Composer and sound artist Matthew Ostrowski will discuss his approach to live electronic music, demonstrating his sensor-driven performance instrument and explicating some of the techniques involved, including concatenative synthesis, physical modeling, and phase vocoding. In addition, we will explore interaction techniques using the Leap Motion 3D tracking camera, learn the basics of the Open Sound Control protocol, and demonstrate some machine learning techniques for gesture capture.
DATES AND TIMES: Saturday March 4, 2023 from 1-3 pm
A New York City native, Matthew Ostrowski has worked as a composer, performer and installation artist, exploring work with music, multimedia, video and theater. Using digital tools and formalist techniques to engage with quotidian materials — sonic, physical, and cultural – Ostrowski’s work explores the liminal space between the virtual and phenomenological worlds. His work ranges from live electronic performance to installations incorporating video, multichannel sound, and computer-controlled objects. He is a freelance developer of interactive technology for artists, and teaches at New York University and Ramapo State College of New Jersey.
Educated at at Oberlin College and the Institute of Sonology in The Hague, Ostrowski has collaborated with a large number of artists in the US and abroad, including David Behrman, John Butcher, Diamanda Galás, Nicolas Collins, Anne LaBerge, The Flying Karamazov Brothers, and many others. He was composer-in-residence for the MacArthur-award winning choreographer Elizabeth Streb, and has designed interactive technologies for performing and fine artists ranging from Laurie Anderson to Martha Rosler. He regularly performs in the duo KRK, with Prague-based contrabassist George Cremaschi, and with Andrea Parkins in the duo Elective Affinities.
Ostrowski’s productions have been seen or performed on six continents, including the Wien Modern Festival, Transmediale and Maerz Musik in Berlin,the Kraków Audio Art Festival, Sonic Acts in Amsterdam, PS 1 and The Kitchen in New York , the Rencontres Internationales video festival in Madrid, and Yokohama’s dis_locate Festival. He has received numerous awards, including a NYFA Fellowship for Computer Arts.