The REALTIME seminar series and CSTC are pleased to present Giusy Caruso and Umut Eldem for a presentation of piano, interactive electronics and audiovisuals.
The REALTIME seminar series in conjunction with the Centre for Sound, Technology & Culture are pleased to present Giusy Caruso and Umut Eldem from the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, Belgium for a presentation of piano, interactive electronics and audiovisuals.
The event is hosted by Prof Atau Tanaka and is supported by the Departments of Computing, Music and MCCS at Goldsmiths.
Interactive technologies are becoming tools to support and enhance creativity in art practice.
Biosensors, such as myogram bracelets and motion tracking devices, are able to produce sound and visuals.
The data achieved can be used in unique ways to create artistic multisensory elements and inspire artistic processes.
This presentation will showcase techniques and applications of performative gestures on the piano in real-time artistic audiovisual creation.
Gestures, as “goal-directed actions” (Godoy & Leman 2010), together with muscular tensions represent ways to produce intended sounds on an instrument.
In piano performance, sound can be traditionally produced directly on the keyboard, or on the strings in the soundboard, in case of extended techniques.
More contemporary approaches entail the application of interactive technology to manipulate piano sound through intended gestures and muscular tensions.
Dr Giusy Caruso is an artist researcher and concert pianist.
Her research explores the human-machine interaction for the gestural and sound analysis and creation of multimedia performances.
Under the areas of Systematic Musicology and Embodied Music Cognition, her PhD research contributed to renovating performance analysis with a method grounded on the use of a technology-enhanced mirror.
Post-doc artist researcher at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp and guest researcher at IPEM, Ghent University, and at the Laboratoire de Musicologie, Université libre de Bruxelles, Dr Caruso is visiting professor at London Performing Academy of Music to hold a course on music performance practice and technology.
Umut Eldem is a composer, pianist, and researcher.
His musical works and research focus on the exploration of synaesthesia as an artistic medium.
He has given lectures on his research of synaesthesia, and had his audiovisual works and installations combining sound and colours presented in Belgium, Netherlands, Turkey, Romania, Luxembourg and Russia.
Umut Eldem is currently a PhD researcher at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, his research is entitled ‘The Hearing Glass: Synaesthetic Correspondences in The Musical Practice’ on an inter-sensory theory of audiovisual art.
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|7 Apr 2022||2:30pm - 3:30pm|
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