Made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
interaXis is an investigation into the possibilities of improvisation, form, and presentation in multi-site, network-based performance. A group of accomplished composer-improvisers and technologists coming together to create a dynamic, structured, experimental sonic exploration on the web and in real space.
I conceived interaXis as a way to merge several strands of inquiry in a single project. Chief among these were: creating strategies for presenting multi-location performances online and in a live concert setting; using real-time audio spatialization in each performance space to clarify the local/remote relationships between performers; and the use of graphical, symbolic scores to coordinate structured improvisation.
Project Director: Jesse Gilbert
Video Artist: Carole Kim
Ensemble Members: LA –> Wadada Leo Smith, Mark Trayle, Karen Elaine Bakunin. NYC –> Nick Didkovsky, Dafna Naphtali, Pheroan Aklaff
Click here to listen to audio from the 2001 performance, between CalArts (Los Angeles) and Harvestworks (New York) . (Requires RealPlayer)
2002 performance audio, between CalArts (Los Angeles) and Engine27 (New York) is forthcoming.