Transitions 2011, Night 1: Acousmatic: Soundscapes under the stars

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
CCRMA (The Knoll) courtyard
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The first of two Transitions concerts celebrating the beginning of the academic year, this curated program will feature multichannel pieces using the full potential of our augmented outdoors surround sound system. Music by John Chowning, Gilles Gobeil, Jonty Harrison, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, Ake Parmerud, Hans Tutschku and Jonathan Abel / Bissera Pentcheva.

From industrial sounds to prosaic kitchen utensils, from real voices to audible dreams, through gateways to imagined and real spaces, pure immersive spatial joy. Sound and space carefully crafted and patiently shaped into musical forms coming out of 16.4 loudspeakers surrounding you. Complete darkness, under the stars. Relax, close your eyes, open your ears (wide!) and let yourself be transported to places unheard.

Bring some warm clothes, lay out your blankets, and start the new academic year with 16+ channels of music surrounding you!


  • BEAStory, Jonty Harrison
  • Stria, John Chowning
  • Castalie, Giles Gobeil
  • Kitchen <-> Miniature(s), Fernando Lopez-Lezcano
  • Firmament-schlaflos, Hans Tutschku
  • Prokeimenon for the Feast of St. Basil (12 century), spatial design and recordings by Jonathan Abel / Bissera Pentcheva and others
  • Dreaming in Darkness, Åke Parmerud
WHAT: Transitions Acousmatic Night ["Soundscapes under the Stars"]
WHEN: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 8pm
WHERE: The Knoll courtyard
660 Lomita Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
--Parking is free at Stanford after 4pm--

For information on the SECOND night of Transitions, which you don't want to miss either, click HERE to check out the other post.

Open to the Public
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