CSAD Staff member Alexandros Kontogeorgakopoulos spent one week in Manchester University for the European Art-Science-Technology Network (EASTN-DC)* festival on 25-30th June 2018. It was the first festival organised by the network and the scope was to celebrate innovations in digital media with concerts, installations, workshops, and discussions with media industry partners from around Europe. The 6 days festival took place at the School of Music, the Novars research centre which specialises in the areas of Interactive Music and Media and at Home centre for international contemporary art, theatre and film at the heart of Manchester.
Alexandros exhibited the audio-visual installation Quantum Music #002. The visual component of the piece was premiered during the festival while the music component was composed in 2014 as an Art-Science research project founded by the Welsh Crucible with Daniel Burgarth, a Physicist from Aberystwyth University. He has also gave 3 presentations and assisted in the workshop GENESIS – Physical Modelling and Simulation for Musicians and attended two workshops in music diffusion and analogue semi-modular instruments building.
His presentation Music in the Body included a live demonstration and gained the attention of the the academic team in the Novars research centre which lead to further discussion for future collaborative projects related to haptics and multichannel music diffusion. Moreover his talks NOMADS | Stiwdio and Digital Fabrication and Musical Instruments Design inspired a Post-Graduate student from Manchester University to start a PhD research in a similar question.