Toranj – New Iranian electronic music

Toranj is a recital of acousmatic pieces created by young Iranian men and women composers. The concert gives insight into the excellent moment and the splendid panorama of the electronic music in Iran, a consolidated country with an enormous creative power and sonic imagination.

TORANJ_ENCradle, pass and projection of the oldest civilizations of humanity and diverse ancestral cultures, Iran possesses an artistic and musical tradition deeply rooted and tightly connected to a sort of spirituality, in the visual and sound realms, both of them characterized by the use of filigree, the geometrical virtuosity and the knowledge of space. This emotional approach to sonic phenomena is traceable in Iranian classical and folk music.

porxets_p_b Model (1)The music presented by The DK<projection> in the recital endeavours to make converge contemporaneity and tradition, dealing masterfully with sound through new technologies. With a deep understanding of space and a ductile treatment of sound, the music by these young Iranian authors unites rationality and emotion at sensitive levels, which are difficult to reach by today´s Western composer.

With the inestimable collaboration of the Institute of Sonology The Hague [NL], the premiere of this project will take place within the 10th Mostra Sonora de Sueca, Valencia [ES] 8th of May, 2014 at 20.30 hours, venue Els Porxets – Sara Moret, adress Carrel del Sequial, 1 Sueca, together with three other productions by The DK <projection> from 8th to 11th of May, 2014, respectively: callingHiggs, a flashmob for cell phones, DK <qumran>, multidisciplinary series of pieces based on the avantgarde building Bodegas Qumrán by Konkrit Blu Arquitectura and the concert Institute of Sonology. As a homage to the composer Dick Raaijmakers, this last recital will be conformed by historical and recent pieces by authors from this important European institution.

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Institute of Sonology – Discussion Concert Series – 7th May

Institute of Sonology
Discussion Concert Series
DC #5 – 7th May, 2010
Arnold Schoenbergzaal, 19:30
Royal Conservatory of The Hague

Works of G.M. Koenig, Adalsteinsson, Zweerts, Vinton, Van Paemel/Braet, Konstantinidou, Li and Arranz.

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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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