CAVE – Cork Audio Visual Ensemble is a music technology based ensemble at University College Cork focused on performing and creating contemporary audio-visual compositions. Through both performance and creative practice, CAVE seeks to explore the relationship between the physical (carbon-based) and the digital (silicon-based) worlds. Everyday we are surrounded by noise and image. Part of CAVE’s mission is to seek out the challenging intersections of data, art, performance, and our environment. Out of these intersections emerges an aesthetic leaning toward a better understanding of how we shape our world. This is accomplished through both visualizing and sonifying the data and audio-visual media collected and musically manipulated by the ensemble. CAVE challenges what is known and relates its findings to the world through creative expression. CAVE was co-founded by Jeffrey Weeter and Derek Foott in 2014 and is currently directed by Jeffrey Weeter. CAVE is based in the School of Music and Theatre at University College Cork, Ireland.
CAVE’s membership changes from year to year and for this performance CAVE will perform as a trio made up of Jeffrey Weeter (director), Ann Bloch, and Patrick Clinton.
Annie Bloch – Annie is a multi-instrumentalist and composer from Germany making her way into professional music at University College Cork, Ireland. Inspired by a variety of music, such as church music, minimal music, jazz and pop, she performs predominantly original music on church organ and in band settings. Her most recent performance was an organ recital of minimal music at St Mary’s Catherdal, San Francisco. She’s currently working towards the release of her EP that she produced with Irish and German musicians and which features songs in post rock and orchestral arrangements.
Patrick Clinton – Patrick is a composer and final year Bmus student with University College Cork. He has composed sound design for theatre for a number of years and spent a year in the Icelandic Academy of the arts studying composition. Recently, his work has been focused on algorithmic compositions and building probability sequencers using Markov chains.
Eric Browne – An experimental composer and digital artist, Eric is currently developing mediums that will allow for the unearthing of otherwise hidden creative ideas. He is doing so through building alternative performance methods, platforms, environments and interfaces. His experimentation to date is culminating in the mediums of sound, visual art and video, drawing on these to articulate the user’s vision and build on the output in real time to allow for full and dynamic exploration of often subconscious and evolving innovative expressions. A Dublin native, Eric has been active in music and performance from an early age and graduated with a BMus (Music) from University College Cork in 2015. Eric has collaborated and performed with Cork Audio Visual Ensemble (CAVE), attending and performing at the International Computer Music Conference in Athens, Greece in 2014. Eric also directed and composed for UCC’s New Music Ensemble, running live performances of original works. He has recently completed an MA in Digital Music and Media Composition at University College Cork.
Jeffrey Weeter (director) – Jeffrey composes with music and light, designs real-time multimedia instruments, plays the drums and performs musically with technology. His output explores the relationships between media via performance. Performances often utilize electronic and acoustic instruments linked in a sphere of influence with video projection, expanding the dynamics of performance and forging a new live cinema.
Program Note – all for one and one for all
“all for one and one for all” is a set of minimal works for audio visual performance ensemble. Each section presents the ensemble with a new challenge to perform while utilizing minimal materials derived from the environment. In this case, the environment is considered broadly including not only sounds and pictures from the world around us, but also the data we both generate and live with. The sections are composed to challenge how we interpret and interact with the 0s and 1s that now make up a large portion of our lives. All of the video and sound is being generated in real-time by the individual performers using a bespoke audio visual instrument built around the Raspberry Pi.