Acousmonium Session I
Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche
20:30 – 21:30
A classic piece of electronic music which exploits the dramatic richness and coloration of concrete sounds.
Avant-garde composer and architect Iannis Xenakis (GR, 1922–2001) pioneered the use of mathematical models and had an important impact on the development of electronic music.
VIDEO: Orient Occident
Presque Rien avec Filles
A sound photograph of a landscape. Presque Rien avec Filles is a vast area filled with simple drum thuds, shuddering electronic curtains, birds, random pops, electronically-transformed drum bursts, crickets, and female voices whispering.
Luc Ferrari (FR, 1929–2005) was a French composer of electronic music, soundscapes and radiophonic works. He often used environmental sounds to suggest a dramatic narrative.
VIDEO: Presque Rien avec Filles
Gottfried Michael Koenig
(1955/56, 10’24’’, reconstruction by Kees Tazelaar)
Klangfiguren II is clean, hard, unspectacular, and wonderful.
Gottfried Michael Koenig (GE, 1926) was one of the first composers to create purely electronic music, and is also a pioneer of computer music and sound synthesis.