Prof. Larson to exhibit in NYC
For those of you in New York this week, please join me on Friday for the opening of
36 Dramatic Situations, check out the Rhizome listing here.
The Idea Foundation has featured Prof. Larson’s work for their May 7th page.
The Idea Foundation is an ongoing platform for promoting curated contemporary works of art and visual culture. The Idea Foundation is dedicated to showcasing a unique and broad range of work by artists producing and creating from an array of genre. It is a varied collection of bits and bobs – a gathering of ideas, objects and inspirations.
MPG: Mobile Performance Group has been invited to perform at the Intermedia Festival at the Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. We have been working on an interface for the iphone/itouch, using the OSC based mrmr app. We developed an interface that will allow the public to control the manipulation of live video and send text messages which will become part of the video projection. Users will be able to do things such as mix video, choose video clips, apply effects, and use the iphone’s accelerometer to rotate and position the text and image. Should be a blast and we will post updates as the festival unfolds.
I just returned from several days at the Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States National Conference (SEAMUS 2010). Held at St. Cloud State University this year, the annual conference is gathering of electronic music practitioners. I gave a presentation on the MPG carepackage, a collection of MaxMSPJitter patches that makes it easy to coordinate musical data over a network.
I also had a chance to spend some time with two Digital Arts alums: Jana Fisher (BA/2009) and Chester Udell (BM/2005). Jana had a piece entitled Top40:France selected for the conference, a spectral composition that she created for her senior project. Jana is currently living in Brooklyn and working for an independent record label.
Chester is currently pursuing a PhD at UF. His piece for trombone and live electronics was entitled Brass Alchemist. It was really well done and I am not the only one that thought so; Chester was awarded first place in the annual SEAMUS/ASCAP Student Commission! Big congrats to him as this is a huge honor.
From left to right: Jana, Dr. Wolek and Chester.
I recently did a workshop in St. Augustine, FL with a group of talented young artist. We made contact microphones and modified toys and keyboards to create some new instruments. We had a blast, it is amazing what you can do in a few hours. It is always a great pleasure to share a passion for making art with others and I hope to hear more from these artist soon!
Derek Larson was blogged on Rhizome (they even used a still from his video to promote the show). The show being promoted will be in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, NYC and feature a selection of national and international artists. It was programmed by Preeti Sodhi and James Woodward for the Mirror/Window video art salon.
Nathan Wolek delivered a lecture entitled “Laptop = Instrument?” at the Florida Music Educators Association‘s annual clinic-conference in Tampa, FL. The presentation highlighted how the media has helped propel the concept of the laptop as instrument into the public consciousness and offered some ideas on how K12 music educators can start to wrap their heads about the potentials of making laptop music.
The Wooster Collective Blog just posted about MPG: Mobile Performance Group! Wooster collective is from NYC and they “are dedicated to showcasing and celebrating ephemeral art placed on streets in cities around the world.” They are the go to source for street art. We are very excited to have our work recognized by this prominent blog.