Compositions of Charles Nichols Presented at Three Venues
September 1, 2018
The compositions of Charles Nichols, an assistant professor in the School of Performing Arts, were presented in three venues in August. On August 9 he performed his compositions Anselmo and What Bends, for electric violin, interactive computer music, and processed video, in collaboration with video artists Jay Bruns/noway and Zach Duer, and presented a workshop on composing for spatial audio at the Audio Engineering Society International Conference on Spatial Reproduction, through the 5.1.4-channel immersive audio system in the 100th Anniversary Hall of Tokyo Denki University in Tokyo, Japan. At the same conference, his Shakespeare’s Garden, for processed environmental sounds, recited poetry, and video of the art installation, a collaboration with directors Amanda Nelson and Natasha Staley and lighting designer John Ambrosone from the School of Performing Arts, was played continually through the 22.2-channel immersive audio system in Studio B of Tokyo University of the Arts on August 8 and 9. Nichols’ composition Beyond the Dark, for computer music and video of the Dense Space art installation, a collaboration with architect Paola Zellner Bassett, was also played continually at the International Computer Music Conference, on the Lotte Facade jumbotron in Daegu, Korea, August 6–10.