concert will use state of the art multimedia technology to enhance
the presentation of some of the most influential works of electronic
music of the last half of the 20th Century. Each work presented is
indicative of one of the main schools of electronic composition of
the last half of the 20th century.
of the works on this concert are multi-channel works. Multi-channel
works aim at immersing the audience in the sound world they create.
One of the techniques used for this effect is placing the audience
in the middle and surrounding it with speakers. The Low Library
rotunda is a circular presentation space, with a very high ceiling,
and with the audience seating in the middle. This kind of setting
will enhance the surround feeling of the works.
structure of each work, its compositional techniques and tools,
the history of each work and the relationship of each work to the
development of electronic music will be presented through the following
Electronic, web based, program notes, which you are currently reading.
Click on the buttons at left to read about the pieces and composers
and visual examples are included. These pages will be expanded with
further multimedia content as the concert approaches.
Audiovisual introductions for every piece. These introductions will
be projected on a large screen in front of the audience. Their function
will be to introduce the composer and the work and to give the audience
a basic understanding of the technique used for the creation of
the piece. The compositional and sound synthesis technique used
will be demonstrated and each demonstration will be accompanied
by its corresponding sound.
Real-time visual mapping/analysis of the structure of some of the
compositions during their performance. A number of different visual
mapping techniques (music score following, computer data following,
real time sonograms, aural scores, spatialization scores) will be
used to provide appropriate visual representation of the structure
of some of the pieces while they are being performed. This will
offer the audience a further analysis possibility for the work.
14th, 9-11 p.m.
Lincoln Center for tickets