[dance-tech] Sonorities Festival 2006

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  • Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2006 22:14:19 +0100

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From: Pedro Rebelo <P.Rebelo@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: 13 April 2006 13:45:50 GMT+01:00
To: "<p.rebelo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>" <p.rebelo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Sonorities Festival

<x-tad-smaller>Apologies for cross-posting</x-tad-smaller>

<x-tad-smaller>Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music</x-tad-smaller>

<x-tad-smaller>25th April - 1st May 2006, Belfast</x-tad-smaller>


<x-tad-smaller>One of the most boundary-crossing festivals in Europe, Sonorities 2006 will present more than 20 events in six days. </x-tad-smaller>

<x-tad-smaller>We are proud to present the visionary free Jazz of Anthony Braxton, the rock/new music fusion of Fred Frith with The Ulster Orchestra conducted by Baldur Brönnimann, the veteran violinist Carlos Zingaro, cross-genre percussionist Chris Cutler, the 10 string guitar of Stefan Östersjö, one of Britain's most radical and innovative composers - Richard Barrett in the duo FURT with Paul Obermeyer, the electroacoustic music of SARC's composer in residence Christian Calon, the 20 year-long collaboration between pianist Jorge Lima Barreto and guitarist Victor Rua - Telectu, the adapted violas and spectral voices of Harry Partch, Horacio Radulescu and Tristan Murail with Elisabeth Smalt and Alfrun Schmid, the unique performance of intermedia artist Adriana Sá and many more...</x-tad-smaller>

<x-tad-smaller>The Open Fader call for works attracted more than 150 works, performances and installations from more than 25 countries. Four lunchtime concerts are dedicated to presenting a small selection of these works which include the extraordinary 6-piece band Halal Kebab Hut, the ground-breaking collaborative performance project Alexander's Annexe, with live DJing and Video, the magical world of new electronic instruments performed by Atau Tanaka's Sensors_Sonics_Sights and the exquisite mix of voice and calligraphy of Korean singer and artist Ge-Suk Yeo. </x-tad-smaller>

<x-tad-smaller>On Friday the 28th April, in partnership with the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Sonorities will present events such as a performance at St. George's Market, a boat tour on the Lagan river and a club night featuring the Realtime-Mind-Music-Video-Re-De-Construction-Machine of sCrAmBlEd?HaCkZ! and VJ collective Stanzacrew.</x-tad-smaller>

<x-tad-smaller>The 2006 edition of Sonorities focuses on the theme of composer/performer. This festival presents a profile of international artists who propose alternatives to the traditional composer/performer relationship and resist generic modes of dissemination in favour of specific performance or presentation situations. A large number of events take advantage of the unique Sonic Laboratory at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen's University/Belfast. The centre was officially opened by Karlheinz Stockhausen during Sonorities 2004. The Sonic Laboratory includes arrays of loudspeakers strategically located around, above and below the audience area. Audiences walk out onto a suspended, acoustically transparent floor and experience a multi-dimensional sound world in the centre of a cube. </x-tad-smaller>

<x-tad-smaller>The performance program of Sonorities 2006 is complemented by talks by composers and artists. This year's festival includes the TWO THOUSAND + SIX Symposium on performance in technology mediated environments initiated by performer and theorist Franziska Schroeder. This symposium is a one day event taking place on the 29th April and features keynote speakers Susan Broadhurst (author of "Liminal Acts: A Critical Overview of Contemporary Performance and Theory", "Digital Practices: A Critical Overview and Neuroesthetic Approach to Performance and Technology", and the forthcoming "Performance and Technology: Practices of Virtual Embodiment and Interactivity) and Ben Watson (Wire contributor, Trotskyist and Zappaphile. Watson has written extensively on themes such as pop culture, situationism, punk, Adorno, Frank Zappa and improvisation. He is the author of "The Negative Dialectics of Poodle Play", “Derek Bailey and the Story of Improvisation”, and “Art, Class and Cleavage”). Other speakers include Clarisse Bardiot, Jeff Hannam, Simon Waters, Alastair Bannerman, Michelle Kasprzak, Anthone Braxton and Atau Tanaka.</x-tad-smaller>

<x-tad-smaller>Festival Chair: </x-tad-smaller><x-tad-smaller>Dr. Pedro Rebelo</x-tad-smaller>

<x-tad-smaller>For bookings please contact </x-tad-smaller><x-tad-smaller>sarc@xxxxxxxxx</x-tad-smaller><x-tad-smaller> or +44 (0)28 90974829</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller>Sonic Arts Research Centre</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller>Queen's University Belfast</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller>BT7 1NN</x-tad-smaller>
Dr. Pedro Rebelo
Director of Research
Sonic Arts Research Centre

Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music

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