[EN] LASER TALKS Brussels is curated by Alexandra Dementieva. The second laser talk of 2022 in Brussels involves around the theme: ‘Tangible sound, postdigital instruments, audio spatialization technologies and extended reality.’

Materialising digital matter into sound objects, embodied music interaction, spatialisation technologies to enable and investigate synchronisation between musical players using movement and sound, the physical aspects of musical human machine interaction, reinterpretation the physical value of well established cultural techniques creating Tangible user Interface.

With Claire Williams, Enrique Tomás and Bavo Van Kerrebroeck.

Claire Williams is working at the borders of science, technology, arts and textiles. She  sees her self as an artist and researcher that tries to work between these fields, finding a common language, creating and amplifying specific interactions between different mediums. Her obsessions lay mostly around data, sound and ancient textiles, trying to materialise digital matter, imperceptible or inaudible informations found in our super saturated techno environment. She likes to work with unstable media, researching ways to create specific tools, usages or techniques to give us a sensitive experience of our daily environment. In her work she mainly uses textile techniques, hacked machines, DIY electronics, open source software and hardware.

Enrique Tomás is a sound artist and post-doc researcher who dedicates his time to finding new ways of expression and play with sound, art and technology. His work explores the intersection between sound art, computer music, locative media and human-machine interaction.
As an individual artist, Tomás’ activity is centred around ultranoise.es and focuses on performances and installations with extreme and immersive sounds and environments.
As an individual artist, Tomás’ activity is centered around ultranoise.es and focuses on performances and installations with extreme and immersive sounds and environments. He has exhibited and performed in spaces of Ars Electronica, Sonar, CTM, IRCAM, IEM, KUMU, SMAK, NOVARS, STEIM, Steirischer Herbst, Alte Schmiede, etc., and in galleries and institutions throughout Europe and Latin America.

Bavo Van Kerrebroeck is a researcher in the fields of embodied (musical) interaction, extended reality and human-computer interaction. He works with extended reality and audio spatialization technologies to enable and investigate the dynamical processes underlying coordination between musical players. For this purpose, he develops enriched and mediated musical contexts in which people and machines interact and can meaningfully express themselves. He obtained a master’s in engineering and computer music at the KUleuven and Sorbonne University, did a research internship at IRCAM and worked as an analyst for IBM and the European Space Agency. He is currently finalizing his PhD at the Institute of Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music (IPEM). His work has been published in the Frontiers and Computer-Human Interaction journals and has been presented at ISMIR, ICMC and Expanded Animation at Ars Electronica. 


[NL] LASER TALKS Brussels wordt gecureerd door Alexandra Dementieva. De tweede lasertalk van 2022 in Brussel gaat over het thema: ‘Tangible sound, postdigital instruments, audio spatialization technologies and extended reality’.

Materialisering van digitale materie tot geluidsobjecten, belichaamde muziekinteractie, spatialiseringstechnologieën om synchronisatie tussen muzikale spelers mogelijk te maken en te onderzoeken met behulp van beweging en geluid, de fysieke aspecten van muzikale mensmachine-interactie, herinterpretatie van de fysieke waarde van gevestigde culturele technieken waardoor Tangible User Interface ontstaat.

Met Claire Williams, Enrique Tomás en Bavo Van Kerrebroeck.