Important Dates for the Beginning of the Next Academic Year
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On Friday 16 June 2017, Sonolology bachelor’s students Miro Bollen (NL), Dalton Danks (USA), Quirijn Dees (NL), Willem van Erven Dorens (NL), Giammarco Gaudenzi (Italy), Lucie Nezri (France) and Kaðlín Ólafsdóttir (Iceland) presented a 35-minute programme that consisted of individual and collaborative multi-channel fixed media compositions. The works were made in the Institute of Sonology’s analogue and digital studios.
The computer music composer and author Horacio Vaggione (Argentina, 1943) has been appointed Konrad Boehmer Visiting Professor for Musical Innovation at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. Over a period of two months, Vaggione will focus on the relationship between his theoretical and philosophical ideas and the practice of composing with digital tools.
Eduard Figueres made a documentary about Sonology's final exams in June 2016. The film is now on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQW4lZT1iaU
The computer music composer and author Trevor Wishart (UK, 1946) has been appointed Konrad Boehmer Visiting Professor for Musical Innovation at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. Over a period of two months, Wishart will focus on the relationship between his theoretical and philosophical ideas and the practice of composing with digital tools.
From the winter semester 2014/15 began a new double master’s degree programme “Audio Communication and Sonology”, as a cooperation between the TU Berlin and the Institute of Sonology at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. The study programme embodies a unique combination of a theoretically based scientific study in the areas of acoustics, audio technology, signal processing and musicology at the Department of Audio Communication at the TU Berlin together with an artistically oriented study in the areas of electroacoustic music, computer music and sound art at the Institute of Sonology at the Royal Conservatoire.
The sonologist moves in the field of electroacoustic music, computer music and sound art. Instead of composing with sounds, as is generally the case in instrumental music, in sonology the sound itself is composed in such a way that it gives expression to musical form. This can take place on the basis of the physical principles of sound, on the basis of perception or on the basis of purely compositional ideas.
Sonology avails itself of the Conservatoire’s two excellent concert halls for its regular concert presentations, featuring works by students, faculty members, guest artists and classics from the electroacoustic music repertoire, as well as performances by the Sonology Electroacoustic Ensemble, an improvisation group that combines acoustic and electronic instruments with live sound processing.
The Institute of Sonology hosts many lectures and workshops. Guest lectures and workshops have been provided amongst others by:
Guest lectures and workshops have been provided amongst others by. Mathew Adkins, Folkmar Hein, Konrad Boehmer, Christopher Ariza, Wouter Snoei, Alvin Lucier, Evan Parker, Sarah Nicolls, Richard Cavell, Kaija Saariaho, Douglas Kahn, Peter Evans, Cathy van Eck, Sergio Luque, Arne Deforce, Matthew Ostrowski, Gottfried Michael Koenig, Francisco Lopez, Larry Polansky, John Richards, James Dashow, Stefan Weinzierl, Daniel Teruggi, Erwin Roebroeks, Diemer de Vries, Lawrence Harvey, Edwin van der Heide, Barry Truax, Dario Sanfilippo, Nic Collins, Trevor Wishart and Horacio Vaggione.