Mondays 27 May and 3, 10 and 17 June, 2013, 18.30 to 20.30 h
The discussion with the artists on skype (10 min) and the texts for this reading group are in English.
Participants are advised to read and listen to the recommended material before each session.
On the limits of execution
Discussion on skype with Tom Johnson (http://www.editions75.com/)
Audio: György Ligeti, Continuum, 1968 and EVOL, ‘Continuum, expanded’, 2011
Text: Roc Jiménez de Cisneros, ‘Continuum, expanded’, 2013 http://experimentalmusicyearbook.com
Virtuosity and speculation
Screening of a video by Goodiepal recorded for the occasion.
Audio: Brian Ferneyhough, ‘Kurze Schatten 2’, 1989 and Curtis Roads, ‘Half-life, Part I: Sonal Atoms’, 1999
Text: Goodiepal or Gaeoudjiparl The Aarhus Warrior, ‘Radical Computer Music & Fantastik Mediemanipulation’
Extremes in duration
Discussion on skype with Dave Phillips (http://www.davephillips.ch/menu.html)
Audio: Keiji Haino, ‘So, Black is Myself’, 1997 and Masonna, ‘Spectrum Ripper. Part XXV’, 1997
Text: Tetsuo Kogawa and Yasunao Tone, ‘Lines of Sight #7. Transcript of a conversation between Tetsuo Kogawa and Yasunao Tone’, 2008.
Memory and time
Discussion on skype with Chris Cutler (http://www.ccutler.com/ccutler)
Audio: Robert Ashley, ‘Pillars’, 2008 http://rwm.macba.cat/en/curatorial/lines3/capsula
Text: Chris Cutler, ‘Quadern d’àudio #04. The road to plunderphonia’, 2011 http://rwm.macba.cat/uploads/20110104/QA_04_Cutler.pdf
Roc Jiménez de Cisneros, Lluís Nacenta and Anna Ramos.
Roc Jiménez de Cisneros: In 1996 he founded the computer music project EVOL. Recent installations include: Continuum Expanded (London, 2011 / The Hague, 2012 / Los Angeles, 2013); Tetralemma + Tetrafluoroethane (Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Chicago, 2011); Rara Avis (CosmoCaixa, 2011); A very short proof... (with Mark Fell, BIACS, Seville Biennale 2008 / Istanbul Biennale 2010 / Vienna 2011 / ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2012–13); Hands in the air, reach for the laser (Diapason Gallery, New York, 2010). He has recently published the album Proper Headshrinker, Editions Mego.
Lluís Nacenta: Researcher on music and sound art. Studied piano at the Conservatori del Liceu and mathematics at the UPC. Professor in the Master's Degree in Sound Art at the UB and in Eina, School of Design and Art. He has been responsible for the experimental music cycle ArtsSònica (2011 and 2012), and he has curated sound installation projects at the Convent de Sant Agustí (2011) and Sónar (2012). He participates in projects of artistic production as a member of the music interpretation group Experimental Funktion and the collective Turismo.
Anna Ramos: Director of the online radio project Ràdio Web MACBA and co-director of the label ALKU, a multidisciplinary platform operating since 1997. Under this umbrella she develops projects, installations and cycles on computer music, generative audio, synthesis and related areas. Together with Roc Jiménez de Cisneros she has curated lecture cycles, concerts and installations for MACBA, Sónar, Espai Cultural Caja Madrid and CosmoCaixa, among others. Her work has been presented worldwide.