Instant Places Online Improvisation Workshop #3

Instant Places

May 15 12 PM (MT) Online Tickets

Join Laura Kavanaugh and Ian Birse of Instant Places for a third Online Improvisation Workshop on Saturday, May 15 at 12 pm (MT), and learn more about music collaboration over distance. The music will be freely improvised in duo, trio, and whole-group combinations. This event is free, but pre-registration is required. We welcome donations to help cover the cost of programming.

Instant Places. Credit Sabien Pichler
Instant Places. Credit Sabien Pichler


For online performances Instant Places are developing an audiovisual capture and encoding system that combines live action with altered reality visual interventions in a multi-camera switching matrix. Under the collaborative name Instant Places Laura Kavanaugh and Ian Birse use performances, generative installations, and telematic networks to create instant places of imagination and connection, using hardware/software systems they custom-build for each project. They have created artworks on location throughout Japan, Australia, the Americas, the United Kingdom and Europe.

Most recently they live-streamed a performance from the Österreichischer Rundfunk studio to the EBU Ars Acustica satellite broadcaster during a self-directed residency in Vienna, and were commissioned by Kunstradio to create an audio work on location they mastered at ORF in February 2020, performed in collaboration with improvising dancers Charlotte Zerbey and Alessandro Certini in Florence, and created a generative visual score for their streaming performance with the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra during GIOFest XIII.

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