7th February, 2014 / 11.00am - 4.00pm
1st December, 2015
The inclusion of concrete sounds into music is not a novelty. However, instead of exploring non-musical sound material as alternative to purely instrumental ones, composers today strive for new and non-hierarchical relationships between music and extra-musical information that reveal peculiar aspects of things or facts commonly found in everyday life.
This seminar examines the practices of composers actively engaged in letting the outside world into their music. Further, it gives an insight on how the inclusion of the “real” affects performers, other musical genres, and artists from other disciplines such as theatre.
Lastly, it looks at these new practices form the point of view of semantics: What new languages are created when “real-life” sounds meet purely musical material? What new dialogues and meanings come to the fore?
See the link below for the programme of lectures and performances.