It turns out that Milica Paranosic, who created the piece “Boyana” for one of our first U-GRUVE AR installations in 2016, teaches the Advanced Composition course at The Juilliard School’s Evening Division, and late last year she asked if we'd be interested in having U-GRUVE serve as a central component of the class. Of course we were flattered and delighted, and quickly agreed to the proposition.
The course, which started on March 6 (yesterday!), meets four times, and is structured so that the students will first compose and record three minutes of music per Ms. Paranosic’s orchestration rules, and then will further edit/tweak the resulting audio for integration in U-GRUVE AR, using the Lincoln Center Plaza location as the installation site.
Each student will have their own piece represented in the app, with the pieces going “live” on March 27th, the evening of the last class. The class will hold a group sound walk in conjunction with New York SoundWalkers, a Meetup created and organized by Memetic Arts founder / U-GRUVE AR creator Richard Rodkin.
This will add four new pieces to the Lincoln Center site, where we've had Barbara J Weber's "Orela" installed since U-GRUVE AR launched in May of 2016 as part of the first Creative Tech Week.
We’re really thrilled to be participating in the class in this capacity. . . many, many thanks to Milica for reaching out and making this happen! We're excited to see what these four talented composers come up with!
Watch (and “like”) the U-GRUVE AR page to keep up to date on this and other U-GRUVE AR events planned for this Spring.