Telematic Performance (2002-present)
Performing over the internet is something that I have been actively involved in for 10 years now, having taken part in many telematic performances. From an early Supecollider project with Tasdashi Usami at Mills to weekly sessions between Triple Point and Chris Chafe over Jacktrip, it has become an important venue for me.
My primary interest is in exploring the idiosyncracies of the telematic venue, from the errors and glitches to the wildly different experience of presence for co-located audiences. I also enjoy the musical challenges of timing and interacting across time and space, which I like to extend by capturing the sounds of distant collaborators. Below is an example of a three-site telematic performance from the Guelph Jazz festival, which was co-produced with EMPAC. The Guelph location featured Pauline Oliveros (V-accordion), Anne Bourne (voice,cello), Jesse Stewart (percussion) and Ben Grossman (hurdy gurdy), while Ricardo Arias (balloons) joined in from Bogota. The trio of myself, Jonas Braasch and Curtis Bahn joined in from EMPAC. I like this clip as it illustrates the potentials and pitfalls (note the dropouts at times) of Internet2 streaming, the varying staging and presentation of the sides, and this sharing of material across networks.
Another example excerpt I'll share is from the piece Distributed Composition #1 by Doug Van Nort, Pauline Oliveros and Jonas Braasch for the NIME 2011 conference, to be performed as a quartet with Triple Point and the FILTER system. In this piece FILTER acts as conductor and chooses the pairing of duos/trios/quartet, while also spatializing our sound and adding reverberation throughout the 8-channels found in the concert hall. For this piece Van Nort was at the venue (Betong) in Olso, Oliveros was at Stanford in Palo Alto, CA and Jonas Braasch was at RPI in Troy, NY.
So much more to say in this area, I will leave it to the performance arena for the time being.
Select related compositions and performances:
Network Music Festival, Feedback Loop over Skype/Ustream/BlogTalkRadio with Judy Dunaway, Birmingham, UK Audience (2012)
Distributed Composition #1, NIME, Oslo, NO audience (2011)
Guelph Jazz festival (2010)
Latent Sea, with Chris Chafe and Triple Point, Sound and Music Computing Conference, Porto, PT audience (2009)
Sonorities Festival, Triple Point and Rebelo/Schroeder/Renault, SARC/Belfast audience (2008)
Mixed Realities between Tintinnabulate ensemble (EMPAC) and Avatar Orchestra Metaverse (Second Life) (2008)
International Society of Improvised Music (2007)
Genetic Orchestra #1: DLCGO (2006)
8-channel performance with Pauline Oliveros, Zack Settel, S.A.T. in Montreal and RPI in Troy, NY (2005)
Network performance with the HUB, remote from Montreal, part of Dutch Electronic Arts Festival (2004)
Awakening w/ Tadashi Usami, Mills/RPI co-located concert (2002)