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Open Lecture #9 : Marko Ciciliani – CPPG Composition, Performance and Perception of Gamified Audiovisual Works

IAM Open Lecture #9
Marko Ciciliani “CPPG Composition, Performance and Perception of Gamified Audiovisual Works”
18:00 Tuesday 1 June 2017
IAM Media Lab, Kronesgasse 5/3

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This talk will present questions, methodologies and results from the artistic research project GAPPP – Gamified Audiovisual Performance and Performance Practice. GAPPP is a 3 year research project that started in 2016, and with a goal to investigate what aesthetic effect the use of elements from computer games can yield in the context of experimental audiovisual compositions. This project starts out with the assumption that player interactions and game strategies offer yet unexplored models that can be applied in live audiovisual works. The goal is to develop a thorough understanding of the potential of game based elements in performative experimental audiovisual works. The research is carried out from three perspectives, of 1) the audiovisual composer, 2) the performer, and 3) the audience. For our investigation, we commission audiovisual composers to write new works specifically for this research project. Subsequently the works are rehearsed and investigated during concentrated working periods. At the end of those working periods the works are performed with a “test”-audience which is required to give us feedback on how they experienced the pieces by filling in questionnaires. In addition, various interviews are conducted with composers, performers and audience members. A large number of data of different sorts has been accumulated during the first working periods, that took place since 2016. This talk will present the first findings, alongside various artistic examples from the project.

Marko Ciciliani is a composer, performer, researcher and audiovisual artist based in Austria. The focus of his work lies in the composition of performative electronic music, mostly in audiovisual contexts. His music has been performed in more than 35 countries across Europe, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. Ciciliani is full Professor for Computer Music Composition at the Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM) of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. His primary fields of research are audiovisuality and performance practice of electronic music. Ciciliani has been invited as coach to the multidisciplinary course LabO in Antwerp in 2013 and 2015, and – as artistic director – in 2017. In 2014 and 2016 he has taught at the “Summer Courses for Contemporary Music Darmstadt”. He released 5 full length CDs and a trans-media project in the form of a book. He also appeared on more than a dozen compilation CDs.

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