Fluid Audiovisual Counterpoint in Estuaries 3 - Bret Battey (EUA)
The author discusses the idea of ‘fluid audiovisual counterpoint’ and the potential and limits of using audiovisualisation of abstract systems to achieve it, with specific reference to his composition Estuaries 3.
Bret Battey (b. 1967) is a Professor of Audiovisual Composition at the Music, Technology, and Innovation Institute for Sonic Creativity at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. He creates electronic, acoustic, and audiovisual concert works and installations, with a focus on generative techniques. He has been a Fulbright Fellow to India and a MacDowell Colony Fellow, and he has received recognitions and prizes from Austria's Prix Ars Electronica, France's Bourges Concours International de Musique Electroacoustique, Spain's Punto y Raya Festival, MADATAC and MuVi4, Abstracta Cinema of Rome, Amsterdam Film eXperience the Texas Fresh Minds Festival, and the Red Stick International Animation Festival for his sound and image compositions. He pursues research in areas related to algorithmic music, haptics, and image and sound relationships. He completed his masters and doctoral studies in Music Composition at the University of Washington and his Bachelors of Music in Electronic and Computer Music at Oberlin Conservatory. He also served as a Research Associate for the University of Washington's Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media.