Tuesday, June 1, 2010

[MISP] Volker Straebel: Sonification Metaphor in Instrumental Music...

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What: Volker Straebel: Sonification Metaphor in Instrumental Music

When:       Tuesday, June 8th 6:30PM

Where: UNM ARTS lab, 131 Pine St., NE (1 block west of University Blvd; half a block north of Central - at the wooden steps)

Renowned musicologist Volker Straebel speaks on "The sonification Metaphor in Instrumental Music". The sonification metaphor is not limited to electronic sound synthesis and computer music, but can be applied to instrumental music as well. The relation of sonification to program and experimental music is discussed and works by Iannis Xenakis, Karlheinz Stockhausen, John Cage and Alvin Lucier are briefly introduced. The paper leads to a discussion of the connection between sonification and romanticism, where the desire is to directly evoke an understanding of natural phenomena.

Volker Straebel (1969) is a musicologist focusing on electro-acoustic music, the American and European avant-garde, intermedia, performance and sound art. He is co-director of the Electronic Music Studio at Technische Universit├Ąt Berlin and teaches Sound Studies at the University of Arts (UdK). Furthermore, he is curatorial adviser to contemporary music festival MaerzMusik and has realized and performed indeterminate works by John Cage and himself.

Visit http://www.straebel.de/praxis/index.html for more information.

Posted By e to ARTS Lab @ UNM at 6/01/2010 12:18:00 PM

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