Jesse Gilbert exploring transdisciplinary arts and culture


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).
2002 performance audio, between CalArts (Los Angeles) and Engine27 (New York) is forthcoming.

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