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Music and the Body - Symposium - Sonorities Festival 2012

The  Two Thousand + TWELVE
<<< International symposium focusing on music and the body >>>  took place in SARC (the Sonic Arts Research Centre) at Queens University, Belfast on Saturday 24th March, 2012.  Running alongside the symposium was the annual week long Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music, which again focused on the theme of music and the body.
Link: http://www.qub.ac.uk/sonorities/symposium.html



Music and the Body Symposium
I attended the symposium and attended some of the 'open fader' concerts that were held in the SARC center on the sat (23rd) and sun (24th) March.  It was an incredibly interesting and exciting two days, at the cutting edge of technology, performance, music and the body.  Perhaps it gave me a glimpse into the future. 

The idea that the body can emanate music through technology and to then use that body and in particular its inner workings to create musical material in a performance setting, is wondrous.  For me, it brings a my…

Short Presentation on My PhD Research Topic - Visual Music

For the core module - History of Digital Arts, Matthew Causey and Rod Stoneman asked each of the Digital Arts PhD candidates on the DAH programme to prepare a short presentation on our PhD research topic, key ideas and influences presented on the 20th February 2012 in the ATRL, Trinity College, Dublin.  For this presentation, I prepared a powerpoint presentation on My Research is... Visual Music.



My Research is... Visual Music by Maura McDonnell, PhD candidate, Digital Arts and Humanities, Trinity College, Dublin

Slideshow embed of powerpoint slide:
Maura McDonnell - Visual Music Research Topic
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Marcio Ambrosio - Oups

Marcio Ambrosio - Oups
Interactive Video Installation
2007

"Capturing and tracking camera, animated image integration and projectionCreated in 2007
Oups! was born from the wish to mix new technologies and classic animation in a playful and artistic way.  Each animated sequence has a script and the visitor interacts and transforms himself into an actor of this story.  When the visitor enters in a defined space, a camera records his image and projects it on a screen in front (like a mirror) in real size and time. The visitor sees himself integrated to an animation setting that follow his movements. He founds himself immersed in a creative universe of images and sounds.  The animation sequences that feed this universe are stored in a video library, new animations may be added to enrich the project. Oups! universe is playful and naive, accessible to all publics and ages."
Source: http://www.marcioambrosio.com/Oups


Video embed
Oups! Presentation Updated! from Marcio Ambrosio on Vi…

Architecture - SUBdv - Sonic Design Studio

"Designed as a rehearsal space for the Lee Konitz Nonet and Blue Seven Jazz ensembles, the design for the Sonic Studio rehearsal space was developed using the algorithmic digital modeling technique of geodetic sub-division. The configuration of ceiling acoustic panels produces multi-directional sound reflections from the variably sized and angled surfaces, creating a diffuse sound landscape within the room. These panels were fabricated using computer numerically controlled laser cutting technology. "
Source: http://www.subdv.com/architecture/?p=88


CREDITS subdv: Franklin Lee and Anne Save de Beaurecueil
Contractor: Garra Construcoes: Paulo Chang
Acoustic Engineer: Alberto Ranelluchi
Photograph: Rodrigo Schust
Website: http://www.subdv.com/architecture/?p=88