SECOND INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC AND PRACTICAL CONFERENCE "THE ART OF SOUND AND LIGHT", SAINT PETERSBURG, took place from OCTOBER 18–20, 2021. The conference was online this year.
The conference was organised and hosted by: The Department of Organology inside the Russian Institute for the History of the Arts, the Foundation for support of the audiovisual and technological art “Prometheus” (Foundation “Galeev-Prometheus”) and Sergey Zorin’s Optical Theater.
The three day event was co-ordinated by Olga Viktorovna Kolganova — Department of Organology Scientific Research Scientist, Russian Institute for the History of Art (St. Petersburg). The organising committee was: Olga Viktorovna Kolganova, Anastasia Borisovna Maksimova - Associate Professor of Kazan State Power Engineering University, Jörg Jewanski - Adjunct Professor at the University of Münster, Germany, Sergey Mikhailovich Zorin — practicing light artist, founder of the Optical Theater (Moscow), Mikhail Sergeevich Zalivadny — St. Petersburg State Conservatory. N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov (St. Petersburg), Maksim Ivanovich Karpets — Russian Institute for the History of Art, St. Petersburg.
The conference was an international event and consisted of papers and practical works and presentations.
Academic Research Papers and Posters
The papers presented were organised around the following topics:
Synaesthesia and crossmodal correpondences
Light, colour and sound in traditional culture
Synaesthesia in the visual arts
Sound and light in musical art
Sound and image in the art of cinema
Sound and light as elements of stage space
Optical theater and light theater
Sound and light in multimedia art
Historical and bibliographic reviews and book presentations
Audiovisual Compositions and Documentaries
The documentary “Prometheus. The Poem of Kazan Fire” Вступительное слово: режиссер Дидар Оразов Opening remarks: director Didar Orazov
OPTICAL THEATER Sergey Zorin — Daria Golovanova (Moscow, Russia)
MOSCOW “THEATER OF LIGHT”, Alexey Goltykhov (Moscow, Russia)
RUSSIAN INSTITUTE FOR THE HISTORY OF THE ARTS — ITMO UNIVERSITY, Sofia Petrash — Olga Kolganova — Anna Spiridonova
3D visualization of Grigory Gidoni’s Light monument (Leningrad, 1927 — Saint Petersburg, (2020).
Tatyana Merkulova — Olga Kolganova — Anna Spiridonova (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
3D visualization of V. Baranoff-Rossine’s optophone (2021),
MOSCOW “THEATER OF LIGHT” Alexey Goltykhov (Moscow, Russia) T
here was a presentation of audiovisual compositions from an international cohort of individual artists and composers, education schools and music studios.
|Zsolt Gyenes, frame from "Relay" (2021)|
Zsolt Gyenes had three visual music works screend: "Lumage". 2021, "Monoscope 2+1", 2021, "Relay". 2021.
Daniel Blinkhorn (Sydney, Australia) "Unequal forms 1-3", 2021
Spread Spectrum Ensemble (Rushaniya Nizamutdinova — Martin Mukhametzyanov (Kazan’, Russia) Рушания Низамутдинова — Мартин Мухамедзянов (Казань, Россия) and their work "Electroacoustic improvisation #2". 2020, was screened
A retrospective of multimedia electroacoustic music compositions from the Yekaterinburg Electroacoustic music studio at YEAMS was presented by Tatyana Viktorovna Komarova, professor at the M.P. Musorgsky Urals Conservatory.
Maura McDonnell, Assistant professor at Trinity College, Dublin Ireland presented a programme of visual music films arising from her own practice and from her visual music students.