Alejandro Olarte

Lecturer, SibA/Music Technology Department

Introduction

Alejandro OLARTE, I am interested in electroacoustic music performance and improvisation, contemporary music and art, electronic lutherie and pedagogy.

I have a doctorate in music and I work for the Center for Music and Technology of Sibelius Academy as a lecturer in Electroacoustic Music.

Job description

Lecturer of Electroacoustic Music

Center for Music & Technology

Teaching

S-MT27 Live Electronics Atelier (6–8 ECTS)

Ateljeessa opiskelija tutustuu elektroakustisiin instrumentteihin käsitteiden, ideoiden, teorioiden ja käytäntöjen kautta. Opetus tapahtuu englanniksi.

Learning electroacoustic music tools and concepts in a practical way.

S-MT28 Electroacoustic Improvisation (6 ECTS)

This course is a laboratory to experiment and investigate the musical potential of digital instruments in the context of electroacoustic music improvisation.

Opetus tapahtuu englanniksi.

S-MT53 Performing with electronic Instruments (6 ECTS)

Individual projects or small ensembles dedicated to performing pieces including electronics.

S-MT29 Supercollider (8 ECTS)

Coding for musicians with SuperCollider language

Secondary studies on Electroacoustic Music Performance (22-30 op)

Secondary studies on Electroacoustic Music Composition (22-30 op)

https://www.uniarts.fi/sites/default/files/Sivuainekokonaisuudet_1.pdf

https://opinto-opas.uniarts.fi/fi/opintojakso/S-MT27/1836

https://opinto-opas.uniarts.fi/fi/opintojakso/S-MT28/1837

https://opinto-opas.uniarts.fi/fi/opintojakso/S-MT29/1838

https://opinto-opas.uniarts.fi/fi/opintojakso/S-MT53/1865

Artistic activities

Three Dusks to Dark with Jasmiina Sipilä and Outi Korhonen. https://vimeo.com/185284217 

Aquatrio plays Aquarmonio with Marianne Decoster-Taivalkoski and Alejandro Montes de Oca. https://vimeo.com/184912956

More and Most with Sirkka Kosonen and Malin Skinnar. https://youtu.be/JozAIkBsbcg

Manialog with Andrew Bentley and Alejandro Montes de Oca https://soundcloud.com/tenuria/2017-03-30-manialog

Sound Cloud

https://soundcloud.com/tenuria/sets/feedback-studies

Code Repository https://github.com/Hyppasus

 

Research

Elements of electroacoustic music improvisation and performance

Alejandro Olarte has developed a pedagogical package or toolkit for studying and teaching electroacoustic music performance and improvisation. 

In his thesis Olarte discusses Electroacoustic Music, Improvisation, and Performance; the three areas are studied and explored in a combined and holistic manner. The text includes discussions on sonic improvisation and listening modes, the contributions of the electroacoustic genre to modern musicianship, an exploration of a collection of electronic instruments as tools for musical performance and a set of pedagogical activities designed to systematically address the essential questions (the elements) for becoming a sound performer integrating technological means with musical expression.

This research is a response to the modern challenges of designing pedagogical content towards the development of performance skills with electronic instruments and audio technology.

Websites
Expertise
Electroacoustic Music
Sound Art
Software Development
Electroacoustic Instruments Development
Hardware Development
Improvisation
Sound design