Cave (The Cork Audio Visual Ensemble): Using technology based performance as a classroom

Date: Wednesday Nov 15, 12.05pm
Location: DH Active Learning Space, Food Science Building 4.58
Presentations last ~45mins, followed by discussion

Cave (The Cork Audio Visual Ensemble): Using technology based performance as a classroom
Dr Jeffrey Weeter

Abstract
Dr Jeffrey Weeter will discuss UCC’s technology-based performance ensemble CAVE. The ensemble is designed to provide a challenging and creative learning environment. A wide variety of topics are covered as part of CAVE membership from tackling basic electronics and computer programming to developing active listening and ensemble performance techniques. Dr. Weeter will also discuss the development of new performance controllers designed for the ensemble.

About the Speaker
Jeffrey Weeter composes music, designs real-time multimedia instruments, plays the drums and performs musically with technology. He is director of the Cork Audio Visual Ensemble (CAVE) which performed “The Box” at the International Computer Music/Sound and Music Computing Conference in Athens, Greece. His work was also recently performed at Kunsthaus in Zurich, the !f Istanbul AFM International Independent Film Festival, and the Cork Film Festival. During 2011 and again in 2012, collaborations with electronic musician Kate Simko toured the world, touching every continent.

As an educator, Dr Weeter created the first music composition MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) of it’s kind in collaboration with Kadenze, leaders in learning creative technologies online. The course “Loop: Repetition and Variation in Music”, has been taken by thousands across the globe.

He completed his Doctorate in Music Composition from Northwestern University, served five years as an audio engineer for the Emmy winning “Oprah Winfrey Show”, Harpo Studios, Chicago and is currently a Lecturer in Music Composition at University College Cork, Ireland.

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