Musical Gestures in the Oslo Concert Hall

Music Troll in the Oslo Concert HallI have been busy with a number of things lately, most notably preparing for a performance during the Norwegian Research Council’s annual celebration in the Oslo Concert Hall (today, Wednesday 27.10. @ 18:00, free entrance). There I will play one piece with the “Music troll” we just finished for the Norwegian Research Days. I will also present the newest version of the Musical Gestures Toolbox, and show how it can be used to generate sounds from dance movement. Pictures and videos will be posted shortly.

Why do they play so loud?

I often go to concerts, and too often I find the need to use ear plugs because of loud sound levels. I really don’t get it, why is it necessary to play so loud all the time? Usually lots of people around me agrees that the music is unpleasantly loud, and I often see other people using ear plugs.

I have bought expensive ear plugs a couple of times, but I always tended to forget them (eventually loosing them…), so now I have just bought lots of really cheap ones so that I can have a pair in every pocket. I don’t like listening to music through bad earplugs, but I work with sound and really have to try and protect my hearing.

Hovedfagskonsert

….: TANGENTER STRENGER ELEKTRONIKK

:.: fra Jazz til Pling-Plong

::::.. ALEXANDER REFSUM JENSENIUS

Hovedfagskonsert i musikkteknologi
Institutt for musikk og teater, UiO

Torsdag 21. november kl 1900, Fri entré
Salen U1, ZEB-bygningen, Blindern

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Programmet inneholder improvisasjoner for klaver og live elektronikk, med utgangspunkt i det grafiske musikkprogrammeringsspråket MAX/MSP. Forskjellige teknikker for MIDI, digital signalprosessering og video vil bli brukt.

Alexander Refsum Jensenius (1978) er hovedfagskandidat i musikkteknologi ved Universitetet i Oslo. Vårsemestrene 2001 og 2002 studerte han ved Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT) ved University of California, Berkeley. Han har studert klassisk klaver med Anne Eline Risnæs (UiO), improvisasjon med Misha Alperin, jazz-piano med Bevan Manson (University of California Jazz Ensembles), computermusikk med Edmund Campion og David Wessel (CNMAT, UC Berkeley) og MAX/MSP med Asbjørn Flø.

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