Photo: Thomas Söderström

Aquatrio

Institution: University of the Arts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy, Center for Music and Technology. Project supported by the Sibelius Academy’s Development Centre, the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) and the National Foundation of the Arts (FONCA).

Years: 2011 - present

People: Aquatrio, a live electronics ensemble (Marianne Decoster-Taivalkoski, Alejandro Olarte and Alejandro Montes de Oca)

 

Description:

The music of Aquatrio is created with live electronic and live water sounds and by playing with memories and impressions of an aquatic sonic world, where drops and seas along with industrial and urban activities leave their traces in the vibrations of nature. Aquatrio wants to develop new ways of perceiving music, a project the group has explored earlier in their performance-installation in Venice, October 2012. The idea is to invite the audience to experience music with a non-fixed listening point. The audience is able to change positions in the space and change their point of listening by moving inside an installation consisting of non-conventional loudspeakers, electroacoustic instruments and performers.

The current artistic research project of the ensemble is to create and present a performance-installation titled Aquarmonio. This work will include the design and creation of case-specific electroacoustic instruments with which the piece will be performed. Our goal is to develop new listening environments that will shape the audience’s whole experience, which we will achieve by researching the possibilities of meeting points between sound installations and live electroacoustic music concerts.

 

Outcomes:

  • Performances: Koroinen, Turku; Black Box, Helsinki Music Center; Seam Werkstattstudio, Weimar, Germany; ICMC Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Alla Luce del Nord, Venezia, Italy.

 

Links: http://alejandro.olarte.free.fr/aquatrio/