Acousmonium Session III
Commissioned Works & Live Performances
Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche
22:45 – 24:00
What is cold is new again performed by Christian Zanési
Electronic composition, commissioned by Ina/GRM for Presences Electroniques 2011, in which O’Rourke ran the sounds of piano, cello and percussion through a Serge synthesizer.
Jim O’Rourke (US) is a composer, producer and musician; he played in numerous groups including Gastr del Sol and Sonic Youth.
L’Amplification des Âmes
L’Amplification des Âmes (The Amplification of Souls) is an audio essay on the amplified religious soundscape of Kinshasa in Congo. Aubry documented the sound of ‘charismatic’ church ceremonies in Kinshasa. The use of powerful sound amplification systems is an
essential element that contributes to the creation of new ‘modern religious identities’ and connects to traditional ritual elements. Gilles Aubry uses this material to create a new composition for the Acousmonium. As product of Western late-modern ideology, the loudspeaker orchestra will act as a material counterpoint to the tradimodern ideology echoed by the Kinshasa loudspeaker sounds.
Gilles Aubry’s (CH) artistic practice is based on a phonographical and ethnographical approach of sound environments. His compositions and sound installations are informed by researches on auditory perception, cultural acoustics, history of sound technologies, and address issues related to the politics of the audible.
Keith Fullerton Whitman
New commissioned work
Keith Fullerton Whitman (US, 1973) is a composer/performer obsessed with electronic music. His work is concerned with synthesis, utilizing an array of techniques in debt to both the analogue and digital history of electronic music. He was a performer of real-time computer music (as Hrvatski), and now uses a variety of hardwarebased synthesis asynthesis and processoriented music.