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Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts presents Hans Tutschku. Unreal Memories

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University presents Hans Tutschku: Unreal Memories, a sound installation conceived for the rooftop of the building, occurring from December 4 through 2012–May 29, 2013.

Carpenter Center Photo: Karl Hinojosa

Specially conceived for the rooftop of the Carpenter Center of the Visual Arts in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the building, Unreal Memories is composed of transformed voices of many different cultures. Original recordings served as models for computer transformations to create an imaginary intercultural journey, where voices from elsewhere come together. They call us, they celebrate, they open a short sonic window into our busy everyday lives.

Hans Tutschku was born in 1966 in Weimar. A member of the Ensemble für Intuitive Musik Weimar since 1982, he studied electroacoustic composition at the Dresden College of Music. Beginning in 1989, he had the opportunity to participate in several concert tours with Karlheinz Stockhausen to learn the art of sound direction. In 1991-92 Tutschku continued his studies in sonology and electroacoustic composition at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. In 1994 he spent a one-year study residency at IRCAM in Paris. From 1995-1996 he was guest professor of electroacoustic composition in Weimar and in 1996 he participated in composition workshops with Klaus Huber and Brian Ferneyhough. Tutschku taught electroacoustic composition at IRCAM in Paris from 1997 to 2001, and at the Conservatory of Montbéliard from 2001 to 2004. In May 2003 he completed a doctorate (PhD) with Professor Dr. Jonty Harrison at the University of Birmingham. During spring term of 2003 he was the Edgar Varèse Gast Professor at the TU Berlin. Tutschku is the Fanny P. Mason Professor of Music and Director of the Harvard University Studio for Electroacoustic Composition (HUSEAC). He is the winner of many international composition competitions, including Bourges, CIMESP Sao Paulo, Hanns Eisler Prize, Prix Ars Electronica, Prix Noroit and Prix Musica Nova. In 2005, he received the culture prize from the city of Weimar.

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