Friday, 30 November 2012

Nicole Seiler to mentor young choreographers at FACETS

Swiss choreographer Nicole Seiler will participate as a mentor at FACETS, Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts’ International Choreography Residency, in Bangalore.

Swiss choreographer Nicole Seiler will participate as a mentor at FACETS, Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts’ International Choreography Residency, in Bangalore, India from 8 December 2012 to 11 January 2013.  

Residency dates: 5 December 2012 to 23 January 2013
Venue: Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Bangalore.   

The Residency will act as a mentored production period in which 16 emerging choreographers will benefit from Nicole Seiler’s expertise and experience. The outcome of this mentorship will be a new quality performance piece in a creative environment that will premiere at the Attakkalari India Biennial 2013.  

Names of other mentors at FACETS:
Sankar Venkateswaran, theatre 
Jatin Vidyarthi, sound and music
Lars Erik H. Bratlie, light designer from Norway
Margie Medlin, digital artist from Australia
Helena Waldmann, choreographer from Germany
Gideon Obarzanek, choreographer  from Australia

About Nicole Seiler
Nicole Seiler, a Lausanne-based dance and theatre performer has collaborated with dance companies such as Buissonnière Co., Teatro Malandro, Alias ​​Compagnie, Compagnie Philippe Saire and Massimo Furlan. In 2002, Seiler founded her company whose research combines dance and multimedia video. Her research has given form to dance multimedia, videos and choreographic installations and in recent years has continued his explorations between image and sound. In 2009, Seiler received the cultural prize for dance from the Vaudoise Foundation for Culture.  

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Organiser/ Partner: Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Bangalore 
3 Profiles - sound installation by Bernd Schurer

'Sound Reasons Festival' for sound art and electronic music presents 3 Profiles: Vector Streaming Waveform Segregation Version - a sound installation by Bernd Schurer.

'Sound Reasons Festival' for sound art and electronic music in collaboration with Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council and British Council New Delhi presents
3 Profiles: Vector Streaming Waveform Segregation Version 
a sound installation by Bernd Schurer   

Opening on 16 November 2012 at 7 PM at the British Council, 17 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi. Installation on exhibit from 16 - 20 November 2012   

Brief on installation: 
"3 profiles" presents 3 different segregated audio stereo- streams that run in parallel, each of these 3 in turn get visualized by the vectorscope. The image is written into a matrix, that is used to modulate the sound profiles' properties of frequency, phase and amplitude and therefore create a recursive audiovisual system.

Examining a shared interest in the inherent connection between auditory and visual elements, the contrasts of sensory aspects constitute the foundation for these audiovisual studies, generating “beautiful” visual displays from the combination of basic synthesized waveforms through the lens of a vectorscope (an oscilloscope’s x-y mode). This metering device originally used in audio engineering for the process of vinyl mastering, where the precise parallel correlation of phases is essential for record pressing, is a common device, that has since been integrated into stereo image monitoring equipment to deliver a graphic representation of the stereo signal.  

The meter displays a two-dimensional rectangular coordinate system. The device can visualize three different attributes of sound - it’s amplitude, frequency and phase correlation. Here, the left channel of sound is represented by one axis and the right channel by the other. The resulting visual output is affected by the difference of the input signals, and something referred to as lissajous patterns appear and move on the display, which was what ultimately drew my curiosity.    

Throughout the experimentation phase, the idea of the image as a functional accompanist to the sound was abandoned and the audio element was subordinated in favor of the image, which creates an aesthetics that is otherwise mostly absent from technical audio metering.   

Bernd Schurer 
Schurer’s artistic focus lies on the work with sound in a broad spectrum of different contexts: a constant shift, although, mostly investigating the experiential relationship between sound and what one would generally describe as space and the body. There is a strong fascination in the study of the perception of sound and our interpretative patterns, and there has been done artistic research in the domains of Psychoacoustics, Architecture, Auralization, Sonification and Audio- Visual Representation Systems. Presentations may vary from Computer Music Diffusion to Installation work to abstract Sound Art. Some of it has been exhibited internationally on various scales, from micro galleries to public space, from “art at home” to the Venice Art Biennial. Since 1996 he is co-editor and curator for electronic sound pieces at the imprint in Zürich, together with Marcus Maeder.  

Bernd Schurer was born 1970 in Zurich, and currently lives in Berlin. He studied Philosophy and Film Science at the University of Zurich and Visual Art at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. He is currently a Masters student in Electroacoustic Composition and Theory at the Zürich Univeristy of the Arts with Professors Germàn Toro- Peréz and Dr. Martin Neukom.  
Sound Reasons Festival' for sound art and electronic music

Swiss musicians Bernd Schurer, Jasch, Robin Meier and Thomas Peter will be participating in the 'Sound Reasons Festival' for sound art and experimental electronic music.

The 'Sound Reasons Festival' for sound art and experimental electronic music will take place in Delhi from 4 - 22 November 2012.

The festival comprises of sound installations, live music/ sound performances and workshops that are spread across November and are happening in Delhi and Banglore. Swiss artists participating in the festival are Bernd Schurer, Jasch, Robin Meier and Thomas Peter.
Music composed in collaboration with Hans Koch will also be presented.

7th November |  Alliance Française de Delhi ,  72, Lodi Estate, Delhi | 7 pm |  Wednesday |Live Performance | Thomas Peter | Jasch | diFfuSed Beats |da Saz | Robert millis | 

9th November | Goethe Institut, Max Muller Bahwan, Kasturba Gandhi Marg/ Delhi | 7 pm | Friday |Live Performace | Jasch | Petri Kuljuntausta | Robert Millis | edGeCut | da Saz | 

10th November | Jaaga, Banglore | 7 pm onwardsThomas Peter | Jasch | diFfuSed Beats | Robert Millis | Masta Justy | Yashas Shetty | 


Bernd Schurer | 15th November – 21st November | Queens Gallery, British Council, KG Marg /  

Robin Meier + Ali Momeni | 6th – 12th November | Whats up Bharat, 1 Hauz Khas Village | 

The festival is supported by : Pro-Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council, Sarai-CSDS,  Japan Foundation, Goethe Institut/ Max Mueller Bhawan, British Council and Alliance Francaise de Delhi.
More: for the updated schedule.
Confluence, the coming together of two maestros

The legendary Indian musician Dr. T.V.Gopalakrishnan and the multifaceted European maestro Siegfried Kutterer will be performing in Chennai on 18 November 2012.

Confluence is a unique effort to connect different musical and cultural genres, conceived and composed by Dr. T.V.G and Siegfried Kutterer. The logic and discipline of Indian classical music connects with the free improvisation and movement of jazz and percussion. It is a fine play and balancing act between the similarities and accruals of the two musical genres. 
The concert is supported by Pro Helvetia-Swiss Arts Council and the Goethe-Institut.

The famous T.V. Gopalkrishnan has helped to tirelessly shape the dialogue between east and west through his concerts with George Harrison and representatives of free jazz, and now with Vein, a popular trio from the Swiss jazz scene and DeciBells, a percussion trio from Germany that plays avant-garde music. Siegfried Kutterer has studied Mridangam and the theory of Carnatic music for many years. 
Duration: 90-100 minutes 
Dates & Venue: 18 November 2012, Chennai, Music Academy - Book tickets for Chennai show 

1. Kanakangi - Golden Shawl All artists 
2. Straight Inside DeciBells & Vein Jazz and Western Percussion 
3. Mallari Saxophone, Violin, Keyboard, Percussion 
4. Indigo DeciBells & Vein Jazz and Western Percussion 
5. Chaturangam Rhythmical musical composition Raga - Swara - Bols - Paran 
Voices and Instruments 
Global premiere of Confluence in Raga Resikapriya, a blend of European and Indian raga and tala
Artists from Europe:
DeciBells (Siegfried Kutterer, Szilard Buti and Domenico Melchiorre)
Jazz Trio VEIN (M. Arbenz/ Piano, T. Laehns/ Bouble Bass and F. Arbenz/ Percussion) 

Artists from India: 
T.V. Gopalkrishnan, Vocal, Mridangam 
Devie Neithiyar, Vocal 
S. Varadarajan Violin 
G. Ramanathan, Saxophone 
Biju Paulose, Keyboards 
Tripunilhura, Radhakishnan, Ghatom