benjamin.day.smith

Telematic Composition

Featuring the UIUC Telematic Ensemble with Edgar Kautzner, violin, Benjamin Smith, director.

The culminating performances of my dissertation work at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

This work explores the aesthetic affordances of the network distributed acoustic ensemble, joining 2 to 4 stages with up to 6 musicians in concurrent performance. Most of the musicians were distributed around the UIUC campus, joined by Edgar at Monash University, Australia.

Following are a collection of videos from different perspectives, capturing and relating varying views of the distributed concerts.

"Rotating Quartets" as seen from the "main stage".

Mechanical Rotations: 3 perspectives