Projects

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APPLIED HARMONY

The beta version of appliedharmony.com was launched in December, 2014. It is a project based on exercises which its founder, Sergio Lasuén, has used for more than ten years in his harmony classes.

appliedharmony.com is a free website whose main feature is that users can improve their relative pitch using multiple choice exercises based on excerpts of popular music songs.

From a scholarly point of view, this website starts from the synchronic approach to teaching tonal harmony, which justifies the appropriateness of using any tonal example in any tonal harmony class from the outset (if you want to know more about the synchronic approach to teaching tonal harmony click here, please). Later, at the advance level, examples that exceed the boundaries of tonality may appear.

It is expected that the final version will be launched in 2016. New utilities for self-taught musicians as well as music teachers will be included.

RESEARCH GROUP ON DIGITAL AUDIO OF THE ELECTRONIC ENGENEERING AND COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT IN THE UNIVERSITY OF ZARAGOZA

Sergio Lasuén has worked on with this research team, under the direction of  Dr. José Ramón Beltrán, on three projects:

  • ¿A qué suenan las nanopartículas?[What do nanoparticles sound like?]. In collaboration with the Nanotechnology SAMCA chair of the University of Zaragoza. Sponsored by the Institute of Engineering Research of Aragon and the CAI Foundation. March 17, 2016. CAI Luzan (Zaragoza) Research project directed by Dr. José Ramón Beltrán. Music producers: Sergio Lasuén and Carlos Hollers. Download: Article (in Spanish).
  • “Project Mudéjar for Technology, Art and Music”, developed in 2007 and funded by the Department of Science, Technology and the University of the Government of Aragon. In this project he did musical counseling tasks, composing and editing, as well as carrying out the production and musical direction of the project.Videos: Report on TV, Romanos Premiere, Torre de San Martín Premiere

    Photos:  Concert, Project Premiere.

    Press: Article.

  • “Soundification of human genome”, developed in 2003-2004, where he served as musical consultant and composer. Download: Article; Project Premiere.

 

MUSICAL ANALYSIS IN GLOBAL CREATIVE PROCESSES

Currently, his most significant line of research explores the music that is developed in works in which it interacts with other artistic disciplines, and more specifically, that has been created by global creative processes (Link in Spanish: definition of Global Creative Processes). All this is reflected in a threefold approach:

  • a) His “PhD”, co-directed by Xosé Aviñoa, Christiane Heine and Josep Lluís i Falcó, which analyzes the harmony used by various film composers in order to establish relations with other elements not strictly musical.
  • b)  The subject “Musical Analysis in Global Creative Processes”, taught at the Superior Conservatory of Music in Cordoba since academic year 2010-11 until nowadays.
  • c) The implementation of these approaches through the various projects promoted by the association Intercrea Cordoba.

 

INTERCREA CÓRDOBA ASSOCIATION

 

InterCrea Cordoba is a cultural association whose main purpose is to promote the creation, production, release and dissemination of interdisciplinary creative projects involving artists actively related to the cultural, scientific and intellectual society of Cordoba. Furthermore, it gives special interest to those creative projects proposed by emerging artists, young talents who, in many cases, cannot develop their ideas due to technical issues or because of production tasks.

It was established in December 2010 by creators and teachers of art education with a consolidated career, coming from a wide range of artistic disciplines and with very different conceptual and aesthetic ideas. The first board consisted of teachers from the Conservatory of Music of Córdoba, Sergio Lasuen (Chair) and Isaac Tello (Vice-Chair); teacher of the School of Drama Elena Caro (Secretary) and teachers of the Conservatory of Ballet Alberto de Paz (Treasurer) and Ana Lia de Paz (Vocal).

In 2011 four projects were premiered, proposed by active or recently graduated students of different schools of art education in the city, directly involving more than eighty people, including musicians, actors, dancers, a flamenco dancer, a painter, singers, composers, a choreographer, writers, stage directors, music directors, graphic designers, lighting technicians, sound technicians and producers.

Link: www.intercrea.org