Multi-channel Double Feature

Klien + Tutschku

Friday, October 1, 2010

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.

Curator:: 
Micah Silver

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.

Dates: 
Performance
Multi-channel Double Feature
Studio 1—Goodman
October 1, 2010, 7PM
October 2, 2010, 9PM
October 2, 2010, 10:30PM
October 3, 2010, 12PM
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EMPAC 2010-2011 presentations, residencies, and commissions are supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts (with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust), and the New York State Council for the Arts. Special thanks to the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts for support of artist commissions.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
NEFA - New England Foundation for the Arts
State of the Arts - NYSCA