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“Prometheus” Research and Development Institute for Experimental Aesthetics

Director: Bulat M. Galeev

Address: 10 Karl Marx Str. (Academic Building No.1), Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation

Postal code: 420111 

Telephone: +7 (843) 238-62-73

Fax: +7 (843) 236-53-31

E-mail: galeyev@prometey.kcn.ru

“Prometheus” R&D Institute is a joint subdivision of Kazan National Research Technical University named after A.N. Tupolev and the Academy of Sciences of Tatarstan Republic. The Institute offers laboratories, workshops and a demonstration hall. The Academy of Sciences provides funding for the conducted research.

Research areas embrace the following:

  • - Studying “experimental aesthetics” based on combining: a) theoretical prognoses;  b) creation of the necessary technical instrumentation; c) artistic experiments for checking and correcting initial theoretical prognoses;
  • - Developing and studying the following genres and styles: light music, abstract (light music) movies; spatial music; musical slide-films; light architecture; theatrical outdoor  performances “Sound and Light”; laser graphics; video-art; conceptual art; computer-graphics and animation; multi-media, etc. ;
  • - Studying the interrelation of aesthetics and psychology:  synesthesia (color  hearing),  interaction of arts, “music-architecture”, “music-ornament” analogies, perception of gravitation in music, consistent Gestalt-patterns in music and in visual arts, interrelation in an “artist-technology” system, creation of controlled audiovisual environment of functional use (for the purposes of scientific organization of labor, engineering and space psychology, etc.);
  • - Conducting experiments in drawing music, computer transformation of graphics into melody, computer analysis of folk music, computer harmonization of melody.