Concierto audiovisual inmersivo en el Planetario de Buenos Aires

«Understanding Visual Music – UVM»
(en formato fulldome)

Fecha: 09/Nov/2015 – 19:00 hs.
Lugar: Planetario «Galileo Galilei». Av. Sarmiento y Belisario Roldán – Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tipo de actividad: Concierto/Muestra 

El Centro de Experimentación e Investigación en Artes Electrónicas (CEIArtE) de la Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, el Cultural San Martín y el Planetario “Galileo Galilei” de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, invitan al concierto de Música Visual en formato “Full-Dome” a desarrollarse en Noviembre Electrónico 2015 (en el marco del primer Taller Fulldome – UVM 2015/2016.Understanding Visual Music – UVM se enfoca sobre los procesos de investigación-creación y las relaciones entre diversos campos del arte, la ciencia y las nuevas tecnologías que se constituyen en factores clave para la obtención de resultados creativos en un universo integrado por imágenes en movimiento y sonido organizado. Así, la animación en 2 y 3 dimensiones, la música electroacústica, el procesamiento de imágenes, el diseño sonoro y las artes digitales, pueden cruzarse con las más diversas técnicas y tecnologías e incluso con inesperados ámbitos de la ciencia, generando de ese modo el complejo entretejido que sostiene a la “Música Visual”. Intentando conocer y comprender mejor este arte, nació «Understanding Visual Music».

Programa:

  • «Open System» – Jutojo Collective (Alemania/Turquía)
  • «Two Space» – Larry Cuba (Estados Unidos)
  • «1892» –  José María D’Angelo y Hernán Huguet (Argentina)
  • «Breath of the Compassionate» – Bill Alves (Estados Unidos)
  • «Physical» – Matthew  Biederman (Estados Unidos) y Alain Thibault (Canadá)
  • «Chronotope» – Ivan Zavada (Australia)
  • Durante el ingreso: «Stravinsky Rose» – Lewis Sykes (Gran Bretaña)

NOTAS DE PROGRAMA:

Open SystemJutojo Collective (Alemania/Turquía)
Open System is an audio-visual experiment in visual chemistry.When  one  substance  reacts  with  another,  the  initial  state  and  the  final  state  can  be  precisely determined  in  terms  of  their  chemistry  – the  transient  state  in  between  is  far  more  difficult  to define. What interests us is not the scientific aspect or the outcome of chemical experiments but a fascination in the complex and unpredictable transitional phase of the reactions. Through the 100x magnification of actual chemical reactions taking place, via a camera and video-projection, the resulting images immerse the audience deep into another world where space, scale and organic matter freely evoke diverse associations. Etkin  Cekin  accompanies  the  proceedings  with  live  and  looped  guitar  and  electronics  – where sounds react upon one another and individual sonic elements collide.

Two Space | Larry Cuba (Estados Unidos)
Two dimensional patterns, like the tile patterns of Islamic temples, are generated by performing a set of symmetry operations (translations, rotations, and reflections) upon a basic figure or tile. Two Space consists of twelve such patterns produced using each of nine different animating figures (12 x  9  =  108  total). Rendered in  stark  black and white,  the  patterns  produce  optical illusions  of figure-ground reversal and afterimages of color. Gamelan music from the classical tradition of Java adds to the mesmerizing effect. Two  Space  was  originally  produced  in  1979  as  a  16mm  film,  using  a  DEC  PDP-10  mainframe computer  and  a  vector  graphics  film  plotter.    In  2009,  on  its  30th  anniversary,  Two  Space  was digitized and replicated to fill the Full Dome Format for a fully immersive experience.

1892 | José María D’Angelo y Hernán Huguet (Argentina)
«1982» es una obra de visual music con procedimientos mixtos sobre la imagen y el movimiento. La pieza utiliza el  trabajo  fotográfico realizado por Eadweard Muybridge en 1892. El  tiempo pasado, presente y futuro se contraponen en convivencia y conflicto….el ser humano sigue en movimiento, caminando,  corriendo  sin  poder  atrapar  lo  efímero  de  su  existencia.  Esta  pieza  aborda  el movimiento  y  el  silencio  como  búsqueda  de  sentido  hacia  el  devenir  y  el  encuentro  humano. Intersticios  y puentes  entre  lo  «micro»  y    lo  »  macro».  Metáforas  en  sus  silencios,  resonancias, movimientos  y  detenciones,  entretejen  la  trama  que  se  reconstruyen  en  el  contexto  macro  de  la obra.

«Breath of the Compassionate» | Bill Alves (Estados Unidos)
Breath of the Compassionate (2009) is named for a type of pattern in Arabic geometric abstract art in  which  adjacent  tiles  alternately  expand  and  contract  into  one  another.  This  sense  of  visual inhalation and exhalation is known as the “breath of the compassionate” after the teachings of Ibn al‘Arabi, who named this universal principle of creation, joining the elements of fire, air, water, and earth. The music, for just intonation gamelan instruments and electronics, was composed in tandem with the images.

PhysicalMatthew Biederman (Estados Unidos) y Alain Thibault (Canadá)
Physical is an audio-reactive visual synthesizer custom built in the Touch Designer environment. 4X feeds me a series of data  (OSC, MIDI, Audio) directly  from his composition which in  turn directly generates  visual  material.  There  are  no  pre-recorded  sections  or  pre-rendered  moments.  The software is a performance tool built for improvisation. Physical examines the physicality of sound and image through the direct process in which they are both simultaneously created as well as their interaction on the senses.

ChronotopeIvan Zavada (Australia)
Chronotope explores the synergy and correlation between diverse forms of media, from the minute motions  of  human  skeletal  muscle  cells  captured  on  microscopic  time-lapse  video,  to  large  scale digital areal photographs of the Great Barrier Reef and other typical images of the vast Australian landscape  intricately  layered  into  new  audiovisual  compositions  creating  astounding  abstract universes. Chronotope is a representation of the multi-scale world we live in through the blending of  senses  allowing  the  composer  to  express  atypical  interpretations  of  natural  phenomena  and abstract ideas. Visual music in its modern  form has  the potential  to extend human consciousness and perception.
Chronotope is a term that was coined by twentieth century Russian philosopher and literary critic Mikhail  M  Bakhtin  to  refer  to  how  time  and  space  are  described  and  represented  in  literature. Multimedia and audiovisual art lend themselves well to the term due to the very nature of the art forms  concerned.  Time  and  space  have  increasingly  become  mutually  dependant,  especially through  the  use  of  technology.  This  work  combines  electronic  music,  computer  art  and  abstract digital expressionism. Special thank you to professional photographer Thomas Joannes, micro-biologist Leslie Caron and production  assistant  Rebecca  Cernec  for  collaborating  and  supporting  this  cross-disciplinary journey through sound and images of all scales.

Stravinsky RoseLewis Sykes (Gran Bretaña)
A ‘Whitney Rose’ inspired visualisation of Igor Stravinsky’s Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo (1918) performed by Fiona Cross of the Manchester CamerataStravinsky composed these colourful and witty works late in 1918, five years after The Rite of Spring andtowards the end of his ‘Swiss’ period. His focus at the time, on miniatures and spartan musical textures scored for just a handful of musicians, culminated in The Soldier’s Tale – with its first production in September 1918 financed by Werner Reinhart. Composed immediately afterwards and closely linked to it, Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo were written as a thank you present to him. These three short monologues are among Stravinsky’s “biggest” little works. The first slow and introspective piece, which explores the clarinet’s low register, most likely began life as a song and was sketched as early as 1916. The second is Stravinsky’s “imitation” of improvisation (he had recently heard live jazz for the first time), written without bar lines. The third revisits the ragtime and tango of The Soldier’s Tale.

Las obras programadas fueron seleccionadas por CEIArtE y exhibidas por primera vez en Buenos Aires durante el mes de agosto en el Simposio Understanding Visual Music 2013.

Este concierto continúa las actividades iniciadas por el clclo de Simposios “Understanding Visual Music – UVM.” 

Las entradas para el concierto se entregarán el mismo lunes, en la puerta del Planetario a partir de las 18hs, por orden de llegada.