Zack Settel at the IAIA Digital Dome ~ March 31st – April 11th 2014
Zack Settel studied at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts, Valencia, USA) and received a BFA in music composition. He has composed music for film, video, television, concert pieces, musical theater, studio works, opera and dance. Settel was interested in how music was used and the technical side of music production and performance. He moved to Paris with a Fulbright scholarship at IRCAM (the Institute for Research and the Coordination of Acoustics and Music) to further his music and composition skills. Settel’s music uses live interactive electro-acoustic systems.
In recent years Settel has collaboration with students and other artists helping them to develop a set of 3D model bone-like components for the construction of a mobile made of bones and 3D models for background. The display is shown in an enclosed dome for audio-visual projection space. Audio is generated by models that simulate sounds of acoustic strings, skins, metals or wood. Musical interaction via this movement results in sonic recombination. This creates a record of the users interaction, in which the presence of each contributing visitor is reflected visually and sonically. Incorporating physical models for sound synthesis, 3D audio-visual, whose elements make sound when they collide.
Zack Settel founded and directed the research group sound immersion of the Society for Arts and Technology in Montreal (SAT), where he is still active as an artist in residence and consultant.
Artist Residency Interactive Display
The work, “Bone Jam” will be developed in the context of an artistic residency in through ~ March 31st – April 11th 2014, at the INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN INDIAN ARTS Digital Dome, and subsequently completed at the SAT in May. It will then be presented at the Currents Festival in Santa Fe, NM, in June 2014. IAIA students will be invited to a lecture and demonstration of interactivity in the Digital Dome.
Here is some links to Zack Settels work:
~ Music in Motion http://vimeo.com/66696301
~ The Making of le road opéra Alexandra par Zack Settel et Yan Muckle
~ Sound Wall
A study of live musical interaction using a 3D audiovisual scene graph framework.
A short documentation on an installation piece, where, visitor movement in the real space extends, and is is projected into, a surrounding audiovisual 3D space, where musical interaction occurs.
~ Ball Train: Music of structured movement
An explanation of the artist’s basic concept for spatial music