The encounter between the sound on one side and the creator on the other side is a magical unique moment. It is impossible to replace or change this sound for another one. Why is that? As George Berkeley used to say, the taste of an apple is not contained within the apple itself, nor is it in our tongue; it is the relationship between the two that generates its taste. Replace the sound with another one and you will have changed the universe of things happening and interacting in between. Musical sound is not only a vibration; it’s a detonator of feelings and associations.
That is why electroacoustic music is the antipodes of algebra; the latter seeks for variables designating exchangeable objects of this world, while our discipline looks for irreplaceable sounds triggering the feelings of the listeners. Finding these sounds means recognizing who you are while also recognizing the technique that is required for its development, the form of the future work and also the public that will thrill and resonate with the work. All of this is made obvious when the miraculous instant occurs when the composer and the sound come together.
From this encounter between the two there arises a creative gesture that is both individual and universal; unknowingly and unintentionally we compose for all people and for all ages.
As a consequence, my philosophy of electroacoustic music composition is not merely grounded on the absolute value of sound materials, nor in the techniques of production and the processing of sound. What is essential to me is what happens between sound materials, the interactions between them and the countless effects that emerge from them.
ABOUT THE COURSES
The weekly virtual courses are individual. The duration of each course depends on its content but it will last at least forty minutes. The composers who work with me first send me their exercises that I analyse and discuss with them during the course. All this is done taking into account the composition of a piece.
For registration, go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual courses are delivered through Skype by email@example.com
Complete works are later on downloaded in our international composers’ Facebook group Thinking the praxis of electroacoustic music (please look up our Facebook page USP or our profile Univers Sonores Parallèles).
Independently from the course, I am now working on several videos as a complement to the electroacoustic music composition based in ProTools. These videos will soon be available on line.