Kala Pierson

Arxiu / Archivo / Archive

Presentació / Presentación

15 de Novembre de 2012

15 de Noviembre de 2012

November 15, 2012

Obres rebudes
Obras recibidas
Received works

Activitats / Actividades

Seminari Taller d'Espacialització de So / Seminario Taller de Espacialización de Sonido
4-8/02/2013 16.00-20.00 Hangar

ZèppelinExpandit2012 / ZeppelinExpandido2012 / Concert Multifocal / Concierto Multifocal 30/11/2012 . 20.00 . Hall del CCCB
BarcelonaSoLimit: Exposició de so i música / Exposición de sonido y música
BarcelonaSoLimit: Obres presentades a la Convocatòria / Obras presentadas a la Convocatoria
Paulo Hartmann : Acció participativa amb SmartPhones / Acción participativa con smartphones

Concert Multifocal / Concierto Multical
19/10/2012 . 20.00 . Mirador CCCB
CageMixTuring Irish Circus Electronic Live Ensemble

Escolta multifocal de fragments memorables de l'obra de John Cage modulats per un algorisme implementat en una màquina de Turing virtual i expandida als 17 altaveus que integren el dispositiu d'espacialització sonora de l'Orquestra del Caos
Escucha multifocal de fragmentos memorables de la obra de John Cage modulados por un algoritmo implementado en una máquina de Turing virtual y expandida a los 17 altavoces que integran el dispositivo de espacialización sonora de la Orquesta del Caos

Concert / Concierto
Zona Franca . Lali Barrière . 25/05/2012 . 20.00 . Mirador CCCB

BSL al/en el/ at CCCB

Nota de premsa en PDF

Nota de prensa en PDF

About Borroso . 2012
I made Borroso for this concert in Zeppelin 2012. Because were asked to use source sounds recorded in Barcelona, Borroso is entirely based on a field recording made in Barcelona by Dutch composer Hans Timmermans (which he published in the freesound archive for other composers to modify and use). Timmermans writes that he recorded a young woman who "presented a love letter to Barcelona at 6:50 a.m., apparently after a rough night... after this declamation she returned to her fourth beer." He processed her voice with several resonators. I further processed his already-resonant version of her voice, creating more and more 'blurred' and abstract versions, finally layering and panning elements from those versions into a piece based on strange, slow motion and mystery.

Kala Pierson

Kala Pierson
Kala Pierson (b. 1977) is an American composer and sound artist. Her music's "seductive textures and angular harmonies" (Washington Post) are "intricately structured, both mathematical and lyrical" (Dnevnik). Much of her music uses text (whether sung by voices or used in other ways), and she focuses on texts of cultural and political significance by living writers, producing works of "marvelous political power" (Louis Andriessen). Her works have been performed and installed in more than 25 countries on six continents, and in festivals including Musica Viva (Portugal), Tanglewood (USA), International Computer Music Conference (USA), and the International Congress on Art and Technology (Brazil). She studied at Eastman School of Music and Bard College at Simon's Rock. Her long-term projects include Axis of Beauty (setting texts by living Middle Eastern writers since 2004, in an ongoing answer to "Axis of Evil" wartime propaganda) and Illuminated (setting texts about sex and sexuality by living writers from a wide range of world cultures). Visit, or Like kalapiersoncomposer. Kala greatly values hearing listener impressions and feedback at

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