Dirty Lights: Artistic Applications of Lighting

Composer Marko Ciciliani will present several examples from his own works with the combination of sound and lighting. Since light is a medium characterized by pureness, it does not seem fit to express analogies to noise or dirtiness which often play an important role in music. “Dirty light” describes an approach which makes it possible to conceive artistic applications of lighting beyond its apparent medium-specific limitations, thereby expanding its expressive range.

Dirty Lights: Artistic Applications of Lighting

Marco Ciciliani
Thurs, Dec 8, 7pm
As a composer Marko Ciciliani (Vienna) has worked extensively with the combination of sound and lighting. In his presentation at Harvestwork he is going to talk about different approaches how correspondences between the visual and aural domain can be applied. Beyond the establishment of directly related analogies between the two domains, Ciciliani will talk about his concept of “dirty light”. Since light is a medium characterized by pureness, it does not seem fit to express analogies to noise or dirtiness which often play an important role in music. “Dirty light” describes an approach which however makes it possible to conceive artistic applications of lighting beyond
its apparent medium-specific limitations, thereby expanding its expressive range.As part of the presentation, Ciciliani will present several examples from his own works.

www.ciciliani.com

Marko Ciciliani received his musical training as a composer and electronic musician in New York, Hamburg and The Hague.  Alread during his studies he has collected extensive experience not only in the fields of “academic” composition, but also in free improvisation and cross-disciplinary projects.  He has written for a variety of settings, including orchestra, ensembles, solo works and sound installations, often inclduing live-electronics and other media like light, laster or video.  Typical for Ciciliani’s work is that it combines seemingly contradictory materials, giving the composition a feeling of experiment and playfulness, with surprising turns and a variety of color.  In his more recent work as a special field of interest lies in the combination of sound and light, which was also the topic of his PhD research that he completed at Brunel University, London.

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