Open House Melbourne 2022

Interactive Composition and Animation students collaborated on multimedia installations for Open House Melbourne 2022.

Responding to Percy Grainger’s experimental practice, Interactive Composition and Animation students at the University of Melbourne have collaborated on multimedia installations throughout the Grainger Museum.

The animation students first prepared visual works inspired by Grainger’s ideas on ‘free music’, as well as the diagrams he used for his Free Music machines. They then collaborated with the Interactive Composition (iC) students to create audio-visual artworks. The animators analysed the sound compositions to extract data from the audio files, and used this data to animate their visual designs, breathing motion and life into the collaborative artworks.

On display are Percy Grainger’s Free Music machines recreated by musician and composer Rosalind Hall and media artist Michael Candy.

This Academic Engagement project was facilitated and developed by Christie Widiarto, Pauric Freeman and Anthony Lyons of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, University of Melbourne.

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