A sound bridge to link the Nordic Countries and South America through electroacoustic music
miércoles, 4 de noviembre de 2009
REALtime: Sounds from the Weave
November 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2009: 12:30p - The Stedman Art Gallery
The Rutgers Electro-Acoustic Lab (REAL) presents Sounds from the Weave, four installations of electroacoustic music by women composers from around the globe.
Supporting the art exhibition A Complex Weave: Women and Identity in Contemporary Art, these installations showcase the myriad ways that women have expressed issues of their identity and gender through their music.
69 composers from 18 countries submitted over 100 works for consideration. 33 works were chosen to represent how women composers from diverse backgrounds have woven the the threads of identity into their work.
Each installation is one hour in duration.
All are welcome to visit the gallery during these times and reflect on the art and take in the sounds. Admission is free.
Click here for a complete list of composers and works.
The Nordic Countries and South America have very different realities, traditions, languages and history. But one thing we have in common is, unfortunately, our lack of mutual knowledge. But distances seems to get closer nowadays and with the aid of the new means of communication we can certainly reversed this situation and make a rich interchange between our regions.
That’s the reason we have decided to undertake the “North - South - Project” with the certainty that one of the ways to understand and know a culture is through our ears: listening the soundscapes of cities, towns or of any other sample of the country where each composer lives and work. The idea is to make a CD release of sound works whereevery composer from the Nordic Countries has toworkat least half of his composition with sounds made available by the Latin American composers and vice versa. All other sounds they choose to record themselves has to be put in the sound bank for others to use Every composer will have to finish a new work created from the sound sources available on the project’s web site with a maximum duration of 4 minutes. Therefore, in order to produce the CD, we are about 18 composers involved.