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Switched-On is an ensemble for new music with digital and electric instruments launched in autumn 2010. The ensemble consists of members of the Swedish Ensemble Ars Nova, including its artistic director Stefan Östersjö. The overarching artistic concept of the project is to further investigate digital and electric instrument through the interaction between composers and performers.
The project 'Mapping Silent Aspects of Music Performance Lab' starts from the elaboration and creation of an experimentation platform for artist-researchers to explore the importance of and to experiment with the non-sounding elements of music practice/performance. This lab is a technical as well as a conceptual platform, offering both aspects of support. It is a joint project by the designer of the lab Juan Parra Cancino, artist-researcher, composer and guitarist, and Kathleen Coessens, artist-researcher, philosopher and pianist, relying on their respective expertise in electronic music and conceptual mapping.
The research is centred on the development of a systematically atonal, dissonant, and amotivic serial composition technique. In this context, the concepts of tonality, consonance, and melodic motif have to be rethought. This leads to the development of new aesthetic ideas and their implementation in the composition of new pieces.
This project seeks to pick up and refocus the inherent artistic research elements found on the collaborative work developed by Juan Parra and Henry Vega as members of the percussion and computer music trio "The Electronic Hammer", where the role of the computer and its performer was challenged, explored and developed to achieve the same level of musical nuance, expressiveness and responsibilities as traditional instruments in a chamber music setting.