Suora lähetys Musiikkitalosta pe 25.1. klo 19.00 – Lap-dog machines: Pre-sa-uro

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the Sibelius Academy of Uniarts Helsinki presents:

Lap-dog machines: Pre-sa-uro

Helsinki Music Centre - Helsingin Musiikkitalo - Black Box,  January 25, 2019 - 19:00  (GMT+2)
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Lap-dog machines: Pre-sa-uro is a sonic-literary performance intended to explore translation processes through technology. Three electroacoustic instruments/systems have been especially developed to transform and translate voice and text in real time.

The sonic-literary machines will build a bridge between technology and performer, using pre- recorded text, voice improvisation, singing, recitation, real-time sound transformation, electronically generated sound and sound spatialisation. The project was originally conceptualized as lap-machines, thought out to be played by the performer but also interact with them. During the development process the concept expanded in to three different systems that take several spatial dimensions.

Pre-sa-uro is an invented term based on a poem by Augusto de Campos (Viva vaia, 1979) that combines the Portuguese and Spanish words for Present, Past and Future. At the concert, time and space will blend together in a sonic-literary experience where the audience inhabits a non-conventional concert setup.

The project is part of Alejandro Montes de Oca’s Doctoral Artistic Research (Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki), in a cooperation with Daniel Malpica under the project Mutanttikieltä (supported by Kone Foundation).

Petra Poutanen-Hurme - Vocoder Rupestre
Ahmed Kakoyi (Mad Ice) - Spatial Sampler
Daniel Malpica - Políglota Type Machine, poetry, script
Juan de Dios Magdaleno - electronics, Modular Synthesizer
Alejandro Montes de Oca - electronics

Sound Composition: Alejandro Montes de Oca
Script & Poetry: Daniel Malpica

Voice & Systems Performers:
Ahmed Kakoyi (Mad Ice) Spatial Sampler, Future
Petra Poutanen-Hurme Vocoder Rupestre, Past
Daniel Malpica Políglota Type Machine, Present

Alejandro Montes de Oca  Electronics
Juan de Dios Magdaleno  Modular Synthesizer

Alejandro Montes de Oca  System Design
Juan de Dios Magdaleno  Max Developer
Concept by Montes de Oca and Malpica.




   Juan Magdaleno - Modular synthesizer

   Alejandro Montes de Oca - Modular synthesizer

Section 1


Spatial Sampler

   Ahmed Kakoyi: voice

   Juan Magdaleno - Modular synthesizer

   Alejandro Montes de Oca - Electronics

Section 2
Vocoder Rupestre

   Petra Poutanen-Hurme - voice

   Juan Magdaleno - Modular synthesizer

   Alejandro Montes de Oca - Electronics

Section 3
Políglota Type Machine

   Daniel Malpica - voice and system controller

   Juan Magdaleno - Modular synthesizer

   Alejandro Montes de Oca - Electronics


Video production:

University of the Arts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy

Video, video effects:  Keijo Lahtinen
Sound:  Jon-Patrik Kuhlefelt
FOH:  Mikko Ingman
Lights:  Jukka Kolimaa

Producer:  Jeroen Sebrechts


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