Surround in oz


Subject: Surround in oz
From: KEVIN AUSTIN (KAUSTIN@vax2.concordia.ca)
Date: Wed May 26 1999 - 08:26:42 EDT


Sorry for doubles, but interesting ..

From: IN%"alanb@lavalink.com.au" 25-MAY-1999 21:56:21.10
To: IN%"OZ-COMPUTER-MUSIC@lugb.latrobe.edu.au"
Subj: Melbourne: Immersion Events

IMMERSION - 3 SURROUND SOUND CONCERT PRESENTATIONS

Co-Ordinated & Curated by Philip Samartzis in association with
Experimenta Media Arts

Cinemedia @ Treasury Theatre - Melbourne

11 - 13 June 1999

Immersion is a series of 3 concert presentations featuring 17 specially
commissioned surround sound compositions by Australian and international
composers and sound artists. Mastered onto 35mm Dolby Digital, these
concert presentations will highlight exciting developments in
contemporary sound spatialisation, where systems of reproduction and
playback have been extended beyond the stereo field to include surround,
immersive and 3 dimensional sound experiences.

Philip Samartzis, (experimental sound artist & lecturer in Sound at Media
Arts, RMIT) has curated 3 programs to emphasise the diversity of work
being conducted in the field. Note : Immersion contains no images or
moving imagery. The focus is purely on the sensory and tactile sensations
of sound moving through a cinematic space.

As a component of Immersion, there will be a series of free artists=92
talks programmed across three days which will discuss the significance of
spatialisation within the compositional process.

1. French electroacoustic composer Bernard Parmegiani, will present a talk
on the theory behind the development of the Acousmonium (100 speaker sound
system) which is currently housed at Radio France in Paris.

2. Melbourne based sound designer Philip Brophy, will discuss the
development of Dolby surround sound and how that has contributed to the
development of more sophisticated film sound.

3. French electroacoustic composer Cecile Le Prado, (currently conducting
3D sound research at IRCAM in Paris), will discuss the creative,
ideological and aesthetic issues of composing for space.

Friday 11 June Saturday 12 June Sunday 13 June

5.00PM - Artist Talk 5.00PM - Artist Talk Talk 5.00PM - Artist Talk

Philip Brophy Bernard Parmegiani Cecile Le Prado

7.00PM 7.00PM 7.00PM

In the Realm of the Senses Journeys Through Space Lost Voyages

8.30PM 8.30PM 8.30PM

Lost Voyages In the Realm of the Senses Journeys Through Space

PROGRAM 1 : In the Realm of the Senses

Philip Brophy (Australia) Swarm 7.51

Gregoire Couzinier (France) D=E9placement 10.37

Arno Peeters (Netherlands) Running On Empty 17.45

Christian Zanesi (France) Public Garden 8.40

Line Tjornhoj-Thomsen (Denmark) Lauria 13.45

PROGRAM 2 : Journeys Through Space

Bernard Parmegiani (France) Immer/sound 11.21

Isabelle de Mullenheim (France) Chantonnement 9.00

Rasmus Lunding (Denmark) 5 layers of soil and existence 10.00

Darrin Verhagen (Australia) Music for One Seat 4.54

Darrin Verhagen (Australia) Mothra 4.35

Paul Schutze (UK) Site Unseen 10.32

Anne-Sophie Brabant (France) Lieu Des Eparts 7.35

PROGRAM 3 : Lost Voyages

Cecile Le Prado (France) The Triangle of Uncertainty 12.50

Alan Lamb (Australia) Atrefact From The Human Epoch 9.18

Hildegard Westerkamp (Canada) Talking Rain 12.00

Tim Catlin (Australia) Ascent 6.55

Thomas Couzinier (France) MEM_CHECK_TAKE_1 7.30

Dave Brown (Australia) Gesture Without A History 9.15

*****************

Immersion - Friday 11 - Sunday 13 June
Cinemedia at Treasury Theatre (formerly State Film Theatre) - Lower
Plaza, 1 Macarthur Street, East Melbourne 3002
Admission: Individual sessions; $12 full, $10 concession/Experimenta
members.
     Season Ticket; $30 full, $25 concession/Experimenta members.
Tickets available only from the box office during the festival.



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