Gerhard Nierhaus, Hanns Holger Rutz and Daniel Mayer: “Patterns of Intuition,” Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM) at Graz (“Studio-in-Residence” of the Darmstadt Summer Course 2014)
During the past three years, 2012-14, I was among the guest composers of the art-research project Patterns of Intuition (POINT), which was hosted by the Institute of Electronic Music (dr. Gerhard Nierhaus – project leader) at the University of Music and Performing Arts at Graz, Austria, and was funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).
The project was investigating the creative process of composing by means of Algorithmic Composition in collaboration with 14 European composers and 9 guest artist/researchers.
Composers (in alphabetical order):
Tamara Friebel, Clemens Gadenstätter, Elisabeth Harnik, Sonja Huber, Katherina Klement, Peter Lackner, Clemens Nachtmann, Dimitri Papageorgiou, Eva Reiter, Mattias Sköld, Alexander Stankowski, Orestis Toufektsis, Bart Vanhecke, and Djuro Zivkovic.
Guest artist/researchers (in alphabetical order):
Sandeep Bhagwati, William Brooks, David Cope, Darla Crispin, Nicolas Donin, Thomas Eder, Klemens Fellner, Harald Fripertinger, and Guerino Mazzola.
The commissioned works for the project have been presented on July 2nd in a double concert performed by the string players of the ensemble Klangforum Wien and Janna Polyzoides.
The research findings, including project reports for the work with each composer and research chapters by the guest artists/researchers will be published later this year by Springer, NY.
Tomorrow, the project leader, dr. Gerhard Nierhaus, and his associates, dr. Hanns Holger Rutz and dr. Daniel Mayer, present the project in a lecture at the 47th International Summer Course for New Music at Darmstadt.
For more information, please visit http://www.internationales-musikinstitut.de/en/program2014/265-10-08-2014/1002-lecture-patterns-en.html
The web page of the research project Patterns of Intuition is located at http://point.kug.ac.at/index.php?id=13608