Wir laden sie recht herzlich zu einem Open CUBE Konzert und einer CUBE
Lecture am IEM ein.
Donnerstag 12.11.2015 um 18.00Uhr
IEM - Institut für Elektronische Musik und Akustik - IEM, Inffeldgasse
Steven Kazuo Takasugi (Harvard University)
"New Work: Samples, Samples, and More Samples"
A short Lecture and an Hour of Electro-Acoustic Music
"I have been working with recorded samples, computer-assisted,
algorithmic composition, and mixed-media pieces for the past 25 years.
In this time, certain ideas, concepts, and metaphors have emerged,
developed, yet persisted over time. The most resilient of these seem to
have been derived from the medium itself, but map almost too neatly onto
a composer’s personality, expressive intentions, personal history, and
imagination, even that which preceded composing altogether. What is the
nature of this persistence and variation, and how does a composer seduce
extensibility of these ideas and the media toward continual discovery
Steven Kazuo Takasugi, born 1960 in Los Angeles, is a composer of
electro-acoustic music. This involves the collecting and archiving of
recorded, acoustic sound samples into large databases, each classifying
thousands of individual, performed instances collected over decades of
experimentation and research, mostly conducted in his private sound
laboratory. These are then subjecting to computer-assisted, algorithmic
composition, revised and adjusted until the resulting emergent sound
phenomena, energies, and relationships reveal hidden meanings and
contexts to the composer. Against this general project of fixed-media is
the addition of live performers, described as an accompanying project:
"When people return…" This relationship often creates a "strange
doubling" playing off the "who is doing what?" inherent with
simultaneous live and recorded media: a ventriloquism effect of sorts.
Takasugi is an Associate of the Harvard Music Department and Managing
Director of its Summer Composition Institute. He is currently the Riemen
and Bakatel Fellow for Music at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced
Study at Harvard University, and is the recipient of awards including a
John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and a Japan Foundation Artist
Residency. Takasugi is also a renowned teacher of composition associated
with master classes and discussion fora in Singapore, Stuttgart, Tel
Aviv, Darmstadt, and Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Kunstuniversitaet Graz Inffeldgasse 10/3
Institut fuer Elektronische Musik und Akustik - IEM A-8010 Graz
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