Music and the Machine


Friday 15 September
16.00
Jurriaanse Zaal


ensemble        Moscow Contemporary Music
                         Ensemble


Mosolov          The Iron Foundry, electro-acoustic
                         version
Popov              Interferometer, for ensemble,
                         electronics, light and video
Rannev            Touch II for ensemble, interactive
                         audio and video
Khubeev          Luce, multimedia composition
Deshevov        Rails, electro-acoustic version
Chernyshkov   Rather, for two stepper motors, two
                          high-voltage relays and ensemble


The double-quick industrialisation of the new Soviet Union was a source of fascination for many avant-garde artists and a much-used propaganda image. Using Russian avant-garde music from today and the 1920s this one-off concert by the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble depicts the development of the machine, from large factory equipment to the smallest computer chip.