Live Stage: Music Under the Influence of Computers [us San Diego, CA]

program-draft.jpgThe Center for Research in Computing and the Arts presents Music Under the Influence of Computers:: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. :: Calit2 Theater, Atkinson Hall, UCSD Campus, San Diego, CA ::

Music Under the Influence of Computers returns with a collection of exciting experimental audiovisual offerings by composers and artists from the United States and Germany, sponsored by The Center for Research in Computing
and the Arts (CRCA) and Calit2. Program:

The Art of Noise of Cartoons (2011) – David Medine (video and surround sound); Omphalos (2008) – Kari Besharse (surround sound); Suburban Review: 1/8/2011, 4:45 – 5:50 pm (2011) – Joachim Gossmann (video and surround sound); Change in the Summation (2007) – Jason Bolte (surround sound); Yet Another Allegiance (2011) – Rick Snow (live video and surround sound)

Notes About the Program:

With The Art of Noise of Cartoons (2011) David Medine offers a recontextualization of pop culture from two distinct eras. His algorithm seeks to recreate a track by The Art of Noise using segments from the sound design of Warner Brother’s Looney Tunes segment The Road Runner. However instead of only hearing the sound design from the cartoon we are also able to see the moments in the cartoon his recreation calls into action.

About Omphalos (2008) Kari Besharse writes: In Greek, the word omphalos means “navel,” but also means the center of
the world. According to the ancient Greeks, Zeus sent out two eagles to fly across the world to meet at its center, the “navel” of the world. To mark central point, a stone monument was placed at the oracle in Delphi. James Joyce also references the omphalos several times in the novel, Ulysses.

From these layered meanings, the idea of a center point was translated into personal terms. In my piece, Omphalos represents a search for mental peace and the connection between outer and inner worlds. The work is in the form of a journey from the far reaches of the universe, through the dissonant, active earth with its traffic and noise, into the
soul, where hopefully one can find peace. However, a cognitive dissonance that exists between outer and inner worlds remains. There is always an interference pattern, or distortion that makes true inner peace perpetually ambiguous.

“To ourselves . . . new paganism . . . omphalos.” – James Joyce, Ulysses

Joachim Gossmann’s Suburban Review: 1/8/2011, 4:45 – 5:50 p.m. (2011) offers suggestively presented panoramas from the Thornton Hospital parking lot. The camera is at rest in this overlooked transitory space, a place usually visited only briefly while on the way somewhere else. Gossmann’s video asks questions about the nature of this space as a
permanent and often overlooked part of our landscape. Perhaps at its core, it is a study in positive and negative space.

Jason Bolte writes: Change in the Summation (2007) is a study of the continuum between the limits of pitched and noise-based materials, a change in the “spectral summation.” The title also refers to a change in my own compositional practice; an exploration and conscious integration of controlled pitched material into the fabric and structure of the electroacoustic work. Change in the summation was awarded Second Prize at the 2008 ASCAP/SEAMUS Student Composition Competition, and was selected as a Finalist at the 2007 ETH Zurich Digital Arts Week Stereophonic Soundscape Competition.

In Yet Another Allegiance (2011) Rick Snow performs on an audiovisual instrument. The instrument offers the performer direct control over a virtual iris represented visually as an opening and closing window and aurally as a direct volume control. Accompanying each opening window is a collection of pitches and noises represented visually by a 3D analysis
of the composite sound using a form of the the Lissajous. Psychological and dramatic scenes are created, alllowed to morph, and then destroyed in this dramatic work.


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