Sculpture DAXR

D Stewart

Music Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

  • Year: 2023
  • Article Number: 1101
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Abstract:

The performance of Sculpture DAXR is an offshoot of the Oscuterium project, created by the group, RedSpills, a collaborative trio of new musical instrument technologists, artists and performers: Michał Seta (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), Dirk Stromberg (Republic of Singapore), and D. Andrew Stewart (Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada). While Sculpture DAXR can be experienced as a live, in-person, multi-media show involving the karlax digital musical instrument, live coding, video and sound projection, this work is best experienced in its original form: a hybrid performance and experience in which the participants (performer and audience) inhabit both a live venue in real life (IRL) and a 3D virtual reality (VR) meeting point in Mozilla's real-time communications platform, Hubs. The innovative nature of this work arises from the production of sound directly within the Hubs environment using the Faust (Functional Audio Stream) programming language (i.e., browser-based software synthesis engine). Both sound creation and 3D objects are transformed by real-time data transmitted from a DMI over the internet.

Citation:

D Stewart. 2023. Sculpture DAXR. Music Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. DOI:

BibTeX Entry:

  @article{nime23-music-1101,
 abstract = {The performance of Sculpture DAXR is an offshoot of the Oscuterium project, created by the group, RedSpills, a collaborative trio of new musical instrument technologists, artists and performers: Michał Seta (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), Dirk Stromberg (Republic of Singapore), and D. Andrew Stewart (Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada). While Sculpture DAXR can be experienced as a live, in-person, multi-media show involving the karlax digital musical instrument, live coding, video and sound projection, this work is best experienced in its original form: a hybrid performance and experience in which the participants (performer and audience) inhabit both a live venue in real life (IRL) and a 3D virtual reality (VR) meeting point in Mozilla's real-time communications platform, Hubs. The innovative nature of this work arises from the production of sound directly within the Hubs environment using the Faust (Functional Audio Stream) programming language (i.e., browser-based software synthesis engine). Both sound creation and 3D objects are transformed by real-time data transmitted from a DMI over the internet.},
 articleno = {1101},
 author = {D Stewart},
 booktitle = {Music Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression},
 editor = {Rob Hamilton},
 month = {May},
 note = {Live Concert 4, Thursday June 1, Centro de Cultura Digital},
 title = {Sculpture DAXR},
 url = {https://www.nime.org/proceedings/2023/nime23_concert_4.pdf},
 year = {2023}
}