Sea and Sky will present a multi-media performance project incorporating new music works written for the duo, along with an exploration of improvised elements, with electro acoustic components, and interactive video projection. The goal is to produce a unique concert-going experience, using a stand-alone laptop interface useable for diffusion, processing, and interactive visuals elements (audience participation). They will develop a transformative experience of recital structure by investigating WHY we are so attached to the traditional model of public presentation and finding innovative solutions within the confines of established concert halls. They are currently mentoring two young artists in Kiran Bhumber and Nancy Lee who have presented works at the Vancouver Art Gallery, VIVO Media Centre, and the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. By collaborating with these young artists, Sea and Sky hopes to gain a truly contemporary perspective on the presets of the recital form, and to help forge a fresh take on the medium. Applicable components of their work include interactive visual processes, using Isadora and Max/MSP-Jitter, as well as Max live signal processing tools. The project will culminate in a performance co-produced by Vancouver New Music as part of ISCM World Music Days in the fall of 2017.
Speaker: Jane Hayes and Francois Houle / Music, Faculty of Arts
Location: Science World