Audiopantalla MACBA: Japanese Audiovisions
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Audiopantalla MACBA: Japanese Audiovisions

Concert programme

The computer has been a fully-fledged musical instrument for many years now, allowing real time performances and giving a very diverse range of artists the means to express them in singular ways. All in all, a revolutionary device that can easily and instantly synthesize, manipulate and reproduce sounds of all kinds. But the consequences of the computer's potential as an instrumet go beyond the sphere of sound in a strict sense. Live digital music performances often seem to draw attention to a lost performative dimension, a "deauratized" stage model, as Walter Benjamin would say. In this new live context, more and more artists are responding by creating image-sound works that fit into the specific form of audiovisual reception that Michel Chion has called "audiovision."

Audiopantalla MACBA: Japanese Audiovisions is programmed as part of the 2010 Grec Festival, and focuses on a selection of artists from Japan, a country with a particularly prolific scene in these kinds of projects. It showcases live audiovisual works that explore new interconnections between image and sound, and that pick up the baton of experimental tradition around synaesthetic and multisensory creation, bringing it into today's technological and cultural context.

The program presents three very different projects from Japan, which explore the relationship between images and music in a specific and original way.

Curator: Arnau Horta

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Concert programme

The computer has been a fully-fledged musical instrument for many years now, allowing real time performances and giving a very diverse range of artists the means to express them in singular ways. All in all, a revolutionary device that can easily and instantly synthesize, manipulate and reproduce sounds of all kinds. But the consequences of the computer’s potential as an instrumet go beyond the sphere of sound in a strict sense. Live digital music performances often seem to draw attention to a lost performative dimension, a “deauratized” stage model, as Walter Benjamin would say. In this new live context, more and more artists are responding by creating image-sound works that fit into the specific form of audiovisual reception that Michel Chion has called “audiovision.”

Audiopantalla MACBA: Japanese Audiovisions is programmed as part of the 2010 Grec Festival, and focuses on a selection of artists from Japan, a country with a particularly prolific scene in these kinds of projects. It showcases live audiovisual works that explore new interconnections between image and sound, and that pick up the baton of experimental tradition around synaesthetic and multisensory creation, bringing it into today’s technological and cultural context.

The program presents three very different projects from Japan, which explore the relationship between images and music in a specific and original way.

Curator: Arnau Horta

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dates
1 July 2010 – 15 July 2010
price
Entrance: 6 eur. Friends of MACBA: free. MACBA Auditorium. Seating is limited
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Audiopantalla MACBA: Japanese Audiovisions
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