BARRY TRUAX @ Florence
9 December 2021 – Villa Strozzi, Florence
The exploration of the universe of sound has taken two opposite but complementary directions: the domain of microsound, where frequency and time are interdependent, and the external world of sonic complexity, namely the soundscape. Computers are increasingly providing tools for dealing with each of these domains, such as granular synthesis, convolution, and multi-channel soundscape composition. In this workshop, Barry Truax offers his personal view of the sonic universe, where these two domains integrate in their complexity. At the end of the workshop there will be a listening session with sound examples.
16:30-18:30 hrs Workshop “From Microsound to Soundscape Composition”
19:00 hrs Listening Session, music by Truax
The workshop is held in English.
To register, please send the duly completed registration form to the address firstname.lastname@example.org by 29 NOVEMBER 2021 along with a copy of your identification document.
The maximum number of participants is set to 15. The first 15 requests arriving in chronological order will be taken into consideration, a waiting list will be set up for subsequent requests.
The first 15 participants will have to pay their registration fee by DECEMBER 1, 2021.
In the event of renunciation or lack of payment by the first 15 participants within the indicated date, the waiting list will be opened.
Barry Truax is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Communication (and formerly the School for the Contemporary Arts) at Simon Fraser University where he taught courses in acoustic communication and electroacoustic music. He worked with the World Soundscape Project, editing its Handbook for Acoustic Ecology, and has published a book Acoustic Communication dealing with sound and technology. As a composer, Truax is best known for his work with the PODX computer music system which he has used for tape solo works, music theatre pieces and those with live performers or computer graphics. In 1991 his work, Riverrun, was awarded the Magisterium at the International Competition of Electroacoustic Music in Bourges, France. Truax’s multi-channel soundscape compositions are frequently featured in concerts and festivals around the world. Since his retirement in 2015, Barry has been the Edgard Varèse Guest Professor at the Technical University in Berlin, and Guest Composer at the 2016 BEAST Festival in Birmingham, as well as similar events in Hamburg, Lisbon, Milan, Korea, Salzburg and Venice. He has guest edited two theme issues on soundscape composition for the Cambridge journal Organised Sound, and is co-editor of the Routledge Companion to Sounding Art. Website: www.sfu.ca/~truax