To perform on an acousmonium is a powerful and very engaging way to spatialise acousmatic compositions live. But it is still a niche, mainly due to the simple fact that an acousmonium is rare. It takes a lot of time, planning and equipment to install it, as well as it takes time to master it to perform live.
Lola Ajima, Ingvild Skandsen and Lasse Munk all co-founders of the soundartist collective ‘Deus Ex Machina’, all work in different ways on the acousmonium. This is why they have been invited to do a concert on the acousmonium at the at Intonal Festival in collobaration with Sound Spaces in April 2020.
For the Make Sound residency, they make use of the opportunity to have the acousmonium for a longer period, to do research in spatialisation on their respective styles of acousmatic music, preparing for the concert. They will benefit to have time to share experiences with each other and find inspiration in their differences. During the residency they will do hands-on workshops on the acousmonium for people interested in trying out this particular way of performing acousmatic music.