The Cameron University Department of Music will present Dr. Scott Deal and Big Robot in concert Friday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the McCutcheon Recital Hall. Admission is free. The concert is made possible by Cameron University Lectures and Concerts Series.
Big Robot, an Indianapolis-based trio, creates live video-enriched art and music, interweaving aesthetic expression with computer interactivity and networked technology. With integration of audio/video design, live percussion, and electronics, the group creates a multi-dimensional performance that explores the cross points of virtual and physical gesture, sound, and space. Big Robot employs interactive processes such as motion tracking, acoustic instrument sampling, audio processing, integration of real-time video, and the use of telecommunications software/devices.
The group began in 2007 when Cameron alumnus Scott Deal met Michael Drews and Jordan Munson. The three began building ideas based on their artistic interests. While each member of the group plays a unique role, together they possess very similar musical influences of rock, jazz, electronic and new music that has shaped the artistic viewpoint of the group.
Big Robot performs in live venues as well as telematically over research-grade, high-bandwidth Internet from their studio. The group has presented concerts and residencies throughout the United States since 2009. More information about the group, including performance videos, can be found at http://www.bigrobot.org.
For more information, contact the Cameron University Department of Music at 580-581-2440.
March 30, 2012