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 participated in the NetTets 2011 concert on January 29, bringing together artists at sites in Canada (Calgary, Vancouver, Montreal, and Edmonton), and the United States (Indianapolis, IUPUI). The concert was hosted and produced by Professor Ken Fields and the Syneme Lab at the University of Calgary, which is where the main performing stage and production center was located. Participating online groups included the New Music Ensemble Laptop Orchestra at University of Calgary, Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk), performers from University of Alberta, and University of British Columbia. The Telematic Collective performed from the Indiana University Virtual Reality Theater and featured with the group was harpist Erzsébet Gaál. Live 3d graphics were created by artists from Professor Margaret Dolinsky's 3-D art studio at the HR Hope School of Fine Arts, Indiana University Bloomington. The artists navigated through 3d environments they created for the VRT and set to music by members of the Collective.
Photo: Members of the IUPUI Telematic Collective performing online with musicians in New York at the Frederick Loewe Theater, with singer Joan LaBarbara. Photo by Jill Steinberg LLC. A concert version of the Auksalaq was performed in New York on October 31,
The Telematic Collective held a concert on December 12 in conjunction with online performers at New York University, Colorado University and Indiana University Bloomington. Based at NYU's Frederick Loewe Theater, the concert highlighted dancers, musicians and videographers over high bandwidth
Photo: Members of Dance Kaleidoscope performing with pianist Lily Popova online. Photo by Jammy Straub. For more photos, click here.
Held April 23-25, the Intermedia Festival was a unique series of concerts and events that presented futuristic modes of live performance in the telematic and media arts. Telematic art synthesizes live traditional performing arts with computers, media and telecommunications. The Intermedia Festival featured artists, musicians, videographers, dancers, actors and writers from throughout North America and Europe. While more than 100 performers traveled to Indianapolis, others participated through the Internet interactively with collaborators at the festival. Live drama, dance, music, visual arts, videography, scientific presentation, commentary, and discussion synthesized to form a provocative and compelling set of experiences.
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