DK qumran

DK qumran is an interdisciplinary audiovisual series of three works created by Ángel Arranz with the collaboration of the visual artist Beatriz del Saz, and which combines live visuals, architecture and music. The show consists in a projection of real-time generated visuals and a recital of electronic music [live and fixed media]. The music is played through a set of speakers surrounding the audience. The purpose of this set is to create a feeling of spatiality.

Both video and music are based on the architecture of Bodegas Qumrán [ES]. The winery is located in the prestigious Golden Mile of Ribera del Duero, positioned on a small hill with gentle and sunny slopes called ‘El Cerro de las Bodegas’, surrounded by a vineyard of 4,5 Ha. The building, a work by the Spanish architecture studio Konkrit Blu, is an intimate concrete construction, which successfully combines futuristic design and the tranquil, timeless beauty of Castilian wine landscapes.

“Qumran” is the first work of this series. This piece for bass saxophone, electronics and live visuals, is dedicated to Josetxo Silguero. Qumran B, for percussion set and electronics -the last of the pieces of the series- is dedicated to Raphaël Simon.The coherence of these disciplines -architecture, live visuals and music- as a concept and as fact related to the ” material”- strives to create a unique experience for the audience: abstract videos created real-time, the spectacularity of the bass saxophone (this being a rare classical/modern instrument), and a detailed PA system surrounding the audience.

www.thedkprojection.com/en/projects/qumran.html

www.konkritblu.com  

www.bodegasqumran.es

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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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The DK<projection> is an independent multi[inter]disciplinary group whose creative stimulus is the use of technology as a vehicle of musical and artistic transformation.

Algorithmic composition, fixed media, live electronics, live video-​performance, video-​installation, sound installation, photography, contemporary dance, documentary film and architecture, are some of the multimedia expressions explored within an organic whole, starting from the reinvention of musical genres that play a role in visual arts, applied technology and sound spatialization.

From now on, in this blog you can find interesting items related with electronic music, computer music, algorithmic composition, references to a variety of sonological subjects, such as architecture and music, literature related to it, articles, interviews, et cetera. Also, this is will be the place in which we will announce our activities and calendar.
We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoy writing it!

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The DK <Projection> Team