A C O U S M O N I U M    2 0 2 4

M a y   1 0 - third day

International festival of multichannel electroacoustic music
curated by Anton Iakhontov (Patrick K.-H.), Armando Balice and Alisa Beck | a co-production of the Floating Sound Gallery Vienna, Alcôme and echoraum

per day — EUR 10  / EUR 7 (reduced) | all three days — EUR 24 / EUR 18 (reduced)

Doors open at 18.30 Uhr
Performances start at 19.00

      Sechshauser Straße 66 
      1150 Wien

About the Event

ACOUSMONIUM festival was launched by the Floating Sound Gallery as an annual platform for international artists in 2018 at the New Stage of Alexandrinsky Theater St.Petersburg. It offers a platform of the “loudspeakers orchestra”, proposed by Francois Bayle in 1974 as an environment for live concert situation of electronically made music, to communicate the works of experimental genres.

This year we enjoy the collaboration with a contemporary classic - Alcôme of France, who are not only bringing their program but also their loudspeakers system.


10 MAY

x      Maylis Raynal
Bayonne la bienheureuse (15’) 2024 / PREMIERE
commissioned by Alcôme
Dans son ventre creux (6’51) 2016
commissioned by Alcôme

x      Emma Kerssenbrock
Miasmes (7’48) 2023
commissioned by Ici l’onde and Alcôme

x      Patrick K.-H.
∆∆∆∆ A4 (15’) 2024 | PREMIERE
realized with the support of MA7

x      Caroline Profanter
Amoibe (in 3 movements, about 25’) 2024 PREMIERE

x      Giulia Francavilla
Flow States #3 (8’12) 2022

x      Christian Tschinkel
Danse Acousmonautique (30’57) 2021

Bayonne la bienheureuse (15’) 2024 / PREMIERE
by Maylis Raynal

commissioned by Alcôme

Dans son ventre creux (6’51) 2016
by Maylis Raynal

commissioned by Alcôme

Intent: It's a sound walk, a portrait of my city in the paradoxes that inhabit it, like many other cities, which transforms according to a paradigm shift which seeks to penetrate ever more deeply into as anchored territory, whose solidity of its cultural roots persist.

Maylis Raynal is a singer, composer and sound artist. She grew up in the Basque Country in a world rocked by music. She develops a taste certain for creation and wishes to become a composer, singing also inhabiting her daily. Later, she followed training in electroacoustic composition, instrumental and vocal composition, screen music, writing, piano and singing traditional at the conservatory of Bayonne then Toulouse. After obtaining your DEM, she integrates the PSPBB in electroacoustic composition. In 2018 she obtained the master's degree Acousmatics and Sound Arts at UPEM in partnership with the GRM. Maylis is a composer and performer in the sound and musical creation company Alcôme, member of the Myr’ collective and collaborates with live performance, visual arts and the video. She is a singer in the traditional singing trio “Les Cop(i)nes”, and in the duo of augmented trad music “Lurodei” and in his personal song project “MAY”.

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Miasmes (7’48) 2023
by Emma Kerssenbrock

commissioned by Ici l’onde and Alcôme

Exploring the epidemic notion of breath, Miasmes presents itself as a search for its disembodiment. Degenerating into analogically distorted vocalizations, industrial influences with jerky inhalation rhythms, and heterogeneous wind instruments engage in a breathless cadence. This piece borrows its disparate aesthetic from a multitude of musical genres, joyfully blending them in a contagious mycelium.

Emma Kerssenbrock is an independent sound artist. Graduating with honors from the DNSEP program in Sound Arts in 2018 at the HEAR Strasbourg, they continued their studies for a year in electroacoustic composition at the conservatory of the city.
Their practice is mixed and hybrid; they oscillate between sound composition, sculpture, writing, installation, and performance. It is by constantly mutating between these mediums that they find the frictions they seek.

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∆∆∆∆ A4 (15’) 2024 | PREMIERE
by Patrick K.-H.

realized with the support of MA7

Patrick K,.-H, (aka Anton Iakhontov) – sound artist, video artist, composer. Has been active on the experimental scene since middle 1990s as improvisation guitarist, founder and composer of “Beligriush” orchestra and visual artist. He currently works as electroacoustic music composer, live-acousmatic performer, video artist and animation maker. His wide-range art experiences turns him more into interactive forms and reflects his belief that most of the laws as well as paradoxes of each single media can be mapped to other medias for producing a certain (un)expectable result.

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Amoibe (in 3 movements, about 25’) 2024 PREMIERE
by Caroline Profanter

Caroline Profanter, born 1985 in Bozen (I) is a composer and performer. Her work oscillates between acousmatic composition and live-performed electroacoustic music, with a focus on imaginary soundscapes and sonic narratives. She is interested in sounds and noises taken from the context of everyday life, transformed digitally and used as pure material. Therefore she collects field recordings and combines them with instrumental sounds or electronically generated sounds, with analog synthesizers and feedback-systems. She works with multiple speaker settings, using given spaces and surfaces as resonators, and produces work for Acousmonium and live spatialization. She collaborates regularly with artists of other fields, at the crossroad to literature, video and radio art. She studied Computer Music and Electronic Media at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and holds a Master's degree in Acousmatic Composition at the Conservatoire Royal de Mons in Belgium.

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Flow States #3 (8’12) 2022
by Giulia Francavilla

Giulia Francavilla / Rae (she/her) is a sound artist currently based between Brussels and Turin. Grounded in the field of creative coding, Rae’s careful touch on sonic space embraces the potential of human-machine interaction to craft otherworldly sonic environments. Researching the intersections between immersive sound, listening practices, and technologically mediated experiences, Rae was fundamentally nourished by the Italian underground electronic music scene, later expanding her path internationally after obtaining a Master's degree at the Institute of Sonology of The Hague (NL), where she currently is a guest teacher. Influenced by the theoretical discourses on media, embodiment, deep-listening and perception, she develops her works in the field of algorithmic music, VR, multichannel and 3D audio. She uses coding as her main creative tool for sound design and composition, where the border between the two is blurred by a process-based approach.

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Danse Acousmonautique (30’57) 2021
by Christian Tschinkel

Christian Tschinkel: music theorist, composer and sound director of acousmatic music. After studying psychology, musicology and electroacoustic music, he is mainly concerned with theoretical, practical and also speculative areas of acousmatics. The latter ones he calls "acousmonautics". In 2017, he founded his own experimental space, the AKUSMONAUTIKUM, which, after several years of operation in an old factory, has now become his existing multi-channel system. He uses it to collaborate with other musicians and artists on various projects. Since 2023 he's been a university assistant at Institute 1 of the MDW.

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Supported by / Gefördert von
Stadt Wien Kultur, BMKÖS, SKE austromechana, echoraum, ALCÔME, Sacem and Copie Privée
petites formes

Special thanks to SONORA music