Professor of Music and Director
Center for Electronic & Computer Music, Jacobs School of Music
Project: "A Three-Dimensional Sound and Projection Mapping Installation"
Jeffrey Hass composes music for electronics combined with large and small acoustic ensembles, video and dance. His current work involves design of interactive wireless sensor systems for performers and dancers. His music, dance and video works have been premiered at International Computer Music Conferences, SEAMUS, Australasian Computer Music Conference, Pixilerations, Spark Festival, American College Dance Festival, the World Dance Alliance and many more. He has also delivered papers at the New Interfaces in Musical Expression Conference, Toronto Electroacoustic Conference and several dance festivals.
During this project, Professor Hass will partner with the Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities (IDAH) to create a three-dimensional audio-video work for exhibit as a gallery installation, an integrated sonic sculpture, or a beginning to end composition. Professor Hass will project three-dimensional video images on irregularly shaped surfaces coated in projection-grade paint (projection mapping) in a way that fully covers them so they may be viewed in 360˚. At the same time he will use a cutting-edge spatializing technique (ambisonics) to create three-dimensional sound by equally diffusing sources of composed electronic music above and below the plane of the listeners. By using software tools to map 3D sound and 3D visual images onto one another, music and video will be uniquely conceived as both aural and visual at the same time (that is, as single artistic gestures) in a revolutionary way that creates a totally immersive experience for audience members.