From EMF@emf.orgSat Nov 14 01:17:04 1998
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 1998 12:02:47 -0400
From: Electronic Music Foundation <EMF@emf.org>
Subject: THE EMF GUIDE TO THE WORLD
THE EMF GUIDE TO THE WORLD
Electronic Music Foundation
November 13, 1998
Here are some pointers to events and activities relevant to music in a
technological world. For the most complete and up-to-date information,
visit The EMF Guide to the World on the web:
=> 50 years ...
=> IRCAM in December
=> Electroacoustic Music Week
=> Winter in (and around) New York
=> Around the world in 60 days
=> On the web
=>Listing your events in this calendar
=>On or off this list
50 years ...
Daniel Teruggi / Groupe de Recherches Musicales
Around New York City, November 17 - 23
New York City, Harvestworks, November 21
On October 5, 1948, Pierre Schaeffer broadcast the Concert de Bruits
(Concert of Noises) from Radiodiffusion Francaise in Paris. The event, the
first public presentation of what Schaeffer called "musique concrete," was
significant because it marked the official opening up of music to all
Want the whole story of musique concrete? Read this book:
1998 is the 50th anniversary year of musique concrete. It has been
celebrated in numerous festivals, mostly in Europe. At EMF, we thought we
should do something to celebrate it in the US. So we invited Daniel
Teruggi, current director of the Groupe de Recherches Musicales in Paris
(GRM), to demonstrate recent work including a new version of GRM Tools (a
major digital signal processing software package) at several colleges and
universities in the New York area. Between November 17 and 23, Teruggi will
visit Wesleyan University, Dartmouth College, Vassar College, Bennington
College, and Princeton University.
On November 21, Teruggi will demonstrate and discuss GRM technology at
Harvestworks in New York City, which will mark the first event of an
ongoing collaboration between EMF and Harvestworks. Our idea is to bring
technology developers together with a small group of composers in a
by-invitation-only series of informative and pleasurable encounters. If you
would like to be invited to this event, and/or if you would like to be on
the invitation list for future events of this kind, let us know:
IRCAM in December
If you're in Paris in December, go to IRCAM. You'll be three times fascinated.
#1: IRCAM Forum
December 8 - 10
Twice per year, the IRCAM Forum organizes 3-day workshops to discuss
software developed at IRCAM and to provide a framework for members of the
Forum to present their own work.
In general, we recommend that you look seriously into the IRCAM Forum. The
meetings are useful and interesting. But there's more. Download jMax, for
example, a realtime software signal processing system with a basic set of
DSP libraries and documentation. And then bear in mind that a full-featured
version, including more complete documentation, support, tutorials and an
extensive set of IRCAM librairies and patches, is available to members of
the Forum ... not to mention the CD-ROMs and other membership benefits.
While you're at it, look at the IRCAM MSP download site.
#2: Conference on Human-Computer Interfaces
December 11 - 12
This conference is a collaboration between IRCAM and Groupe de Recherches
Musicales (GRM) and it is, at least in part, a celebration of the 50th year
of musique concrete. Musique concrete posed important questions of how
composers can work with sound. Now the question is: How can composers work
with computers? The participants will include Daniel Teruggi, Hugues Vinet,
Jean-Claude Risset, Claude Cadoz, Xavier Rodet, Philippe Manoury, Emmanuel
Favreau, Yann Orlarey, Gerard Assayag, Tristan Murail and many other
composers and researchers.
#3: Second ESPRIT - CIUDAD meeting
On December 12, following the IRCAM / GRM conference, the second CIUDAD
meeting will take place with presentations on the Studio Online Project,
sound navigation, digital audio standards, and other subjects.
For information on all events:
ElectroAcoustic Music Week
ElectroAcoustic Music Week
Throughout the USA, Canada, and South America
November 8 - 15
ElectroAcoustic Music Week is a celebration of electronic and computer
music with concerts, parties, radio broadcasts, and other forms of
electrodelerium at (here's a small sampling:) University of Cincinatti,
University of North Texas, Lousiana State University, University of
Florida, University of Illinois, North Carolina State University, Kalvos &
Damian's New Music Bazaar, Oberlin College, Concordia Unibversity,
University of Wisconsin @ Milwaukee, University of Iowa, University of
Virginia, University at Buffalo, University of Maryland, Ithaca College,
and ... For the big picture, see:
*SEAMUS AudioClip Web Concert
On the web
A collection of AudioClips (works 2 minutes or less in length) played on
the web. You'll need a Real Audio player and a fast modem. Do you qualify?
Then tune in!
A series of radio programs produced in Buenos Aires by Ricardo Dal Farra
and others, including music by Luis Jure, Jorge Antunes, Rodrigo Sigal,
Orlando Jacinto Garcia, Daniel Maggiolo, Charles Dodge, Allen Strange, and
Iara Lee, director of 'Synthetic Pleasures', has a new film titled
'Modulations: Cinema for the Ear', an exploration into electronic music and
its impact on late 20th century pop culture. It contains interviews and
studio footage with Coldcut, The Invisibl Skratch Piklz, Roni Size and The
Prodigy, and many others. Pioneers like John Cage, Stockhausen, Pierre
Henry, and Robert Moog make cameo appearances. Wired Magazine called it
"riveting." If you're in Detroit, Milwaukee, Williamstown, Santa Fe, San
Antonio, Ithaca, Hartford, Cleveland, Providence, Portland, Spokane, San
Francisco, Nashville, or Las Vegas, and if it's sometime in November or
December, check the schedule.
Winter in (and around) New York
Merkin Hall, New York City
November 12, December 3 ...
The Interpretations series, now in its 10th season and still one of New
York's most interesting concert series, is presenting John Kennedy and
Karen Walwyn on November 12, Katrina Krimsky on December 3, and many other
events in 1999.
Schedule for 1999
New York City
A continuing series
Roulette, now in its 20th year, remains one of the most interesting
downtown lofts. Concerts-to-be in November and December include Andrea
Goodman and Gerry Hemingway, Mark Howell, Ikue Mori, and Jim Staley.
Pierre Boulez at Connecticut College
New London (Connecticut)
Boulez will be a special guest composer at a day-long tribute to his music,
including a round table discussion with Mario Davidovsky and Bernard Rands,
and a performance of Boulez' 'Antheme II' for solo violin and electronics.
Giuseppe Englert at the Swiss Institute
New York City
Englert was one of the first European composers in the 1960s and 1970s to
compose with computer algorithms. This program is a tribute to his
pioneering work, including a panel discussion at 6 pm with Englert, James
Tenney, Larry Polansky, and Joel Chadabe. A concert at 8:30 will feature
the Euler-Quartet and others performing Englert's music.
New York City
Studying digital media arts at Harvestworks may be just the thing for you.
All of the courses are short, hands on, and practical, and they'll teach
you to do things like design web pages, edit digital photographs, and use a
lot of high tech software.
Around the world in 60 days
Concerts: October - December
Symposium: November 28 - 29
This year's Nuova Consonanza, an annual festival in Rome, is subtitled
'1948-1998: 50 Years of Electronic Music' and it includes a long long list
of composers, among them Pierre Schaeffer, Jean-Claude Risset, Edgard
Varese, Bruno Maderna, Natasha Barrett, James Dashow, Trevor Wishart, Denis
Smalley, Luciano Berio, Tamas Ungvary, Henri Pousseur, Karlheinz
Stockhausen, Franco Evangelisti, Cornelius Cardew, Alessandro Cipriani,
Gerard Pape, Hans Tutschku, Agostino Di Scipio, Luigi Nono, James Tenney,
and many more ... including Edison, a multimedia group based in Rome. Then,
Hans Tutschku, Henri Pousseur, Luciano Berio, Giuseppe di Giugno, Alvise
Vidolin, Claude Cadoz, Jean-Claude Risset, Daniel Teruggi, and others will
participate in a symposium.
November 6 - 15
This year's Manca 98, an annual festival produced by CIRM (Centre National
de Creation Musicale) on the French Riviera, features concerts,
exhibitions, meetings, and sunshine, as well as Luciano Berio, Marcello
Panni, Jean-Claude Risset, Paul Mefano, Michel Redolfi, and other fine
composers. The major event is John Cage's 'Roaratorio, An Irish Circus on
Finnegan's Wake', one of Cage's big big pieces.
The Space of Sound
November 18 - 22
This 5th International Acousmatic Festival, in celebration of 50 years of
electronic music, includes music by Annette Vande Gorne, Leo Kupper, Todor
Todoroff, Francis Dhomont, Jonty Harrison, Denis Smalley, Paul Koonce,
Daniel Teruggi, and many others.
Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
November 17 - 29
DEAF (Dutch Electronic Art Festival) is a bi-annual event that deals with
inter-relations between art, technology and society. "Through its
presentation of independent and interdisciplinary artistic and scientific
projects, DEAF seeks to stimulate a critical discussion about social,
political and aesthetic developments in new media."
November 19 - 21
Sponsored by the G6 action of the European Cooperation in the Field of
Scientific and Technical Research (COST) framework, the Audiovisual
Institute of the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona is organizing the
First Workshop on Digital Audio Effects (DAFX98), an international meeting
of researchers interested in the theory and practice of digital processing
techniques for the transformation of sounds in music and audio applications.
Auckland (New Zealand)
November 20 - December 6
SoundCulture '98 will focus on performance art, sound sculpture, innovative
uses of public communications systems, site-specific public artworks,
events or spectacles, curated historical exhibitions and performances of
sound art, symposia, new media arts and technologies, innovative uses of
public communications systems, and forms yet to be discovered!
Harry Partch in England
London & Huddersfield
November 27 - 29
Harry Partch's music will be performed by Newband in the UK on authentic
Partch instruments for the 1st time in the UK! The program will include
'Castor and Pollux', verses from 'Petaluma', 'Daphne of the Dunes', and two
works by Dean Drummond for the Partch instruments. The events will start on
November 27 at the Barbican Centre (London) and include Bob Gilmore talking
about Harry Partch's life and work. The concert will be repeated at the
Huddersfield Music Festival.
More info on Partch in general? Read Gilmore's book:
Nature is Perverse
November 27 - 29
Noise, performance, video. Groups will come from Switzerland, Holland,
Japan, USA, Thailand, and elsewhere and converge in Stockholm with an
December 14 - 19
STEIM is presenting 'Touch', a week of Tactile Tronics, "alive and
vivacious, throbbing, warm, sensual, ecstatic live electronic stage acts
and immediate media ... a festival of music, theatre and performances,
hosting an exhibition of 'Please Do Touch' instruments and a meeting place
for pioneers, inventors, scientists and philosophers." There'll be
performances by Joel Ryan & Evan Parker, Laetitia Sonami, Frances Marie
Uitti & Michel Waisvisz, Schreck Ensemble, and many many others. There'll
be opportunities to interact with a wide range of devices at the Electro
Squeek Club. And there'll be a symposium with Trevor Wishart, George Lewis,
Roger Malina, Dick Raaijmakers, and others.
On the web
On November 8 in New York City, ASCI (Art and Science Collaborations, Inc.)
presented 'Bell Labs & the Origins of the Multimedia Artist', a panel that
celebrated the beginnings of multimedia and electronic music. The panelists
were Ken Knowlton, Max Mathews, Emmanuel Ghent, Michael Noll, Laurie
Spiegel, Jerry Spivack, Doree Seligmann, and Carl Machover. If you missed
it there, find it here:
Laurie Spiegel recently mentioned to us the need for an archive of vintage
software. It's certainly in our plans. But for the moment, it's time to
refresh your memory re 'Music Mouse', Spiegel's interactive composing
program from the 1980s.
On another note, 'Meteorite', a musical installation by Tod Machover,
opened in Essen, Germany, on June 5, 1998. From the press release:
"Meteorite is inspired by the whimsical notion that a giant meteor has
crashed into the Earth from an alien, future culture ... Visitors enter
Meteorite through a small structure visible above ground and descend into a
vast, multi-storied cavern with ramps and walkways leading to a series of
brightly colored, geometric chambers."
Visit the Waisvisz Archives, now visible on the web to document the many
interesting works of Michel Waisvisz, exceptional artist and innovator. And
while you're at it, have a general look at STEIM, makers of many
Listing your events in this calendar
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address where the event will occur, box office phone, time of the event,
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way, we suggest that you compose a standard email message with the relevant
information and be prepared to send it out to answer any inquiries. If you
would like us to create a website or manage a standard email message for
you, contact us for information.
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