Multi-channel Double Feature
Klien + Tutschku
The two musical compositions on this program were commissioned by EMPAC and created for and in the specific space of Studio 1 (Goodman Studio/Theater). The works each share a 44-speaker array placed in three rings from ear level to 30 feet in the air, and both immerse the listener in waves of sound, coming from all directions.
Hans Tutschku's agitated slowness is a 24-channel electroacoustic composition by Hans Tutschku, is an intense perceptual journey. In this performance, the sound ebbs and flows, consuming and releasing the listener’s perceptual and sonic experience.
Volmar Klien's entrancing composition, Kristallgatsch / Strahlung, uses a mathematical model of a virtual object to synthesize a vast terrain of sound materials.
Both compositions were created during an EMPAC artist residency in 2009.
Volkmar Klien's artistic projects span various areas of the sonic arts from interactive installations and interventions to perception to orchestral composition and generative electronics. Presentations of his work have included concerts and installations at festivals and institutions such as the Institute for Contemporary Art in London, the Huddersfield Festival of Contemporary Music, Ballett Frankfurt, Volksoper Wien, Musikverein Wien and ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany.
Klien studied composition and computer music at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, and philosophy at the University of Vienna. He received his PhD in electroacoustic composition from City University London and holds a lectureship at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.
Hans Tutschku is a German composer. He has been a member of the Ensemble für Intuitive Musik Weimar (EFIM) since 1982. He has composed instrumental works, works for tape, works for musicians and electronics, and music for theater, film, and ballet.
Tutschku studied electroacoustic composition in Dresden, and took part in the international yearlong course in sonology at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. He has worked with Joachim Schlömer, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Michael von Hintzenstern, among others. He has taught at the Liszt Conservatory (Weimar), at IRCAM (Paris), the University of São Paulo, the University of Singapore, and the Music Academy in Budapest. He has taught at Harvard since 2004.