No 3: Peter Traub

Composer, installationist and net artist.

Photo: Dan Addison / U.Va. Public Affairs

A continuation of our sound focus for September and October. Please note that a Max/MSP workshop will be held as an extension of this talk on the 6th of November, see here for more.

In this remote lecture Peter will talk about several of his recent pieces that focus on using physical, virtual, and hybrid spaces as compositional tools. The pieces span several mediums, from online installation to dance performance to site-specific physical installation. He will also discuss and demonstrate the tools, both software and hardware, that he used to create the works.

Wednesday the 27th October 2010 – South African Time 18:30 – 19:00.Digital Arts Seminar Room, Digital Arts Convent Building. See here for directions – opposite the Wits School of Arts.  Also see calendar page…

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Peter Traub is a composer/installationist/net artist about to complete his Ph.D in the Composition and Computer Technologies program at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He was born in Johannesburg in 1974 and emigrated with his family to the US in 1982 (but has returned to SA many times since). He received his Master’s in Electro-Acoustic Music from Dartmouth College in 1999, and has composed numerous works of electronic music as well as internet-based and physical sound installations.

After Dartmouth, Peter lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for five years, moonlighting as a visiting researcher/composer at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University while he worked as a software developer at internet startups. His dissertation is a series of performances and installations (and a large paper) exploring sound in physical and imaginary space. He currently lives in Charlottesville with his wife and three-year-old son.   (for more: www.petertraub.net )

* As an extension to this lecture Andrew Spitz and the Digital Arts Division will be hosting a FREE MAX/MSP WORKSHOP on the 6th of November.  See here for more.

For more information please contact me directly on tegan (dot) bristow (at) wits (dot) ac (dot) za or 011 717 4604

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