The Musician’s Mind’s Eye: A Synaesthetic Experience of ‘One Cello x 16’
The Musician’s Mind’s Eye: A Synaesthetic Experience of “One Cello x 16” combines video and MIDI-interface technology with a live performance on a modified cello. The collaborators are creating a three-dimensional representation of Zoe Keating’s own experience playing music. Keating and Jeffrey Rusch developed original software and designing a performance environment that envelops the viewer in visual imagery and layered soundscapes.
Camp Meeker, CA
Cellist and composer Zoe Keating has performed her music in locations that range from the Nevada desert to a medieval church to a punk music club. She has also composed music for several films, including Frozen Angels, I Am A Sex Addict, and The Devil’s Chair. Keating has toured and recorded as a member of the chamber rock group Rasputina and has collaborated with many composers, including John Vanderslice, Imogen Heap, and DJ Shadow. Her awards include a San Francisco Emerging Artist Award and a development grant from the Belle Foundation.
Camp Meeker, CA
Jeffrey Rusch has been working in design and visual media in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1989. He founded and managed an alternative live/work performance space, 964 Natoma, home to a vibrant underground music scene from 1994 to 2005, that explored the lively convergence of art and technology in San Francisco. He was also the lead visual designer and information architect for the Instructional Technology Program at UC Berkeley, a pioneer in the field of educational technology.