EDINBURGH Search Results: “Composition”
BY MICHAEL EDWARDS
@ VOL 25
ON DEC 06, 2013
Michael Edwards is a composer, performer, and software developer. He is the author of the slippery chicken algorithmic composition package. His compositional interests lie mainly in the development of structures for hybrid electro-instrumental pieces through the integration of algorithmically produced scored materials with similarly generated computer-processed sound. He is also active as an improvisor on laptop, saxophones, and MIDI wind controller, performing for instance at the 2008 Montreaux Jazz Festival.
Michael's compositions have been played worldwide at many international festivals, including the Darmstadt Ferienkurse, the International Computer Music Conference (Banff, Havana, Ljubljana), the Zagreb Biennale, the Seoul International Computer Music Festival, etc., and by leading ensembles/performers such as Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Aventure, Ensemble Intercontemporain, IRCAM, Experimentalstudio Freiburg, Marcus Weiss, Sarah Nicolls, Rei Nakamura, and Garth Knox.
Michael studied composition at Bristol University with Adrian Beaumont (BA, MMus) and privately with Gwyn Pritchard. In 1991 he moved to the US for further studies in computer music with John Chowning at CCRMA, Stanford University (MA, Doctor of Musical Arts). Whilst studying there he also worked at IRCAM, Paris, with a residence grant at Cité des Arts. During 1996-7 he was a consultant software engineer in Silicon Valley and developed a Document Recognition System used in several US hospitals. In 1997 Michael was appointed Lecturer in Music Theory at Stanford but later that year moved to Salzburg, Austria. He was Guest Professor at the Universität Mozarteum until 2002, when he came to the University of Edinburgh.
SITEWIDE Search Results: “Composition”
BY IAN TAYLOR
@ VOL 9
ON AUG 21, 2013
Ian Taylor, a photographer, teaches us how to take the perfect portrait. He talks about light, composition, the moment, apertures, where your light source should be, the importance of the eyes, zooming with your feet, and mixing up your perspective.
"Presentation of the Day" on November 1, 2013.
Creative Approach in IT
BY VITALIY KHIT
@ VOL 10
ON DEC 14, 2013
From Studio To Spotlight With Art Battle Canada
BY JAMIL KEYANI
@ VOL 2
ON FEB 07, 2014
Jamil Keyani is part of an innovative form of competitive art. He shows us what this specfic type of innovation has been able to accomplish for the industry and just how incredibly passionate people can become when competing with their art.
BY SANTIAGO MOTA
@ VOL 37
ON SEP 25, 2014
Santiago Mota is founder and leader of Casa UNAM, an awarded project in Solar Decathlon Europe 2014, the world´s most important sustainable design and construction competition. Twenty teams from students all over the world gather to research, design, manufacture, build, manage and exhibit a dwelling prototype fueled 100% by solar energy, evaluating its environmental, social and economical impact as well as its waste production through its life cycle.
Learning to Teach Ethics
BY KYLE ROBERTSON
@ VOL 9
ON MAR 24, 2016
Kyle Robertson teaches ethics to high schoolers, middle schoolers, at retirement communities and at the local jail. In this presentation he shares his passion for the "Ethics Bowl," a team competition that combines the excitement and fun of a competitive tournament with an innovative approach to understanding both sides of a problem.
Death by Architecture
BY ANANTH SAMPATHKUMAR
@ VOL 17
ON MAR 09, 2017
Architect Ananth Sampathkumar takes us through the world of architectural competitions - from historical examples of the Sydney Opera House and Pompidou Center to a cultural center in Sri Lanka.
Ananth studied at the Illinois Institute of Technology and the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi, India before moving to New York. Here he co-founded NDNY Architecture and Design, completing projects in Srilanka, India, and the USA.
Dance is the BEST
BY ERIK THURMOND
@ VOL 17
ON MAR 09, 2017
Eric Thurmond is often asked what it means to be a dancer...to which he wonders if people understand what dance actually is. At PechaKucha Night NYC, he explains the four elements of dance, with some live demonstrations!
Erik is a performer from Snellville, Georgia. He has danced all over the world and shown his work in Atlanta, New Orleans, Birmingham, Houston, Detroit and New York City. His work centers around ideas of obsession, control and desire.
Поиск истины. Притча в картинках.
Елена Агуф: Основатель и руководитель мастерской изобразительного искусства «АГУФ»
Поиск истины. Притча в картинках. О том как с помощью картинок сделать историю запоминающейся. Каждый слайд отрисован вручную и рассказывает о скетчноутинге.
Emily! Don't Do That!
BY EMILY PEASGOOD
@ VOL 11
ON SEP 06, 2018
"I use sound to express things that cause me frustration and joy. I find it cathartic and I find it so much fun. It makes frustrating things tolerable and fun things magical. For me, sound captures experience, truth, and memory in a way that no other sense can."
Despite the seemingly obstructive title, Emily Peasgood shows she is a risk-taking creative who throws caution to the wind (sometimes literally), experimenting with sound and social encounters, her work is original, thought-provoking and uplifting.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
And thus started John Pointer's presentation at last week's Pecha Kucha Night Vol. 4 in Austin. Some may be intimated at the thought of putting together a presentation for PKN, but John proves that a lo-fi approach can still pack a high-def message. Below, the rest of John's presentation, which covers his use of a patron area on his website. "Individuals can have all of my music for as little as $2/month," explains John. "I'm building a salary to make new music this way, and I don't need to sell my tracks -- they're already paid for collectively -- so the patrons can distribute them freely via file sharing." Here's a bio on John (visit his website for more info): John Pointer graduated from UT with a BA in Cello performance and composition in 1997. He has been a full time performer since then, starred in multiple commercials as a human beatbox, won 9 Austin Music Awards, played Judas in Zach Scott Theater's production of Jesus Christ Superstar, is in the Cirque du Soleil talent pool, and is a compulsive problem solver.
Joshua Davis and the Heineken Future Bottle Remix Competition
There's only a month left to enter Heineken's Future Bottle Design Challenge -- which you'll recall PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham is judging -- and this weekend (on Saturday, 11am EST to be exact), graphic designer Joshua Davis (who is also judging) will be giving a live workshop, helping young designers come up with proper briefs for the competition. You can watch here live on Saturday.
In today's Presentation of the Day, "Perfecting Portraits" from PKN Bangkok Vol. 9, photographer Ian Taylor teaches us how to take the perfect portrait. He talks about light, composition, the moment, apertures, where your light source should be, the importance of the eyes, zooming with your feet, and mixing up your perspective.
Creative Appraoch in IT
"If you are a creative person and are able to express yourself, you will always find interest in life directly and live for the moment". Vitaliy Khit, Game Developer in KhitGames, in his presentation from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Reality Vol.10 shares his life experience and advices in IT field.
Do you hear that? For those that can hear, it is a constant and involuntary act. Listening, on the other hand, is a choice and takes effort. We, as humans, are listening less and less to the environments in which we live. Is this because we create sonically distasteful cities that aren’t worth listening to? Or is it our waning interest in listening to blame for inadequate urban soundscape planning? Mitch Allen will explore the answers to these questions at Pecha Kucha Night Ubud 20x20x20 on August 26th. Mitch is the founder of OneTwoStudios, with over 10 years experience in music composition and 8 years in acoustics. In both fields he has been engaged by big profile clients to work on landmark projects, and commissioned for various soundscape installations. His passion lies in sound design in the context of urban environments.
The Information of Space
“Space is information-rich, and the events that occur therein provide narrative.” Miles Thorogood explores how space provides information and can be interpreted by artists in different ways. In “The Information of Space” from PKN Richmond, BC Vol. 3, we see this concept is the basis behind Audio Metaphor, a company which transforms text into soundscape composition. Miles describes some projects that have been done to create AI systems which mimic animal behaviour.
It Comes in Whispers
“Creativity abides by no rules, but does not necessarily create chaos.” Lebanese-Canadian pianist & composer Jad Salameh shares with us the story of his life-long affair with creativity. In ‘It Comes in Whispers’ from PKN Beirut Vol. 21, he goes through his composition process and how he came to understand the relationship between his own mind and the music he writes. Little whispers, great ideas!
It Comes in Whispers
"I was driven by this insane inner urge to do something...the only way to deal with it was to abandon myself."Based in Paris since 2012, Lebanese-Canadian pianist & composer Jad Salameh shares with us the story of his life-long affair with creativity. In 'It Comes in Whispers', from PechaKucha Night Beirut, Vol. 21. he goes through his composition process and how he came to understand the relationship between his own mind and the music he writes.Little whispers, great ideas! "Presentation of the Day" on March 30, 2015.
"Photography gives me a medium to escape from daily routine life by creating something beautiful" In Extreme Beauty from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 137, Fashion photographer Apple Chua shares in depth how she turned her passion into her career. She pushed the boundary of incorporating her hobby of hiking volcanoes into her commissioned works to create photos that comprised an epic and cinematic composition of colours, glamour, elegance, and whimsical feminity that is coupled with a futuristic look and inspirations from the renaissance era. That certain elusive quality became her signature style.
Announcing Our Presenters for Volume 3
We are super excited to announce our next line up of speakers for our third volume of PechaKucha Night #ldnont. On Wednesday, July 26 will will have FIVE (5) super cool presenters. Here is the lineup (in no particular order yet): Chris Asper: Waitering Vs. Everybody Scott Davis: Leadership - The Good, The Bad, The Disasters Karen Gair: All Good Things Are Wild + FREE Deepa Butoliya: Exploring The Potential of Poop Andrew Kaszowski: Photo Composition on the Road - getting the perfect shot when you have no tools Join us at Innovation Works London at 6:20pm on Wednesday, July 26. Get Your FREE Ticket Now. On the night of PechaKucha Night #ldnont vol. 3, please consider making a $1 to the PechaKucha global fund and/or bring an item for the London Food Bank. High-fives and fist bumps all around! Janic & Andrew