Concordia Live and
A one day colloquium focusing on issues surrounding the marriage between electroacoustics and the performing and media arts. Topics may include interdisciplinary collaboration, artistic and technological innovation, comprovisation, audience interactivity, human-machine interface, aural and visual perception, laptop orchestras/ensembles, stage techniques, related education and pedagogy, social and cultural contexts, and others.
Schedule and Abstracts
9:15 Opening remarks
10:30 Paper session
11:30 - break -
11:45 Paper session II
12:45 - lunch break -
14:00 Paper session III
15:00 - break -
15:15 Paper session IV
16:15 Roundtable discussion
17:15 Concluding remarks
17:30 - end of the colloquium -
Saturday March 26th
- Intermission -
An electroacoustic improvised performance with gestural control - Adam Basanta
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Admission is free but requires registration
Concordia Music Department
Keynote speakers / Guest artists:
Gluck’s current musical collaborators include saxophonists Joe Giardullo and Ras Moshe, bassists Christopher Dean Sullivan and Michael Bisio, drummer Dean Sharp, and computer musician/composer Neil Rolnick.
Raised in New York as a conservatory student and political activist, Gluck spent many years away from music, leading a life as a rabbi. Bob Gluck’s return to composing electronic music in 1995 and to the piano in 2005 marked a new beginning in his unusual career as a musician, educator, and writer. With influences as diverse as Herbie Hancock, Jimi Hendrix, Johann Sebastian Bach, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, and Karlheinz Stockhausen, Gluck has discovered a way to marry interests in electronic music with his love of jazz. Gluck designs his own software interfaces for interactive musical performance and multimedia installation, including the sound installations 'Layered Histories' (2004), an immersive sound and video environment with Cynthia Rubin and 'Sounds of a Community' (2002), in which visitors trigger and shape recorded sounds by interacting with electronic musical sculptures.
Gluck's musical training is from the Julliard, Manhattan, and Crane schools of Music, the State University of New York at Albany (BA, 1977) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (MFA, 2001). His music has been performed internationally. His writings have appeared in Computer Music Journal, Leonardo Music Journal, Leonardo, Organized Sound, Tav +, Journal SEAMUS, Review Zaman (France), Magham (Iran), Ideas Sonicas (Mexico), and elsewhere. He is author of “You’ll Know When You Get There: Herbie Hancock and the Mwandishi Band” (forthcoming, University of Chicago Press). Bob Gluck is Associate Professor of Music and Director of the Electronic Music Studio at The University at Albany. For texts, mp3s, information about his recordings, and documentation of his electronic music, see: www.electricsongs.com
Neil B. Rolnick
Though much of Rolnick’s work has been in areas which connect music and technology, and is therefore considered in the realm of “experimental” music, his music has always been highly melodic and accessible. Whether working with electronic sounds, improvisation, or multimedia, his music has been characterized by critics as “sophisticated,” “hummable and engaging,” and as having “good senses of showmanship and humor.”
In the first half of 2010 Rolnick’s performances included concerts in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Vienna and New York. He completed 50 Fugue and Numb, both part of the extended media performance MONO, which will be premiered in 2012. He was awarded the Hoefer Prize from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, which includes a commission for large ensemble, and an artist residency at the Conservatory in 2012. He also received a 2010 NY Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and residencies at the MacDowell Colony and the Ucross Foundation. In January 2011 Innova Recordings will release his 16th CD, Extended Family.
In 2009 Rolnick completed Extended Family for string quartet, and is currently at work on MONO, a multi media performance piece. Innova Recordings released The Economic Engine in 2009, which was cited as one of the year’s outstanding classical CDs in the New York Times.
Rolnick teaches at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, where he was founding director of the iEAR Studios.
Eldad Tsabary (co-director)
Eldad Tsabary is a composer, professor, and event organizer. His music is released on Confluencias, ERMMedia, Capstone, NAISA, Musicworks, ElektraMusic, Vibrö, VoxNovus, and JAZZIS, and published by Editions BIM. His works won prizes and mentions in WPA and Kraft Media prize, Miniaturas Electroacústicas, NAISA/CBC, Bourges, Madrid Abierto, ZKM, Harbourfront, and others. Performers of his music include the Bulgarian Philharmonic, Cygnus Ensemble, and Haim Avitsur. Eldad teaches live electroacoustics, aural perception, and music technology at Concordia and Musitechnic. He is the director of Canadian 60x60 and treasurer of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community. Recent artistic highlights include interreligious compositions and telematic performances.
Ricardo Dal Farra (co-director)
Dr. Ricardo Dal Farra is Associate Professor and Chair of the Music Department at Concordia.
Paul Scriver (collaborator)
Paul Scriver is an improvising musician, composer and sound artist. Much of his work addresses the disconnect between our contemporary human existence and the natural world.
CLIEC 2011 - Saturday, March 26th 2011
Concordia University - Montreal, Canada