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.
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
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.
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).