26.11 - 02.12.2013
Volga region branch
in the frames of the
Inventing Sound project is dedicated to the leading trend of contemporary audio visual art. German composer Helmut Lachenmann (b. 1935) made a step in contemporary music which is second in its significance only to John Cage – “a step over the base”. He indicated an important direction of musical movement: continuation of search for new possibilities of sound production with musical instruments. He has chosen the method of “particular instrumental music”.
The project’s principal feature is active and creative mastering of this phenomenon in art. We divided it into following sections:
24 November / 19:00
Phoenix (Bazel, Switzerland) ensemble was founded in 1998. At present it is one of the most significant musical collectives of Switzerland with international renown. The ensemble is an “orchestra of a railway station” of sorts: it is constantly in motion, exploringnew horizons and returning from trips with a lot of new projects and contacts. For the last few years the ensemble toured all over Europe (including Venice Biennale 2010), in USA (Electronic Music marathon, Boston), as well as in Mexico, Argentina and China. As a part of Culturescapes festival program the group visited Turkey and Baltic countries. The ensemble organized support programs for their young composers, it participates in productions of plays, electronic and synthetic projects.
The project "living/nonliving" is an attempt to rethink this opposition (from the title of the project) in today's reality of musical and video art. These categories are facing, develop, interact on many different levels in this concert. Multidimensionality of the project consists in the use of new technologies by authors. Thus, for example, an interaction between human and machine is implemented on the more subjective level of perception given by the relations between electronics/video and acoustic ensemble, as well as on the more specific level of problems (such as, for example, in the piece "Vytesneniye"(eng. "Displacement") of Stanislav Makovsky associated with the struggle for existence of the Laboratory of Contemporary art in Jurga city)
Nadar (Belgium) – the ensemble was founded in 2006 by a group of young musicians united by passion for contemporary music. The name of the ensemble was chosen as a reference to famous Nadar (pseudonym of Gaspard-Félix Tournacho (1820-1910)), photographer, balloonist, caricaturist and art historian. His spirit of adventurism and interdisciplinary interests are something the ensemble wishes to share with the audience. The collective organized long-term projects with renowned composers such as Stefan Prins (b. 1979), Johannes Kreidler (b. 1980), Alexander Shubert (b. 1979). Furthermore, the ensemble is looking for alternative for their concert formats for the purpose of stimulation of a deeper dialogue between a composer, musicians and audience.
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