Tristan Berger (Germany)
Tristan Berger was born in Datteln/Germany and grew up in North-Rhein-Westfalia. Since 2010 he studies music and composition at different schools with a focus on filmmusic and music-production. Since 2012 he studies at the Institut für Computermusik und Elektronische Medien (ICEM) of the Folkwang University of Arts in Essen/NRW with his main focus on electroacoustic music and visual art and has been working in the field of computer games since 2016.
“108“ is a fieldrecording study of sounds recorded mainly in Bretagne/France. The sounds were created using a lot of old furniture of the house I was staying in, as well as the wooden wheels of a medieval freight elevator in Mont Saint Michel. The recorded sounds were then cut into short bits of up to a few seconds and categorized according to their material so that by randomly selecting bits from those categories clouds and layers of different characteristics would be created.
Alejandro Brianza (Argentina)
Buenos Aires *1989. Composer, researcher and teacher. Has a Bachelor in Audiovisual Arts and is currently pursuing master’s degrees in Methodology of Scientific Research. He teaches at the University of Salvador and the National University of Lanús, where he also does part of his research related to sound technology, electronic music and contemporary languages, of which he has lectured at conferences and many international academic meetings.
Mikrokosmika, by Alejandro Brianza, Jessica Rodríguez and Manuel Zirate. Many events happen and we do not give them importance. Miniature worlds escape our sight (and all senses) daily. MIkrokosmika tries to evoke the feeling of attending one of these miniature universes and casual behaviors that their habitants offer in their fast-paced lives. Imagine... How interesting it would be to listen through a microscope?
Joshua Carro (USA)
Joshua Michael Carro (b. 1982-) is an American sound, visual, and performing artist who is interested in simple materials, complex sound processing, and long durations.
[Sonic portraits of time]
[sonic portraits of time] is a natural representation of our perceived processing of time in which it may exist in an infinite amount of slices or points of moments. Time slice theory states that our conscious perception of time may be nothing more than frames or slices of time which are then assembled by the brain to experience the arrow of time.
Alejandro Casales (Mexico)
He has presented his work at festivals like The International Forum of New Music Manuel Enriquez in the years 2010, 11, 12 and 13; EMU International Electroacoustic Music Fest Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Italy in 2009, 10 and 11; NYCEMF 2013 - The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival; The International Workshop on Computer Music and Audio Technology Taiwan - WOCMAT 2010 and 2012; Electroacoustic Spring Festival of Valencia, Spain. 2010; Spring Festival Electroacoustic Havana, Cuba. 2010; 2aBienal Composition from the University of Cordoba, Argentina, 2012; Humanities, Arts and Technology Festival, 2010 University of North Carolina, USA and many more.
Each of the movements in the sound composition is a deep universe defined with hundreds of possibilities open to the indefinite where every sound comes from a little harmonica in different and transfinite samplers. The whole composition has been to create artificial sounds of sonic consequences, as a fantastic sound fauna that comes from hundreds of synthesis effects as convolution patches and artificial spaces with sound delays.
et al (Mexico)
Our collective interests rely mainly in creating experiences through sound, we like to assimilate this project as an open source of sound for everyone to explore, to imagine new atmospheres, create connections through sound imaginari. In this work the piece was created by Pablo Rubio Vargas, Hector Pérez Villanueva and Alberto Navarro Garza. Working at a distance from Monterrey, Aguascalientes and Queretaro in Mexico, and California, U.S., their activities range from: composition, architecture, multimedia and sound art.
Sound composition regarding natural and anthropogenic soundscapes located in continental orographic formations in northern Mexico. The sonic materials displayed are different field recordings, as well as a recording from traditional Mexican music from Oaxaca state. Field recordings were primarily focused in Bird migration. Title “Sierra Norte” (North Mountain), regarding the Sierra Madre Oriental that serve as step and shelter to around 1060 species of migratory birds, a unique phenomenon located between neartic and neotropical biogeographical zones. The artistic intention is to mutate the soundscape and traditional music. The sonic transformations are developed by performing different timbral and granular modifications along with spatial shifts. The transformation will encode the space reflection of each field recording. 4 sections for the soundscape: antropogenia, urban natural reserve, ejidal community, natura. We use bio-acoustic material transformed through digital media process.
Andrea Familari (Germany)
Italian artist, born in 1987, lives and works in Berlin, Germany. His works encompass from audio/visual interactions, mapping, interactive installations to scenic-design and investigate mostly on the decomposition of micro/macro cosmos. In 2013 he also founded, together with Marco Berardi (Mogano) and Giuseppe Bifulco (Drøp) the record label Arboretum, a cooperative platform for Audio/Video experiments.
“Untitled” is a sound based video installation by Andrea Familari. In his research, it represents the natural evolution from a live perspective to a more contemplative point of view, carrying the fleeting moment of creation into a deeper analysis of what has been created. Driven by an original audio track composed by Andrea Taeggi, Familari has portrayed and analysed the geometry provided by the natural structure of the leaves translating them into circles and spheres in order to express the complexity of the plant’s growing process. “Untitled” is a seed that discloses, sprouts and blooms in front of our eyes.
Renzo Filinich (Chile)
Interested in applying new technologies in music to develop new interactive listener and cognitive fields and spatial representation of sound, through the use of gestural interfaces for controlling sound and performance, using the concept of malleability of sound as musical mechanism facing the viewer. In his works have addressed different aspects of the musical language as free improvisation, chamber works and sound art installations.
Acousmatic work, developed based on extracts of indigenous poetry Gamaliel Churata, is a song to the native forests of Chile:
Maduro tu colmillo, maduras las espigas Khori- Puma;
¡enciendan tus gruñidos su hoguera de Wiphalas! Dirás que todo esto
es trino sólo
y como trino
con que arde su caverna, ni comienza ni acaba...
Luca Forcucci (Swizerland)
Luca Forcucci observes the perceptive properties of sound, space and memory. The field of possibilities of the experience is explored as the artwork. In this context, he is interested in perception, subjectivity and consciousness. His artworks are presented worldwide on a regular basis (Festival Multiplicidade Rio de Janeiro, Red Bull Station São Paulo, Biennale of Sao Paulo, Spektrum Berlin, Akademie der Künste Berlin, MAXXI: Museum of XXI Century Arts Rome, Rockbund Museum Shanghai, House for Electronic Arts Basel, Presences Electroniques Geneve). His compositions are released on Universal, Cronica Electronica in Porto and Subrosa in Brussels. Luca achieved a PhD in Sonic Arts from De Montfort University and a MA in Sonic Arts from Queens University of Belfast. His research was further conducted at University of the Arts of Berlin, INA/GRM Paris (Institut National d’Audiovisuel/Groupe de Recherches Musicales), and at the Brain Mind Institute in Switzerland.
Music for Brainwaves I
The essence and inspiration of Music for Brainwaves came from Alvin Lucier’s piece Music for Solo Performer. Neurofeedback and biological data are components in the relationship among sound, space, and the body. The perception of sound goes beyond merely its entering the ears to affecting the whole body. Relatively little is as yet known of the application of physiological data (EEG) within an ecosystem including sound, space, and perception. The piece relates to the hyperbiological space: a process where an interface is employed in collecting physiological data from a performer. Then, the algorithm processes the collected data, and the consequent generated sound is projected in a (resonant) performance space; the result is heard by the performer, and thus included in a neurofeedback loop. The performance in May 2014 at the ex-NSA Teufelsberg listening station in Berlin generated the embodiment of the relation of sound and space through the physical sensing of the neurofeedback.
Valentin Leverrier (France)
Valentin Leverrier starts learning classical guitar at the Conservatory of Caen, France. He continues his studies at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris in 2012 with Tania Chagnot and enters Denis Dufour’s electroacoustic composition class in 2013 at the regional conservatory of Paris. In parallel with his diploma in guitar in Lille with Judicaël Perrov, he looks for a way to combine instruments and electroacoustic composition for his arrangement of Stockhausen’s Tierkreis and Introspection, a work for cello and tape. Concerned about defending this aesthetic, he and his loudspeakers have occupied historical places such as the Lille Palace of Fine Arts and Hôtel Scrive to project acousmatic works.
Andres Lewin-Richter (Spain)
Andres Lewin Richter (*1937 Miranda, Spain). Musical studies with Vladimir Ussachevsky, Mario Davidovsky and Edgar Varese at Columbia University, New York, USA, he studied engineering at Barcelona Polytechnic and Columbia University, New York, USA. Founding member of the Phonos Electronic Music Studio in Barcelona 1974 and its secretary since its establishment (Phonos Foundation). Coorganizer of ICMC 2005 and SMC 2010. His musical output is mainly electroacoustic, having composed many works in combination with live instruments.
Homage a Fibonacci
Christopher Lock (USA)
Christopher Lock is a composer of contemporary electroacoustic concert music interested in blurring the stylistic boundaries between musical Academia and Bohemia. He has found that the musics of both traditions have assumed a similar aesthetic trajectory and neither influence need be excluded from serious composition. Christopher is fascinated by the idea of bridging the gaps between the performance practices associated with music from the classical canon, and the inherent idioms of electronic, computational, and improvisational forms of music making. As a classically trained violist and composer he has been raised with the ideals and rigor of classical instrument performance practice and actively attempts to incorporate those same focused techniques and disciplines into the practice of using computational machines as instruments alongside acoustic ones.
Moel Y Gaer, Bodfari
Benjamin O'Brien (France)
Benjamin O’Brien composes, researches, and performs acoustic and electro-acoustic music that focuses on music similarity, translation, and machine listening. He holds degrees in music composition and mathematics from the University of Florida (PhD), Mills College (MA), and the University of Virginia (BA). His compositions and research have been presented at conferences and festivals throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia, including ICMC (2011-13, 2015), Journées d’Informatique Musicale (FR), Art of Record Production Conference (DK), and Signal Festival (CZ). Some of his honors include the Music OMI Fellowship (OMI International Arts Center), Phil Winsor Electroacoustic Music Young Composers Awards Finalist (Workshop on Computer Music and Audio Technology), and International Audio Artist Finalist (Radical dB Festival). His work is published by Oxford University Press, SEAMUS, Canadian Electroacoustic Community, and Taukay Edizioni Musicali.
Felipe Otondo (Chile)
Felipe studied composition at the University of York in England with Ambrose Field and Roger Marsh focusing in electroacoustic composition and music theatre. His music has been widely played in festivals across Europe, North and South America and has received awards and prizes in composition competitions in Austria, Bulgaria, Brazil, Czech Republic, France, Italy and Russia. Felipe is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Acoustics at Universidad Austral in Chile and his music is released by the British label Sargasso.
Night study 2 (excerpt)
Pasquale D'Amico (Italy)
My name is Mr.Klesha and I love to animate stuff to create the wonder in your eyes.
My child is dreaming
Matteo Polato (Italy)
Matteo Polato was born in Padova (Italy) in 1988. He graduated in 2011 in Science of Communication at the university of Padova and he is currently studying electronic music at the master program of the Padova Conservatory “C. Pollini”. He studied with teachers such as N. Bernardini, A. Vidolin, G. Klauer, A: Vigani. He composed various pieces of acousmatic music and music with performers and live electronics which have been performed in various festivals (as XXI CIM Cagliari, Diffrazioni Festival Florence, SaMPL living lab Padua, Impuls festival Graz, NYCEMF New York among others). He performed in various festival such as Centro d’Arte dell’Università di Padova festival (at a Nicolas Collins concert) and Storung Festival (Barcelona). In 2017 he was selected for the Impuls academy in Graz. He works also in the field of free improvisation and experimental rock, and released a number of CDs with various labels (A silent place records, Boring Machines, Rocket Recordings, Crucial Blast).
"Et vous, que cherchez-vous ?"
Alexander Senko (Russia)
Alexander Senko was born in Moscow, Russia. Graduated from Gnesins Institute as a sound engineer. Composer, sound producer, Alexander runs a laboratory “Acoustic Images” (research and production of interactive installations). Alexander’s interests include visual programming language Pure Data, electronic and electroacoustic music, sound art, audio-visual interaction.
Up and Away
Matthew Whiteside (Scotland)
Matthew Whiteside is a composer nominated as ‘One to Watch’ in the Herald’s Culture Awards 2016. He writes music for concerts and films with recent projects including the music for Michael Palin’s Quest for Artemisia directed by Eleanor Yule for BBC 4, David Graham Scott’s documentary The End Of the Game and Anna Unbound by Bernd Porr. His short opera Little Black Lies, with words by Helene Grøn, will be premiered in 2018 by Scottish Opera, Connect Company and he is working with Marisa Zanotti developing a new AV piece with Magnetic North.
Wave Function – Sketch One