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End of Program Project Accepted!

Posted on September 24, 2017

Advanced Practices in Video, Performance and Electronic Arts

This Friday I met with Amanda Dawn Christie, the professor of my final Intermedia class. For that course, not only do we have to create an artwork, we also have to plan and present an end of year show. Project Description Originally, I wanted to prepare a performance that would merge boxing and contemporary dance, […]

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String on a bridge

Posted on September 16, 2017

Independent Study

Prototype Progress Early this week I mounted the bridges onto a piece of wood, then added a guitar string. I tested with a piezo pickup and a miniature Vox amp, and as expected, this works properly. Now I need to create a magnetic pickup, which leads me to the next point. Electronics on their way […]

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First steps

Posted on September 8, 2017

Independent Study

Construction A prototype is already underway! In order to test that I can reproduce the EBow’s electronic components, I am building a minimal structure that can hold a string and a pickup. I went to the metal shop to cut and prepare prototypes of the bridges. Also spent some time in the wood shop to […]

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Independent study accepted!

Posted on September 5, 2017

Independent Study

After a few iterations, and comments from Bill Vorn, director of Concordia’s Intermedia program, the proposal for my independent study has been accepted! Below is the description of what I will be researching and building in the following two semesters: Borrowing from the world of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (http://www.nime.org/), […]

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