Asia Computer Music Project 2011, Gyeongju

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Programmer Dr. Seongah Shin

Keimyung University, College of Music & Performing Art,

Composition Department

2800 Dalgubeoldaero, Dalseo-Gu, Daegu, Korea 704-701

Tel. 053-580-6576 / Fax. 053-580-6524

프로그래머: 신성아 교수 010-3731-4286/053-580-6555

 

Title:     Asia Computer Music Project 2011

TIme:   November 3rd, 2011

Place:    Gyeongju Arts Center

 

PROGRAM

 

Shigenobu Nakamura & Sadam Fujioka      Ramayana on the gCubieh

 

Sungho Hwang 황성호                                Sabba 사바for Tape

 

Tomoko Nakai                                       Crooked Stripes for Violin and Computer

Violin: Chi]Sang Park 박치상

 

Seongah Shin 신성아                              Micro 525 No.4 (2011) for Solo Dance

Dance: Yunjung Lee 이윤정

Imge Processing: Seongah Shin 신성아

 

INTERMISSION

 

Naotoshi Osaka                                  Circular Similarity for Video and Electroacoustics

Video: Shota Nemoto

 

Richard Dudas                                   Cinq études aux objets virtuels for Fixed Media

 

 

Takeyoshi Mori                                 The Entropic Forest (2010) for Flute and Computer

Flute: Youngmi Kim

 

PROGRAM NOTE

 

Shigenobu Nakamura & Sadam Fujioka       Ramayana on the "Cubie" Live Computer 

     Music Ramayana on the gCubieh is composed and performed by Shigenobu Nakamura for the Rendition Software Art gCubieh.  The gCubieh designed by Sadam Fujioka, a Japanese artist and sound programmer, has unique and imaginative interactions based on the ideas from some puzzle games. Ramayana on the gCubieh symbolically features the interpretation of the world of the Indian epic Ramayana. However, the story is not always transmitted to the audience because the symbolization originates from subjective views. Rather, I used the story for developing my own art inspiration. The abstract of the Ramayana story in this poem is as follows; The Crown Prince of Kosala Rama, who was forced out of the country by his wicked stepmother, lived in seclusion with his wife, Princess Sita. The beautiful Princess Sita was kidnapped by the Ogre king Ravana and incarcerated on Ranka Island. Prince Rama declared war on the Ogre king Ravana to save his wife, Sita. With the help of the monkey  general Hanuman, Rama went to Ranka Island and destroyed Ravana, and finally saved his wife. Some of Rama's retainers suspected that Sita had not been chaste during her incarceration, and she jumped into the

fire in order to prove her innocence.

 

Sungho Hwang                                            Sabba 사바(2010) for Tape

      작품 전체의 유일한 음원은 2001 6 어느날에 전남 송광사에서 있었던 80 스님들의 새벽 예불 독경 지극히 짧은 부분으로 작품의 머리에 제시되고는 이어 그래녈라 합성으로 왜곡되기 시작한다.

The only sound source for this piece is the short part of sutra chanting(S) by the monks of Songkwang temple(A). So you can hear it at the beginning. Thereafter it will be distorted by granular synthesis. (5"50)

 

Tomoko Nakai                               Crooked Stripes for Violin and Computer

Violin: Chi]Sang Park

"Crooked stripes" was composed for violin and live computer system. In this piece the violin timbre is expanded by both extended performance techniques as well as by real-time signal processing. The live computer part was realized with Max/MSP.

 

Seongah Shin                                  Micro 525 No.4(2011) for Solo Dance

Dance: Yunjung Lee

Micro 524(2011) for Solo Dance No. 4 No, 1, 2, 3에서 연결선상으로 작업되어 지고 있으며, 솔로 댄스와 조명, 그리고 음악이 각각 풀어가는 연속된 주제를 가지고 있다. 각의 작지만 다른 종류의 재각각의 수많은 사운드들은 최소한의 음악적인 단위를 사용하여 발전하는 것보다 병렬된다. 사운드와 노이즈, 사이에 위치하는 조용함, 작은 움직임들.

움직임은 공간에 존재하지만 그저 작은 공간에 박혀있는 존재하다가 안정적인 에너지의 흐름이 조금씩 흩어지기 시작한다. 이는 안정된 에너지의 고여 있는 안정에서 흩어지는 불안으로 바뀌게 하고 이러한 불안의 높낮이는 소리가 몸으로 보이는 시도로 연결된다. 이미지는 수많은 색상의 (GPB) 자유롭게 결합하고 보여지지만 또한 병렬과 병치의 형태로 나타난다.

 

Naotoshi Osaka                     Circular Similarity for Video and Electroacoustics

Video: Shota Nemoto

Since 1991 the composer has performed a series of compositions called gSanzuih, referring to the water radical used in Chinese characters. The series started with gShizuku no kuzushi (Variation of Water Drops)h. This series aims at the exploration of water sound as timbre and its application to music instrumental sound, the discovery of its musical function, the discovery of musical forms which provide temporal structure, and the application of these musical concepts to video. This multimedia piece is the second such piece, following Wavelet (2007). One of the characteristics of water sound is that if it is time-stretched (corresponds to zoom with images), it can be recognized that various other timbres are embedded. For example, a water drop sound, if time stretched, can emit a castanet sounds and

other percussive sounds. This piece emphasizes such characteristics and reveals each embedded timbre sequentially. This process hits the original sound and is repeated circularly. The title expresses the phenomenon of a timbre being transferred one to another circularly, in contrast to self -similarity of fractals. The water sound materials were acquired from recordings. The sound synthesis software Otkinshi and Max/MSP were used as well. The video work was done using the programming language Processing together with recorded video data.

 

Richard Dudas                         Cinq études aux objets virtuels for fixed media

"Cinq études aux objets virtuels" (Five Etudes for Virtual Objects) is a musical composition for fixed media composed entirely of synthetic sounds created primarily using the physical modeling synthesis software Modalys, developed at IRCAM in Paris.  The title makes reference to both Pierre Schaeffer's seminal work, "Cinq études de bruits" (Five Noise Etudes), from 1948, and the "Etude aux objets" from 1959.  When Schaeffer composed these early études, using recording technology to compose and perform music with noises and sounds was new and innovative.  Today, this kind of innovation would perhaps be similar to using the latest technological developments in sound synthesis. This piece therefore pays homage to Schaeffer, the spirit of invention, the genre of "Musique Concrete" and the idea of the "objet sonore" (sound object), although paradoxically the composition does not include any recorded sounds - everything in the piece was completely generated/synthesized by the computer!

 

Takeyoshi Mori                           The Entropic Forest for Flute and Computer

Flute: Youngmi Kim

This piece is composed for solo flute and computer as part of the sound installation for an exhibition of Heiner Schilingfs photography. The exhibition was held at Yokohama Museum of Art in 2000. In his pictures taken around Tokyo, the unformalized scenery of local and partial urban developments is captured as snapshots from our everyday life.  Everything is of equal significance, free from human emotion, and contain no optical effect. As a result, everyday detail is presented from Schiling's unique perspective where humans are just a small part of the greater details of the city landscape.  As of 2010 the entropic forest continues to spread. The orignal recording composed in 2000 was generated through compositional algorithms and sound synthesis, signal processing instruments written in the computer music language RTcmix. For the part of the flute some of the motifs quote from the fragments of the original recording.  A live-computer system built in Max/MSP extends the sounds of the instrument using various types of real-time sound processing techniques such as granular sampling, spectral modulation, and spatialization.

 

ABOUT COMPOSERS

Shigenobu Nakamura

Shigenobu Nakamura was born in Osaka in 1950. He studied at graduate school of Aichi Prefectural University of Art and Music. Before completing his course in 1977, he studied at National Conservatory of Music in Munich with W. Killmayer, on a DAAD sholarship between 1974 and 1976.  In his young days, he has won numerous awards including the third prize in 1970 and the second prize in 1972 of composition division of the Japanese Musical Competition, the AVRO award of the

International Gaudeamus Composition Competition in 1977, the composition prize by Japanese Musical Group (Nihon Ongaku Shudan) in 1978, the composition prize by the JAPAN Symphony Foundation in 1979, the Music Today Composition Award in 1983, and so on. Nakamura is a composer with a career spanning some 40 years in the field of contemporary music. He has created around 100 compositions, which

include four symphonies and seven compositions for orchestra. His compositions are often performed at concerts in Japan and overseas, and much of this work is often broadcast and recorded on CD. Since the late 1980s, he has enthusiastically produced and presented Music Theater works using computers, and some of his Music Theater pieces using computers were accepted and presented at the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) in 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997 and at

ZKM(Media Art Center in Karlsruhe/Germany) in 1998. Recently he has also produced visual works, which were accepted and presented at International Award for Video Art (Germany) in 1995 and 1996, "l'immagine leggera" Palermo International Videoart Film and Media Festival (Italy) in 1997, ICMC2001 and ICMC2003.  In 1997 and 1998 hewas artist-in-residence at the ZKM Institute for Music and Acoustics. In 1999 and 2000 he was Jury of the composition division of the Japanese Musical Competition. He is presently professor of the Department of Acoustic Design, Faculty of Design, National Kyushu University.

 

Sadam Fujioka

Sadam Fujioka, Ph.D, is a Japanese artist and sound programmer. He focuses around on new software instruments for live performance, sound system and minimal music. His works has been exhibited and performed globally, such as in SIGGRAPH(U.S.), FILE(Brazil), ElectroFringe(Australia), International Festival of Electronic Art 404(Argentina), Asia Digial Art Award(Japan), and so on. Now he is a Research fellow at the Kyushu University.

 

Sungho Hwang 황성호

우리나라 전자음악분야의 선구자로서 그는 추계예술대, 서울대, 한국예술종합학교의 전자음악 스튜디오들을 설립했으며 한국전자음악협회를 창립, 현재 국제적으로 널리 알려진 서울국제컴퓨터음악제를 주도했다. 그의 작품은 세계 여러나라에서 연주되었으며 ICMC 뉴올리안즈 대회, 윤이상국제음악상 여러 국제음악상의 심사위원을 역임했다. 현재 한국예술종합학교 음악원 작곡과 교수로 있으면서 컴퓨터음악센터 소장을 맡고있다.

Sung ho Hwang has pioneered the electronic music field in South Korea. He had established several electronic music studios and Computer Music Center at Chugye Univ., Seoul University and KNUA. In 1993, he found Korea Electro-Acoustic Music Society and initiated Seoul International Computer Music Festival. Throughout his career, his music pieces have been performed in many countries. In addition, he has been a judge for various international music competitions, including ICMC and Isang Yun International Music Award. Currently, he serves as a professor at KNUA and as a director at Computer Music Center, KNUA.

 

Tomoko Nakaiq

Tomoko Nakai was born in Yokohama, Japan. In 1996 she began studies in

composition and computer music with Takayuki Rai and Cort Lippe at the Sonology Department, Kunitachi College of Music. In 2002 she completed a master's degree at Kunitachi. Her works have been selected and performed at various festivals and conferences such as ICMC (2001 Cuba, 2002 Sweden and 2005 Spain), "MIX.02" (Denmark), and Asia Music Festival 2003 in Tokyo. She was on the music jury for ICMC 2007, Denmark.  She currently teaches composition and computer music as a

part-time lecturer at Tokyo University of Technology, Senzoku Gakuen College of Music, and Tokyo Denki University.

 

Seongah Shin 신성아

작곡가 신성아는 추계예술대학교 작곡과를 졸업(사사 황성호)하였으며, 미국 존스홉킨스대학교 피바디음악원 컴퓨터음악작곡(사사 Dr. McGregor Boyle) 석사학위(M.M.), 미주리주립대학교 연극대학 사운드디자인(사사 Prof. Tom Mardikes) 석사학위(M.F.A.), 음악대학 작곡전공(사사 Dr. Chen Yi, Dr. James Mobberley, Dr. Paul Rudy)으로 박사학위(D.M.A.) 받았다.

1999 여름, 프랑스 Conservatoire America(Betsy Jolas, Andre Bon)에서 작곡공부를 하였으며, 2000 미국 아스펜음악제 슈만영화학교에서 Susan & Ford Schumann Scholarship으로 사운드디자이너로 활동하였다. 2001-2 미국 미주리 주립극단에서 사운드디자인 레지던스로 일하였으며, 2003년에는 뉴욕 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute(RPI) iEAR Studio에서 Residency Artist 작업하며, iEAR PRESENTS! Arts Center of the Capital Region(Troy, New York)에서 단독 작품연주회를 개최하였다.

작곡가 신성아는 청각예술분야를 중심으로 전통적인 작곡을 기반으로 작업과 더불어 다양한 형태의 공연예술, 연극, 무용, 미디어, 영화/영상, 실험영화, 인스톨레이션, 다원예술 등의 예술분야에서 작곡가, 사운드 디자이너로 활발한 활동을 하고 있으며 이러한 작품들은

Seoul International Computer Music Festival(SICMF), Society of Composers Inc.(SCI) June in Buffalo, Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival, Santa Fe International Electroacoustic Music Festival, the gliteratur-schallmauerh project, International Computer Music Conference, Seoul Fringe Festival, 창작관현악제, 서울단편영화제, 서울국제실험영화제, 광주비엔날레, 대국현대음악제, Japan Media Project Series 등을 통해 연주하였다.

현재, 계명대학교 음악공연예술대학 작곡과 교수로 재직 중이며, 국제컴퓨터음악협회 아시아/오세아니아 지역부장으로 일하고 있다.

Seongah Shin, a composer, computer musician, sound designer, and educator, is a native of Seoul. She holds a Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in Composition at the Conservatory and Master in Fine Arts degree in theatre: design and technology, emphasis in sound design from the Theatre Department from University of Missouri-Kansas City where she studies with Dr. Chen Yi, Dr. James Mobberley, Dr. Paul Rudy, and Prof. Tom Mardikes. She also holds a Master of Music degree in Computer Music Composition from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University where she studied with Dr. McGregor Boyle. She studied composition and computer music with Prof. Hwang, Sungho at the Chugye University for the Arts in Seoul, Korea

Dr. Shin has also held the residency position at the Missouri Repertory Theatre in Kansas City. Her music has been performed at various conferences and festivals, including the Seoul International Computer Music Festival, Society of Composers Inc., June in Buffalo, Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival, Santa Fe International Electroacoustic Music Festival, the gliteratur-schallmauerh project, International Computer Music Conference, Seoul International Computer Music Festival, Asia Computer Music Project, and various others. She also studied with Betsy Jolas, Andre Bon in Conservatoire America, and worked as a leading sound designer in the Aspen Music Festival and School in Film Scoring where sshe was the recipient of the Susan & Ford Schumann Scholarship. She worked as an artist residency in 2003-2004 at the iEAR studio at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York. She is a member of Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and Korean Electro-Acoustic Music Society.

She is the Asia/Oceania Regional Director and Vice President for Asia/Oceania for the International Computer Music Association since 2008 and she is a professor in the Department of Composition, Keimyung University, Korea.

 

Naotoshi OsakaⒼq

Naotoshi Osaka is a composer and acoustics researcher. He received an M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Waseda University in 1978. He worked at the Electric Communication Laboratories, NTT, Tokyo, Japan, from 1978 to 2003. He received a Doctor of Engineering in 1994. His main research interest is timbre synthesis for both sound and speech. Since 1990 he has focused mainly on composing computer music and related sound synthesis technologies.  He joined the ICMC 1993 and ICMC 2003. Besides composition, he has also organized computer music concerts, such as the NTT Computer Music Symposium I (1997) and II (2001).  From 1996 to March 2003, he led a computer music research group at NTT Communication Science Laboratories in Atsugi, Kanagawa. He is presently a professor at Tokyo Denki University. He is a member of the ASJ, IEICE, IPSJ, ICMA and IEEE. He was a former ICMA Asia/Oceania Regional Director. Last year he founded the Japanese Society for Sonic Arts.

 

Shota Nemoto

Shota Nemoto is a graduate student at Tokyo Denki University. His research focuses on searching for particular timbres in a large database of timbres.  He is presently studying sound timbre search system construction under Professor Osaka and animation programming.

 

Richard Dudas

Richard Dudas holds degrees in Music Composition from The Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University, and from The University of California, Berkeley. He additionally studied at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary and the National Regional Conservatory of Nice, France. Richard's compositions have been performed in the U.S, the U.K., France, Germany, Hungary, Russia and Korea, among others. In addition to writing music for acoustic instruments, he has been actively involved with computer music since the late 1980s. From 1996 to 1998 he taught computer music courses at the musical research center IRCAM in Paris, France, and from 1999 to 2008 worked for Cycling f74, Inc., developing musical tools and audio effects for the musical software programming environment, Max/MSP. In the Spring of 2002 he was a visiting lecturer in computer music at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and was a regular lecturer at the CNMAT gMax/MSP Nightschoolh summer workshops in Berkeley, California from 1998 to 2004, and at the Fourm Neues Musiktheater Max/MSP/Jitter workshops in Stuttgart, Germany from 2005-2006. Since 2007 he has been teaching music composition and computer music at Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea, where he currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of composition.

 

Takeyoshi Mori@X Ќ

Takeyoshi Mori is a composer, programmer, and educator for electroacoustic music. He studied composition and sound programming at Senzoku Gakuen College of Music in Japan. For further study in computer music he moved to New York in 2000 and received his masterfs degree in Music Technology from New York University, where he studied electroacoustic composition, sound programming, and software development with Robert Rowe, Richard Boulanger, Joel Chadabe, and

Nick Didkovsky. His recent activities have ranged from composing electroacoustic music to developing software for musical applications. His pieces have been selected and performed at Musica Viva 2007 in Portugal, ICMC 2008 in Belfast, DengakuIII (sponsored by Japan Society for Contemporary Music) in Tokyo, NYCEMF 2009 in New York, 101Tokyo in Iceland. He currently teaches electroacoustic composition and sound programming courses  at Tokyo University of the Arts and Senzoku Gakuen College of Music.

 

ABOUT PERFORMERS

 

Violin: Chi Sang Park 박치상

바이올리니스트 박치상은 예원, 서울예고, 서울대 음대를 졸업한 독일 에센 폴크방 국립음대, 독일 마인츠 요하네스 구텐베르그 음대에서 수학하였다. 8세에 소년소녀한국일보 콩쿨 금상을 시작으로 예원콩쿨, 이화경향콩쿨동아음악콩쿨 국내 유수의 음악 콩쿨에서 상위 입상하여 연주력을 인정받았으며 서울시교향악단서울시청소년교향악단, 서울대학교 오케스트라, 서울대학교 챔버오케스트라와 협연하여 호평을 받았으며, 서울시청소년교향악단 악장을 역임했다. 1992 유학하여 세계적인 바이올리니스트 Viktor Pikayzen, Denes Zsigmondy, Anne Shih 공부함으로써 솔리스트로 성장하였으며, 비올라도 같이 연주하여 Anne Shih, 박미선과 함께 스트링 트리오를, 아내 박미선과 Duo Essen 결성하여 많은 실내악 음악회에 출연하고 있으며 국내외 유수 오케스트라와 협연하였다. 현재 계명대학교 계명쇼팽음악원, 경북대학교, 대구가톨릭대학교에 출강하고 있으며, 부천시립교향악단, 포항시립교향악단의 객원악장을 역임하였다.

 

Flute: Youngmi Kim 김영미

서울 예고졸업, 서울대학교 음대 기악과 졸업, Ecole Normale de Music de Paris 수석졸업, 일본 국제 Convention 콩쿠르 3, 특별 연주상, 동아콩쿠르 최고성적 입상, KBS교향악단, 사라예보필, 체코 보헤미안필, Plovdiv State, 불가리아 슈멘 협연, KBS교향악단 수석 역임, 현재 계명대학교 음악공연예술대학 관현악과 교수

Graduated College of Music at Seoul National University, Ėcole Normale de Musique de Paris and  Ecole National de Music de Val Maubee

Won the first prize at the 1987 UFAM International Flute Competition in France and at the Dong-A Music Competition in Korea, and achieved the third prize with  best      performance award at the 3rd Japan Flute Convention at Kobe in Japan.

Released the duo CD with Philippe Pierlot (the Principal Flute of the Orchestre National de France) for EMI, Currently, a professor flute at Keimyung University, a member of the Ensemble Music C, the director of the Euro-Asian Flute Festival and the director of the Asian Flute Association in Korea, and formerly the Principal Flute of the KBS Symphony Orchestra

 

이윤정 현대무용/안무 Yunjung Lee Dance/Choreography

젊은 현대무용가 이윤정은 한성대학교 무용학과와 한국예술종합학교 무용원 창작과 전문사를 졸업하였으며, 2008 문예진흥원 신진예술가 무용부분에 선정되었다. U.S.A. American Dance Festival, Japan Koyto International Contemporary Dance Festival 비롯, 다양한 국내외 현대무용페스비발에 안무/공연으로 참가하였으며, Young Artist Club Season .mewithinme. 륜자와 양양(2010, LIG아트홀)안무/출연, 평론가가 뽑은 젊은 안무가 초청공연 안전한 표류 안무/공연(2010, 아르코예술대극장), 프린지페스티발, 즉흥춤페스티발, 서울국제무용제, 국제현대무용제 무용을 기반으로 공연예술과 다원예술, 연극 등에서 안무/무용가로 활발한 활동을 보이고 있다.

Active contemporary dancer and choreographer, Yunjung Lee is graduated Dance Department at Hansung University, and got the master degree in Choreography Major, School of Dance, Korea National University of Art in Korea. She got the Young Artist fellowship from Korea Art Council and joined various international dance festivals such as U.S.A. American Dance Festival, Japan Contemporary Dance Festival, SIDANCE, Seoul International Dance Festival, International Contemporary Dance Festival, Seoul Fringer Festival, Improvisation Dance Festival and many others. Her choreography/dance works selected by Young Artist Club Season, mewithinme. Runja and Yang Yang(2010, LIG Art Hall), Safe Flowing(2010, Arko Theatre) and many others.