Zurich School of Music, Drama and Dance HMT opens Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology Fwd:


Subject: Zurich School of Music, Drama and Dance HMT opens Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology Fwd:
From: Kevin Austin (kevin.austin@videotron.ca)
Date: Thu Oct 06 2005 - 11:47:19 EDT


Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2005 16:37:09 +0100 (BST)
From: Ed Benndorf <ed@dense.de>
Subject: Zurich School of Music, Drama and Dance HMT opens Institute
for Computer Music and Sound Technology

Zurich School of Music, Drama and Dance HMT
Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology

Press Release

Zurich, October 4th, 2005

Computer Music
Sound Technology
ICST!

Zurich School of Music, Drama and Dance HMT opens the Institute for
Computer Music and Sound Technology (ICST) on October 26, 27 and 28,
2005 with a rich variety of opening events at different locations in
Zurich, Switzerland.

Computer music, at first a special style of New Music, has moved on
to become a melting pot of all kinds of artistic and scientific
areas. Computer music brings together the various kinds of music and
culture. Computer music is media art. It closes the gaps between the
arts.

The ICST was the idea of Daniel Fueter, Rector of the Hochschule
Musik und Theater Zürich (HMT). It is divided into two departments,
Computer Music and Sound Technology. Its primary function is to carry
out research with particular emphasis on projects involving
collaboration between these two domains. Student, teachers and
researchers are welcome at the Institute to work on their projects.
The Institute also invites composers to do research or to realize
pieces in its studio. In addition, the ICST organizes several series
of public events during the school year, including the ICSTalk
lectures, monthly concerts in the Kleiner Saal in the Florhofgasse
and the “Generator” concert series for student compositions.

Research in Sound Technology goes back to the end of the 19th
Century, that in Computer Music to the 1950’s. Typically, Sound
Technology research has been driven by the recording industry with
the goal of developing better commercial products, while research in
Computer Music has typically striven to develop tools for musical
composition, and hence artistic expression. The ICST is one of very
few institutions in the world whose declared purpose is to bring
these two domains closer together by concentrating on research
calling on the resources of both.

At the ICST, projects and ideas are visualized and discussed in
concerts, workshops and courses. Results are published online. At the
ICSTalk, experts of various fields talk about their work and invite
people to discuss their findings.

A close relationship to the degree programs of the HMT is assured.
The Sound Engineer program, parts of the Composition Degree with
Specialization in Computer Music, the Post-Graduate Course in
Computer Music and most of the individual Computer Music courses are
given by staff member of the Institute. Staff members assist students
and faculty where appropriate and encourage them to develop research
projects to be realized at the ICST.

We are happy to provide you more Informations and Images about the
University, the opening Events and the artists.

Press contact: Dense PR - dense@dense.de

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Opening Events ICST – Overview

-> Opening

Wednesday, 26 October 2005, 17:00

Kleiner Saal, Hochschule Musik und Theater Zürich, Florhofgasse 6, 8001 Zürich:

- Opening Speeches: Gerald Bennett, Head ICST and Daniel Fueter, Director HMT. - Music: Françoise Barrière, Bruno Spoerri

Thursday, 27 October 2005, 14:00

Kleiner Saal, Hochschule Musik und Theater Zürich, Florhofgasse 6, 8001 Zürich:

Open House Sound Technology - James A. Moorer, Senior Computer Scientist, Adobe Systems: Domains of Future Research in Sound Technology - Dr. Markus Erne, Department Head Sound Technology: Multi Channel Audio Today and Tomorrow

15:00 – 18:00 Vortragssaal, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst HGKZ, Ausstellungsstrasse 60, 8005 Zürich:

AudioVisual Videos non-stop: COH, Jasch, Oval, Pita/Jade, Bernd Schurer/Bettina Disler, Steinbrüchel/Brusa

20:00 Rohstofflager/Tonimolkerei, Förrlibuckstrasse 109, 8005 Zürich:

-> Concerts

- Steinbrüchel; Martin Neukom: Study 7.1; Stephan Wittwer; Jean-Claude Risset: Octant. Jasch: Codespace; Oval; COH. Mego classics by Pita; domizil favourites by Marcus Maeder

Friday, 28 October 2005, 14:00

Kleiner Saal, Hochschule Musik und Theater Zürich, Florhofgasse 6, 8001 Zürich:

Open House Computer Music - Jean-Claude Risset: Music Research Issues for Sound Synthesis - Clarence Barlow: ISIS - An Alternative Approach to Sound Waves - Dr. Martin Neukom: Music and Computer Music – Why I Make Music With Computers - Christian Schneider: HyperSphere, an Ambisonic Audio-Sequencer for OSX

15:00 – 18:00 Vortragssaal, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst HGKZ, Ausstellungsstrasse 60, 8005 Zürich:

AudioVisual Videos non-stop: COH, Jasch, Oval, Pita/Jade, Bernd Schurer/Bettina Disler, Steinbrüchel/Brusa

19:30 Grosser Saal, Hochschule Musik und Theater Zürich, Florhofgasse 6, 8001 Zürich:

-> Concerts

Jean-Claude Risset: Sud Judy Klein: From the Journals of Felix Bossonet Clarence Barlow: Sinophonie I, fLvXv$ Joachim Heintz: Ambi-Schlagfluss

Bernd Schurer: Ephemeral III Oval: Ohne Titel

Gary Berger: Unküpfbar zerrissen Karin Ernst, Susann Wehrli: Die Geister, die sie riefen Bruno Spoerri: Hausmusik

Gerald Bennett: Un Madrigal gentile Philippe Kocher: New Piece Rachel Eisenhut: kurzes/treffen Kornelia Bruggmann, Peter Färber, Johannes Schütt: Tegna

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Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology Hochschule Musik und Theater HMT Florhofgasse 6 CH-8001 Zürich icst@hmt.edu

http://www.icst.net



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