sarah weaver : composer


4/19-22/18 Network Arts Conference

April 19-22, 2018 Conference
"Network Music: Artistic and Technological Strategies for Public and Private Networks"
Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS), Stony Brook University

Sponsored by:
Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS), Stony Brook University
Consortium for Digital Arts, Culture, and Technology (cDACT), Stony Brook University
Department of Music, Stony Brook University
NowNet Arts, Inc.

Network Music utilizes the internet as a contemporary artistic medium for musicians on localized networks and geographically spatialized networks. Network Music has proliferated in recent decades in forms for live performance such as telematic ensembles, laptop ensembles, virtual world collaborations, and multidisciplinary work. Artists and technologists in this medium have utilized Internet2 and its international partner networks to achieve live concert-quality productions locally and globally, especially requiring the high-bandwidth and quality of service provided by these networks. Internet2 and its partners are largely available at large research universities so the medium has remained mostly in this research sphere. With the rise of availability of high-bandwidth public networks, Network Music is at a juncture where the medium can become more accessible to the public through a wider range of universities and contemporary arts venues, while the advancements of Internet2 and its partners continue to provide state-of-the-art opportunities to artists and technologists. “Network Music: Internet2 and Public Networks” aims to identify artistic and technological strategies for various degrees of these networks in order to determine tiers of Network Music capacities based on factors such as venue space, bandwidth, quality of service, system configuration, and location. The host site IACS provides an exceptional hub for this topic with a 100Gbps Internet2 network, while the event will connect with remote sites of wide-ranging networks. The conference invites in-person and remote presenters through research papers, workshops, presentations, and concert demonstrations.