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Andreï Smirnov


Since 1976 Andrei Smirnov was conducting independent research and development of electronic music techniques, having particular interest in design and development of both hardware and software sensor technology with particular interest in developing complex relationships between the performer's actions and the interpreting of this information in non-linear methods using custom software.
He is the member of the Russian Association for Electroacoustic Music.
His compositions for computer-processed and computer-generated sound have been composed for a variety of media including theatre and radio-theatre, multimedia and dance.
In 1992 he founded the Theremin Center for Electroacoustic Music and Multimedia.
He lectures there and give workshops with composers on the basics of electroacoustic music and multimedia, musical acoustics and psychoacoustics, resent computer music technologies.
He has attended numerous conferences and workshops in the U.S. and Europe including CCRMA at Stanford Univ., Bregman Studio at Dartmouth College, Milan State Conservatory, Music Academy in Basel, Podewil (Berlin), STEIM (Amsterdam) etc.

He develops a particular interest in Russian Avant Garde and Futurist Art from 10-20-s.
In 1982-1987 he worked at the Psychology Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, developing the brain wave biofeedback system and the special computer-controlled sound synthesizer to produce the brain wave biofeedback sonic environment for the purpose of the human self regulation.
In 1980-1982 he worked in the audio-visual team of the Space Museum, Moscow (the remainder of the ruined by communist government Electronic Music Studio at Skriabin Museum), investigating digital systems of space and sound.




Andreï Smirnov will present the report 'Forgotten Future: Selected archeologies of art and technology in Russia'.

thursday may 25, 2006 – friday may 26, 2006
matrix art project, brussels

The installation is based on a laser and a photo receiver, both installed at a 10 to 20 m distance from a window... more

thursday may 25, 2006 9pm
matrix art project, brussels
The performance is closely linked to the subject of the presentation: 'Forgotten Future. Selected archeologies of art and technology in Russia'. In the performance Smirnov starts from a reconstruction of Leon Theremin's "Buran" eavesdropping system, developed in 1945... more

thursday may 25, 2006
Pre-interview for the interview with Andrei Smirnov with Guy Van Belle

Magde I’m curious what do you think is the best question for Andrei Smirnov?

Guy Andrei, how the hell did you get there?


thursday may 25, 2006
okno, brussels



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