Music with the Real: Asamisimasa with Johannes Kreidler, Matthew Shlomowitz and Henrik Hellstenius
The Artistic Research Project departs from a current critical debate that “Klangrecherche” – the search for new musical sounds – is over. There has been a growing fatigue in the field of New Music, due to strong focus on musical material, not its context.
Music with the Real consists of a group of composers and one performer that have a renewed interest in dealing with “reality” and the new ways it presents itself for us through digitalisation and new technology. The composers and musicians aim at shifting focus from pure abstract sound design towards engaging in a dialogue with familiar surroundings, engaging in the prosaic, the political and the concrete elements of our everyday culture. The outcome of the project aims to develop compositional and performance-related practices through cross-media works integrating audio and visual samples.
In connection with the Uniarts Helsinki Research Pavilion in Venice, the Sibelius Academy is organising a Nordic research symposium "Encounters, Discussions, Experimentations: Art, Research and Artistic Research in Music” together with its partners, the Arne Nordheim Centre for Artistic Research at the Norwegian Music Academy and the Academy of Music and Drama at the University of Gothenburg. The two-day event focuses on music and the multifaceted interrelationships between music and research, as well as artistic research in music. One of the aims of the event is to generate Nordic collaboration to foster the planning and organising of research symposia/conferences and research projects as well as publications.
The Research Pavilion is created and hosted by Uniarts Helsinki, and realized together with the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme and the Swedish Art Universities’ collaboration Konstex in co-operation with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and Zurich University of the Arts.