Dis-donc, si tu as quelques (dizaines d’) heures devant toi,…
Je tombe sur le site d’Andrey Smirnov ▻http://www.asmir.info dont voici comment il se présente
Andrey Smirnov (1956) is an interdisciplinary artist, independent curator, collector, writer, composer, researcher and developer of new techniques in computer music. He is a Senior Lecturer and a Head of the Sector for Multimedia at the Center for Electroacoustic Music at Moscow State Conservatory and a Professor at the Rodchenko School for Photography and Multimedia where he teaches courses on history and aesthetics of electroacoustic music, sound design and composition, new musical interfaces and physical computing. In 1992-2012 he was the founding director of the Theremin Center in Moscow. He has conducted numerous workshops and master classes in the U.S., Europe and Russia, and participated in various festivals and conferences. Since 1976 he conducts research on the development of electronic music techniques and gestural interfaces. His collection of the historical documents and original electronic musical instruments has been combined with extensive research into the history of music technology with broad experience in composition, interactive performance and curatorial activities.
Il a publié en 2013, Sound in Z, Experiments in sound and electronic music in early 20th century Russia
Andrey Smirnov’s account of sound and electornic music in early 20th century Russia offers an engaging introduction to some of the key figures and their work, including Arseny Avraamov’s open-air performance of 1922 featuring the Caspian flotilla, artillery guns, hydroplanes and all the town’s factory sirens; Solomon Nikritin’s Projection Theatre; Alexei Gastev, the polymath who coined the term ’bio-mechanics’; film maker Dziga Vertov, director of the Laboratory of Hearing and the Symphony of Noises; and Vladimir Popov, the pioneer of Noise and inventor of Sound Machines.
Shedding new light on better-known figures such as Leon Theremin, the publication also investigates the work of a number of pioneers of electronic sound such as Nikolai Voinov, Evgeny Sholpo and Boris Yankovsky. Sound in Z documents an extraordinary and largely forgotten chapter in the history of music and audio technology.
Sur son site,
• un centre de ressources (quasiment tout en russe,…)
• la présentation du projet Generation Z
Generation Z is an ongoing project by Andrei Smirnov and Lubov Pchelkina that is attempting to restore the censored history and culture of the Russian artistic Utopia of the 1910s and 1920s that was destroyed through its collision with the totalitarian state of the 1930s.
• des stages de thérémine (ou thérémine-like)
During the workshop participants will convert their laptops into digital theremins based on a newly developed theremin-sensor technology.
• et (c’est comme ça que je suis tombé dessus,…) un répertoire contenant des documents (en anglais) conçus vraisemblablement pour des expositions
– sur Dz. Vertov : Symphony of Noises
– Eugène Cholpo, son variophone et le son dessiné : Graphical Sound
(articles dans WP[en])
le tout PASSIONNANT
Sur YT, un point d’entrée, après yapuka tirer les fils…
Présentation du #Variophone en 1934 (russe sous titré français)