ULYSSES Collaboratory projects provide new perspectives on creative collaboration, testing new methodologies and forms of cooperation tightly linked to specific contexts and audiences. and reflecting on shared responsibility and collective processes.
Collaboratory: utrumque is a Special Program with electronic musicians Gerhard Eckel & Ludvig Elblaus at the impuls Academy and Festival 2023, in Graz (AT). The course is open for composers, sound-artists, musicians and other artists familiar with contemporary music. The programme is organised in cooperation with the Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM) at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.
An ensemble up to a maximum of 20 members comprising a variety of musicians and composers of contemporary music will co-compose and perform a piece of electronic music using techniques and instruments developed by utrumque. The overall form of the composition, the positioning of the different sections in the venue, and the instruments available will be prepared by utrumque, but the composition of the individual sections and their performance will be the task of the participants. Put together, the sections will form a large-scale composition performed in several spaces inside and outside at the Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics.
The musical practice of utrumque involves live manipulation of room-scale acoustic feedback using a variety of tools and approaches that contain the digital, the analog and the electro acoustic. The instruments provided will reflect this practice, so applicants can among other things expect to control a computer using a physical controller, play using a mixing desk, or manipulate an electronically augmented acoustic instrument, such as a double bass or a snare drum for instance.
The work will be divided into three blocks. The first two days are full days for all participants, with a shared introduction to all components of the piece, the venue, the overall form, and the instruments available. The next three days will be half days for the participants, where they in smaller groups will compose and rehearse together with both Eckel and Elblaus individually. Finally, all participants will come together for the last two full days of general rehearsal and two days of concert performances.
26.7.-3.8.2023: Special Program Collaboratory: utrumque
2 and 3.8.2023: Final presentations
For times and venues see here.