Document of "Present from Electro Acoustic Music 3 Carlo FORLIVESI

Document of Special Lecture:Kyoto City University of Arts,Faculty of Music
Present,from Electro Acoustic Music 3 CARLO FORLIVESI
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28 March[SAT],2015 Electro Acoustic Concert featuring east-west instruments
29 March[SUN]Lecture,Workshop,Presentation and Video Shooting
Kyoto City University of Arts,KCUA University Hall

Electro Acoustic Concert Kyoto City University for Arts,Universtity Hall
Compostition Carlo FORLIVESI(professor of National Conservatory of Rodi,Italy)
NAKAMURA Noriko(associate professor of Kyoto City University of Kyoto City University of Arts)
Aquim Bornhoeft(director of studio for electro acoustic,Universtaet Mozarteum,Salzburg)
Koto:OE Miyako Fagotto:NAKAGAWA Hidetaka (cultural special encouraged artist of Kyoto City,2014)


Thank you so much for coming.

I would like to thank prof. Nakamura for her great collaboration and efforts in the promotion of art and music between Japan and the world. To achieve this result we have been collaborating for over 5 years on several projects, which involved different disciplines including contemporary music, orchestral music, traditional Japanese instruments, early music and finally electronics.
We would like to express our gratitude to Dr. Stefano Fossati, director of the Italia Bunka Kaikan of Osaka, for his support and interest in all these cultural activities.
I am now quickly presenting the pieces.
We are going to perform a selection of three pieces made with electronic media, that means primarily computer generated music, I composed in the last 18 years, notably The Tunnel of Light, Through the Looking-glass, and Requiem, plus one electronic work by prof. Nakamura titled Quasi Flos, and works for Japanese koto performed by the koto master Oe Miyako, the two pieces will be titled Bright Moon Music Vol.2 and Silenziosa Luna. There will be in addition a piece titled “Naturell-Courage-Naturell” by a German composer, Achim Bornhoeft, professor of electronic music at the Mozarteum of Salzburg, a university strongly linked to the Kyoto City University of Art thanks to the intermediation of prof. Nakamura.

During this concert you can enjoy a first-class sound system and the marvellous acoustic of this hall. A light choreography has also been designed for each piece.

Electronic music is an experience not just limited to the ear, it rather goes to the heath and soul, it is a journey of the mind. Thank you.


Carlo FORLIVESI:光の隧道 The Tunnel of Light(1998,electronics)

  Ascending to an immense light through a cylindrical tunnel, concentric circles seen in perspective in completely dark surroundings. This short sound work, after Hieronymus Bosch's The Tunnel of Light, opposes an apparently disordered but rather structured activity (vision) to an almost static sound stripe (contemplation).Duration: 0:59

NAKAMURA Noriko:花如 quasi flos(2014,electronics) 

 The huge choral works of MAMIYA michio and choral composers is existing in Japan as the createon from the correction of Bartok Bela and Zoltan Kodaly in music history.Ultimately,it is not reached as the the song of Maria in spite of huge choral molding of MAMIYA Michio.

  I was commissioned the orchestral arrangement for work song”Magouta”.It was listened by traditional folk song singer and he said that this orchestration is able to collaborating with true sense of traditional music.However about this folk song”Suzuka Magouta” and I’s crossing the time and space in the just ground,it had lost in real history.

   Japanese own traditional music had refused form Japanease moderisation of music education,and I confirmed by the research about this KCUA’s students memories of traditional work song magouta,and their memories were non crossing with such Japanese traditional music.Duration:3:38

Carlo FORLIVESI:鏡の向こうに Through the looking glass(1998,electronics)

As it passes through an imaginary looking-glass,the evening song of the birds is transformed,littl,in a processs of acoustic mutation from a natural context into one that completely electronic and filled with fantastical colours.Duration3:36

Aquim Bornhöft:自然--自然 Naturell-Courage-Naturell(2003,World Premiere,electoronics)

The electronic piece Naturel lis the first version of a work conceived in such a way that it can never assume a defitive shape,but can always be reworked and performed in new ways in the future to suit new perspectives and circumstances.In the initial ‘acoustical status report’,Bornhöft works with various natural sounds form his personal but eve-changing sound library.In this case the sounds are primarily noises caused by water and birds-sounds we often encounter in his oeuvre in wide-ranging forms and variants.The piece’s underlying material consists entirely of four-second excerpts,fragments extracted from the orginal recording of their acoustic continuum,thereby rendering their prigins ambiguous.The result is an impressive and ambivalent interplay between concretenesss and abstraction,searching and (re)discovery.Naturell is a study of acoustical identies,of mimesis and mimicry,of being and appearance.In all the things surrounding us we can always,depending on our distance and vantage point,descry another world- a’second nature’.(German text:Stefan Fricke,English translation:Dr.J.Bradford Robinson)

Courage was made for the CD 90 Minuten Wirklichkeit(90 seconds reality) by the German Association of Electronistic Music(DEGEM),a collection of 47 small pieces one and a half minute long.This piece is dealing with several sounds of action and reaction related to physical violence.

NAKAMURA Noriko:明月楽弐之巻 Bright Moon Music II (2001-09,17gen&koto with voice)

Bright Moon Music II was constructured as solo Koto-Uta piece insteaed of duo version,on the base of Bright Moon MusicI by the performance of Camilla HOITENGA(alto-flute)&OE Miyako.On the volume 1,it was expressed as the journey to death by two persons and On the volumeII, It is expressed the journey to pilgrimage by one person.Original version”IMO-SE” was composed by the commission of Hiroshi YONEZAWA & Eriko KUMAZAWA for 40 anniversary of German-Japanese Association.By the request of Heikan KUREYAMA who listened to this”IMO-SE” Kyoto premiere,It was recomposed for western instrument and eastern instrument as”KAGAMI” for western instrument and western instrument as“HATA”.By the request Miyako OE,these were recomposed as the two version of “Bright Moon Music” and as the trio version on the GAGAKU style of “SEIGAIHA[stella waving sea].”IMO-SE” is inclusive 6 versions another versions by same composers.

It is able to perform this Bright Moon Music II,only the player who performed Bright Moon Music I.By the composer,performer is requesterd to hold trictly the afterimage of sound color,dynamics length,pitch in this order, only the performer’s body & spirit hold afterimage of the performance of the player who played together by Bright Moon Music I.After the performance of duo version Bright Moon Music I,the performer of Bright Moon Music II is permitted the deviation from notation in the point of sound pitch, length,length,dynamics,color,in this order.

This piece was composed by the request of Miyako OE,and premiered at Miyako OE 17gen Recital,October 2009 in Kyoto. In original version”IMO-SE”20gen part is changed to 17gen with 13gen by solo player.

Carlo FORLIVESI:沈黙の月 Silenziosa luna(2009)

Why this infinite air,and this deep Infinite serene?what means this Immense solitude?and I.what am I?

And so much activity,so much motion In every celestial,every earthly thing, Ceaselessly turning,
Always back to starting place; Any point,any purpose
Is beyond me,But you for sure, Deathless maiden,know everything.

What do you do,moon,in the sky? Tell me,what do you do, Silent moon?

From "Night song of the wandering shepherd of Asia"(1830) by Giacomo Leopardi Duration:4 min.

NAKAMURA Noriko:玉 TAMA Bach(2009,17gen)

WAGON(AZUMAGOTO)’s music was translated to 17gen as the spring song which was made the triple sequence by AZUMAASOBI tuning.(Duration:3 min.)

NAKAMURA Noriko:眞聲花如 vox verum quasi flos(2015,electronics and Bassoon,World Premiere)

VOX VERUM is the six diferencias which was structured on the both way between graphic score and 5 lines notation based ROKUDAN structure of YATSUHASHI Kengyo.VOX VERUM is contained on QUASI FLOS,electronics.(Duration:13 min.)

Carlo FORLIVESIREQUIEM (1999,rev.2007)

Requiem is a composition concerived as an ‘acoustic rite’,an electronic poem in three parts-Komm,Les pleurs and ( )- separated by a period of silence.During a performance there is,in the darkenss,an array of eight speakers with eight channels,to which correspondd as many coloums of light.It is requested that the composition end without applause.Through ‘concrete’and synthetic music this work comprises of selection of the sounds,developed electronicallymof rituallystic objects used in various cultures around the world:littlee bells,pipes,glasses,matches,a rain stick,a dobachi (a rituall Japanese instrument),toghther with a chord played on a broque violin from the Passacaglia of Hinrich Biber.The central moments of Komm and of Les pleurs are,respectively, areworking of Motet BWV 229 by J.S.Bach( in retrograde and with altered tempo),which generates a syllabic though not texual signifier,and a quotation from a composition for viola da gamba of Monsieur de Saints Colombe.(translation:Jeremy Drake)

Present from electro acoustic music 3 Lecture,Workshop and Presentation
29 March[SUN]Lecture,Workshop,Presentation and Video Shooting
Kyoto City University of Arts,KCUA University Hall,Salon and CM lab. 10:00-18:00
LecturerCarlo FORLIVESI TranslatorNAKAMURA Noriko
Participantsstudents of composition speciality INATANI Yusuke(3) HARUNO Kai(3) ENDO Takaaki(2)YAMAKAWA Kazuya(1)
AuditorDavid Boss(3.Lowrence University)
AcousticsNISHIMURA Chizuko Lighting KINOSHITA Shiori (M1,Lacquer work)
Video ShootingINATANI Yusuke,HARUNO Kai YAMAKAWA Kasuya

Electronic Music Presentation KCUA Hall 16:00
HARUNO Kaikoto signal (2015,electronics,world premiere)
Composition form koto sound of concrete.(Duration:60 seconds)

Electro Acoustic Music Video Shooting 16:30-18:00
Acoustics:NISHIMURA Chizuko Lighting KINOSHITA Shiori(M1,racquer work)
Video ShootingINATANI Yusuke HARUNO Kai YAMAKAWA Kazuya

Special thanks: Prof.TOKITA Alison[Research Centre for Traditional Japanese Music]
Prof.KURIMOTO Natsuki[racquer work KCUA]

Thanks for coming concert from around Kansai area,Kyoto Osaka,Tokyo,and Wisconsin,U.S.A.

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