11 AUG 2020, ab 4pm nonstop im Spritzuhüs

ARS ELECTRONICA FORUM WALLIS SELECTION 2020



CONCERT PROGRAM


David Berezan
Offshore

Mariam Gviniashvili
Allotropy

Alyssa Aska
eleison


Konstantinos Karathanasis
Ode to the Kitchen

James O´Callaghan
If (and only if) I am among

Louise Rossiter
Neuronen

Sangwon Lee
Torturing Piano




PROGRAM SHEET

 



CONCERT CURATORS Ars Electronica Forum Wallis 2020

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.

Mathieu Corajod (CH/FR, 1989) is a composer of instrumental and vocal music, experimental music theater, electronic music and interdisciplinary projects. Sensitive and concise, sometimes expressive or ironic, his music creates a new world for each of his pieces. Mathieu Corajod regularly explores the opposition between the fusion and contrast of sounds. He claims the immediacy of his musical material while seeking to create surprise, maintaining a critical and reflective approach. His use of technology is as much in the service of sonic research as it is of staging. He works closely with performers in his open, interactive or performative works. Author of works performed among others by the Orchestre de chambre de Berne, Ensemble Adapter, Ensemble Interface, and Ensemble Makrokosmos, Mathieu has also written and produced several projects of “théâtre musical” such as his show Scriptons or his score for instruments ad libitum : Collection. Imaginary and dressed up instruments, “prepared” objects, phonetic scores, projections of texts, staging of listening modes, work on movement and on the visual aspect of representation constitute some of its elements. Mathieu Corajod studied composition from 2010 to 2015 under Xavier Dayer, Christian Henking, Cathy van Eck and Daniel Weissberg at the Haute école des arts de Berne – HKB, where he specialized in experimental music theatre. His approach to the stage was marked by encounters with Georges Aperghis, Thierry de Mey, Jennifer Walshe, François Sarhan and Simon Steen-Andersen. He worked from 2015 to 2018 as an assistant at the HKB while earning a second Masters in research on the arts in musicology at the University of Bern. In 2018, he joined the Cursus in composition and computer music at IRCAM, which he attended thanks to a scholarship from the Fondation Nicati-de Luze. He is currently pursuing his projects in residencies (Cité des arts, ICST Zürich,…) and in his own productions. Additionally, Mathieu Corajod is involved in various concepts of educational outreach for classical and contemporary music, collaborates as a music journalist and produces stage lightings.


















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 curated and performed by Simone Conforti
and Mathieu Corajod (Biennale Musica Venezia/IRCAM Paris)
in Schloss Leuk during Forum Wallis 2020.




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


Results

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 cave, at the end a small light
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 - Three Studies in Gesture and Noise
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








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)