As part of EASTN-DC, ZKM invited composer Daniel Teruggi, a long-time director of GRM-INA, for an artistic residency at ZKM KUBUS in April-May 2022.
This concert presented three of his very recent acousmatic mulyiphonic works, including a new one composed specially for and in the ZKM_Kubus.:
“Unsoundables” (2021), Fixed Media, 17’
“Nova Puppis” (2020), Fixed Media, 20’
“Punctus spatio” (2022), Fixed Media
“My first experience in this extraordinary and unique spatial context took place in 2013. At that time, I explored the possibilities of working with multiple sound sources in space and I delved deeply into the way our musical perception reacts to this kind of situation. Since then, I have been exploring new spatial possibilities and dreaming of experiencing the rich sonic environment of the Kubus once again.
Over the last 20 years all my acousmatic works have been multiphonic, meaning that at least 8 spatial sources (loudspeakers) are involved when I perform them. The concept of sound completely surrounding our listening is highly familiar to our everyday experience. However, music has mainly been a frontal experience. Only recently has the whole space been included to it – comprising also the vertical dimension which really gives a 3D perspective to music.
The first two, in eight tracks, has been enlarged with the Sound Dome of the Kubus. The third work consists of 32 tracks which represent an equal number of independent sources organised in space.
« Unsoundables » is a travelling experience in imaginary sound universes – stories for our perception.
« Nova Puppis » is a space adventure inspired by a family story where a continuously evolving sound covers space and time.
Finally, “Punctus Spatio” is exactly what it means: Points in Space, exploring movements, punctual locations and of course a story for our ears that starts and ends in a multiple space.”
The three pieces have been designed during an artistic residency of Daniel Teruggi at ZKM from April 19th to May 1st, 2022.
As part of his EASTN-DC artistic residency at ZKM the Japanese composer Takudo Fukuda created the mixed reality composition “Simulacra” for cello and electronics using volumetric capturing and holographic projections.
As part of EASTN-DC, ZKM invited composer Mariam Gviniashvili to an artistic residency to develop a new composition. Mariam Gviniashvili is an Oslo-based composer and sound artist originally from Georgia. Her compositional focus lies on investigating the role of spatiality in music. Her artistic practice extends to audiovisual works, where she explores relationships between 3D sound and moving image. During her artistic residency at the ZKM, she developed the composition “Trails”.