T-EMP at Rockheim 2012

T-EMP (Trondheim Electroacoustic Music Performance) is an ensemble performing improvised electroacoustic music, closely linked to performance explorations in music technology at Department of Music, NTNU (see more information about T-EMP below).

T-EMP workshop, Iceland Academy of the Arts, May, 23. and 24.:

We invite musicians from different musical genres to bring their instruments (acoustic, electronic or laptop) and headphones to a practical workshop where the members of T- EMP will use real-time audio processing as a musical instrument in interplay with the participants.

The workshop will focus on the following topics:

  • Music technology in interplay with music performance
  • Real-time processing of musical sounds
  • Musical communication
  • Exercises for improvisation with musical sounds and sound events.

Time schedule:

Monday, May, 23., 10.00 – 14.30:
10.00 – 11.00: Introduction and demonstration
11.00 – 12.30: Duo performances including participants and members of T-EMP
12.30 – 13.00 Break
13.00 – 14.00: Performance with all participants
14.00 – 14.30: Summary/discussion

Tuesday, May, 24., 10.00 – 14.30:
10.00 – 11.00: Performance with all participants
11.00 – 12.30: Introduction to rehearsal strategies, followed by performances
12.30 – 13.00: Break
13.00 – 14.00: Performance with all participants
14.00 – 14.30: Summary/discussion

T-EMP (Trondheim Electroacoustic Music Performance)
was started as part of the performance explorations around music technology at Department of Music, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), investigating how technology makes us play differently, how it enables new modes of communication within the ensemble, and new creative improvisation methods inspired by the sonic sculpting enabled by custom made audio processing software and instruments. The band started in 2011 and has during the past 5 years collaborated with many different musicians and performed several concerts in Norway, Sweden and Ireland. T-EMP has also received economical support from Norwegian Artistic Research Programme, and recorded an album which was released in 2015: “Evil Stone Circle”, see: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/temptrondheimelectroacou
See also: https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/48123/48124

In Reykjavik T-EMP will be represented by the following musicians:

Trond Engum: Guitar and electronics
Tone Åse: Vocal and electronics
Carl Haakon Waadeland: Drums and percussion

All three musicians are employed at Department of Music, NTNU.