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Bailie: Music from Public Places, composition for choir
Yutaka Makino: The Program, installation
Friday, 14.10.2016, 6pm, Saturday, 15.10.2016, 10am

Joanna Bailie: Music from Public Places
for choir, string quartet and tape (2016, UA)
Commission by SWR

With kind support by DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program

SWR Vokalensemble
Améi Quartett
Corinna Canzian, Violine
Diego Ramos Rodríguez, Violine
Aglaya González, Viola
Esther Saladin, Violoncello
Dirigent: Marcus Creed
Joanna Bailie, Elektronik

Broadcasting: Saturday, 15.10.2016, 2-4pm and Wednesday, 16.11.2016, 11.03–12.00pm.

At the centre of the piece lies a ‘machine’ for making music. The machine in question is a combination of two different computer processes: one designed to mould large-scale formal harmonic structures out of raw sonic material, and the other to coax out of this inputted material something resembling musical phrasing. The idea is that whatever recorded sound is fed into such a machine will be turned, as if by magic, into music, and that a series of chords alternating with quasi-melodic fragments, gradually growing from a simple harmony to a complex noisy sound and back again, contains enough compositional intention/interference to call itself a piece.


Christuskirche, Donaueschingen

Tursday, 13.10.2016, 10am-8pm, Friday, 14.10.2016, 10am-12pm, Saturday 15.10.2016, 10am-12pm, Sunday, 16.10.2016, 10am–5pm

Yutaka Makino: The Program
Installation for one person (2016, UA)
Commission by SWR

Broadcasting in SWR2 JetztMusik, Wednesday, 26.10.2016,

By disrupting, suspending or reconfiguring perceptual habits, The Program’s merging of sensory stimuli may reveal instabilities in human perception. The piece provides a setup for experiencing and reflecting on the principle of multisensory integration, the interaction and interdependence of the different sensory modalities that our perception is based on.

Alte Hofbibliothek, Donaueschingen


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