AKOS JANCA

composer | media artist

Six days (Hat nap)

8-channel audiovisual | 16′02″ | © 2020 Akos Janca

  • award | The electroacoustic piece was awarded at the 2020 Müpa (Palace of Arts) Music Competition. | link [HU]
  • description | This eight-channel audio-visual media work refers to the six days of Creation with the help of six symbolic, miniature movements. Overall, the concept is deliberately minimalist, while the relations between the images and the sounds are complex and multifaceted. The unique, abstract, static and moving figures are very meaningful in themselves, but the forms and patterns and the structure of lines also serve as a graphic sheet music for the realization of the music. Cursors move on the lines as if on tracks, and their positions keep influencing the musical and acoustic factors, which are sounded by the audio-synthesis developed for the figures. Vision and sound reinforce each other through their interaction, and merge to communicate the message of the piece. The short movements have three voices, and the electronic parts often merge to give a sense of the inner changes of the sound. In this rare, graphic-controlled synthesis of spatial sound, the graphics provide a map: it is as if we were in the centre of the image, viewing the auditorium from above.
  • realization | 8-channel electroacoustic sound synthesis and video projection
  • world premiere | 14 Oct 2021, Liszt Fest, Müpa (Palace of Arts), Budapest, HU | link
Program guide:
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Concert in the Festival Theatre at the Palace of Arts, Budapest | Oct 14, 2021 | Photo credit: Attila Nagy / Müpa
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Photo credit: Attila Nagy / Müpa
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Photo credit: Attila Nagy / Müpa
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Photo credit: Attila Nagy / Müpa
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With Péter Eötvös and Gábor Erdélyi Jr. at the award ceremony of the Music Competition of the Palace of Arts, Budapest | June 30, 2021 | Photo credit: Zsófia Pályi / Müpa
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With Csaba Káel at the award ceremony of the Music Competition of the Palace of Arts, Budapest | June 30, 2021 | Photo credit: Zsófia Pályi / Müpa
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