Monthly Archives: August 2012

Wub Wub Wub

Okay, so I discovered dance music a few months ago. I’ve got my big headphones on and I’m listening to very loud dubstep. To quote Lyle Lovett (in another context), “that doesn’t make me a shallow person, does it?”

You don’t really have to answer that question, you know.

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Dance Loops @ UVU

 

I’m on my way down to UVU (that is, Utah Valley University) for my first day of teaching there since I took a full-year sabbatical. The most exciting part of the whole thing is that I will (hopefully) be able to start working with students and my faculty collaborators (Nichole Ortega of UVU Dance and Jacque Bell – my wife – of U of U Theatre) on my big art project, Dance Loops. This is a big, interactive, multimedia performance piece based on work I did during my capstone course at the University of Utah. We’ll spend the year working on it (and a bunch of related pieces) and take it on the road in spring/summer 2013.

Here’s a YouTube video that I prepared when applying for a Presidential Fellowship for Faculty Scholarship at UVU. It’s UVU’s biggest faculty grant and, after quite the debacle with digital logistics, we got it!

And now we’ve got gear coming in: Ableton Live, Max for Live, Akai APC40/20 controllers, Novation Launchpads, Microsoft Kinects, Sony Bloggie 3D cameras, a pico projector and two 3D projectors, Final Cut Pro X, and so on. Whoo hoo! Now we just need to make something with all of that.

 

 

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