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An invitation to NIME opening events

  • Queensland Conservatorium Theatre 140 Grey Street South Brisbane, QLD, 4101 Australia (map)

You are invited to attend the opening keynote presentation and concerts of the New Interfaces for Musical Expression conference, which is being hosted by Griffith University this year. The opening events are on Monday 11 July 2016 from 5.30 pm at the Queensland Conservatorium theatre, South Bank.

NIME (New Interfaces for Musical Expression) is the premier international academic conference in designing human-computer interfaces and interactions for musical performance.

The opening keynote presentation will be a lecture/recital by Miya Masaoka, who will give a personal history of her work with gestural controllers focusing on how making music with them can foster empathy and meaning. Her presentation will feature her famous laser koto.

Following this will be a keynote concert by Garth Paine featuring two of his compositions. The work Now explores resonating sound fields using sophisticated modular synthesis, audio processing, and spatialized resonating cymbals. 33 Degrees 50 Minutes South is a work for live electronics and percussion, featuring the composer playing the new Karlax controller and Vanessa Tomlinson on percussion.

Performances will continue in the less formal setting of the Conservatorium foyer into the evening featuring a range of NIME delegates from around the world, including Oliver Bown, Jo Cantrell, Donna Hewitt and Andrew Pfalz. 

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