Space Control: A New Software Application for Intuitive Sound Spatialization - Raphael Radna (EUA)
This presentation will introduce Space Control, a forthcoming software application enabling the realization and mixture of spatial gestures for electronic music composition. Space Control aims to provide an intuitive graphical interface for defining and combining spatial trajectories of arbitrary number and complexity within a user-defined loudspeaker arrangement, emphasizing precision, versatility, and ease of use. A discussion of the project's motivation, design, and operation will be accompanied by a software demonstration.
Raphael Radna is a composer of acoustic and electronic music whose works embrace unconventional compositional strategies and new technologies. Specializing in interactive electroacoustic music and computer-assisted composition, he regards the computer-composer nexus as the foremost tool for discovering and realizing innovative directions in music composition and performance.
Raphael’s music has been presented in concerts, festivals, and conferences across the United States and in Japan, including the International Computer Music Conference, the New York Electroacoustic Music Festival, the California Electronic Music Exchange Concerts, the UCSB Summer Music Festival, and the Osaka University of Arts Electroacoustic Music Festival. He also has extensive professional performance experience on guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, and electronics; his performance credits include appearances at The Hollywood Bowl, REDCAT, CounterPulse, The Center for New Music in San Francisco, and the Time-Based Art festival in Portland, OR.
Raphael holds a BA in Music from Vassar College, an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Music Composition at UC Santa Barbara. His teachers include João Pedro Oliveira, Clarence Barlow, Curtis Roads, W.A. Mathieu, John Bischoff, Chris Brown, and Peter McCulloch.