MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2013

Sonic Sculpture

Taras Mashtalir, Sonic Artist

Jan/15 Tue 02:00PM-03:00PM E14-363

Enrollment: Unlimited: Advance sign-up required
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Lecture will cover the concept of sonic sculpture, an interactive multimedia artifact that consists of an urban sculpture, static or kinetic, accompanied by sound design in a multichannel configuration.

Conventional urban sculpture is silent. However, it is surrounded by sounds of the city and the constant stream of those sounds constitute ‘sonic pollution’. By introducing the sound design we refine its microclimate and eliminate the sonic pollution by embracing the sounds of the city and including them in a composition that becomes a soundscape.

The purpose of such a soundscape is to breath life into static sculptures and create harmonious sonic aesthetics in the urban environment.

Taras Mashtalir is an artist, composer and sound designer, a classical musician turned electronic sound producer. His compositions are unique blend of different genres morphed together and wrapped into a new aesthetic fabric of electronic ambience.  

For the past 12 years Taras has  produced numbers of albums, collaborating with many major artists. The works also include multimedia installations, soundtracks for the films and animations, as well as music for TV ads and programs like Discovery Science Channel, History Channel, Speed Channel, etc.

Sponsor(s): Media Arts and Sciences
Contact: Taras Mashtalir, (917) 724-9592,