SOUND ART PROGRAM – February 2, 19:00
St. Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design, Main Hall
Dmitry Shubin (Russia)
In/Out (input-output) is a term from the field of IT that implies an interaction between the computer and the outside world. A sound enters the system and, after certain transformations, becomes a sound that is heard by the visitor. Dmitry Shubin investigates “residual” phenomena in sound, and the tonal resonances of the piano “body” that are revealed and structured during work with electronics in real time. In fact, it is precisely between the operations of “input” (In) and “output” (Out) of the sound signal that all the changes of the sound fabric take place.
Chatschatur Kanajan (Germany)
analog intermedial performance
Since March of 2016, the composer and violin player Chatschatur Kanajan has been conducting a series of performances called “OKNO”. At the center of the experiment is the interconnection between graphics and music that emerges in the course of the performance; there is an investigation of their interpenetration and transformation; spectators are co-observers of the creation of an audiovisual work. Kanajan has developed a simple graphic code (as a rule, intersecting vertical and horizontal lines) which can be perceived both as a transcript of musical events and as a graphic notation of sorts. Fundamental compositional techniques (imitation, contrast, parallels, hocket) are transferred to a drawing, and multifaceted structures come into being.