Jonty Harrison, Director of BEAST (Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre) and the Electroacoustic Music Studios, is a composer and conductor, whose two main areas of research – acousmatic electroacoustic music, and the development of software tools for multichannel composition and performance – are fused in a presentation and performance on Day 5 of RedSonic festival.
Harrison deals with acousmatic sound as a compositional resource. Acousmatic music is sound which is delivered via loudspeakers to conceal its original source, so that the listener's attention is focused on the sound itself, rather than the object that produces it, and has its historical basis in musique conète.
Harrison will begin with a talk and presentation about his approach to the multi-channel diffusion of acousmatic works, and will then play four of his compositions which exemplify this approach: Klang (1982), Unsound Objects (!995), Streams (1999), Internal Combustion (2005-06).
17:00 Jonty Harrison – Talk & presentation about his approach to the multi-channel diffusion of acousmatic works.
19:30 Jonty Harrison – Acousmatic music with multi-channel sound diffusion by the composer.
Klang (1982) 9:00
Unsound Objects (1995) 13:00
Streams (1999) 16:12
Internal Combustion (2005-06) 11:43