Ensembles

updated 9.1.2013 by ryan ross smith

 

Groups/Ensembles that have worked/worked with animated notation/real-time scores as performers and/or composers.


Duo Harpverk

Duo Harpverk was formed in 2007 by harpist Katie Buckley and percussionist Frank Aarnink. The duo's intention is to commission and perform music for harp and percussion. Since beginning they have commissioned over 60 pieces from composers in Iceland and all over the world.

Description quoted from http://duoharpverk.com/about/, accessed 10.8.2013

Associated composers:
  • Jesper Pedersen
  • Páll Ivan Pálsson
  • Áki Ásgeirsson
  • Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson
  • Þráinn Hjálmarsson
  • Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir
  • Ryan Ross Smith


  • Fengjastrútur

    Fengjastrútur is an ensemble which specializes in performing pieces that call for peculiar tasks or performance methods. This might include the reading of animated score, various forms of graphic notation, notation that is hard to decipher, text-based compositions etc. The works might be theatrical, conceptual, improvisatory or all or none of these. The instrumentation of the group is open and members tend to find a way to do whatever the pieces ask for. Most members play more than one instrument and are ready to play found objects, climb ropes, set up water slides, meditate for hours prior to a performance or whatever the pieces ask for. The ensemble has performed music by Pauline Oliveros, Christian Wolff, Nam June Paik, Ben Vautier, Takehisa Kosugi Stine Sörlie, Ryan Ross Smith and various members of the S.L.Á.T.U.R. collective.

    The name of the group is the name of a mountain in an unreleased novel. Once its been released everyone will understand the reference and know what it means.

    Description quoted from http://www.slatur.is/fengjastrutur/, accessed 10.8.2013

    Associated composers:
  • Jesper Pedersen
  • Páll Ivan Pálsson
  • Áki Ásgeirsson
  • Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson
  • Þráinn Hjálmarsson
  • Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir
  • Ryan Ross Smith


  • S.L.Á.T.U.R.

    S.L.Á.T.U.R is an artistically obtrusive composer collective centered in Reykjavík, Iceland. Since 2005 its members have been working on various types of experiments. These include animated notation using computer graphics, interactivity, various experiments with sounds and tunings, performance art and the development of limited and isolated musical universes. The members share ideas and methods freely while the final products are usually independent efforts.

    Description quoted from http://www.slatur.is/?page_id=182, accessed 10.21.2013

    Associated composers:
  • Jesper Pedersen
  • Páll Ivan Pálsson
  • Áki Ásgeirsson
  • Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson
  • Þráinn Hjálmarsson
  • Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir
  • Þorkell Atlason


  • sprechbohrer

    The three people who form the sprechbohrer trio have dedicated themselves intensively since the founding of the ensemble in 2004 to the border areas between music, phonetics, and literature. All three members are trained musicians. Georg Sachse and Harald Muenz, also active in the universities of Cologne and London, are concerned with artistic, scientific, and pedagogical issues in their fields. The broad experience of the ensemble's members in the areas of composition, interpretation, literature, and phonetics come together in the work of the sprechbohrer and combine in a unique boundary-crossing approach.

    Description quoted from http://www.sprechbohrer.de/, accessed 10.21.2013

    Associated composers:
  • Harald Muenz


  • Topology

    Topology, Australia's most surprising music organization, creates original work across many genre boundaries. Ensemble-in-residence at the Brisbane Powerhouse and Key Organization of Australia Council for the Arts and Arts Queensland, their full-bodied energy brings out the full potential of five musicians comprising saxophone, strings and piano.

    Description quoted from http://www.topologymusic.com/aboutus/the-band/, accessed 10.21.2013

    Associated composers:
  • Dr. Robert Davidson


  • Decibel

    Decibel is a new music ensemble based in Perth, Western Australia devoted to performing works that explore the nexus of acoustic and electronic instruments. Pioneering unique electronic score formats and giving electronic music instruments a voice in the acoustic space, Decibel also arrange electronic works for live performance. Decibel are committed to Australian music and emerging Western Australian composers, as well as sharing important international works with Australian audiences.

    Description quoted from http://decibel.waapamusic.com/, accessed 10.21.2013

    Associated composers:
  • Cat Hope
  • Lindsay Vickery


  • Blind Ear

    Blind Ear is a collective of composers and musicians who present interactive concerts combining new music with cutting-edge technology.

    Description quoted from http://www.blindearmusic.com/Blind_Ear_Music/Home.html, accessed 10.21.2013



    3 Shades Black

    3 Shades Black is Melbourne's newest contemporary music ensemble, aiming to make experimental classical music accessible and transparent to a new audience.

    The ensemble is made up of young professional musicians who have studied contemporary music and performance at a high level.

    Description quoted from http://3shadesblack.com/about/, accessed 1.3.2014



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