Music, Technology, and Visual Media
Contemporary music work considers technology to be more than a tool to preserve or deliver a music piece; it views it as a consciousness-shaping essence. Compression of space, location, time, and action disrupts the set boundaries of the medium and constructs a unique contract between the creator and the audience, which activates relevant expectations that drive comprehensibility or deviation from it. For the performing artist, the body interacts with the musical instruments, which “expand” or “extend” through the technology and require absolute expressivity using new media or virtual reality tools. And so, at the core of this field lies the pairing of science and technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); the analysis and interpretation of new media and multimedia music work of art; and acoustic, electro-acrostic, and computerized composition and performance.
Principal subjects in this field are composition, particularly in virtual arts (new media); combining the visual-digital world for stage needs, internet creations, video art, installations, performances, and more; technology and creativity, development of computational systems of the working environment for research, musical and concert purposes; music pedagogy in a new technology context and the development of interactive learning environments; integrative research (psychological-musical) on synchronization through music and its implications on social functioning.