Musiques & Recherches summer worshops in Ohain (Belgium) will take place from August 31 to September 4, 2008. The final concert will notably propose the spatial diffusion on M&R’s “wide format” acousmonium of Espace / Escape by Francis Dhomont and Figures d’espace by Annette Vande Gorne. The concert will take place, on September 4, at the Grange of the Ferme du Biéreau in Louvain-la-Neuve.
The Futura festival will take place from August 21 to 24, 2008 in Crest (France). Amongst guest composers, let’s point Patrick Ascione, Natasha Barrett, Michel Chion, Pierre Henry, and Lionel Marchetti’s presence. Also, in the Nuit blanche programme (August 23rd) Gilles Gobeil will present his piece Ombres, espaces, silences…, Francis Dhomont will diffuse Signé Dionysos, and Annette Vande Gorne her piece Exil, chant II.
The 5th edition of the Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC ’08) will take place from July 31 to August 3, 2008 in Berlin (Germany). Starting July 23 concerts will be presented as part of the Inventionen 2008 festival. The joined programme is absolutely outstanding: many artists will be there, such as Martin Bédard, François Bayle, Ivo Malec, Bernard Parmegiani, Jean-Claude Risset, Denis Smalley, Horacio Vaggione, Annette Vande Gorne… Not to be missed:
- July 26: concert by Gilles Gobeil (Trilogie d’ondes) with Suzanne Binet-Audet playing ondes Martenot;
- July 27: concert “60 Jahre Musique Concrète & 50 Jahre GRM”;
- July 31: SMC ’08 opening concert with Gilles Gobeil (premiere of Castalie), Ludger Brümmer, Hans Tutschku et Åke Parmerud.
Annette Vande Gorne will present excerpts of her acousmatic opera Yawar Fiesta — and not the complete version as we erroneously announced — on June 9, 2008 at the Cité de la musique in Marseille (France) as part of the Foliephonies event.
Chœur des femmes 2, movement of Annette Vande Gorne’s opera Yawar fiesta on a libretto by Werner Lambersy, will be presented on April 28, 2008 as part of the symposium entitled “La spatialisation des musiques électroniques”, organized by the Université Jean Monnet’s CIEREC in Saint-Étienne (France). Annette Vande Gorne will also also present a conference on “composing with/in space” on April 29.
On April 24, 2008, a 50-year journey proposed by José Manuel Berenguer & Carmen Pardo will be presented as part of the Ars Musica’s Night of the Electroacoustic Music. The event will take place at Kaaitheater in Brussels (Belgium). The concert is in three part, each of them is dedicated to a generation of composers. On programme, works by: Schaeffer, Varèse, Eimert, Stockhausen, Xenakis, Ferrari, Risset, Dhomont, Ferreyra, Mandolini, Vande Gorne, Polonio, Truax, Vaggione, and Kupper.