This is an excerpt from a performance by DKO from the MCAD MFA open studio night on December 7, 2012. The document features Oliver Grudem (not shown) who produced the audiovisual score in real-time. The video and sound coming from the LED display and loud speaker below it was broadcast into the performance space as Oliver walked around the Minneapolis Uptown area during a snow storm. The visuals and sound from his walk provided a "score" for the ensemble to respond to as they improvised. Oliver was also able to hear the musical reactions to the audiovisual score as he was broadcasting and respond accordingly.
The piece was recorded with a custom built binaural head microphone to capture the sound localization of the performance space. NOTE: It is necessary to wear high quality, circumaural headphones to experience the binaural effect. The spatial properties of studio monitors are also acceptable but will not produce the same localization of the sound sources.
Directed by John Keston
Custom Binaural Head Mic:
Music by DKO:
Jon Davis - bass, bass clarinet
John Keston - Rhodes electric piano, synthesizers
Graham O'Brien - drums and percussive objects
Real-time Audiovisual Score:
Oliver Grudem via Facetime
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