Body as instrument
The talk considers the human body as musical instrument. To do so, we look at the use of physiological signals, notably the electromyogram, as a way to capture the gestural intention and effort of the performer. The use of biomedical technologies as computer interfaces, however, do not automatically comprise a musical instrument. To imagine a system that affords expressive musical performance, we will think about the notion of the “instrument”, and contrast it with concepts of the “tool” predominant in our technoculture.
In the performance the instrument captures electromyogram (EMG) signals reflecting muscle tension. The system renders as musical instrument the performer’s own body, allowing him to articulate sound through concentrated gesture. The sources are natural and synthetic sounds, and sounds of the body.
In Le Loup, howling wolves are stretched and sculpted. In Lifting whistling oscillators modulated. In Myogram, a direct sonification of muscle cell action potentials is heard as a stochastic pulse train reflecting limb activity and feed resonators and filters. The work is the result of the MetaGesture Music project, which was supported by the European Research Council (FP7-283771).
Atau Tanaka's first inspirations came upon meeting John Cage during his Norton Lectures and would go to on re-create Cage’s Variations VII with Matt Wand and :zoviet*france:. In the 90’s he formed Sensorband with Zbigniew Karkowski and Edwin van der Heide. His work has been presented at Ars Electronica, SFMOMA, Eyebeam, V2, NTT-ICC, and ZKM. He has worked at IRCAM, Artistic Co-Director of STEIM Amsterdam, and researcher at Sony Computer Science Laboratory (CSL). He is Professor of Media Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Efter den uppskattade introträffen som hölls i november fokuserar vi denna gång på montering och trimning av bygget men det går så klart även att komma förbi och titta, testa och ställa frågor även om ni inte har börjat bygga än. Jon kommer att ha med några kit även denna gång.
Tiderna är drop in mellan 18-21.00, Adress: EMS, Söder Mälarstrand 61.
Vi planerar fler träffar i framtiden om ni missar denna på grund av kort varsel, nästa hålls 28 februari.
Evenemanget presenteras av Jon från 73-75.com och EMS.
This is a DIY event for people interested in building a Serge synthesizer using the kit from http://www.73-75.com/
After a highly appreciated introduction evening in November we continue with a focus on the final assembly and trimming of the kit.
You can of course come and just ask questions, and try the kit out even if you have not yet started building and just want to know more.
Jon will bring a couple of kits.
The time for the meeting is drop in between 18-21, Address: EMS, Söder Mälarstrand 6.
We are planning to host more of these events if you missed this due to this late announcement, the next one is on the 28th February, same time.
The DIY is Presented by Jon from 73-75.com and EMS.
It is solar powered touch and breathe controlled instrument which we just love. After building our instruments we will solar charge them for the jam session that will follow directly after.
Payment will be needed to be made in advance. No prior soldering experience needed.
When: Sat Nov 11, 12-2 pm
Where: Elektronmusiktudion (EMS), Söder Mälarstrand 61.
The past years we’ve seen vibrant initiatives in the scene of contemporary classical music. New venues, new concert forms and
brave musical experiments has attracted new audiences and merged club formats seamlessly with classical music and DJ sets. Composer,
DJ and musician Gabriel Prokofiev has been running his club format Indie Classical in London for some years, creating a whole new plattform
and together with the conductor, festival arranger and musical activist Etienne Abelin from Zürich, C3IC and Sound of Stockholm offers
a unique workshop for curios and creative minds in the classical and contemporary music scene.
What is C3IC?
A Pan-European collaboration between Piranha Arts, Tallinn Music Week, Sound of Stockholm, Cross-linx and Indie-Classical, supported
by national funds and the European Union’s Creative Europe fund. Four artists (U:&Ekke, Hauschka, In Code and there are no more four seasons)
perform and make new musical collaborations at the aforementioned festivals. Meetings, talks, workshops and development of the
Indie Classical Network are also a vital part of the project.
Bygg din egen två panelers Serge Paperface modulsynt! Detta är en bra rivstart för att komma igång med avancerat syntbyggande.
Sen går vi hem och löder och ses igen 6-8 veckor senare då vi hjälps åt att felsöka, göra klart, trimma och sätta ihop alltihop!
Kit finns till försäljning på introduktionsträffen.
Ni kan läsa mer om moduler och se komponentlista med mera på www.73-75.com
Vi startar workshopen med en två timmars genomgång av projektet och en titt på delar och halvfärdiga/färdiga enheter.
will do a Lecture and Concert at KMH - Kungliga Musikhögskolan
17:00-18:30 Lecture Thinking Sound and Music through Technology
19:00 Electroacoustic Concert in the KMH Sound Dome
Bernard Parmegiani La roue Ferris (1971)
Daniel Teruggi Transmutations (2008)
Pierre Henry Labyrinthe (2003),
Daniel Teruggi Springtime (2013)
Born in Argentina in 1952, Daniel Teruggi has developed his professional career in France, where he lives since 1977.
Composer and researcher, he works since 1981 at the Musical Research Group, GRM, within the National Audiovisual Institute of France (Ina) in Paris.
He has been the Director the GRM, since 1997 and Director of the Research and Experimentation department of Ina from 2001 to 2016.
In the Research domain, he has been actively working on the preservation of audiovisual collections and particularly electroacoustic music.
He has been the coordinator of the FP6 European project PrestoSpace, dedicated to the development of new technology for Digital preservation
and the FP7 European project PrestoPRIME, dedicated to the long-term preservation of audiovisual digital contents.
He is General Secretary at the International Federation of Audiovisual Archives (FIAT/IFTA).
He has composed nearly 80 works, mainly for the concert and always using electroacoustic devices with or without acoustic instruments.
Daniel Teruggi is the author of numerous research articles related to sound and musical perception as well as musical analysis. His music has been performed in more than 30 countries and published in different CD collections.
He is a founding member of the International Electroacoustic Musical Studies network.
This is a collaboration between EMS and KMH
where he reveals his composing techniques and guides us among his different psychoacoustic experiments.
Foto: Bengt Bergström
Tonsättaren Folke Rabe har gått bort. Han studerade vid Kungl Musikhögskolan i Stockholm 1957-64 för bland andra Valdemar Söderholm, Bo Wallner, Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Ingvar Lidholm, György Ligeti och Witold Lutoslawski.
Inom den moderna konstmusiken var Rabe en företrädare för improvisationsmusik och grafisk notation. Senare utgjorde musik för mässingsblåsinstrument en markant del i hans verklista. Han har också komponerat uppmärksammade körmusikverk, bland dessa kan nämnas "Pièce" och "Rondes", samt elektroakustisk musik -bland annat stycket "Va?? Was?? What??" inspelat i den gamla "Klangverkstaden" på EMS i Sveriges Radios historiska lokaler på Kungsgatan 8.
Som jazzmusiker spelade Folke Rabe med bland andra Arne Domnérus storband och Harry Arnolds radioband. Han valdes in som medlem i Föreningen svenska tonsättare 1965. Under åren 1968-80 var han programdirektör på Rikskonserter och ansvarig för uppbyggnaden av "Elektronmusikslådan", vars viktigaste komponent var den Serge synthesizer som idag finns i Studio 6 på Elektronmusikstudion.
1980-2000 arbetade han som bl a musikproducent på Sveriges Radio. Folke Rabe blev 81 år.
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creative practice and research.
In this talk Yvette will explore how electroacoustic music can be used to express identity outlining the history and development of this practice based research
and presenting excerpts of her fixed media pieces.
own aesthetic of narrative soundscape composition, radio opera, and improvisation. Her works often draw from history to examine relevant social issues.
Friday 11th of August – 6pm – EMS, Conference Room
During their residency at EMS, Artists Jenny Pickett & Julien Ottavi (APO33) propose to open a space to exchange about research in new and experimental music with Swedish composers and musicians. Jenny and Julien will present their residency, APO33 and their approaches to composition followed by presentations from confirmed participants and an exchange with the audience.
Please feel free to join us and present your music and/or compositions.
To participate email :
EMS Stockholm has 2 places to give away to the course Experimental Composition & Performance with Eli Keszler at CAMP, april 4, 2018.
CAMP is a residential arts centre in the French Pyrenees, operated by Fuse Art Space.
instruments and let us help you. Reserve your place at the workshop by sending email to stating kit you would like to
build so we can have enough prepared for you!
and incredibly inventive name in modular synthesis that has inspired hoards of modular and synthesizer manufactures in the years since it's inception.
Incredibly music, and incredibly practical, Serge is one of the most unique and distinguishable systems both in sound and use.
Originally invented and developed in California as a "Synthesizer for the People" by Serge Tcherepnin, the system is now available in Eurorack and
original format from Random*Source under license and in cooperation with Serge. With the help of an experienced Serge Builder in the DIY workshop
you can now enter the Serge world and build a Serge module.
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