Lecturer, SibA/Music Technology Department
Alejandro OLARTE is preparing a doctoral research in live electronics and pedagogy at the Center for Music and Technology of Sibelius Academy with Professor Andrew Bentley. His interests include free improvisation, electroacoustic music performance, contemporary lutherie and pedagogy. He graduated in the National Conservatory of Paris in Generative Improvisation and Musical Acoustics and in computer music at Université de Paris VIII.
TP56 DIGITAL INSTRUMENT LABORATORY
In this course the students develop their own performance environment using software and hardware tools. The participants of the laboratory will be acquainted with sound synthesis and sound processing paradigms by performing with them through collective and solo improvisation strategies. A public presentation is scheduled at the end of the course.
TP72 LIVE ELECTRONICS ATELIER
The atelier is an introduction to the use of electroacoustic means in a musical context. The participants will explore and study systematically a set of instruments, works and concepts chosen for their relevance in the development of the genre (radios, tapes, piezo disk, turntables, mixing desks, Alvin Lucier, David Tudor, Stockhausen, among others). The students will familiarize with the performance of electroacoustic devices and the musical language associated with them. The members of the atelier are required to develop and present a performance project involving the concepts and instruments studied during the course.
During the sessions students will learn and manipulate the concepts and the syntax for real time audio synthesis and algorithmic composition in an object-oriented programming language. This course is intended for Bachelor's students or Master's students of with a basic knowledge of digital sound theories, however no previous experience in programming is required.