David Rokeby Event in Montreal


Subject: David Rokeby Event in Montreal
From: Justin Mariner (mariner@music.mcgill.ca)
Date: Fri Mar 12 1999 - 17:34:39 EST


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE......

We are pleased to announce that from March 25 to 28 1999, composer/artist
David Rokeby will be coming to Montreal as a guest of G.E.M.S. (Group of
the Electronic Music Studio), as part of the McGill Faculty of Music
"Composer in Residence" program through the generous assistance of the
Socan Foundation.

David Rokeby is an interactive sound and video installation artist based
in Toronto, Canada. He has been creating interactive installations since
1982. He has focused on interactive pieces that directly engage the human
body, or that involve artificial perception systems. His work has been
performed / exhibited in shows across Canada, the United States, Europe
and Japan, including the Venice Biennale in 1986, Ars Electronica (Linz
Austria) in 1991, the Mediale (Hamburg Germany) in 1993, Press Enter
(Toronto Canada), and the Kwangju Biennale (Korea) in 1995. He was awarded
the first Petro-Canada Award for Media Arts in 1988 and the Prix Ars
Electronica Award of Distinction for Interactive Art (Austria) in 1991.

One of his interactive systems, the Very Nervous System, is being used to
enable a paralyzed woman to speak and write. It is also currently being
used by composers, video artists, and medical facilities in many parts of
the world.

ITINERARY:

(All events take place at McGill's Faculty of Music, 555 Sherbrooke St.
West, unless otherwise noted)

MONDAY MARCH 22
4:30 - 6:30pm, Clara Lichtenstein Recital Hall

"Transforming mirrors: Continuous Real-time interaction for performance
and installation." - A PRESENTATION AND ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION featuring
David Rokeby

Invited Panelists: Bruce Pennycook, Louis Dufort, Jean Piche,
Alex Burton, Alain Thibault, Marc Coroux

Admission is free.

TUESDAY, MARCH 23
8:00 pm, Pollack Hall

GEMS CONCERT featuring guest artist David Rokeby.

For a detailed concert schedule, consult:
www.music.mcgill.ca/~gems/rokeby/docs/concert.html
      
Admission $5.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24
18h - 19:30h, l'universite de Montreal, locale B-399

"Transforming mirrors: Continuous Real-time interaction for performance
and installation."
LECTURE by David Rokeby on technology and its application to his music.

THURSDAY, MARCH 25
10:00 am - 3:30 pm, Pollack Hall East Lounge

"Measure"
An INSTALLATION of David Rokeby's Very nervous System.

4:00pm-6:30pm, Clara Lichtenstein Recital Hall
"Tracking Gestures Live"
A WORKSHOP in live interactive audiovisual systems, conducted by David Rokeby.
        
For any OTHER INFORMATION, please point your web browser to:
www.music.mcgill.ca/~gems/rokeby/docs/main.html



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