The Tavel Center has been cultivating research in musicand machine learning since 2012, with the creation of works and exercises that explore the possibilities inherent in the two systems. The work has resulted in several papers, and performances at conferences and festivals utilizing the machine learning research of Professors Ben Smith (photo right) and Scott Deal, together with graduate research assistant Javier Sanchez (photo left).
Alan Tyson, currently a research assistant in the Tavel Lab while working on his Master of Music in Music Technology degree, completed the IUPUI Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program in the spring of 2015, preparing the way for his degree program and further
The Tavel Arts Research Center recently completed a joint project to commission, premiere, and tour a new work by renown composer Christian Wolff. Moderate: After Stephan Wolpe (2015), a quartet of two pianos and two percussionists, was composed for and premiered by the Boston-based Calithumpian Consort in March 2015, at Boston's famed Jordan Hall. This was followed in March-April with a four-city tour by the Consort to perform the work, in Atlanta GA, Chattanooga and Knoxville TN, and Indianapolis. Wolff, who turned 81 in 2015, was onhand at the Indianapolis concert, which performed in the Basile Theater at the Indiana Historical Society. The Calithumpian Consort also performed works by Bela Bartok and Lee Weisert during the tour. Consort members for the project included pianist and Consort Artistic Director Stephen Drury, pianist Yukiko Takagi, and percussionists Stuart Gerber and Scott Deal. Funding for the Callithumpian Consort-Christian Wolff tour project provided by the Institute for Arts and Humanities (IAHI) at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), the Donald Tavel Arts and Technology Research Center at IUPUI, New England Conservatory, Georgia State University, and the Yamaha Musical Instrument Corporation.
Percussionst Scott Deal was a guest performer for the 2014 Vancouver New Music Festival in October of this year. The Festival presented an international roster of composers, sound artists and performers who “are fostering new, sound-based explorations of ideas that emerge from natural, interlocking cycles and alternative systems of thought.” Deal performed two large percussion works by John Luther Adams; Ilimaq, a 45-minute work for solo percussionist and electronics, and Four Thousand Holes, a duet for piano, percussion and electronic aura that he performed with pianist William Fried.
The Telematic Collective recently presented a performance of Goldstream Variations, composed by Scott Deal, with the New World Symphony. The performance consisted of a quartet of NWS musicians performing at the New World Hall in Miami Beach, together with performers
The MAT faculty group Big Robot, a computer-acoustic trio, recently released their debut, self-titled DVD. 4 years in the making, the DVD was produced through a grant from the IUPUI Institute for Arts and Humanities. Big Robot members and Tavel
The Information Age and the microprocessor has rendered a technological transformation that touches almost every facet of human life. Highly individualized software applications have become tools of choice for advancements in literature, science, arts, medicine, engineering, and industry, to name
Internet2, the nation’s most advanced networking consortium, presented the Internet2 Driving Exemplary Applications (IDEA) award to IUPUI Music Technology Professor and Tavel Center Director Scott Deal, together with his collaborator Matthew Burtner of the University of Virginia, for their creation of the telematic and media-enriched opera, Auksalaq. In presenting the award, Deal and Burtner were commended for "innovation in advanced network applications for collaborative research and education" at the Internet2 Fall Member Meeting in Raleigh, N.C. on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Tom Knab, chair of the IDEA award judging committee and chief information officer, Case Western Reserve University’s College of Arts & Sciences wrote that “the winning submissions were from an exceptionally strong nominations pool and represent a cross-section of the wide-ranging innovation that is occurring within the Internet2 member community. Link to the Internet2 press release Link to the Auksalaq website.
[caption id="attachment_201" align="alignleft" width="504" caption="Joshua Fielder making preparations for the Telematic Collective Concert on April 21. Photo by Hang Yu"][/caption] The Telematic Collective with present its 2011 spring concert on April 21 at the IT Building, room 152 at 7:30 pm at IUPUI. Joining the Collective online will be the Syneme Lab Telearts Ensemble at the University of Calgary (directed by Professor Ken Fields), and the RAT (Radical Arts Technology) Ensemble at the University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory of Music (directed by Matthew Burtner) and the Hybrid Arts Lab at Indiana University Bloomington (directed by Margaret Dolinsky). The concert will feature Virtual Reality works that will also be able to be viewed simultaneously in the Virtual Reality Theater at IUPUI, also in the IT Building. Additionally, a world premiere of a work conceived 39 years ago for the dynamics of the Internet by renowned American Composer Stuart Sanders Smith. After the concert, the VR art environments will be on display and can be experienced in the virtual reality theater on the fourth floor. The VR theater is similar to the concept of Star Trek's holodeck providing visual illusions in 3D that can be navigated. The theater consists of head and hand tracking, stereoscopic displays and real time 3D rendering. As one navigates the environment using a joystick wand, the computer updates the display according to the navigator's head and hand positions. This allows visitors to dynamically explore the environment from a first person perspective.