Composer | Performer | Intermedia Artist
April 22 (sub)Urban Projections Eugene, OR
April 23 (sub)Urban Projections Eugene, OR
May 14 FMO (Future Music Oregon) Eugene, OR
Sep 18 EMP Maker Faire Seattle, WA
OURANIA (or Urania) was one of the nine Greek Mousai (Muses), the goddesses of music, song and dance. Ouriana’s Meditation is an imagined musical work of a Muse. Muses are credited with helping Artists to create new work. Which, begs the question, “What inspires a Muse?” In this composition, an enchanted Music Box is transformed into a Data-Driven Instrument to control aspects of the sound. This Music Box shapes the sound and mutates its own function over time. A multi-colored light illuminates the Music Box from underneath to help create the illusion of mystique that surrounds the appearance of a Muse.
Steve Joslin is a Percussionist, who performs and composes in Algorithmic, Electronic, and Progressive Rock genres. His work ranges from meditative to visceral and incorporates technology in interesting ways.
Steve earned a BFA in Performing Arts Technology and MA in Media Arts from the University of Michigan in 2011 & 2013. Currently, he is completing work towards a DMA in Music Performance - in Data-Driven Instruments at the University of Oregon.
Steve performs live as a solo artist, ensemble drummer, performer/composer in small dance groups as well as with his band. He is an equally talented visual artist employing 2D and 3D animations and visual effects that are both generated live and interact with his audio compositions. In one of his more popular pieces, “Colour Obscura”, Steve generates colours from an iPhone that are sent to an application he developed that creates music from the colours as well as captivating visuals - in real-time.
A Simple Kind of Mirror
2012. Microsoft Kinect Sensor, Quartz Composer, Synapse, MaxMSP, & MainStage.
2010. MaxMSP, MainStage, & Flashlight iOS App.
Sunwise & Wandershinns
2014. Arduino, FSR Sensors (embedded in Nerf Balls), Accelerometer (attached to wand), Singing Bowl,
Max MSP, MainStage.
2013. Processing, Max MSP, Logic, Illustrator, Wii-Motes, Piezo Contact Mics.
Violin & Sensors
2011. Shake SK-7 Sensor, Wii-mote, Max MSP, MainStage, AKG C420, Violin.
The Secret Meeting of the Shoes!
2013 - Still Shots, Voiceover
Connecting the Dots
2011. Kinemac 3D, Motion 4, Original Photography, & Music.
2012. Teaser for live performance - The Dreamer.
A World in Decay
2013. Teaser for live performance - A World in Decay, Masters Thesis Performance.
Connecting the Dots is a live performance featuring music, dance, and interactive visuals. Each piece is unique and showcases different aspects of technology and performance techniques.
A World in Decay
Masters Thesis Performance
University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI