11 AUG 2020, 8pm - Schloss Leuk, PART 1
12 AUG 2020
, 6pm - Schloss Leuk, PART 2

6. ARS ELECTRONICA FORUM WALLIS 2020

 

CALL FOR ACOUSMATIC STEREO OR QUADROPHONIC WORKS

Swiss Contemporary Music Festival Forum Wallis announces
a call for acousmatic works to be programmed during our 2020 festival.
The selected pieces will be performed by André Richard (former director
of SWR-Experimentalstudio) in Schloss Leuk during Forum Wallis 2020,
presenting a selection of International Compositions of nowadays Electronic Music.




THE CALL IS CLOSED.
THE JURY RESULTS ARE EXPECTED
BY JULY 1ST 2020.


Forum Wallis and the Ars Electronica Forum Wallis Selection Jury
are very happy to announce 
that the following works 
have been chosen for the
Ars Electronica Forum Wallis Selection concerts


Ars Electronica Forum Wallis Selection 2020


(in alphabetical order):
Alyssa Aska, eleison
David Berezan, Offshore
Mariam Gviniashvili, Allotropy
Konstantinos Karathanasis, Ode to the Kitchen
Sangwon Lee, Torturing Piano
James O´Callaghan, If (and only if) I am among
Louise Rossiter, Neuronen

The works will be performed by
André Richard in Schloss Leuk
Aug 11 and 12, 2020 during Forum Wallis.
In addition to the works of the 
Ars Electronica Forum Wallis 2020 Selection,
acousmatic classics by Luigi Nono 
will also be performed within the 
Ars Electronica Forum Wallis 2020 concerts.


Highly commended


(in alphabetical order)
Léa Boudreau, 4 machines pour sauver le monde
Jonathan Corzo, Inside the Cavern...
Ingrid Drese, Cri de merlin
Evelyn Frosini, Samoa
Regina Irman, Acacia Thorns/Stimmen
Sachie Kobayashi, Jeux
Panayiotis Kokoras, Qualia
Joao Pedro Oliveira, N'viah
Aki Pasoulas, Irides
William Price, Triptych
Léonie Roessler, Kalpit's Kitchen
Nikos Stavropoulos, Claustro
Alexis Marie Weaver, The Shimmering Haze
Alexis Marie Weaver, Scrapes and Sighs
Karin Wetzel, Glass Body


Jury Ars Electronica Forum Wallis 2020

Dr. Kotoka Suzuki (JP), composer
University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)
Dr. Reuben de Lautour (NZ), composer
Head of New Music at the School of Music, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Dr. Jaime E. Oliver (Peru), composer
Waverly Labs for Computing and Music, New York University (NYU)

Javier Hagen (CH), composer
Jury President, ISCM Switzerland, art. dir. Forum Wallis


Concert Curators Ars Electronica Forum Wallis 2020

André Richard (Switzerland), composer/sound engineer

André Richard is an interpreter of live electronic music, a conductor and a composer. He studied singing, music theory and composition in Geneva, as well as composition with Klaus Huber and Brian Ferneyhough in Freiburg im Breisgau. He expanded his knowledge of electronic music with Hans Peter Haller, in the SWR Experimental Studio and at IRCAM in Paris. He has taught at the Geneva Conservatory and at the University of Music in Freiburg, as well as being involved in the direction of the Institute of New Music. During the 1980s he worked closely with Luigi Nono and founded the Freiburg Soloist Choir, of which he was artistic director from 1984 to 2005. His recordings with the Choir and the SWR Experimental Studio of Nono’s Das atmende Klarsein and Io, frammento dal Prometeo won the German Record Critics’ Prize in 2004. André Richard was artistic director of the SWR Experimental Studio from 1989 to 2005, where he was committed to advancing technological processes. He worked with composers, interpreters and the Studio team on various significant new works with integrated live electronics, as well as working internationally as a sound director and conductor. He realized the spatial sound concept and sound direction for the Salzburg Festival performances of Nono’s Prometeo – Tragedia dell’ascolto in 1993 and Caminantes … Ayacucho in 1995, as well as working on later projects such as Helmut Lachenmann’s Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern (2002) and Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Helikopter-Streichquartett (2003) and Mixtur (2006). He was also responsible for the sound design of Nono’s Al gran sole carico d’amore (2009) conducted by Ingo Metzmacher. Since 2006, André Richard has appeared as a freelance interpreter performing surround sound compositions at many international festivals and prestigious concert halls including La Fenice in Venice, La Scala, Milan, Carnegie Hall, the Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, the Lucerne Festival, the Philharmonie in Paris, the Philharmonie in Berlin and the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. André Richard was the recipient of the Reinhold Schneider Prize of the City of Freiburg in 1990, the Christoph and Stephan Kaske Foundation Prize in 1994 and the European Culture Prize for New Music in 1998. Source: https://www.salzburgerfestspiele.at/en/a/andre-richard

Simone Conforti (Switzerland), composer/audio designer/sound engineer

Simone Conforti. Composer, computer music designer, sound designer and software developer. Born in Winterthur, he is graduated in Flute and Electronic Music and teaches in the pedagogy department at IRCAM in Paris and works as computer music designer at CIMM Venice. Specialised in interactive and multimedia arts, his work passes also through an intense activity of music oriented technology design, in this field he has developed many algorithms which ranges from sound spatialisation and space virtualisation to sound masking and to generative music. Co-founder and CTO of MUSICO, formerly co-founded MusicFit and MUSST, has worked for Architettura Sonora, and as researcher for the Basel university, the MARTLab research center in Florence, the HEM Geneva and the HEMU in Lausanne. He has been professor in Electroacoustic at the Conservatoires of Florence and Cuneo.


Concert Program

coming soon





Ars Electronica Forum Wallis Selection 2019
CONCERT 1 (excerpts)

 

Ars Electronica Forum Wallis Selection 2019
CONCERT 2 (excerpts)

 

Ars Electronica Forum Wallis Selection 2019
CONCERT 3 (excerpts)

 

Ars Electronica Forum Wallis Selection 2019
Highly Commended (excerpts)

 






Ars Electronica Forum Wallis Selection 2018
CONCERT 1 (excerpts)

 

Ars Electronica Forum Wallis Selection 2018
CONCERT 2 (excerpts)

 

Ars Electronica Forum Wallis Selection 2018
Highly Commended (excerpts)

 






Ars Electronica Forum Wallis Selection 2017
CONCERT 1 (excerpts)

 

Ars Electronica Forum Wallis Selection 2017
CONCERT 2 (excerpts)

 

Ars Electronica Forum Wallis Selection 2017
Highly Commended (excerpts)

 





Ars Electronica Forum Wallis Selection 2016
CONCERT 1 (excerpts)

 

Ars Electronica Forum Wallis Selection 2016
CONCERT 2 (excerpts)

 






Ars Electronica Forum Wallis Selection 2015
CONCERT 1 (excerpts)

 

Ars Electronica Forum Wallis Selection 2015
CONCERT 2 (excerpts)