Kulturnatt 2023 i Trondheim med Electric Audio Unit

Electric Audio Unit har igjen gleden av å være en del av Kulturnatt hos Vitensenteret i Trondheim den 15. september kl 21 og kl 22.

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Kari Telstad Sundet – All Machines Now

Is post apocalyptic dystopia and mass extinction leaving you stressed and sleepless? Don’t worry. Your friendly AI can help. Nothing like a nice soundscape to soothe those frazzled nerves. 

Kari Telstad Sundet is a Norwegian composer whose artistic focus is on the visual nature of music and sound, and on the way music can trigger our common associations and memories. Her music has been performed at festivals such as Borealis, UNM, Bergen Assembly and Sound of Stockholm.

Louisa Danielsson – Is It For the Government?

Is it for the Government? (4:03) is a piece reflecting on our relation to material progress and development. The material used in the piece was recorded at different building sites around Gothenburg. It narrates a dialogue between machines and humans and how this relationship might develop over time. 

Louisa PaImi (b.1995) is a composer, musician and sound artist from Tromsø, Norway . In her work, she combines electronics, electroacoustics and 3D sound technology with dance and live performance. In short time her work has gained recognition and has been presented several places in Europe such as Inkonst (Malmö), Palace of the Grand Dukes (Vilnius), Sentralen (Oslo) Insomnia Festival (Tromsø), 3:e Våningen (Göteborg) and Verona Resona (Verona).

Martyna Kosecka – Still Life

Still life is a work of art that usually presents an inanimate object and tries to catch its immobilized essence. My composition is trying to capture the nature of the world after the ecological disaster that might occur quite fast if we do not take specific actions to stop this process. I describe three elements as the bitter symbols of the post-apocalypse: our decomposition and fall as human beings (corpse), global warming consequence (grains of sand and dry soil), and overtaking pollution (plastic). The only sounds incorporated in this composition create a still life of a new inanimate world: electronically transformed human breath, sounds of soil and sand, and finally, sounds of raw prerecorded plastic objects.

Martyna Kosecka is a Polish composer, performer, conductor, curator and researcher in new music. In her projects she works with narratives, microtonality, symbolism and ritualism, by using multidisciplinary solutions. She emphasises the richness of transcultural relationships in art, drawing from the cultures of Iran, Poland and Norway, the countries she has connected through her life.

Magdaléna Manderlová – A Forest of Ears

In «A Forest of Ears», Manderlová worked with field recordings, studio recordings of plastic materials and hydrophone recordings. A Forest of Ears is an imagined soundscape where everything tingles, sounds and listens.

Magdaléna Manderlová is a multidisciplinary artist based in Trondheim. In her practice, she likes to think, feel and dream through sound and explores listening as a tool to engage with the world. Her works in the form of sonic essays, field recordings, participatory soundwalks, site-specific projects, performances, and writings, have been presented internationally. Manderlová is educated in the art academies in Ostrava, Czech Republic, and Trondheim, Norway. She co-runs Røst Artist in Residence program at Skomvær lighthouse, Sápmi-Northern Norway.

Robert Normandeau: La Part des Anges

Picture credit: Caroline Campeau

This work explores sampling, dispersal, fragmentation, extraction, and distillation. This is the “angels’ share,” the volatile part of aging alcohol that slowly evaporates through the walls of the barrel. Here, the material that evaporates are a capella songs from different cultures and different historical periods. These songs that cross the ages and come from everywhere where the musical traditions are very old. I tried to keep their timbre while extracting only the volatile part of their essence.

The piece was realized in 2011 in the studios of the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe (ZKM, Germany), and at the Faculty of Music of the Université de Montréal (Québec) and premiered on November 26, 2011 during the festival Imatronic 2011 in Karlsruhe (Germany). The residence at the ZKM followed the Giga-Hertz-Preis in 2010. La part des anges was specially composed for a dome of loudspeakers. The work was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Musica Nova 2012 International Competition of Electroacoustic Music (Prague, Czech Republic).

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