work

30 January–01 May 2016

Universal Anthem – Société Réaliste (2013)

Société Réaliste, Universal Anthem, 2013

Société Réaliste’s Universal Anthem (2013) is a score written for 12 instruments, based on the mathematical medium of the national anthems of the 193 member states of the United Nations. Working with Frédéric Mauclère, Société Réaliste developed a computer program which is able to count median musical transcriptions. It was then used to create the “averaged” UN anthem, which was adapted to an orchestra with the help of composers Cora Miron and Horváth Balázs. Within the exhibition Unstated (or, Living Without Approval) the work is presented as a sound piece based on the original calculations. A new performance of the work takes place as a closing event to Unstated, hosted by the Centraal Museum, Utrecht (1 May 2016).

Performance

A new performance of the work takes place as a closing event to Unstated, hosted by the Centraal Museum. Read more via the link below.

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01.05.2016
Universal Anthem performed by Zuilens Fanfarecorps

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