Jeremy and Dr Uwe Woessner presented their work on ‘Synaespatia’ at the KLG Sonic Arts Symposium in May, 2021.
This performative workshop demonstrates collaborative creative design research operating at the intersection of the musical and spatial (musico-spatial) domains. Covid has forced new ways of collaboration between the team: a musico-spatial performer based in Australia (Dr Jeremy J Ham) and a VR expert based in Germany (Dr Uwe Woessner). No longer able to travel, we have worked on ways to enable new modes of musico-spatial performance. Engagement in digital technologies has turned constraints into opportunities. This has led to in the transformation of the original Musico-Spatial Virtual Environment (MSVE) into a networked performance environment that enables synchronous dyadic musico-spatial performance from physically-distanced performers from around the world. Through these new modes of performance, we can experience live music and sound as real-time manifestations in the spatial domain as ‘synaespatia’.
As part of the SurfCoast Arts Trail 2020, I will be delivering an online performative workshop on computational transformations of music and sound into the spatial domain. I will illustrate how digital drum solos can form the basis of static transformations, as Liquid Polyrhythm and how VR can reveal insights into the dynamic parameters of sound. (see more at http://www.jjham.com)Register on Event Brite for free…Sunday 16th August at 2pm AEST https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/performative-workshop-computational-transformations-of-music-and-sound-tickets-116275155119
Tickets are free- available at EventBrite- https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/jj-ham-improvising-polyrhythmic-space-tickets-83933504371
The SurfCoast Arts Trail is an event where local artists open their studios to the public. This year, I opened my studio and exhibited a selection of ‘Liquid Polyrhythm’ prints. These works are available for sale.
Here’s a link to our paper on the Virtual Drumming Environment for the 2019 eCAADe conference in Porto, Portugal: http://papers.cumincad.org/data/works/att/ecaadesigradi2019_124.pdf
Here’s a link to my performance and examination for my PhD at RMIT SIAL Sound Studios:
I have been generating new artworks derived from my drum solo collections. These will be selected and printed for a forthcoming exhibition at my studio. Works will be available for sale as prints on framed canvas and steel. Stay tuned!
Jeremy travelled to Wiesbaden to deliver a guest lecture and review and visit the High Performance Computing Lab in Stuttgart to work with Uwe Woessner and Joachim Kieferle on the spatialisation of sound waves in VR. see pics below…
Now that my PhD has been passed and approved, I can share a link to the final exegesis. Please follow and share:
This article reports on our eCaadE 2017 paper. In Italian…https://onnoffmagazine.com/2017/12/23/musico-spatial-design-tra-live-performance-e-rappresentazione-immersiva/
This performance was conducted a part of the PhD examination at RMIT SIAL Sound Studios on 19th October 2018.