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"Kyai Pranaja" by Joseph Anderson at PURE Ambisonics Concert in Graz

Submitted by Ewa Trebacz on September 18, 2015 - 6:19pm

Friday 18. Sept. MUMUTH, Ligeti-Saal at University of Music and Performing Arts Graz

The "PURE Ambisonics Concert" features Ambisonical music as an art form, where an experienced musical sound field is placed in the main focus. Historically you could interpret the Ambisonic music experience being in line with absolute music at the end of the 18th century and pure electro-acoustic works performed in the late 19th century. Like absolute music (or abstract music), Ambisonics pieces need not be explicitly "about" anything, and in contrast to program music, they may also be non-representational. Rather than playing with different loudspeaker characteristics and their spatial distribution, as e.g. in acousmatic music or loudspeaker theaters, the Ambisonic technology allows to feature and musically compose and shape the contents of the presented sound field as a "Virtual Auditory Environment" – AVE.

 "Kyai Pranaja" by Joseph Anderson

Part 1 of the Epiphanie Sequence, Kyai Pranaja translates into English as something like “from the heart” or “from the interior”. The suspension of moments, manifestations of veiled harmonies, the shifting of masses, these are born from the inner spaces and resonances of sounding bodies.