Malmö by Kent Olofsson and Jörgen Dahlqvist
Lise-Lotte Norelius will present a new work composed specifically for the acousmonium at Inter Arts Center. The work is inspired by the title “Shoal, spangle and cones” and the different meanings of these words in Swedish
Two days with a workshop about acousmatic music and sounddiffusion with the acousmonium. 9 and 30 January, both days from 10 – 16. The instructors are Jakob Riis, Kent Olofsson, Alessandro Perini and Fabio Monni.
The workshops are free and open for interested sound artists, composers and musicians. Send an email to email@example.com if you are interested to participate in the workshop.
Passion in 4 parts for journalist, video, chamber ensemble and electronics.
Concept and music by Fabio Cifariello Ciardi
Journalist: Kajsa-Ekis Ekman
Seminar with composer Fabio Cifariello Ciardi at IAC, Friday 3 February 10:00
Concert at Palladium, Thursday 2 February 20:00
PhD candidate, Peter Spissky presents his artistic research project “Ups and Downs-Violin as Gesture”. This includes a seminar in the Red Room at IAC, Wednesday 7 December, 9.30- 12.30 and a concert at Palladium, Tuesday 6 December at 19.00.
Opponent is Elaine King.