TIEMF 5th Tehran International Electronic Music Festival, Iran 2022 Part 3.
1/ For Reza – Joachim Heinz, 2022. 07:31.
Encountering a dead person. Pursuing a way to him. A way to his music, here the beginning of Violet Room. The bells, bells, loud, persistent, thousand years without any change. Encountering the unbearable, perhaps that which was unbearable for him. That had no way out, that failed, that was too tight, that was hard, a burden, more and more burden, less and less relief, less space. Encountering the mercilessness of the real, the mighty, the real mighty. No, it cannot be continued. Really not. Written to the 50th birthday of Reza Korourian (1971-2015), invited by the friends of Yarava Music Group.
2/ Das Laufwerk – Leon Eckard, 2021. 08:32. Leon Eckard recorded for one day all sounds around him, in order to make a composition out of it. Thereby, he creates surreal soundscapes, reflecting the subjective experience of the composer, while bringing absurdities of everyday life to audition..
3/ Symposium – Maria Tsiantoula. 03:27. The work I chose to base my electroacoustic composition is called by Iordanis Poimenidis. It is an iron construction, a ‘metal canvas’ we would say, with geometric shapes of different textures and sizes that interact with each other to create an organism. Both its material and its structure formed the basis and the construction tools of my work.
4/ RNA LAB Quartet I – Roland Emile Kuit, 2021. 04:13.
Algorithmic morphing by nano mutations of historical pandemics. Post-pandemic sonic variants in KYMA.
5/ Scorci di Vita Quoitidiana in un Ambiente di Pineta – Daniele Castellani. 08:31.
An acousmatic work for ensemble and electronics. Musically the piece is a soundscape inspired by the typical natural sounds of a pine forest. The work is not presented as a mere representation of the natural environment, but rather, through the identification of precise sound timbres that refer to the pine forest environment, the composition recreates a realistic / imaginary soundscape.
6/ Ellen Taking Space – Chantier” 2020-2022, Jane Scroccaro. 08:56.
This is an extended version of a piece composed back in 2020 and now reworked for one of the scenes of the dance show “Die Seherinnen”
Three cohexisting spaces, where synthesised sounds, the noise of a construction site, and the voice transformed into a choir of slow machines place the listener in a multidimensional soundscape. The voice is totally absorbed by the landscape, evoking the synaesthetic images suggested by Jérôme Game’s text.
L’encre bleue du chantier la nuit est enduit, saturé, lumineux. Des parpaings en béton matifiés en plastic rouge-blanc marquent l’entrée. L’enceinte grillagée les bacs à ciments les bâches une flaque d’eau les machines à l’arrêt. Les hommes avancent leurs casques jaunes est bleu, est blanc, leur combi est leur gilet phosphorescent leurs bottes. Regardent les papiers, le métal est sale sont torse-nu, la poussière est partout le ciel est blanc.
Jérôme Game, DQ/HK (2013).
7/ Versi e Vista – Jacopo Paolini. 11:13.
An electroacoustic piece of concrete music produced by Jacopo Paolini for his master’s thesis in music and new technologies. Through the verses of his five-month-old uncle’s nephew Francesco, the composer describes the visual development of the first eight months of life. The experience that the child undertakes will lead him to reason and to the development of the gesture.
8/ Adaptatio-Farzad Hosseinabadi-excerpt. 07:00.
“Dr. Caf is a linguist. He has traveled to the city surrounded by the sea and the river Mond to collect terms and idioms that locals use to talk to each other. Suddenly, Mond has been overflowing. Therefore, he has been trapped. He has been waiting for an airplane to take him out… ” The piece is based on the above short novel written by Gholam-Hossein Sa’edi, an Iranian novelist and screenwriter, in 1966. It is a live electroacoustic piece for the Oud. There is no fixed media. The automate effects manipulate sounds performed by the Oud player.
Joachim Heintz after studying Literature and Art History, began his composition studies with Younghi Pagh-Paan and Guenter Steinke in Bremen in 1995 at the Hochschule Fuer Kuenste. During the course of his studies in Bremen, he worked intensively in the electronic music field and also with mixed media such as video. He is the head of the electronic studio FMSB in the institute for new music Incontri at the HMTM in Hannover (Hanover University of Music Drama and Media), has been teaching Audio-Programming at the HfK Bremen for many years and is still a member of the Theater der Versammlung in Bremen. He composes both for instruments and electronics, for concerts, sound installations, performances and as theatre music. He is an active member of the Open Source community, in particular in the development of Csound and CsoundQt. As head of the Hanover Society for Contemporary Music (HGNM) he initiates and hosts workshops, discussions and concerts as encounters between traditional asian instruments and contemporary music.
Leon Eckard (*1995 in Neuss) is a Germany-based media artist and composer. While studying Music and Media at the Institut for Music and Media in Düsseldorf from 2015 – 2021, he focused on Visual Music and Music Informatics. Nowadays, his artistic field develops between installation and sound art. In his works, Leon Eckard deals with subjective perception and the question of reality regarding his immediate environment. Thereby the connection of sound and image as well as their mutual interference are always present. Currently his focus of work concentrates on field recordings and their expressive means.
Maria Tsiantoula was born in 2000, she studies at the Department of Music Studies of AUTh in the direction of composition with Professor Dimitri Papageorgiou. He holds a Degree in Harmony with Excellence (Larissa Municipal Conservatory, class of Antonis Daraklitsas) and a degree in Byzantine Music with Excellence (Contemporary Conservatory of Larissa, class of Konstantinos Kotsioulis), while at the same time she continues her studies in Advanced Theory (Municipal Conservatory of Thermi, class of Dimitris Bakas and the Thessalian Music School, class of Vassilis Lioliou), in Monodia (Conservatory of Philip Nakas and Class of Peak) on the piano (Second Class).
Roland Emile Kuit, composer/sonic artist (1959) manoeuvres at the intersection of art, music and science. After studying analogue studio techniques and computer music at the Institute of Sonology in Utrecht, Kuit focused on further research in synthesis and microsound particles. He introduced audio art in the installation space, a metamorphosis of the traditional loudspeaker boxes into ‘sonic spaces’ and taught this at the Free Academy The Hague. Kuit’s work ranges from experimental sonic-architectural installations to electroacoustic performances and compositions for site-specific spaces. In addition, he gives lectures, exhibitions and concerts at festivals and at universities, art galleries, museums and creative hubs in Europe, the United States, Asia, Russia, and the Baltic States.
Roland Kuit is known for his 3D architectural sonic constellations performed in the Rietveld Pavilion, Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo. Sonic art for the NASA OSIRIS-Rex mission. Concert for Tomas Rajlich Museum Kampa – The Jan and Meda Mládek Foundation, Prague. The International Contemporary Art Exhibition “Soundlines of Contemporary Art“ Aram Khachaturian Museum. Yerevan, Armenia. 1° Festival Internacional de Música Contemporánea “Atemporánea ” 2019 Buenos Aires, Argentina. International Festival for experimental music Sound Around Kaliningrad 2020, National Center for Contemporary Arts Kaliningrad, Russia. Monograph Roland Kuit Radio Arte Italia. MONUMENTUM – sonic monument for the victims who died as a result of the COV-19 pandemic. Publications in art magazines as l’Orbe and Avenue Magazine, Sound On Sound Magazine, Cinquecolonne Magazine and WIRED. Featured Sonic Artist at DONEMUS – Publishing House of Dutch Contemporary Classical Music
Daniele Castellani was born in Barga (Lucca) in 1997. In 2021 he graduated in Electronic Music at the “Luigi Cherubini” Conservatory of Florence (three-year degree with honours). He is a composer of contemporary music, electroacustic music, soundtracks and music for short films and videos / videogames and he is sound designer, mixing and mastering engineer and music arranger. He is part of the italian darkwave / coldwave duo Elicriso.
Jacopo Paolini is an electroacoustic music composer born in Elba Island in 1991. Graduated with full marks both in electronic music and in the master of music and new technologies. He has participated in numerous festivals as a composer and sound engineer. His compositions are inspired by the processes of nature and the psychological sensations of people. Through electronic and concrete sounds he expresses his art and his being.
Farzad Hosseinabadi (Iran, 1989) is a composer and lecturer. First He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in engineering fields and then earned master’s degree in music composition at Tehran University of Art. He won the first prize of the Second Electroacoustic Composition Competition, Reza Korourian Award, for his electroacoustic piece, Sunset in the Woodland, in 2017. The piece, Adaptation, was one of the selected works in the sixth round of Reza Korourian Award, which held in the 5th TIEMF.