La classe de Création et Interprétation Electroacoustique de la HEAR, avec les pratiques sonores, Phonon et Sonic, vont être présent au Festival Next Generation 7.0 au ZKM à Karlsruhe du 14 au 18 juin pour un concert le 15 juin à 17h, deux installations du 14 au 17, et une présentation « studio report » le 15 à 14h.
Voici les liens pour le programme:
contributions HEAR :
Thursday 15th of June, 17h
New works by students of the Electroacoustique Composition and Performance class of the HEAR / Académie Supérieure de Musique de Strasbourg
1) Stomatopod, solo 9-string electric guitar and live computer – Guido Pedicone (2017, 10 min)
Exploring extended technique – such as tapping, slapping, picking and sliding – to create a sound canvas built of squeaking, rubbing, dissonance, and noise. The computer part is made from sounds originating with the instrument that either become independent entities, or serve to expand the instrumental sound.
2) About frogs, Fixed-media electroacoustic multichannel composition – Etienne Haan (2017, 4 min)
This piece is simply “about frogs”.
3) Katharaxis, Fixed-media electroacoustic multichannel composition – Jean-David Merhi (2017, 7 min)
This piece was inspired by the book « Catharsis » from Luz that was written in reaction to the attacks of Charlie hebdo in 2015. The sound material was produced as part of a radio theater commissioned by the German radio station SWR2, which contains the texts of the book. The name of the piece comes from an interrogation about the close links between katharsis and ataraxia (from the Greek ἀταραξία, meaning « absence of troubles »)
4) HAL, Electronic Ensemble of Strasbourg (2017, 8 min)
Guido Pedicone, Etienne Haan, Jean-David Merhi et Sergio Núñez Meneses
The Electronic Ensemble of Strasbourg exists since 2013 with students from the electroacoustic class of the Strasbourg Music Academy as part of a course in electronic instrument design. This is their latest work, a network-based gestural electronic music performance for four tablets, where each player can “steal” sounds and configurations from another player over a local network.
14-18 June 2017
Sound installations by art students of the Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin (HEAR) – Strasbourg and Mulhouse. Optical Waves and Fièvre were both created for the Exposition « Vides Partagés » organisé par la HEAR et le Shadok, Strasbourg, in Nov/Dec 2016.
Optical Waves, 2016
Clay, wood, spring, plexiglas, piezo microphones, amplifier, transducers, 140x200x60cm.
Optical Waves is an acoustic feedback loop, producing an undulatory signal which is suspended between saturation and disappearance. It’s about perception of sound, balance, fragility and hesitation – in a system that reacts to the slightest impulse. The perceived frequency depends on the materials used and the acoustic environment (elasticity of the air, size of the room, etc). The sound is present as much by its physics (echo, oscillation, amplitude) as by its plasticity and presence in the space. The spectator can speak into the ceramic receivers triggering a vibration of a long extension spring which is picked up by piezoelectric microphones and transmitted to electroacoustic transducers. These transducers in turn re-diffuse the vibration back to the structure, thus making the spring vibrate again, completing the feedback loop.
Fièvre (Fever), 2016
9 metallic slabs of 666 x 666 mm, 1 iron frame of 4 m2, 6 transducer-loudspeakers, 1 multichannel amplifier, 1 mp3 player
Fièvre (Fever) is an installation made of nine metal slabs contained in a four square meters frame. The slabs vibrate and resonate with sounds of growls and screams that cycle between states of rest and sudden violent awakenings. The sounds spread throughout the material via loudspeakers hidden under the slabs, causing them to shake while evoking a hidden underground world. The bursts of violence that break the silence and make this otherwise orderly, cold and inert structure tremble reflect the feverish nightmares I had as a child. The screams, though hardly recognizable through the metallic resonance, were recorded by myself during sound checks and interviews at a Heavy Metal festival I attended — with bands like Gorod, the singer Max Cavalera from Soulfly, Black Bomb A, Regarde les Hommes Tomber, Neurosis and more.
15 June, 2017. 40 min
Music, sound and space at the Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin
The HEAR was founded in 2011 as a fusion of the existing École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Strasbourg, the École Supérieure d’Art of Mulhouse and the Académie Supérieure de Musique of Strasbourg (part of the Conservatoire de Strasbourg) – grouping together the disciplines of music, contemporary art, visual communications and design. This first participation of the HEAR in Next Generation 7.0 underscores the interconnections and collaborations existing between the different pedagogical groups dedicated specifically to the practices of music and sound art. This includes the Electroacoustic Composition Class of Tom Mays (including the Composition class of Daniel D’Adamo), the “Atelier Sonic” in Mulhouse with Yvan Etienne et Brice Jeannin, the “Atelier Phonon” with Philippe Lepeut and Joachim Montessuis in Strasbourg, and other instructors actively developing cross-disciplinary projects such as Gérard Starck and « La Fabrique ». In this Studio Report, we will present an overview of our activities around music and sound art throughout the HEAR.