This academic year, Sean Peuquet will join the Digital Arts faculty on a visiting appointment. He will be teaching courses in digital audio, computer music and electronic music. Originally from Philadelphia, Sean is working to complete his PhD from the University of Florida. He is a composer, installation artist, laptop performer and hardware hacker. You can learn more about him via his website or hear some of his work on SoundCloud.
Please join us in welcoming Sean to the faculty!
Just before finals last semester, a group of students traveled to Miami for Art Basel and performed with Mobile Performance Group, our student-faculty new media collective. The performance was the culmination of a semester spent working in DIGA 398 for seven Junior and Senior majors in Digital Arts. You can learn a lot more about the trip here or get a taste of what it was like from this video:
The Digital Arts faculty/student collective know as MPG: Mobile Performance Group has been invited to perform at the 12 Nights Electronic Music and Art festival at the Harold Golen Gallery, Miami, FL. We will perform Thursday night (12.01.11) at 8:00 pm. This performance will feature work by students Kim Crawford, Dan Duval, Joe Flanagan, Mark Kisch, Hunter Lee, Philip Meisner, Meg Spivey and faculty Matt Roberts and Nathan Wolek. If you are attending Art Basel please make sure to stop by to experience our performance and say hello.
This Thursday night 9:00 p.m. (11.03.11) students from the Poetry Workshop class, taught by Creative Writing professor Terri Witek, and the Photography: Finding Your Perspective class, taught by Digital Arts professor Matt Roberts, will be sharing collaborative works made by the two classes at the Poetry at an Uncouth Hour event. The event will be held on campus at NightLights which is above the campus book store. Students will show photos and read poems they created during a collaborative assignment between the two classes. Along with all the wonderful works created by students, professors Terri Witek and Matt Roberts will also share their collaborations as well.
Thursday 11.03.11 9:00 p.m. NightLights
My (Matt Roberts) work Waves was listed in this Article about art works that utilize real-time data. Make sure you check out the inspiring works listed in the article. I am honored to be amongst amongst such great works!
Opening and live taping Jan 28th, 7-10PM
Louis V E.S.P.
140 Jackson St, #4D
Featuring Derek Larson, Dana Bell, Colby Bird, Elbis Rever, Ganjatronics, Kate Gilmore, KUNSOLE, Katrina Lamb, Erica Magrey, Rachel Mason, Sam Mickens, Bradford Nordeen, Andre Perkowski, Jonathan Phelps, Sophia Peer, Andrew Steinmetz, Jennifer Sullivan, Brian Zegeer
Back in 2008, I wrote two CD reviews for Array (a.k.a. the Journal of the International Computer Music Association). One of the reviews for a CD by Erdem Helvacioglu was positive, while the second for a CD by Bob Gluck was not.
In a follow up issue published last year, they published a letter to the editor that Bob wrote in response to my review. He objected to some of my review methods and offered some factual corrections.
As academics often do, I wrote a response to the response in an effort to continue the dialogue about the following questions: What role does criticism play in electronic and computer music? What expectations should we as practitioners place upon such criticism? What is the right balance between objectivity and subjectivity?
If you are not an ICMA member, you can read my original review at this link to the post on my blog. Bob’s letter will require a login to the ICMA website to get the PDF of the 2009-2010 issue. My response to the response is available at the Array Blog or at the direct link below.
If you travel over there and have an opinion on the matter, please comment! I think this is an important discussion on the role of criticism and I would love to hear more voices on the matter.
- Nathan Wolek’s response to Bob Gluck – Array Blog
>>rhizome.org at the New Musuem, New York NY
I have a solo show coming up at the Duncan Gallery of Art at Stetson University. The show, entitled Waves Walks, features two bodies of work. A series of works that uses real-time wave buoy data as a means for generating sounds and images and a series of work based on walking. The opening is August 27 6:00-8:00pm and runs until the 28th of October. Below are some in progress installation shots.
The two pieces pictured below use real-time wave height and period data from wave buoys off the coast of Florida. Using custom software the buoy data is translated into low frequency sound waves. The sound waves shake objects such as bowls of water, these objects respond to the sound waves by creating abstract patterns.
I created software that abstracts images I took while swimming in the ocean. Each projection has a design element which changes size according to the current size of the waves off the coast of Florida.
This weekend I will be presenting my project Every Step at City Centered – A Festival of Locative Media and Urban Community The festival is located in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco and features some great artist, so if you are in San Francisco please pay me a visit. If you are not in the area then make sure you check out the website.