Feb. 20, 2013 - Vanves, France
15e Festival Ardanthé
Demo recording by Duo Inventum
(13'45", size: 12,6 MB)
Commissioned by Duo Inventum
The aim of the project is an attempt to realise the artist's place in the nowadays consumerized society. It is an attempt to cross the borders of an academic context through the experience of corporal and physiological aspects in music. The food itself and the digestion process serve as a common metaphor of the consumerism. The performance is an ironic commentary to these attempts.
There are three elements in the performance: 4 female soloists, eating standard fast-food menu, computer voice, counting the number of calories, and a musician, operating live electronics. The chewing process is amplified, the sound is split up by filters so as the food is split up during digestion. There is also a video projection of the zoomed soloists' mouths onto the walls. Before the performance the audience is served with food so as to listen through the "filter" of their own chewing process.
2007 Moscow, Russia
Culture centre DOM,
2008 Moscow, Russia
Moscow concervatory, Rakhmaninov hall
The two compositions represent announces of non-existent music. Meantime they are a kind of announces-parasites which absorb the following compositions of other authors into their context - they appropriate another's form, replacing its content with their own. Thus, the following compositions of other authors are not anymore independent authors' concepts, but found objects for the compositions-announces to parasitise on.
Nov. 25, 2011 - Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Dmitri Kourliandski. Objective music
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