Acousmatic Lab
A month-long event with concerts, seminars, workshops and work in progress on the art of sound diffusion
2 January 2017 - 31 January 2017

In the White Room at IAC an Acousmonium – a loudspeaker orchestra of 42 loudspeakers – will be set up. For one month we will have a sharpened focus on experimental practice within the acousmatic art form.

Acousmatic music diverges from the standards of instrumental music, composed in a studio and projected live through a constellation of speakers. This is often referred to as an acousmonium, a word introduced by Francois Bayle in 1974, for the loudspeaker orchestra he designed at Groupe de Recherches Musicales at the Maison de Radio France

In the White Room, the acousmonium is centered around a flexible mixingboard serving as the diffusion console, projecting the sound to 42 loudspeakers of different sizes and characteristics. As Bayle described the original LAcousmonium in a CD sleeve note from 1993: ”Another utopia, devoted to pure “listening”: the Acousmonium, designed in the early ’70s (20 years already!) as a penetrable “projection area”, arranged with a view to immersion in sound, to spatialised polyphony, which is articulated and directed.”

Programme:

Negativland: A Big 10-8 Place
4 January 19:00
Concert. Sound diffusion by Jakob Riis

Sound Diffusion Workshop
9 January 10:00 – 16:00
30 January 10:00 – 16:00
Instructors: Jakob Riis, Kent Olofsson, Alessandro Perini and Fabio Monni.

Ann Rosén and Sten-Olof Hellström. Two Concerts
14 January 19:30
”Bredvid A” by Ann Rosén
“Altered states” by Sten-Olof Hellström

Three new compositions for acousmonium by Jørgen Teller, Katt Hernandez and Jakob Riis
21 January 19:30
A concert combining live performance and sound diffusion with premieres of three new compositions for the acousmonium. ”Plane-Z’s” by Jørgen Teller, ”Into the White” by Jakob Riis and a new multichannel piece by Katt Hernandez

Bernard Parmegiani – La Création Du Monde
22 January 17:00
La Creation Du Monde is a large-scale piece, by the french composer Bernard Parmegiani.
Sound diffusion by Alessandro Perini, Fabio Monni and tba.

Mats Lindström, live concert
Kent Olofsson, diffusion concert
26 January 19:00
Mats Lindström will present his composition Low Fidelity, (Låggradig naturtrogenhet) from 2016, playing electronic instruments and equipment built by himself.

Radiophonic Art for Acousmonium
Lise-Lotte Norelius, diffusion concert
28 January 19:30, 20:30

 

Participants:
Carina Ehrenholm, Jörgen Dahlqvist, Katt Hernandez, Sten-Olof Hellström, Liv Kaastrup Vesterskov, Mats Lindström , Fabio Monni , Nguyễn Thanh Thủy, Lise-Lotte Norelius , Kent Olofsson, Alessandro Perini , Jakob Riis, Ann Rosén, Jörgen Teller