Upitup presents an evening of experimental and digital avant-garde music in the beautiful and inspiring setting of the Chapel of the Bluecoat School (Wavertree, Liverpool).
"OSORNO & PACIFICA"
2 new compositions by classical/experimental musician and Max/Msp expert Reinhard Fuchs.
The first piece is inspired by the supreme beauty and greatness of the "Osorno" volcano(Chile), evoking the stunning landscape with imposing soundscapes and layers of digitally processed samples, creating an unnerving sense of isolation and powerless surrender to one of nature's most grand and towering scenes.
The second piece, Pacifica, explores the constant movement of the ocean and the impossibility to find static in such an environment, focusing on the generating and breaking up of a wave. The same process of the forward movement of water due to the oscillation of water particles is mirrored in music with slow drones of oscillating frequencies, creating friction(dissonance) and energy(harmony) with each other, recreating the sensation of everlasting motion and undulation.
Inspired by "La Ola" (Pablo Neruda)
Both compositions will be performed through a multi-channel speaker system positioned across the room.
Reinhard Fuchs is a pioneer of Max/Msp compositions and the development of this software(he's been using it since 1985) and he is at the forefront of sound exploration via digital means, showcasing the variety and limitless options digital music can offer.
His work is reminiscent of early experimental electronic music by the likes of Stockhausen, Xennakis and Jonh Cage.
Sunday 22nd of July
The Chapel, Bluecoat School,
Church Road, Wavertree, L15 9EE (near Penny Lane)
Perfomance starts 7pm / Free Entry
About Reinhard Fuchs:
Born 1945 in northern Germany. He studied "Schulmusik" in Cologne from 1964 - 1968, Cello class with Siegfried Palm and Klaus Storck. He was a participant in Darmstadt 1966, wrote the exam paper on B.A.Zimmermann´s opera "Die Soldaten". After 4 years in Osorno, Chile, and playing in the Sinfonica of Santiago, he was a teacher at the Max-Planck Gymnasiun in Duesseldorf until 2001.Reinhard started to work with the MAX Programme in 1985 and is a member of the Forumnet IRCAM, Paris since 1996. There he has given three lectures about his compositions and new technical developments.He has now retired and lives in Liverpool. Here he continues experimental composing with MAX/MSP specializing on the harmonics, and is building up a forum for multichannel computer music and the use of different interfaces(check out the JOYSTICK).