Metaman

 

Composer Charles Norman Mason (www.charlesnormanmason.com) and NYC artist Sheri Wills (www.sheriwills.net) continue their collaborative work with a piece created specifically for violinist Karen Bentley Pollick (www.kbentley.com) It blurs the digital with the human by turning the soloist into a visual and aural landscape: as both the source and site of the imagery and as both the source of real and imagined sound sources. The video is projected onto the soloist, who becomes the screen for the imagery imagery that shifts as the violinist moves within the frame. The audio is a combination of live acoustic and digital audio that includes samples of recorded performances of Ms. Pollick. The title for the piece comes from Gregory Stocks book Metaman. The Merging of Humans and Machines into a Global Superorganism. The music for Metaman was completed during a residency sponsored by the Escape to Create Institute of Seaside, Florida.