ICLC 2023 Catalogue

Variations on Kandinsky

Monique Copper

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Program Notes

‘Variations on Kandinsky’ is inspired upon the geometrical forms which Kandinsky used for his mise-en-scène to Mussorgsky’s ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’. Monique will improvise with the Codeklavier to be able to generate code for two purposes: a visual narrative with geometrical forms on an html canvas, and real-time electronic accompaniment to her piano playing.

Electronic music always played an important role during Monique Copper’s career. She worked in Ton Bruynèl’s electronic studio and has since performed his piano music with tape.

“With Bruynèl (1934-1998) we often discussed the future of electronic music. In particular during the transition from analogue to digital. The computer was seen as a natural continuation of the electronic music but in particular we foresaw the development into a live musical instrument. The computer will be one of the next generation of musical instruments ready for live performances."