Live Talk: Alex Van Gils (January 6th, 2020)
In this moment of marking a new year, we can look at our life, what we value, and how we want to structure our days to reflect that. There is a power to holding a discipline of daily creativity or expression—what can come from this space? How can it relate to our practice of meditation?
Alex Van Gils is a composer, performer, and generative video artist, exploring the interplay between human and electronic creative agents. In his composition work he creates musical systems that explore, amplify and transform the gestures of human improvisational partners.
Alex holds a Ph. D. in Music Theory and Composition from UC Davis. His dissertation work included The Permanent, a concerto for improvising jazz saxophone and orchestra.
Alex lives in Brooklyn, NY, and his active projects include XBUCKET, a performance trio featuring live-processed violin and generative video, and also a discipline of daily audiovisual compositions uploaded to @avg.music on instagram.
Alex is a founding member of Cutelab, a place for colors and sounds in NYC, and is the Director of Music and Audio Technology for Musical Mentors Collaborative.
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