: Sep 18-21, 2013 :
Navab will be part of Time Forms 2013 Conference
Performance / Discussion
: Navab in CONCERT :
: Oct 3, 2013, 5pm :
::Native Alien: Concert followed by a cinq-à-sept ::
Location: Matralab Black Box
Navid Navab: Machine Improvisation, Real-time Sound Instruments
Felix del Tredici: Bass Trombone
Sandeep Bhagwati: Comprovisations
: Nuit Blanche : March 2nd, 2013 :
:Navid will do two installations at Montreal's Nuit Blanche 2013 in two location:
Event 1: suspended Narratives: Interactive Shadow Puppetry; installation/performance @ McCord Museum
Mere Phantoms + Navid Navab + Christian Carrier
McCord Museum: 690 Sherbrooke West. Metro : McGill
For Nuit Blanche 2013 we will be presenting Suspended Narratives : A night of interactive shadow puppetry and sonic compositions created by Mere Phantoms, in collaboration with Christian Carriere and Navid Navab.Inspired by iconic moments of change, growth, erasure, loss and disaster drawn from the McCord Museum archives, this interactive installation re-imagines historic moments of Montreal’s growth as a city. During Nuit Blanche, the audience will be invited to make paper cutouts of invented architecture, and to add them into a cumulative installation. To bring the installation alive, audience members will use mobile lights to activate soundscapes and animate three-dimensional shadows.
Event2: Les persiennes et les sortilèges - Interactive video installation
Alkemie (Michael Montanaro, Navid Navab, Jerome Delappiere)
Someone's behind those Venetian blinds. A finger slips over an edge and pulls them down. Two fingers, four. A pair of lips mouth your name. Then eyes appear from a darkened room, seeking to connect with those on the other side. Who is it? And how does he or she know you, standing at the window, if she's only a ghost of a ghost.
A seductive, beguiling interactive work veiling and unveiling perceptions. Who is the seer, and who or what what the seen? Come to the Goethe-Institut / La Nuit blanche, when *Alkemie animates the windows with responsive video-performers haunting video-persiennes.
: January 10-12, 2013 :
:: Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry ::
Pervasive Play Workshop 1:
Realtime Media for Augmented Reality Games – Movement & Sound Design
Alkemie Atelier (Sha Xin Wei + Navid Navab), Patrick Jagoda
We'll do some hands-on work designing and creating mock-ups as preparatory exercises for unconventional forms of augmented reality : responsive media environments. Navid Navab, one of the the Topological Media Lab's core media experts and researchers: a composer and musician, will introduce some realtime media techniques via realtime responsive sound.
: Dec 4 2012 :
:: MARDI SPAGHETTI PRESENTS ::
Coat Cooke :: saxophone (Vancouver)
Navid Navab :: laptop (real-time sound instruments)
Rainer Wiens :: Guitar/Mbira
Le Cagibi 5490 St-Laurent
musique commence à 21hhttp://www.coatcooke.com/
CESSA Presents! Special Guest Lecture with Navid Navab:
"Realtime Alkemie and the Transformation of Everyday Situations"
6pm, Nov 28th 2012, Concordia University. MB Building, 1450 Guy Street; Room 8.245; Montreal, Quebec
This Wednesday, November 28, CESSA will be presenting its second lecture of the year, with Navid Navab on "Realtime Alkemie and the Transformation of Everyday Situations". Navid will discuss his portfolio, present excerpts from his pieces and conduct demonstrations.
Three-hundred years ago, alchemy was a practical and magical art, transmuting bodies and materials. Under the prism of the Enlightenment, such practices split into the practical (e.g. engineering or medicine), the scientific, and the art of the imaginary. As a sonic alchemist, Navid fuses these arts together again to recast the material transmutation of social relations expressed in the form of movement and sound."
Sphizo-phonia and the Acousmatic all around us, inhibit us so hear both the sound object and its contextual origin. Using technology, Navid re-invents the electroacoustic sound-event as a gesture and its subsequent noise. While interacting with these real-time sound systems, one discovers how nuances in physical movement can create intricate sonic textures. Gestures and actions are manifested into sound, agitating the materiality of movement, and matter. Through interactively varied augmentation of the world's natural acoustical response, the built and the found collapse in a performative sonics, leading to narratives about shaping fresh relationships with the world.http://cessa.music.concordia.ca/blog/
Navid Navab appears in Pop-Montreal
3-4:30pm, Sep 23, 2012 @ the Pop HeadQuarters
Four of the most influential figures in multi-, interactive- and new- media discuss how technological developments are shifting approaches to the creation and consumption of music and related media. This conversation seeks to explore changes in relationships between creator, content and audience as well as the breadth and scale of both the work being done and the creative potential created by these changes.
: June 19 2012 :
:: MARDI SPAGHETTI PRESENTS ::
Tung Lan :: erhu
Navid Navab :: laptop
Lucio Menegon :: guitar éléctrique
Le Cagibi 5490 St-Laurent
musique commence à 21h
Navid is part of the Comprovisations2012: Improvisation Technologies for the Performing Arts.
May 24th to 27th, Hexagram & matralab, Montreal QC
Navid's involvements (workshops, talks and performances)
Thursday May 24
4pm: Navid Navab / Sandeep Bhagwati / Julian Stein (Talk/Workshop) @ Hexagram Black Box
8:30pm Native Alien (Performance) @ Hexagram Black Box
Sandeep Bhagwati (Comprovisations), David Rosenboom (Piano) & Navid Navab(Computer Music), Julian Stein (Interactive Scores)
Friday May 25th
12h00 NATIVE ALIEN (Performance) @ Hexagram Black Box
Sandeep Bhagwati (Comprovisations), Lori Freedman (bass clarinet), Navid Navab(Computer Music), Julian Stein (Interactive Scores)
3:30 pm Navid Navab / Roger Sinha : (Discussion/Talk) @ Dance Black Box
8:30pm Sha Xin Wei /Navid Navab (Performance)Dance Black Box
9pm Roger Sinha/ Navid Navab (Performance) @ Dance Black Box
Saturday May 26th
8pm Monochrom (Performance) @ Hexagram Black Box
"monochrom I-IV" by Bhagwati for active score(Seta), string quartet(Quatuor Bozzini), and realtime Spatialized sound (Navab)
Sunday May 27th
12h00 Quatuor Caribou Mercredi Supermusique (IMPROV PERFORMANCE)
w/ Charity Chan (piano) Lori Freedman (bass clarinet), Danielle Palardy Roger (percussion) Joane Hétu (voice, sax), Navid Navab (real-time sound instruments)
Performing at ImproTech Paris-New York
May 18, 2012, 8pm
Lori Freedman (Bass Clarinet)
Navid Navab (Computer Musician)
Sandeep Bhagwati (Comprosvisations)
Julian Stein (Interactive Score)
Venue : Columbia Computer Music Center, Prentis Hall, 3rd Floor, New York City
Play and Morphogenisis: Performing/talking w. XW Sha at gaming the game
April 12th 2012 @ the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, California
Rohan de Saram (Cello)
in concert with
Navid Navab (Realtime Audio, Machine Improvisation)
Sandeep Bhagwati (Comprovisations)
Noon, Nov 25 2011
Matralab welcomes musician Rohan de Saram to Montreal to work on the Native Alien project. At noon on Friday Nov 25 Rohan de Saram, Navid Navab, and Sandeep Bhagwati will be presenting a series of improvisations and Composivisation as part of the Native Alien project.
Rohan will be working at the matralab/box (EV4.520 and 502) from November 18 to the 25th with the matralab team - Navid Navab, and Julian Stein. You are welcome to attend a special research presentation on November 25th at noon in the matrabox (EV4.502).
Cellist Rohan de Saram has become well known both for his advocacy of contemporary music and for his nearly three decades of service in the Arditti Quartet, itself a bastion for the performance and championing of new music. While de Saram has, since the 1960s, been active in performing contemporary music, he has hardly neglected more traditional fare: his repertory is so vast it would take pages to list, so eclectic there's hardly a nationality or musical tradition not included. Rohan has worked with Kodaly, Shostakovich, Poulenc and Walton, as well as more recently with many leading contemporary composers such as Pousseur, Xenakis and Berio who have, amongst others, written works for him…
NATIVE ALIEN is a long term research-creation project - the search for a software that can play in a musically inspiring way with a human music performer-improviser. We are developing this project in close dialogue with a research group on machine improvisation at the IRCAM Centre Pompidou in Paris (Gerard Assayag / Benjamin Levy). Over the past two years, the Native Alien team (Sandeep Bhagwati / Navid Navab) have developed advanced compositional, comprovisational and sonic software architectures that now are being tried, modified and improved upon in close practical collaboration with outstanding solo performers from many different music making traditions around the world. The end product, we hope, will be an immersive environment for live-composition, as well as a musically empathic software that can play in any style, with any adventurous musician.
Liselyn Adams (Flutes), Pamela Reimer (Piano), Navid Navab (realtime responsive sound), Jerome Delapierre (responsive visuals)
Sep 14: Open demo/studio @ UCB
Sep 16: Transitions: CCRMA outdoor Concert, 5:30-11pm
Sep 17: Talk, workshop on spatial sound synthesis @ CNMAT, BerkeleySep 17: workshop: ILYA: Gestural Sound, UCB
Moving bodies from the past can act on your image just as you act on their bodies or the bodies of present others. Since the effect is symmetrical, the dead and the living intertwine and can play with the forms of each other's bodies with each other with dynamically shifting but equal agency. When no one at all is in the room, the membrane bears only historical documentary footage of the populated site, before living memory of that place. Using historical footage of activity local to the site, IL Y A will act as a lens into past as well as the present of the given site.
IL Y A will be installed in galleries as well as community sites, localized with images from the sites' historical past. Assuming an archeological and ethical disposition, IL Y A connects to my larger research project concerning the material and architectural substrates to sociality.
June 3 and 4 2010, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Open Installation
June 3 and 4, 11a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Presentations
Lori Freedman (bass clarinet)
Amy Horvey (trumpet)
Guy Pelletier (alto flute)
Jen Reimer (french horn)
Emily Shapiro (clarinet)
Michal Seta - Wireless technology
Gaïa Orain-Wark - Costumes
Navid Navab - Machine improvisationAbout:
As part of Concordia University’s series of Branché events, NEXUS is a comprovisational (composition + improvisation) journey that will interpret the 2010 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in a unique musical form.Five musicians, each equipped with a laptop computer, loudspeaker, and ‘Follow Me’ signs, wander on different paths through Concordia's downtown campus. Connected and inspired via wireless network, the musicians improvise their takes on a complex score by Sandeep Bhagwati, reacting to place, space and pace. Like pied cyber-pipers, they perform intertwined music walks all over campus - until they finally unite all their listeners at a breathtaking location for a final musical ritual. Congress:
May 30, June 1 & June 3
from 17h00 to 18h00
throughout Concordia University, SGW campus & gathering at the Cloud Deck, 3rd floor atrium of the MB building (1450 rue Guy).
Wednesday March 17th, 2010
Eastern Bloc - 7240 Rue Clark - Montreal, QC
Vernissage at 7PM
Performances begin at 8:30PM
Vernissage: Thursday December 3rd, 7pm
les territoires gallery Montreal Performances during the Vernissage and on December 17th at 8 p.m.
Artist talk on December 17.Photography: HyeKyong Yun
Sound Design / Interaction Design: Navid Navab
Video: Anartistic (Jerome Delapierre, Hugo)
Choreography: Soo Yeon Cho
Large scale self-portraits on gel medium form a palpable environment within which a lace installation is used as a video projection screen. Motion sensors and detectors at various locations are used to create a sound atmosphere that is connected to the physical surroundings of the space. During the exhibition, visitors are invited to experience the sensory interaction of touch, sound, and visual and to explore how the different artistic media work together to connect with memories.
On the performance dates, December 17th and 18th at 8pm, the piece is brought to a new level as the contemporary dancers bring the visual and audio architecture to life in order to form a complete performative organism. The performers moving within the installation communicate with their memories. As they dance within space and manipulate its physical boundaries, they provoke visual and sound responses that in turn influence their movements.Multigraphers Art Group is a Montreal based multidisciplinary artist collective that explore alternative modes of presentation and exhibition, combining artistic mediums in order to accentuate communication between the artwork and its audience. Their work always contains a theme of diversity and universalism. Multigraphers Art Group comprises Daeyoung An (dancer), Soo Yeon Cho (choreographer, dancer), Jérome DeLaPierre (video artist), Navid Navab (sound artist), HyeKyong Yun (photographer).
Event: SoU nd E 12/12 : a celebration of the divergent forms of sonic art...from interactive instruments to live electronic performances....The following video is a rough documentation of the performance.
Hexagram Black Box Theatre (1515 St. Catherine, Montreal)
20:30 h Friday, November 06 2009
Light: Michal Seta
Script/Director: Sandeep Bagwati
Actors: ViCki Tansey, Stephanie Merulla, Bryan James, Cellahan ConnorThis piece is centered around the involuntary expressions of displacement. For this work, research was done on involuntary gestures made by “Montrealers displaced by War Genocide and Human Rights Abuses” who were interviewed by a large CURA project of the same name, led by oral historian Steven High. Can we find any traces of their experiences in their normal gestural repertoire ? We analysed 12 long lifestory interviews and excerpted gestures that are then transposed into a gestural theatre work. This show part of the conference on Remembering War, Genocide and Other Human Rights Violations: Oral History, New Media and the Arts, Nov. 5 - 8
Please join the Topological Media Lab for an informal 'show and tell' with Adrian Freed from CNMAT
Adrian will cover the following projects:
- uOSC, -spherical speaker array, -Hybridization and timbre, Etextile and resources for interactive arts .............
As part of the exchange, TML members Navid Navab and Laura Emelianoff will also share recent work.
See you there!Tuesday, October 20, 5pm
Topological Media Lab
EV 7.725, Concordia University
1515 Ste-Catherine West
Here is an example video of cAvA in the prtotype process of being made: