Spednar aka Kevin Bednar uses live coding methodologies to create poly-rythmic and microtonal compositions often employing an improvised and impromptu approach. His recent works have included both installation and curatorial projects. In 2016 he composed an original soundscape for Dennis Maher's A Second Home installation piece at Pittsburgh's Mattress Factory. Spednar has also curated events for the VIA Music and New Media Festival, at Wood Street Gallery and for Pittsburgh's Cultural Trust.
REW (Rachel Wagner) is a new media artist who has exhibited work at experimental film festivals in the United States and internationally. Her video works use abstraction, distortion, and ethereal textures to inspire awe and curiosity in the viewer. REW’s videos have been projected onto the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh via The Drift Project, and in Carnegie Mellon University's Gates-Hillman Center. She works as a VJ, freelance videographer, video editor, and animator.
NADA PRESENTS: AN EVENING OF AUDIOVISUAL PERFORMANCE
SPEDNAR + REW – Computational Chiaroscuro
Combining live-coded sound and responsive programmatic visuals, Pittsburgh’s Kevin Bednar and Rachel Wagner have created an audio/visual piece which entwines minimalism and maximalism through a monochromatic lens. The performance presents fleeting and evasive visual states informed by shifting rhythmic structures. Composed using Python, vvvv, Processing, and Resolume – the visuals augment an intentionally absent aural pallet to complete a multisensory experience.
Premiering a new set of tightly coupled audio and visuals.
Mike Hodnick, aka Kindohm, has performed his unique brand of live-coded rhythmic permutations, angled sonics and textures at Algoraves worldwide.
JOHN KESTON – Vocalise Sintectica
Improvised “audiovisual granular synthesis.” Originally performed at the Irish Sound in Science Technology and the Arts Conference (ISSTA.ie) in Dundalk, Ireland.
Keston’s work embraces the chaotic ambiguities of environmental and sensorial influences providing context within unpredictable or everyday events.
MICHAEL FLORA – ScgPlrAoaCuiEdn
A live audiovisual performance that attempts to examine the brain’s ability to link two seemingly disparate and unrelated perceptual phenomena into a cohesive and connected whole.