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Tempo Reale/Education /ACOUSMONIUM | Workshop with Motus on live interpretation of music with recorded support

ACOUSMONIUM | Workshop with Motus on live interpretation of music with recorded support

ACOUSMONIUM | Workshop with Motus on live interpretation of music with recorded support

Florence, 22 > 25 September 2019, Limonaia di Villa Strozzi
ACOUSMONIUM | Workshop with Motus on live interpretation of music with recorded support
A practical training course and two concerts with speaker orchestra aimed at composers, electronic musicians, and producers
Curated by Motus (France), with Pierre Couprie, Olivier Lamarche, Nathanaëll Raboisson
In occasion of Tempo Reale Festival, Y  e di Research sounds and music – Training 2019

An intensive workshop with the historical French collective Motus and their acousmonium, which will be installed at the Limonaia di Villa Strozzi during the Tempo Reale Festival (section Y). The workshop will focus on the interpretative practices of electro-acoustic music, briefly tracing its history, and giving participants the chance to experience it directly on the acousmonium, composed of 45 speakers and a total of 25 channels. Through practical exercises and the analysis of musical extracts, participants will be able to acquire working methods, interpretative parameters, practicing and increasing the management of interfaces for the live interpretation of music in a concert space.

The workshop is aimed towards composers also with little experience of sound diffusion, and professionals of the audio-visual sector who are particularly interested in music on recorded support. Before the beginning of the workshop, participants will have to analyse and memorise a dozen musical extracts, with a duration varying between 30 seconds and 2 minutes. These extracts will be provided after registration and used during the workshop. During the course, participants will also have the opportunity to play parts from their own compositions or from compositions of their choice, which however they will already have analysed and memorised before the beginning of the course. Pieces chosen must be strictly in stereo.

The workshop will also have a public presence in two special concerts, in which the participants will be able to play the works they have chosen; in addition, participants will be able to attend the two concerts curated by Motus dedicated to the historical and current repertoire, for free.

To register, send the appropriately completed registration form within SEPTEMBER 10th to the following address: corsi@temporeale.it
A file must also be sent with the following information:
1. E-mail contacts and phone number
2. Short biography
3. In case of previous experiences with acousmonium, provide a list of the compositions performed.

Cost: 150€
Places are limited

The meetings will take place at the Limonaia of Villa Strozzi, via Pisana 77, Florence, with the following structure:
22 September
14.00-17.00 hrs: Arrival of participants and assembly of acousmonium
23 September
10.00-13.00 hrs: Workshop
lunch break
14.00-16.30 hrs: Workshop
24 September
10.00-13.00 hrs: Workshop
lunch break
14.00-16.30 hrs: Workshop
19.00 hrs: Concert of participants
21.30 hrs: Motus Concert
25 September
10.00-13.00 hrs: Workshop
lunch break
14.00-16.30 hrs: Workshop
19.00 hrs: Concert of participants
21.30 hrs: Motus Concert

At the end of every afternoon, each participant will have the acousmonium available for an individual test. Individual test times will be agreed based on the number of participants. The teachers will be: Pierre Couprie, Olivier Lamarche, Nathanaëlle Raboisson. The workshop is held in English. Registration is considered confirmed only if completed by filling in the application form and paying the advance registration fee.

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Note biografiche: MOTUS è una compagnia musicale indipendente creata nel 1996, e dedicato alla promozione del suono in tutti le sue forme. La sua attività si divide tra: la produzione di concerti acustici, misti e strumentali; la creazione di opere musicali e transdisciplinari; la promozione e la pratica dell’interpretazione sull’acousmonium; la progettazione di installazioni e ambienti sonori; la ricerca musicologica e pedagogica; la produzione radiofonica; e pubblicazioni discografiche. Una delle caratteristiche principali di MOTUS è quella di approcciare l’acousmonium, come un vero strumento, come un’orchestra di altoparlanti, diretta da interpreti professionisti.