2014/2015 ZeroSpace

On December 1, 2014, the McIntire Department of Music and OpenGrounds present the ZeroSpace conference on distance and interaction. Produced by the Composition and Computer Technologies (CCT) Program’s Interactive Media Research Group (IMRG), this one-day conference will feature a Research Forum at 5pm and a Gallery of Music Performance at 8pm. The events take place at OpenGrounds on the UVA Corner. ZeroSpace is a 2014 Arts Enhancement Event sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Vice Provost for the Arts.

The events of ZeroSpace explore the theme of distance and interaction, examining how humans interact with one another and with our environment through new technologies. Through partnerships with cultural and education institutions around the world, ZeroSpace envisions a collaborative global network of artists, scholars and technologists. This year we are pleased to partner with Virginia Tech. Musicians from Virginia Tech and UVA will perform a telematic "Handshake". Virginia Tech Assistant Professor, Charles Nichols will present a research forum on his telematic work and perform his new piece, "Il Prete Rosso" with violinist Sarah Plum. Arizona-based percussionist, Jeremy Muller will perform the world premiere of Matthew Burtner's "Glisten of Places." Lisa Cella, Associate Professor of flute at the University of Maryland Baltimore College will present Roger Reynold's large-scale work for flute and multichannel computer sound, "Transfigured Wind IV". UVA's electroacoustic ensemble, MICE (Mobile Interactive Computer Ensemble) will present their latest creation for networked human-computer ensemble, "Color Loop". In "Color Loop" the audience movement around the gallery, in search of color, create a musical score for the MICE ensemble. Baltimore-based DJ Dubble8 (Erik Spangler) will perform an improv set and will present his research on outdoor, distributed performance during the Research Forum. Aorist (Rachel Trapp and Kimberly Sutton) will present their new telematic work “37720" for cello and horn. Starting off the concert, UVA's Jon Bellona will present his new piece, "#Carbonfeed @ ZeroSpace" for audience-generated tweets and synthesized Twitter data. Bellona will also discuss his research at the Research Forum.


5pm Research Forum (panel)

welcome to ZeroSpace from Matthew Burtner
Charles Nichols, Virginia Tech
Jon Bellona, University of Virginia
Erik Spangler, Maryland Institute College of Art


8pm Gallery of Music (not fixed seating)

Program:

"#Carbonfeed @ ZeroSpace" (2014)
by Jon Bellona and John Park
Audience, Twitter

"Il Prete Rosso" (2014)
by Charles Nichols
Sarah Plum, violin; Charles Nichols, computer

"Virginia Tech/UVA Handshake Improvisation" (2014)
Sarah Plum, violin; Charles Nichols, electric violin; Rachel Trapp, horn; Kevin Davis, cello; Matthew Burtner, sax

"Color Loop" (2014)
by MICE (Mobile Interactive Computer Ensemble)
Alex Bryant, Skylar Chen, Micah Consylman, Jed Divina, Sinan Etikan, Eliza Janus, Ming Ouyang, Sophia Shen, Ahmad Stewart, Brian Uosseph, Li-Chang Wang, Rebecca Zeledon

"Transfigured Wind IV" (1985)
by Roger Reynolds
Lisa Cella, flute

"DJ Dubble8 + Metasax Improv Set" (2014)
by DJ Dubble8

" 37720 " (2014)
by Aorist
Rachel Devorah Trapp, horn; Kimberly Sutton, cello

" Glisten of Places " (2014) by Matthew Burtner
Jeremy Muller, percussion

 

 

Very special thanks to CCT Technical Director, Travis Thatcher, and to all the staff of The McIntire Department of Music: Marcy Day, Joel Jacobus, Lorrie Jean, Tina Knight, Joel Rubin and Kyle Ruempler. Thanks also to Department Chair Richard Will and percussion Faculty I-Jen Fang. This event would not be possible without OpenGrounds, and we thank all the OpenGrounds staff, especially Lindsey Hepler and Bill Sherman.

 


2012/2013 ZeroSpace

The University of Virginia's Institute for the Humanities and Global Cultures, OpenGrounds Studio, Department of Music and IMRG NOMADS present the 2013 ZeroSpace Initiative. The events of ZeroSpace explore the theme of distance and interaction, examining how humans interact with one another and with our environment through new technologies. Through partnerships with cultural and education institutions around the world, ZeroSpace envisions a collaborative global network of artists, scholars and technologists. ZeroSpace 2013 was created with support from the Buckner W. Clay Endowment for the Humanities.

ZeroSpace Conference on Distance and Interaction, February 18-19: OpenGrounds Studio, UVA

The interdisciplinary ZeroSpace Conference on Distance and Interaction brings together scholars and artists examining aesthetic, cultural, technological and environmental issues of distance and interaction in the 21st Century. Performances will feature works employing telematic and network technology, and exploring conceptual notions of distance.

Speakers will include: John Durham Peters (Professor of Communication Studies, University of Iowa); Joel G. Anderson (Professor of Nursing, UVA); Chris Gist (University of Virginia Library Scholars Lab); Roger Mills (Lecturer, University of Technology, Sydney); Sarah Weaver (PhD Student, SUNY Stony Brook); Mark Dresser (Professor of Music, University of California San Diego); and Matthew Burtner and David Topper (Music Department/Interactive Media Research Group NOMADS, UVA).

Live performances and works by Glen Whitehead (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs); Jason Freeman (Georgia Tech); Doug van Nort (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute); Daniel Blinkhorn (University of Technology Sydney); Benjamin Carey (University of Technology Sydney); kite•string (Sarah O’Halloran, UVA; Margaret Schedel, SUNY Stony Brook); Kim Brooks Mata and Michael Rasbury, (UVA); Ted Coffey (UVA) and Aaron Henderson (University of Pittsburg); the Ethernet Orchestra (featuring Roger Mills, Sydney Australia; Chris Vine, Londrina Brazil; and Peyman Sayyadi, Montreal Canada); Matthew Burtner (UVA); and MICE (UVA).

Details:
February 18, 2013
Paper Session: 2pm 

Concert: 7pm

February 19, 2013 

Paper Session: 2pm
Concert: 7pm

all events Eastern Standard Time, at OpenGrounds Studio on the UVA Corner

for information on the conference please contact:

Matthew Burtner, mburtner@virginia.edu
Buckner W. Clay Fellow, Institute for the Humanities and Global Cultures
Associate Professor of Composition and Computer Technologies (CCT)
McIntire Department of Music, University of Virginia

Sarah O'Halloran, sao3bh@virginia.edu
Jefferson Fellow
PhD Student, Composition and Computer Technologies (CCT)
McIntire Department of Music, University of Virginia


2010/2011 ZeroSpace

The first ZeroSpace Conference on Distance and Interaction was created by the Center for 21st Century Studies at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee while Matthew Burtner was in residence as Provost Fellow. The first event took place at UWM on February 18, 2011 in collaboration with Stanford University's CCRMA, IUPUI's Tavel Center, University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory of Music and the University of Virginia'sInteractive Media Research Group (IMRG). Featured artists and presenters included Chris Chafe (Stanford), Scott Deal (IUPUI), Michael Drews (IUPUI), Aurie Hsu (UVA), Telematic Collective (IUPUI), Steven Kemper (UVA), John Mayhood (UVA), MICE (UVA), MiLO (UWM), Chryssie Nanou (Stanford), RAT (UMKC), and David Topper (UVA).