For some people, electronic music – a totally polysemous and polymorphous definition to be reduced to the lowest common denominator of the use of electric current – is to acoustic music what cinema is to theatre. While it is easy to realise that we spend daily far more time immersed in video images than attending theaters performances, it may not be quite as evident for all how much electronic music surrounds us and constantly floods our ears.
The expansion of electronic technology has enabled composers to discover new acoustic and psycho-acoustic dimensions of sound, and has fecundated the thought and artistic imagination with new and unexpected possibilities. To experience all of this is possible only if we are able to recognise, distinguish, sort, organise, accept or reject: shortly said, if we know how to listen.
This series of concerts devoted to electronic and electroacoustic music will travel from the classics of the nineties though to the most recent music productions.
EAR is a project developed by Spazio21 from the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana (Lugano University of Music), in coproduction with LuganoMusica and with the support of the Artephila Foundation.
After the event the audience is invited to a refreshment.