Bioacoustic Research @ Anheuser Busch Coastal Research Center
Jul
2
to Jul 13

Bioacoustic Research @ Anheuser Busch Coastal Research Center

In collaboration with University of Virginia Environmental Sciences Ph.D. student Martin Volaric I am recording the sound of oyster reefs using a stereo hydrophone setup off the coast of Cape Charles, Virginia.

The underwater sound recordings will be synced to data from a battery of other measurement devices (oxygenation, water turbulence, depth, etc.).

More info. about the center.

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Bioacoustic Research @ Anheuser Busch Coastal Research Center
Jun
8
to Jun 15

Bioacoustic Research @ Anheuser Busch Coastal Research Center

In collaboration with University of Virginia Environmental Sciences Ph.D. student Martin Volaric I am recording the sound of oyster reefs using a stereo hydrophone setup off the coast of Cape Charles, Virginia.

The underwater sound recordings will be synced to data from a battery of other measurement devices (oxygenation, water turbulence, depth, etc.).

More info. about the center.

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Kafka's Metamorphosis VR Installation (Goethe Institute Estonia)
Apr
16
to Apr 27

Kafka's Metamorphosis VR Installation (Goethe Institute Estonia)

The Metamorphosis VR (VRWandlung) is an interactive gallery installation produced by the Goethe Institut that is being installed in Goethe Institutes around the world over 2018-2019, being installed first in Prague, Czech Republic and during April in Tallinn, Estonia. 

VRWandlung 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 immersed in quadrophonic environmental sound, 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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Lumina Sound Installation @ Technosonics Festival
Feb
22
to Feb 24

Lumina Sound Installation @ Technosonics Festival

 

Inspired by the form and construction process of Lumina, the composed soundscape is a sonic ecosystem of semi-artificial sound creatures in an environment of rich, slowly evolving tones. The work is played back over six speakers attached to the structure's surface, engulfing listeners in immersive sound that traces the curves and delineates the boundaries of the structure while they stand beneath it.

The Lumina installation was created by students of the University of Virginia School of Architecture led by Professor Michael Beaman, Fabrication Facilities manager Melissa Goldman and guest designer Andrew Kudless. It’s full form was originally fully installed for the Bicentennial celebration in October 2017.

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Talk on Music Information Retrieval, Data Sonification, and Electroacoustic Music @ University of Virginia Quantitative Psychology Lab
Feb
8
12:00 PM12:00

Talk on Music Information Retrieval, Data Sonification, and Electroacoustic Music @ University of Virginia Quantitative Psychology Lab

Abstract:

There exist numerous methods and entry points for using computers within electronic music research, many of which are necessarily interdisciplinary. These range from using computers as music composition systems, as tools to better understand (and algorithmically generate) music, and as machines that can convert (almost) any type of data into sound. This talk will introduce the fields of data sonification, music information retrieval, and electroacoustic music as part of my creative and research praxis. Ongoing work constructing a novel, biological model-driven digital musical instrument (the Murmurator), designing collaborative ecological data sonification with the UVA Ecological Methods Lab, and creating immersive sonifications of simulated protein trajectories from the field of computational biochemistry as part of my dissertation research will be discussed. Several topics and projects relevant to psychology and quantitative psychology with respect to these fields will also be covered.

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