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  JacksOn4

Jackson4 is a collaborative investigating the possibilities of co-located performance, decentralised composition, and the acoustics of network.  Through a series of complex audio interconnections, the ensemble creates, transforms, and exchanges live source material over the performance network.  As this material is processed and reintroduced into the network, the composition mutates from the original concrete sources to abstract invention.  The result is an integrated meta-instrument and an emergent composition, with no one artist being the sole performer or composer.


 

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Jason Dixon: Irish composer currently based in Norwich where he is in the process of completing his PhD in composition. His work explores issues of language, perception and memory in music. More recently he has been focusing on the Irish storytelling tradition and its place in contemporary Ireland.

Tom Davis: Digital artist working mainly in the medium of sound installation. His practice and theory based output involves the creation of technology led environments for interaction. Davis is currently a lecturer at the University of Bournemouth and holds a PhD from the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Belfast.

Jason Geistweidt: Sound artist based at the University or Tromsø, Norway, researching mixed-reality stages and performance systems. He is a former faculty member of Interactive Arts and Media department at Columbia College Chicago. He holds PhD in electro-acoustic composition from the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queens University, Belfast.

Alain B. Renaud: Alain's research focuses on networked music performance systems with an emphasis on the creation of strategies to interact over a network musically and the notion of shared networked acoustic spaces. He is a lecturer in at Bournemouth University, England and holds a PhD from the Sonic Arts Research Centre.