Opening the Senses to a New World; Immerse Yourself in Experiencing Real Sound through Live Audio-Visual Performance

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Byline: Naomi Hockins

EXPLORING the sounds of everyday life is what drives international musician and artist Mike Cooper to share his expertise with others.

"The enormous amount of sound activity around us comes out as a composition," Mr Cooper said.

"I'm interested in sound as a medium - the ecology of sound."

Mr Cooper and interdisciplinary scholar and new media artist Dr Grayson Cooke, a digital media lecturer at Bundaberg CQUniversity, will combine their talents to perform a series of live audio-visual works titled Trystero System.

Described as "full immersion" by Mr Cooper, the two free evenings of live audio-visual improvisation and performance will take place tonight at 8pm and on Monday from 6pm.

"It's full immersion (the show) - a swimming pool of sound and vision," Mr Cooper said.

Dr Cooke said they had collaborated on a similar project last year and got so much out of the experience they thought they would do it again.

The performances will use multiple digital projectors, laptops and other strange devices to create an immersive audio-visual experience at the CQUniversity Bundaberg campus. …


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