Michel Chion is a world famous composer of experimental music, and film and video director. Chion is the author of many books and essays on the subject of the interaction between sound and image within the medium of film, and principle historian and musicologist of electroacoustic music.
He worked as an assistant to the seminal Pierre Schaeffer, pioneer of musique concrète, as a researcher for the French Radio and Television organization, in 1970. Musique concrète is a form of avant-garde music, electroacoustic, utilizing acousmatic sound as a compositional resource. Musique concrete was not to be limited to traditional musical structures, or the timbres of usual instruments but allowed all sound into its composition. The acousmatic sound is where the original sound source is hidden, and the listener can, therefore, focus his attention fully on the sound itself, without visual information to impair the experience with associations.
Michel Chion will be performing a Concert de Musique Concrète, acousmatic music with multi-channel sound diffusion. The event takes place in the basement gallery, a cavernous space, decked out with multiple speakers surrounding the encountered Please note that the performance will begin promptly at 7 pm, and there shall be no admittance there
An evening with Michel Chion – Acousmatic music with multi-channel sound diffusion
19:30 CONCERT DE MUSIQUE CONCRÈTE Part 1
SAMBAS POUR UN JOUR DE PLUIE, 1984, circa 10min.
LA TENTATION DE SAINT-ANTOINE, mélodrame,
extrait (trois mouvements),1984,circa30min.
21:00 CONCERT DE MUSIQUE CONCRÈTE – Part 2:
QUATRE PIÈCES POUR SONS FIXÉS, 2012, circa 40min, World Première!