Isidro Blasco exhibition – Aquí Huidizo – Sala Alcalá 31, Madrid

c/ Alcalá, 31
28014 Madrid
17th March to 16th May, 2010
Tu. to Sa. 11:00 to 20:30
Su. 11:00 to 14:00
free entrance

Unlike the general chaotic mood last days and the collective hysteria by trip colapses, certain news about a threatening volcano incarnated in the god Thor and serious announcements in the meantime of a new crisis originated over the worldwide airplane sector, unlike the trapped feeling of willing to escape the tyrannical permanence of Madrid architecture and the endless sensation of a Europe that suddenly converts into an enormous abstraction surrounded by cumulus of imaginary ashes and distorted hallucinations from the media, we found another more interesting chaos, organic and silent, formed by real memories and pieces of life meticulously (dis)ordered on wooden structures, delicately bent photographic sheets and imaginary streets that at the same time are real, mental territories seen at once. So, it could be defined doubtlessly as a true pleasure. Fiction over fiction equals real, chaos over chaos equals something pretty close to exquisite order.

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Two interviews with Paul Berg and Kees Tazelaar

Indeed, this is a special event for sonologists, musicologists, composers and in general for lovers of electronic music. Two interviews with Paul Berg and Kees Tazelaar repectively have been published by the composer and musicologist Ángel Arranz. These interviews were realized during 2009 within the framework of the Institute of Sonology of The Hague.

The first interview covers one singular route of one of the pioneers on computer music. Paul Berg teaches at the Institute of Sonology computer music and algorithmic composition. This interview explores a personal path from the origin of computer programming applied to electronic music towards the most recent computational environments. This knowledge crystallized in AC Toolbox, a computer program on algorithmic composition designed by him. The text describes Paul Berg’s experience through his own words, which makes this document even more invaluable. A certain amount of synchronous subjects are unfolded step-to-step as a sort of algorithm, metaphorically speaking, from the seventies until now.

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Ángel Arranz: composer, sonologist and musicologist

We would like to announce the release of the website of the composer Ángel Arranz.

Ángel Arranz [1976] is a Spanish composer who lives and works in The Netherlands as an associate researcher at the Institute of Sonology of The Hague. His music explores hybridization between acoustical instruments and electronics, spatiality in several plans of the musical realization and multi-instrumental assemblage. As a sort of mental territories, his music explores basically the utilization of time as a constructional matter through applied mathematics. He has developed an interesting algorithmic composition environment based on the utilization of waveforms [also named ‘seeds’], which work as controllers of the musical parameters, being used in turn to control the field where instruments are written. Seeds control the smallest aspects of the composition as well as the most general structures.

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