Ivan Zavada : Associate Artist
Photo: Monica Rouvellas
Artist website: http://www.ivanzavada.com
Ivan Zavada is a composer, multimedia programmer and designer who works in computer music composition and electroacoustic theory at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. His research focus is on the interactive relationship between image and sound within the realm of electroacoustic music. He is currently developing a computer application to represent and generate melodic motifs in three-dimensional space based on their geometric properties.
Zavada creates innovative multi-sensorial events that incorporate sophisticated audiovisual techniques to express artistic individuality in the digital era. The work InEx premiered in Beijing at the 2006 Musicacoustica Festival and is an example of the vast creative potential available through new mediums of artistic expression. This real-time performance for voice, computer and visual interpretation is based on a blending approach of traditional and urban connotations.
Zavada's recent work involves real-time network music performance over international telecommunication networks. He is also International advisor for Network Music Program at the Central Conservatorium of Music in China.
In general, Ivan Zavada's work questions the conceptual nature of music by examining the relationship between concrete sounds on fixed recorded medium and visual elements of abstraction rendered in computer graphics. The combination of sound and image in multiple layers challenges the medium's representational paradigm with the use of state-of-the-art atechnology and makes electroacoustic composition and multimedia applications particularly interesting and significant today.
Originally from Montréal, Québec, Canada, Ivan Zavada moved to Sydney in 2004 to establish himself as a composer and is now Senior Lecturer at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The University of Sydney, Australia.
Ivan Zavada — current to August 2013