Andrew GERZSO [MEX, F]

IRCAM [F] and CO-ME-DI-A [EU] Coordinator

The CO-ME-DI-A Network Performance Project: Overview and Challenges

place: Trafó Studio

time: December 4, 2008 (Thursday) 6PM

CO-ME-DI-A is a three year European Culture Project (EACEA) whose goal is the use of high speed networks for cultural projects with a particular emphasis on music. In this talk I will outline the project: goals, current concerns and some technical, solutions used so far. The talk will also describe some of the challenges involved: audience perception, artistic impact, limits of delay times. Finally, there will be a question and answer session.

Jennifer HYMER [USA, GER]

Mantra: the first of STOCKHAUSEN's formula compositions

place: Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, DLA Room

time: December 5, 2008 (Friday) 4PM

This talk takes a close look at the "mantra", the formula that yields up the wealth of material making up the 70 minute piece: from rhythm, motion, pitch forms, structure, time transformations to timbre composition, in which STOCKHAUSEN initated the use of the ring modulater; one of the first use of live electronics in the concert hall.

Pedro REBELO [P, UK]

Director of Research, Sonic Arts Research Centre/Queens University Belfast (SARC) [UK]

Playing Apart

place: Trafó Studio

time: December 6, 2008 (Saturday) 6PM

Composer/digital artist working in electroacoustic music, digital media and installation. His approach to music making is informed by the use of improvisation and interdisciplinary structures. His works includes a series of pieces for soloists and live-electronics which take as a basis the interpretation of specific acoustic spaces.