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Subject: [Guest Colloquium] Juan Pampin and Ake Parmerud - Ambisonics,
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 08:12:07 -0700
From: Madeline Huberth <mhuberth(a)ccrma.Stanford.EDU>
To: local-users(a)ccrma.Stanford.EDU <local-users(a)ccrma.Stanford.EDU>
Please join us Wednesday, May 20th from 5:15pm-6:30pm for a pre-concert
talk/guest colloquium by Juan Pampin and Ake Parmerud, whose works will
also be presented in the Bing Studio later that evening.
*Juan Pampin* is Associate Professor of Music Composition at University
of Washington, Seattle, and founding faculty member of the Center for
Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS), for which he currently
serves as Director. He graduated from Conservatoire National Supérieur
de Musique de Lyon, France, where he studied with Philippe Manoury and
Denis Lorrain. He got a DMA from Stanford University where he studied
composition with Jonathan Harvey and computer music at the Center for
Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA).
Juan Pampin’s works explore the territory delineated by the concepts of
site, memory, and materiality through the use of algorithmic strategies
to produce aural phenomena. His music compositions, including pieces for
instrumental, digital, and mixed media, have been performed around the
world by world-class soloists and ensembles such as Susana Kasakoff,
Garth Knox, JACK quartet, Percussions de Strasbourg, Krakow Percussion
Ensemble, to name just a few. His work "On Space" –for percussion sextet
and 3D electronic sounds– has been recently released on CD as part of
Les Percussions de Strasbourg 50th anniversary historical edition box
published by Universal France.
*Åke Parmerud* has successfully pursued a professional career in
contemporary music and multi-media art since the late 70’s. Although he
originally trained as a photographer ( 1972-74 ) he went on to study
music at university and subsequently the Göteborg Conservatory of Music.
In addition to his electro-acoustic and instrumental music, his prolific
list of works includes compositions covering a broad cross-section of
modern experimental music in the fields of dance, film, interactive art,
multi-media, theatre and video.
Åke’s work has been acclaimed since his piece “Proximities” received
first prize at the 1978 Bourges International Electroacoustic Music
Festival in France. Since then he has received 17 international prizes
and 3 major Swedish prizes (see prizes and awards
>). On two occasions he has
also received the Swedish “grammy” award for Best Classical Album of the
Year and his music has represented Swedish Radio twice at The Prix Italia.
He is regularly commissioned to compose works by important international
institutions and his works have been presented worldwide. In 1997 his
piece “Grains of Voices” was performed at the U.N in New York on United
Nations Day. His music has been released on numerous albums and
compilations, and in 1998 he became a member of The Swedish Royal
Academy of Music.
Åke Parmerud is not just a composer he is also a stage performer,
playing electro-acoustic concerts using many different types of
interactive instruments - often solo. He has toured extensively in
Europe, North and South America. In the late 80’s he teamed-up with
composer Anders Blomqvist, and their live performances - which included
fireworks - were successful all round Europe well into the 90’s.
The last ten years have seen Åke working as an innovative sound and
software designer for interactive audio/visual installations. His own
works “The Fire Inside”, “The Living Room” and “Lost Angel” have been
shown in Berlin, Göteborg, Leon, Mexico City, Paris and Reykavic. He has
also designed concerts and been artistic director for large audio/visual
events both indoors and outdoors.
Åke’s artistic reputation has led to several creative international
collaborations. Between 1999 and 2006 he worked closely with the Danish
“art team” Boxiganga <http://www.boxiganga.dk/>
revolutionary interactive video installations plus exploring telematic
concepts and interactive solutions for live performances. In 2000, 2001
and 2002 he also worked with Canadian choreographer Pierre-Paul Savoi
composer, sound and software designer.
His most recent stage work “Metamorphos” was developed together with
Canadian dance choreographer Mireille Leblanc
who also choreographed the interactive
sound/video-installation “Lost Angel” and the prize winning dance
performance ”The Seventh Sense”.
He recently formed AudioTechture <http://www.audiotechture.se/>
Olle Niklasson. This is a company specialising in acoustic interior
design for diverse environments from private houses to public spaces.
He is also a member of an international multi-media/multi-disciplinary
arts organisation: Celestial Mekaniks. <http://celestialmekaniks.com/>