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Virtuoso Chances

Virtuoso Chances

Sonic Arts Ensemble performing


On September 22 and 23, 2019, Se-Lien Chaung and Andreas Weixler visited from Austria (Universitat fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst, and Anton Bruckner Privatuniversitat) to take part in rehearsals, a workshop, and a performance of Virtuoso Chances with students and faculty of the OSU College of the Arts and Sciences.

Project Team

Se-Lien Chaung, Electronics
Andreas Weixler, Visuals

Ohio State University Sonic Arts Ensemble
Marc Ainger, Co-Director
Federico Camara Halac, Co-director, Lapotop
Jesse He, Digital Conductor 
Samantha Burgess, Violin
Jacob Kopcienski, Sax 
Yilduz  Guventurk, Percussion 
Brianna Johnson, Dancer 
Meledi Montano, Dancer 

Project Description:

The Ohio State Sonic Arts Ensemble performed Virtuoso Chances with invited guests from Vienna, Austria, Se-Lien Chuang and Andreas Weixler, comprising the composer-performer duo Atelier Avant Austria. The performance concert featured algorithmically generated sound, improvisation, real time audiovisual processing, electroacoustic music and video.

Students working with Atelier Avant Austria

Andreas Weixler and Se-Lien Chuang founded Atelier Avant Austria in 1996 as an artist co-op for composition, computer music and multimedia, based  in Austria. In 2018, Andreas and Sei-Lin received the 2018 ICMA award for the best European performance. Currently, both are specializing in intermedia concerts of improvisation and audiovisual real-time computing.

This special concert presentation was hosted by Livable Futures, an initiative of the Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme; The Ohio State University School of Music; and Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD); with kind support of the Austrian Cultural Forum, New York City (ACFNY).