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.
Cradle, 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.
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.
Ya están aquí las fotos oficiales del rodaje del documental del projecto DK <qumran>, realizado el pasado mes de septiembre en Bodegas Qumrán [ES]! Vaya nuestro público agradecimiento y un fuerte abrazo al gran fotógrafo vallisoletano Nacho Carretero, autor de las imágenes, por su buen hacer y por su humanidad, lo cual se refleja como podéis comprobar en sus fantásticas instantáneas y retratos. ¡Realmente captó la magia y la intensidad del momento!
It just has been released the official photos of the filming of the documentary on DK<qumran> project, realized last September at Bodegas Qumrán [ES]. We would like to openly thank to the amazing photograph from Valladolid, the great Nacho Carretero, the images’ author, because of his high level of professionalism and humanity, which is perfectly expressed at his gorgeous still images and portraits. He really captured the magic and the intensity of such moments!
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!