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Zurich School of Music, Drama and Dance HMT
Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology


Press Release
 
Zurich, October 4th, 2005
 
Computer Music
Sound Technology
ICST!
 
Zurich School of Music, Drama and Dance HMT opens the Institute for Computer
Music and Sound Technology (ICST) on October 26, 27 and 28, 2005  with a
rich variety of opening events at different locations in Zurich,
Switzerland.


Computer music, at first a special style of New Music, has moved on to
become a melting pot of all kinds of artistic and scientific areas. Computer
music brings together the various kinds of music and culture. Computer music
is media art. It closes the gaps between the arts.


The ICST was the idea of Daniel Fueter, Rector of the Hochschule Musik und
Theater Zürich (HMT). It is divided into two departments, Computer Music and
Sound Technology. Its primary function is to carry out research with
particular emphasis on projects involving collaboration between these two
domains. Student, teachers and researchers are welcome at the Institute to
work on their projects. The Institute also invites composers to do research
or to realize pieces in its studio. In addition, the ICST organizes several
series of public events during the school year, including the ICSTalk
lectures, monthly concerts in the Kleiner Saal in the Florhofgasse and the
³Generator² concert series for student compositions.
 
Research in Sound Technology goes back to the end of the 19th Century, that
in Computer Music to the 1950¹s. Typically, Sound Technology research has
been driven by the recording industry with the goal of developing better
commercial products, while research in Computer Music has typically striven
to develop tools for musical composition, and hence artistic expression. The
ICST is one of very few institutions in the world whose declared purpose is
to bring these two domains closer together by concentrating on research
calling on the resources of both.
 
At the ICST, projects and ideas are visualized and discussed in concerts,
workshops and courses. Results are published online. At the ICSTalk, experts
of various fields talk about their work and invite people to discuss their
findings.
 
A close relationship to the degree programs of the HMT is assured. The Sound
Engineer program, parts of the Composition Degree with Specialization in
Computer Music, the Post-Graduate Course in Computer Music and most of the
individual Computer Music courses are given by staff member of the
Institute. Staff members assist students and faculty where appropriate and
encourage them to develop research projects to be realized at the ICST.
 
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Opening Events ICST ­ Overview


-> Opening
 
Wednesday, 26 October 2005, 17:00


Kleiner Saal, Hochschule Musik und Theater Zürich, Florhofgasse 6, 8001
Zürich:
 
– Opening Speeches: Gerald Bennett, Head ICST and Daniel Fueter, Director
HMT.
– Music: Françoise Barrière, Bruno Spoerri
 


Thursday, 27 October 2005, 14:00


Kleiner Saal, Hochschule Musik und Theater Zürich, Florhofgasse 6, 8001
Zürich:
 
Open House Sound Technology
– James A. Moorer, Senior Computer Scientist, Adobe Systems: Domains of
Future Research in Sound Technology
– Dr. Markus Erne, Department Head Sound Technology: Multi Channel Audio
Today and Tomorrow
                  
15:00 ­ 18:00  Vortragssaal, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst HGKZ,
Ausstellungsstrasse 60, 8005 Zürich:


AudioVisual
Videos non-stop: COH, Jasch, Oval, Pita/Jade, Bernd Schurer/Bettina Disler,
Steinbrüchel/Brusa
 
20:00 Rohstofflager/Tonimolkerei, Förrlibuckstrasse 109, 8005 Zürich:
                  
-> Concerts


– Steinbrüchel; Martin Neukom: Study 7.1; Stephan Wittwer; Jean-Claude
Risset: Octant. Jasch: Codespace; Oval; COH. Mego classics by Pita; domizil
favourites by Marcus Maeder
 


Friday, 28 October 2005, 14:00


Kleiner Saal, Hochschule Musik und Theater Zürich, Florhofgasse 6, 8001
Zürich:
 
Open House Computer Music
– Jean-Claude Risset: Music Research Issues for Sound Synthesis
– Clarence Barlow: ISIS – An Alternative Approach to Sound Waves
– Dr. Martin Neukom: Music and Computer Music ­ Why I Make Music With
Computers
– Christian Schneider: HyperSphere, an Ambisonic Audio-Sequencer for OSX
                  
15:00 ­ 18:00  Vortragssaal, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst HGKZ,
Ausstellungsstrasse 60, 8005 Zürich:
 
AudioVisual
Videos non-stop: COH, Jasch, Oval, Pita/Jade, Bernd Schurer/Bettina Disler,
Steinbrüchel/Brusa
 
19:30 Grosser Saal, Hochschule Musik und Theater Zürich, Florhofgasse 6,
8001 Zürich:
 
-> Concerts
 
Jean-Claude Risset: Sud
Judy Klein: From the Journals of Felix Bossonet
Clarence Barlow: Sinophonie I,  fLvXv$
Joachim Heintz: Ambi-Schlagfluss


Bernd Schurer: Ephemeral III
Oval: Ohne Titel


Gary Berger: Unküpfbar zerrissen
Karin Ernst, Susann Wehrli: Die Geister, die sie riefen
Bruno Spoerri: Hausmusik


Gerald Bennett: Un Madrigal gentile
Philippe Kocher: New Piece
Rachel Eisenhut: kurzes/treffen
Kornelia Bruggmann, Peter Färber, Johannes Schütt: Tegna
 


Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology
Hochschule Musik und Theater HMT
Florhofgasse 6
CH-8001 Zürich
icst@hmt.edu


http://www.icst.net



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