Russian Season 97 festival, Yekateriburg, March, 1997

Organized by T.Komarova, head of Yekaterinburg ElectroAcoustic Music Studio.

Organizational and technical support: the Yekaterinbug House of Actors (concert hall, light and sound equipment), the Urals Centre for electroacoustic music (concert equipment), Yekaterinburg branch of Moder Humanitarian institute.

Financial support: the Ural-Siberian Bank for social development

Information support: ComputerMan, State TV and Radio Co.

Initially it has been conceived as a concert presentation of recent works by the Yekaterinburg ElectroAcoustic Music Studio during the Russian Season ’97 festival. However, in the course of preparation consent has been obtained from Moscow and overseas composers to creatively participate. The program of the concert, as musical critics marked, presented a certain section of electroacoustic music in its modern state and almost all of its directions in a concentrated way – from traditions of concrete music (V.Nikolayev 'Laugh Track') to experiments of creating computer music by means of sound programming tools (Sh. Gainetdinov 'He Will Come…'). The form of presenting electroacoustic music on stage was based on principles found in the concerts of 1992. As elements of visualization, theatric light, plastic movements (T. Komarova ‘Reflections’), computer graphic (V. Volkov ‘Apocalypse’). Some of the compositions presented an integral unity of music and visual arrangement. In one of such experiments (‘Urbis’ by J. Campos) a version ‘fixed’ on a cinema film was the end result of the work. In such form of existence, the piece in a way reminds of a movie. However, it can hardly be called just ‘a movie’ and referred to the genre of video art. The difficulty of defining a genre is caused by the fact that the dramaturgy of the piece is based on development of the sound objects which perform the role of the musical theme, analogous to musical development. Logic of appearance and disappearance of these elements defines the order and logic of appearances of visual images.