20 - 23 June 2017 - Bourges
The Sampo Meetings offer a space for sharing and exchanging ideas for people interested in the musical instrument Sampo - musicians, composers, researchers, programmers or simply curious minds.
Sampo is an innovative instrument of the 21st century to increase the sonorities of any acoustic instrument. Independent of all musical aesthetics, Sampo adapts equally to improvisation, jazz, modern and contemporary music, providing access to the repertoire of mixed music.
Programme of the 2017 Meetings :
|Exhibition: Sampo - the digital music box
|Meeting of conservatories
|Presentation of Sampo at Cowork'In Bourges
|Conference by Jeff Morris: Art and Fantasy
19-23 June 2017
This exhibition is a tour of the evolution of Sampo since the original idea and the single prototype built in 1997 to the latest “boxes” manufactured in 2017 in Saint-Etienne. This evolution includes the axes of artistic work, design, technology and manufacturing. The exhibition includes visual examples of the creation and manufacturing process of the instrument, photos and videos, explicative panels and different versions of the instrument over the years.
20 June 2017
First meeting in the framework of the RéDi-Musix project - a network for distributing mixed music - supported by the French ministry of culture. Partner conservatories and music schools are invited to a day of exchanging on the topic in Bourges.
21 June 2017
Presentation and improvisations on Sampo at Cowork'In Space in Bourges. Performances by composers in residency Theodore Teichman and Maria Alvarez, and by musicians of the groupe Quantara.
21 June 2017
With examples from his own compositions for live sampling improvisation, feedback loops, and MusInfo's Sampo musical instrument, Dr. Jeff Morris will show how an artist's mindset enables science to reach domains ordinarily beyond its grasp: using the unreal to reason about reality and an open mind ready to capture information it wasn't expecting to find.
22 June 2017
Médiathèque de Bourges
On the agenda, an alternation between violin, flute and clarinet, between repertoire pieces and World premieres. All these works have something in common: Sampo. Maria Alvarez (Belgium) and Jeff Morris (USA), winners of Composition contest 2016, will be present to meet the public and share their experiences with Sampo.