Hospice Lazy is a new collaboration between the Alpaca Ensemble and Bergen-based British composer Alwynne Pritchard. BEK has supported the project with rehearsal space and equipment.
Inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s idea of a “hospice des paresseux”, a place where lazy people can take refuge, the piece explores the many manifestations and implications of laziness through music, text, movement and specially constructed machines designed in collaboration with Vigdis Haugtrø and Trøndelag Ortopedisk Verksted. Lighting design by Sune Schjelderup.
Alpaca Ensemble is a flexible ensemble of varying size and composition, with a core consisting of Else Bø (piano), Sigrid Elisabeth Stang (violin) and Marianne Baudouin Lie (cello). Alpaca initiates both large and small innovative projects within genre-breaking contemporary music, and develop a repertoire across established art forms. For more information, visit www.alpacaensemble.com.
Alwynne Pritchard is an artist, performer and composer. Her compositions and performances have been heard across Europe, America and Indonesia and she has worked with leading musicians and ensembles across the globe. Alwynne Pritchard’s music is published by Verlag Neue Musik. For more information and material, visit www.alwynnepritchard.co.uk.
Commission funded by Arts Council Norway, FFUK and Trondheim Municipality. Thanks to ensemble recherche, Experimentalstudio des SWR, Bergen Dansesenter – regionalt kompetansesenter for dans, Thorolf Thuestad and BEK.
Tickets: kr 200,- / kr 100,- student, pupil, senior and members of nyMusikk (incl. ticketing fee)
- Dokkhuset Scene, Trondheim - 24/11/2014 19:30
3 leading researchers from IRCAM visit Oslo for a series of presentations, workshops and round-table discussions relating to spatial audio and computer aided composition. The meetings take place at fourMs lab at University of Oslo and Norwegian Academy of Music, with additional participation from BEK, NOTAM and the Grieg Academy.
The meeting is a follow up to the collaboration between BEK, Anders Vinjar and Ircam over the past 1 1/2 year regarding porting OpenMusic to Linux.
Jean Bresson: Leading the Research and Development part on computeraided composition at IRCAM.
Thibaut Carpentier: Research and Development Engineer; Acoustic and Cognitive Spaces Team, responsible for Spat’s design and development.
Dimitri Bouche: Ph.D Candidate in Computer Science applied to Music.
Carpentier, Bouche and Bresson are deeply involved in the development of IRCAM’s spatial audio and computer aided composition tools. Recently, spatial audio within spat has grown to include very high order 3D ambisonics and wavefield synthesis in an efficient, flexible and powerful configuration. Likewise, OpenMusic has transformed as tool for instrumental composers to a tool that integrates signal processing. Our guests from IRCAM will present their latest developments in a morning of researchoriented presentations and in an afternoon of practical spatial audio demos and workshops.Monday 24th November
Participation only by invitation
FourMs Motion Capture Lab
Department of Musicology
Sem Sælands vei 2 A
10.00 – 12.30: Formal presentations from the three guests:
10.00 – 11.00: Recent research and developments in spatial audio and
Thibaut Carpentier, Jean Bresson, Dimitri Bouche
11.00 – 12.30: Presentation focusing on spatial audio
Practical spatialisation demos and workshops (in horizontal ambisonics up to 11th order over 24 speakers – a preview of the future norm.)
12.30 – 13.30: Lunch
13.30 – 14.30: Short presentations from IMV on current spatial and motion research
14.30 – 16.00: Workshop continuation and discussions.
16.00 – 1700: Coffee
17.00 – onwards: Eventually; informal work and further demonstrations in the studio (Thibaut Carpentier)
NB! Norwegian Academy of Music
18.00 – 19.30: OpenMusic: General introduction (Jean Bresson & Dimitri Bouche) (first group)
[20.00 – : Dinner]Tuesday 25th November
Open for participation
Norwegian Academy of Music
10.30 – 12.00: OpenMusic: General introduction (Jean Bresson & Dimitri Bouche) (second
12.00 – 12.15: Coffee
12.15 – 13.45: Most recent development in OpenMusic
[14.30 – 16.00: Meeting (Bresson, Carpentier, Bouche and staff from the Composition
Department of the Academy.)]
16.30 – 18.00: From a composer’s point of view: To compose with OpenMusic; strategies in
Computer Aided Composition”
[18.15 – 20.00: “Round Table discussion”; IRCAM meets Norwegian institutions:
- J.Bresson, T.Carpentier, D.Bouche – IRCAM
- Trond Lossius – BEK, Bergen Center for Electronic Arts
- Natasha Barrett – IMV, University of Oslo, Department of Musicology
- Notto J W Thelle – NOTAM, Norwegian Center for Technology in Music and the Arts
- Øyvind Brandtsegg – NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
- Asbjørn Schaathun, Mats Claesson – NMH, Norwegian Academy of Music
- Mediator: Anders Vinjar ]
[20.30 – : Dinner]Wednesday 26th November
Open for participation
Norwegian Academy of Music
10.00 – 11.30: OpenMusic Workshop
11.30 – 12.00: Coffee
12.00 – 13.30: OpenMusic Workshop
13.30 – 14.30: Lunch
14.30 – 16.00: OpenMusic Workshop
18.30 – : Reception
[20.00 – : Dinner]
BEK activities relating to OpenMusic have been supported by Norsk kulturråd, the Municipality of Bergen, Det norske komponistfond and PNEK.Time and place:
- IMV, UiO and NMH - 24/11/2014 to 26/11/2014
PACE Studio 1a, 6.00-7.00pm
Rob Martland presents Lysik’s, an audio-visual installation considering one person’s experience of the neurological sense fusing condition of synaesthesia.
PACE Studio 1, 7.00pm
Current students are joined by friends and recent alumni to present a concert which celebrates their musical activities on, on the cusp of, beyond, or surrounding their MTI/MTP studies. The programme includes:
Holy Bones (Paul Keene and Ben Stirk): formed in 2007, Holy Bones 'take the old and create the new, ripping apart vinyl from jumble sales and crate digging until fingers are sore!'
Banderbear (Rob Martland and Ethan Wallace): a collaboration established during undergraduate studies at MTI. They describe their music as being wilfully 'brooding and intense'.
All welcome! Entry Free! Essential for MUST1009, 2003, 2007, 3000, 3024 - just come along and see what some alumni are up to!
Stage logiciel du mardi 2 au samedi 6 décembre.
Mercredi 26 novembre à 14h
Responsable de l'équipe Interaction son musique mouvement (ISMM), Frédéric Bevilacqua soutiendra son habilitation à diriger des recherches, intitulée : «Movement & Sound Interactions ».Jury
- Michel Beaudouin-Lafon, Professeur, Université Paris-Sud
- Sylvie Gibet, Professeur, Université de Bretagne Sud
- Marc Leman, Professeur, Ghent University
- Gérard Berry, Professeur, Collège de France
- Mohamed Chetouani, Professeur, Université Pierre et Marie Curie
- Sergi Jordà, Professeur, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
- Date et horaire : mercredi 26 novembre à 14h
- Lieu : Ircam, salle Igor-Stravinsky
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On sunday the 5th of October, artist & engineer Jacob Sikker Remin will give a workshop in building your very own synth; the CFO: Cheap, Fat & Open.
Want to build your own synthesizer? This is your chance.! Science Friction have been developing small modular electronic instruments for the last few years and have developed an amazingly powerful, creative tool. Come build one, it is free to attend and does not require any experience (though we need to charge 500kr to cover the cost of the electronics if you build a synthesizer). This is a self-contained instrument that can be played alone, or programmed and encorporated into a broader hardware/software based setup.
CHEAP, FAT and OPEN (CFO) is an open source synthesizer, mixed with a stylophone, a gameboy, a circuit bent toy, and then some software too it is open source and designed to be OPEN and hackable, and therefore the project is inherently messy. you can do a lot of things with CFO, but CFO has a lot of limitations as well. that’s the beauty of it, go with the flow. this is NOT a finished product. many (most) things are still under development, so expect bugs! errors! glitches! — treat them as features ;) or dig the code and change them for the better.
Synthspecs: Monophonic, 3 OSC with 8bit wavetable synthesis, FM, 2 Envelopes, digital filter
The workshop is free, but costs for the CFO synth which you get to keep = 500 NOK
The workshop will end with a collective jamsession, so feel free to bring equipment too!
Workshop from 12:00 to 17:00
with jamsession & pizza afterwords
To join, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The workshop is part of the project Sonic Game Space, supported by Art Counci Norway and Bergen kommune.Time and place:
- BEK - 05/10/2014 12:00
Computermusic4kids will be part of Norsk Spilldag 2014 taking place at Bergen Biblioteket. Nordic spilldag is a joint project for libraries in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland.There will be games for all ages, and we guarantee that everyone can find something they like!
ComputerMusic4Kids is an interactive electronic music installation for kids, inviting them to explore the history and sound of classic gaming consoles.
Gameconsoles have had an ever changing face ever since they were first introduced. It seems as if video games have been around forever. Almost everyone remembers the first game they played. But looking at the history of video game consoles, it’s really only necessary to go back to the early 1970s. That’s when it all started. Games such as Pong, Tetris and Space invaders, that have been created for early game consoles are ever as populair and can now be seen as symbols of contemporary culture. Computermusic4kids is meant to offer kids an insight in the relatively young history of the gameconsoles they play today.
The installation mainly focusses on the sounds that can be produced with classic gameconsoles and enables children to create music using classic gameconsole soundsamples. By using an intuitive interface children can navigate through a visual library, that contains a selection of gameconsoles produced between 1972 and 1990. By selecting a gameconsole they can produce music with samples that originate from the chosen gameconsole.Time and place:
- Bergen Biblioteket - 14/11/2014 10:00
From 18 December 2014 to 28 June 2015
L'Auditori. C/ Lepant, 150 Barcelona In 1974 Josep Maria Mestres Quadreny, Andrés Lewin-Richter and Lluís Callejo created Phonos lab, a pioneer entity in Spain in the field of experimentation, composition and promotion of electro-acoustic music.
To celebrate 40 years of its creation, Phonos and Museu de la Música de Barcelona present the exhibition " Phonos 40 years of electronic music in Barcelona". This exhibition is a review of the history of electronic music in Barcelona through a collection of instruments that have been part of Phonos since its creation. Synthesizers, recorders, samplers and other electronic instruments old and modern can be seen and heard in this exhibition, while discovering some people and music that contributed to write the history of electronic music in Barcelona.
In collaboration with:
Museu de la Música de Barcelona – L’Auditori
With the support of:Microfusa Universitat Pompeu Fabra Generallitat de Catalunya (Departament de Cultura) Ajuntament de Barcelona (ICUB)
SOLUND LIGHT ART FESTIVAL 2014 focuses on light as a medium for art and experiences. The goal of the project is to create a local, national and international commitment for light and visual expression. Solund municipality is located where the Sognefjord meets the North sea, and much of the activities will take place in and around Hardbakke center, in the November darkness.
We have invited artists Viel Bjerkeset Andersen and HC Gilje to develop site-specific art projects and Ellen Røed to show existing work but in a new context. She has also created a new work in collaboration with people living in Solund. Solund as place place, light phenomena and light as a thematic point of contact should provide a platform for technological, artistic and social development during the festival and the artists’ artwork becomes the focal point for this.
The festival will have a seminar program Friday November the 14th in Solund apartment complex where artists will have self-presentations, and others will lecture about light.
It will in addition to being light art catering, party, music program, workshops, light traveling, and more during the festival.
The art program is put together by artist and curator, Anne Marthe Dyvi, artistic developer at Bergen Center for Electronic Arts, BEK.
Artist Leo CSKX vil have workshops all week on the theme light and shadows that will result in light and site specific works.
Musician Hildegunn Øiseth will have music workshops on the theme light and shadows that will result in a concert on Friday night in Solund Church.
More about Leo CSKX: http://www.cskx.org/leo
More about Hildegunn Øiseth: http://hildegunn.com
Solund Light Art Festival is supported by: Norsk Kulturråd, Solund kommune, Sogn og Fjordane Fylkeskommune, BEK/ Bergen senter for elektronisk kunst, Sparebankstiftinga Sogn og Fjordane, and local supporters.
More about the festival: http://www.solundlys.com
Photo: From the work, Collective fireplace, by Ellen Røed in collaboration with residents in Solund. Photograph by Stig Steinsund.Time and place:
- Solund - 14/11/2014 to 16/11/2014
Le GRM est partenaire du colloque BRUITS organisé par l’Institut ACTE (Sorbonne Paris 1 & CNRS) et par l’ENS Louis-Lumière.L' Agenda du GRM
The AcousticBrainz project aims to crowd source acoustic information for all music in the world and to make it available to the public.More Information: Press release (EN, CAT, ES)
EL SINDICATO DE ALTAVOCES
25.11.2014 - 19:30hSala Polivalent UPF Poblenou
C/ Roc Boronat 138
Barcelona Free admission
Acousmatic concert curated by Pablo Fredes.PROGRAM Cap Polonio Dos carpetas con cuatro archivos cada una Pablo Carrascosa From Guitar Federico Schumacher El espejo de Alicia Stijn Govaere B' aakal Pablo Fredes Free-hand Alejandra Hernández Solar
with the support of:Generalitat de Catalunya: Departament de Cultura
Ajuntament de Barcelona: Barcelona Cultura
Universitat Pompeu Fabra Category:
Auditory Imagination and Priming: Pilot projects from the 2014 Telluride Neuromorphic Engineering Cognition Workshop
At this week’s Hearing Seminar, I want to describe several pilot experiments that were done over the summer. This work was part of the Telluride Neuromorphic Cognition workshop that is held every summer in Telluride, Co. It’s a rather scenic location, but is totally inundated with auditory perception nerds (and others) for three weeks of working workshop. Science in the mountains. Imagine that.FREE Open to the Public
Søren Andreasen will hold an Arduino workshop at BEK. The workshop fee is 500,- NOK, for this you get an Arduino Uno Kit to work on. New dates for the workshop is 24. NOV – 28. NOV. Beginners from Monday 24. and more experienced from Wednesday 26.
Beginners and those who need to brush up on the very basics, get a brief introduction to hardware KITs and the Arduino software Monday 24. and Tuesday 25. November between 16.00 – 21.00
Wednesday 26. – Friday 28. we follow up those who have a little experience with Arduino before and those who have their own projects they need help to get on with. Søren will also bring a proposal for a project for those who need some startspray. For this he use some solenoids, servo motors and a bunch of nobs and lights for you to work on. Wednesday and Thursday we also start at 16.00 and keep it going until we’re eighter finished or excausted, or both. Friday we sum up between 16.00 – 19.00.
This workshop costs 500,- NOK. For this you get a starting KIT and some things to work on (worth the workshop fee). If you need to use servos and solenoids, you pay the actual costs if you want to take them with you after the cource. You need to bring your own laptop. And it would be nice if you bring some power supplys (5 – 36 V) or some toy instruments or other electronic toys.
Workshop holder is Søren Andreasen, http://sorenandreasen.com
He did a similar workshop at BEK last year.
Join by mailing us at bekatbekdotno
Spread this information happily on to those you think might be interested.Time and place:
- BEK - 24/11/2014 to 28/11/2014
On Tuesday, 18 November, and Wednesday, 19 November, evaluators from ASIIN, the German agency for higher education programme accreditation will be visiting FRI. The agency experts will be reviewing how our faculty operates and delivers the programmes subject to evaluation.
Justin Mathew is investigating the use of audio spatialization in various projects to gain a broader understanding of how its techniques are implemented. To do this, he is conducting an online questionnaire to gather more insight. He asks for participants who are composers, sound designers, audio engineers, musicians, and artists who spatialize audio in their projects (i.e. compositions, live performances, studio recording/mixing, installations, interactive systems, etc.) to take part in our questionnaire.
The questionnaire will take approximately 20-30 minutes, but can be paused and continued at any time. Response can also be edited until 31-December-2014.
The results of this study will hopefully be used to design new interactive and visualization interfaces for audio spatialization.
To participate in this study please follow this link: http://goo.gl/forms/UMU0glqeI1
Thank you for you time.
For further information, please contact email@example.com.
Université Paris-Sud, Inria-Lille, CNRS-LIMSI
Special Guest Lecture (Music39A) by Jody Wilfong: Music Therapy – models, techniques, and impacts in children and adults
This is a 3 hours tutorial that we gave at ISMIR in Taipei and that now we are doing it again here:More Information: Tutorial slides