Toranj – New Iranian electronic music

Toranj is a recital of acousmatic pieces created by young Iranian 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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esquirlas/vacío en Sonology Discussion Concert Series

Esquirlas/vacío recibirá su premiere holandesa esta tarde 17 de abril a las 19.30 horas en la Schoenbergzaal del Koninklijk Conservatorium de La Haya de la mano de la pianista Akane Takada y el compositor Ángel Arranz en las electrónicas en vivo durante el último concierto de la temporada de los Discussion Concert Series del Instituto de Sonología en La Haya. La pieza a su vez fue estrenada en 2013 en el Festival SON organizado por musicadhoy por Akane Takada en La Casa Encendida de Madrid durante el concierto monográfico de Ángel Arranz dedicado a sus series de arquitecturas.

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Esquirlas/vacío forma parte, junto con otras dos piezas, del primer ciclo de arquitecturas de Ángel Arranz titulado DK <protos> y basado en aspectos geométricos del diseño del edificio Bodegas Protos. construido por Richard Rogers en Peñafiel. Estas piezas son DK <sin>, para ensemble multi-instrumental variable y electrónica, y Electronic Study, para tape. El ciclo entero fue estrenado en las Bodegas Protos de Peñafiel el pasado 23 de noviembre de 2013, durante el concierto de clausura de Peñafiel Milenio 2013, festival que celebró los Mil Años de la Fundación de la Villa de Peñafiel [1013 – 2013].

Composing Spaces Symposium – Institute of Sonology of The Hague

During five exciting days, from 9th to 13th of April, the Institute of Sonology will cellebrate the symposium Composing Spaces. Spatial Music from Grabrielli to the 21st century. This will be a nice occasion to share knowledge with really expert people from different countries under the same common denominator of enjoying sound from a liberated point of view, which nowadays takes space as a main concern in music.

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A gathering of forces completely relevant in this subject, such as Groupe de Recherches Musicales Paris, the Institute of Sonology – Koninklijk Convervatorium The  Hague,  The Technical University Berlin, The Spatial Information Laboratory of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and The Netherlands-based The Game of Life Foundation will contribute to present unique insights on the flourishing relationship between music and space.

During the concerts, the audience will be able to listen to music through three different diffusion systems, which match together at the same hall, the Arnold Schoenbergzaal: besides an octophonic set, the Acousmonium loudspeaker-orchestra from GRM and the Wave Field System of the Game of Life Foundation.

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Ángel Arranz will do a humble contribution by giving a lecture, which will to emphasize the sensitive/abstract relationship between music and space throughout his personal insight of architecture as an means of expression. Also, he will present one of his last creations, S A H, a 7-channel tape with video projection, extracted from our series of 4 avant-garde architectures, [d]espacio.

Behind every project you have the power of humanity

Without all these people, it would be not been possible at all. Thank you so much!

[d]espacio en Real Conservatorio de La Haya

Hoy 8 de marzo de 2012 , a las 19.30 h, en la Arnold Schoenbergzaal del Koninklijk Conservatorium de La Haya presentamos  [d]espacio: serie acusmática sobre cuatro arquitecturas españolas. Música, video-arte y arquitectura.

La entrada es gratuita y el evento incluye una cata de vinos.

[d]espacio at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague

Tonight 8th March 2012, 19.30h, at the Arnold Schoenbergzaal of the Koninklijk Conservatorium of The Hague we will present [d]espacio: acousmatic series on four Spanish buildings.

Free entrance and free wine tasting of 4 excellent Spanish wines.

multimedia concert [d]espacio – Thrusday 8th of March – 19.30 Koncon, Den Haag [NL]

Next Thrusday 8th of March, at 19.30 hours, The DK projection will peform the multimedia concert [d]espacio at the Schoenbergzaal of the Koninkjilk Conservatorium Den Haag -address Juliana van Stolberglaan, 1.

[d]espacio is a series of four acousmatic pieces with video projections by the composer Ángel Arranz. The series is inpired on four Spanish avant-garde wineries; it was composed between 2009 and 2012: Electronic Study is based on Bodegas Protos by Sir Richard Rogers; Extrusion is based on Marqués de Riscal – Ciudad del Vino by Frank Gehry; S A H, on Bodegas Ysios by Santiago Calatrava, and finally, the last piece, De la luz y del espacio takes inspiration on Bodegas Qumrán by Hernández/Solís.

The entrance to the concert is free and will include a free wine tasting, with a selection of the best wines of these companies. Please, feel free to come by.