Ed ecco la seconda parte del nostro reportage dall’interno dell’Institute of Sonology de L’Aja.
Stavolta la palla passa a Tomer Harari, che ha frequentato il Course, di cui abbiamo già parlato, e sta terminando il Master biennale. Subito una anticipazione dal suo “saggio” all’Istituto, una performance per chitarra, WIImote e SuperCollider, un one man show che farà rodere i chitarristi, una applicazione di live electronics molto interessante. Ascoltare per credere…
A lui la parola quindi, con l’avvertenza che stavolta l’intervista è in inglese…d’altronde, se vorrete studiare all’Aja qualche parola la dovrete pur masticare…
Tomer, how would you describe the Course? What about the positive aspects, the negative ones. Would you suggest it to a young student in sound studies?
The course is a one year program that covers wide range of topics in the field of computer music.
There is no papers or test at the end of the course.
The student can choose what classes to follow from the suggested schedule for the course but it is also possible to follow classes from the degree program.
So there is a lot of freedom to basically do whatever you want.
I also think that the teachers have a very high level of knowledge, each in his own field.
Another nice thing is that pepole come to the course from all around the world.
All and all, I would say that sonology is a pretty uniqe place.
Den Haag is pretty boaring place to live in, not a lot to do and the weather sucks.
I cant really say bad things about the course.
Which skills and competences do you reckon you have developed there? What was more important for your career?
Basicly I have spent the course year absorbing information, was exposed to new music and musicians that i havent heard about before.
I have developed deeper understanding about what is possible in computer music in general, and got sense of direction for what i want to do next.
What are you currently working on, after this one-year full immersion in sound?
Currently I am making live electronic music with musical instruments and using sensors as means of control and interaction between musicians and the computer.
I am using sensors to capture movement genereted by a musician like bow movement etc, and using it to modifie patameters of sound processing.
Examples of my works are avaliable online.
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