The main scientific goal of this Residency is to gain insight into (1) temporal texture via relational (not ego-centered) productions of correlated patterns of dynamics and change, and (2) transitions in continuous, multivalent states and embodied agency.
Art production is a means but not the end of this Synthesis residency. By art we mean the poetic — and poetically precise — conditioning of experience.
- Write up each day, each week, and at the end of the residency, insights into, or refinements of the Core Motivating Questions (below) in your own terms.
- By the end of the residency, design experiments that Synthesis Center might co-host in Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 in ASU or elsewhere.
The practical goals:
- Bring together some ensembles* that have advanced techniques to share with other experts
- Carry out an experiment in improvisation using your apparatus while resident in the AME iStage blackbox which is being renovated.
The strategic goal and value for the Synthesis Center and the School of Arts, Media + Engineering is to host the building of an apparatus, which means not only equipment and software, but also people — students + faculty + technical staff — knowing how to keep using it in creation research beyond the workshop. (Participants from the Topological Media Lab will bear the main responsibility for leaving behind a working apparatus as a sibling to the Ozone responsive environments apparatus at Concordia, in order to facilitate subsequent research collaborations.)Experts in the art and science of responsive environments will teach each other how to use some of the essential parts of our systems.
Core Motivating Questions
• How can people moving in concert get a sense of each other’s presence and dynamics using rhythm alone?
• How can a conventionally unidimensional rhythm be extended to a temporal texture.
• How can people moving in concert anticipate each other’s dynamics without superficial representations via sound or light image?
• How can correlation be an indicator (not certificate) of collective intention?
For more information, visit the residency website.
Sha Xin Wei: Convener | Director of Synthesis & AME
Chris Ziegler: Dance, Media & Architecture | Assist. Professor, AME
Katie Jung: Workshop Coordinator
Adrian Freed: Gesture, Ensemble, Innovation & Cultural Dynamics | Berkeley & TML Concordia
John MacCallum: Composition, Electroacoustic Music & Percussion | Berkeley
Navid Navab: Electroacoustic Performance & Sound Art | TML Concordia
Michael Montanaro: Choreography, Movement Art & Installation | TML Concordia
Local AME Faculty
Grisha Coleman: Somatics, Movement Art & Dance | Assist. Professor, AME
Todd Ingalls: Sound Art & Installation | Synthesis & Assist. Professor, AME
Loren Olson: Real-time Video, Software Systems | Assist. Professor, AME
Garth Paine: Sound Art, Electroacoustic Music, Composition, Flute & Acoustic Ecology | Assist. Professor, AME
Pavan Turaga: Mathematics, Feature Analysis & Electrical Engineering | Assist. Professor, AME
Topological Media Lab (TML)
Julian Stein: System Integration, Response Kits (Sound, Light and Rhythm) | Synthesis, Former TML
Evan Montpellier: Real-time Video Kit & Video Instruments | TML
Research Student Participants
Byron Lahey | PhD, AME
Chinmay Dharmadhikari | MA, EE & AME
Michael Krzyzaniak | PhD, AME
Qiao Wang | PhD, EE & AME
Cooper Sanghyun Yoo | PhD, AME, Center for Science and Imagination
Connor Rawls | BA, AME
Doug van Nort | PhD, TML, Concordia
Nikolaos Chandolias | MA, TML, Concordia
Omar Faleh | MA, TML, Concordia
Liza Solomonova | PhD TML + UdMonreal
Mayra Morales | PhD Humanities, Concordia
Bruno Zamborlin | PhD, Arts and Computer Science
Harry Smoak | TML, Concordia