SUAL Archives | 2006

Igor Lintz-Maués: Sieben — acousmatic music

Duration:     14‘48“
Type:             Source recording provided by the artist

Sieben (version for fixed tape)

“Sieben” was a commission from the French percussionist Thierry Miroglio. The electronic part was realized at the studio Phonos in Barcelona as a preliminary study to the acousmatic composition “Schenk mir Dein Ohr” (2006). Together with that piece and the “Studies for Percussion Instruments” (1992-2005), they form the cycle “Palaver” (2007). Seven Afro-Brazilian percussion instruments, caxixi, cuíca, berimbau, surdo, reco-reco, agogô and triângulo, are on the stage and are played amplified in a sequence of seven solos. In each solo, the sounds of the six remaining instruments are heard from a pre-recorded fixed-media. They comment the solo, sometimes acting as anticipation, sometimes as reminiscence, holding a strange conversation.

Igor Lintz-Maués

is a composer and sound artist born 1955 in São Paulo, Brazil, and since the end of the 1980s living in Vienna, Austria. He studied Composition, Electroacoustic and Computer Music in São Paulo, The Hague, Utrecht and Vienna with Willy Correa de Oliveira, Gilberto Mendes, Louis Andriessen, Gottfried Michael Koenig and Wilhelm Zobl. His dissertation “Música Eletroacústica no Brasil 1956-1981“ is the reference work about the pioneering years of the Brazilian electroacoustic music. During the 1980s he was lecturer at the São Paulo State University (UNESP), where he also directed the Laboratory of Electroacoustic Music. In 1991 he joined the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna (Professor since 2002). From 1995 to 2000 he was president of the Austrian Society of Electroacoustic Music. His book “Acustica-Elektronischer Frühling/ Dokumentation elektroakustischer Musik in Österreich” (1995, together with Gerald Trimmel) documents the situation of the Austrian electroacoustic music during the 1980s and the 1990s. From 1997 to 2002 he directed the composer’s forum of the ISMEAM – International Summer Meeting of Electroacoustic Music in Sárvár, Hungary. From 1998 to 2000 he was artistic director of the festival “Elektrokomplex” in Vienna and Linz as well as from 2003 to 2009 of the concert series “Klangprojektionen” in Vienna. In 1999 he founded the “Vienna Noise Orchestra”, of which he is member. For the last years he suffers from Parkinson’s disease, nevertheless, remains active. Several international concerts: 50 Years Festival Sonology The Hague 2014, ELAK 50 Vienna 2014, EMUfest Rome 2013, Music Innovation Studies Centre Vilnius 2013, Eletroacústicas Radio MEC Rio 2013, Festival Tempo Reale Florence 2012, GAS- Gothenburg Art Sounds Festival 2011, Festival Reseaux/ Akousma 2011 Montreal, Verona Risuona 2011, XIX Congress ABEM Goiania 2010, BEAST Concerts Birmingham 2009, Festival Suono Immagine 2009 Milan etc. He has been guest composer at different Latin American and European studios. Among his distinctions: prizes of the Austrian Chancellor’s Office/Section of Arts 2006 and 2001, nominations for the International Computer Music Association Commission Award 1996 and 1995, Max Brand prize 1993.

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