The Metamorphosis VR Installation Opening
Jan
24
12:00 PM12:00

The Metamorphosis VR Installation Opening

  • Goethe-Institut Prag, Prague, Czech Republic (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Metamorphosis VR is an interactive gallery installation hosted at the Goethe Institut Prag in Prague, Czech Republic. It consists of 1) a virtual reality experience that takes audience members into the room of Gregor Samsa, the lead character of Franz Kafka's 1915 novella The Metamorphosis, 2) a pains-stakingly crafted miniature version of Samsa's room, and 3) a set of headphones where one can listen to music inspired by the metamorphosis.

My role on this production was as dialogue editor, sound designer, and audio technology consultant. Instagram here. | Goethe Institut event page here.

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Angels / Over Exposure at Let There Be Light
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

Angels / Over Exposure at Let There Be Light

  • Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, VA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A collaboration between Ted Coffey (concept, programming) and myself (programming), Angels / Over Exposure is an interactive video installation in which participants shine lights on projected images of the August 12th conflict in Charlottesville to reveal underlying frescoes of angels. The lights (or the participant's shadows) burn away the layers of images, ultimately creating a collectively-produced abstract collage of conflict and sanctitude.

Hosted at the 11th annual Let There Be Light, an event that celebrates the approach of the winter solstice and the longest night of the year with light-based art installations created by local and regional artists. The exhibition illuminates and transforms the darkened grounds surrounding the V. Earl Dickinson Building for one night only and is attended by over 2,500 people yearly.

Documentation here.

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Human Shaped Objects @ The Bridge
Nov
9
8:00 PM20:00

Human Shaped Objects @ The Bridge

  • The Bridge, Charlottesville, VA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Myself and Kevin Davis performed a live set of a flocking simulation-controlled ambisonic polyphonic grain generator (called the "Murmurator")... put more simply, live multi-channel (8 channel) electronic music!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/105150123564617/

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PRISM Sax Quartet - Breath Beneath (with Kati Agócs)
Sep
14
to Sep 15

PRISM Sax Quartet - Breath Beneath (with Kati Agócs)

Video that I created for Kati Agócs' saxophone quartet work "Hymn" performed by the PRISM Sax Quartet as part of their Breath Beneath concert series (more info. here). Other composers/video artists on the program include Bill Morrison, Dan Trueman, and Jacob TV.

You can watch the film (accompanied by PRISM performing Agocs' work) here.

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Teaching Audio-Visual Composition: History, Analysis, and Creative Application
Jun
12
to Jul 7

Teaching Audio-Visual Composition: History, Analysis, and Creative Application

This course explores the ways in which sound interacts with video. We will investigate this interaction by first discussing the history of electronic sound, video, and their relationship, establishing (or refreshing) basic audio and video editing skills, and then getting hands-on experience through creative projects. Projects will include composing sound design for film, creating video art (that incorporates video-recorded and/or animated materials), and designing real-time interactive media projects. The target student of this course is a musician interested in expanding their relationship to video and multimedia. No experience with audio or video technologies is required, although it is welcome.

Questions discussed include: What is sound and image? How can we manipulate sound and image using computers (and other tools)? What is the relationship between sound and image? What are the politics of sound and image? What are future potentials of sound and image?

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