»灵隐寺 is a Buddha Temple in Hangzhou that I frequently visit. There are nine main buildings, eighteen pavilions and seventy-seven temple halls built on a hill. 灵隐, meaning“pure mind”, 灵隐寺 is the temple to purify the soul. In this piece, the performer interacts with the two contractible strings of the Gametrak controller that move between different states of tension and release to express the emotional journey between the individual and the exposure to the Buddha Recitation.
The Gametrak controller outputs data streams based on the position of the two strings in three-dimensional space. The performer directs those data streams to control sound-producing algorithms in realtime with the objective of creating an expressive musical performance.
School of Music
University of Oregon
Chi Wang is a composer and performer. Chi enjoys making music and intermedia art that involve Computer Human Interaction. Her current research and composition interests include data driven instruments and sound design. Chi’s compositions have been performed internationally, including Future Music Oregon Concerts (2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015), Kyma International Sound Symposium (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015), WOCMAT in Taiwan (2013), SEAMUS (2015), Musicacoustica in Beijing (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015), Studio Muzyki Elektroakustycznej SMEAMuz in Poznan and ICMC (2015). Chi is also an active translator for electronic music related books. She is the first translator of Electronic Music Interactive (simplified Chinese) and Kyma and the SOS Disco Club. The book Kyma Xitong Shiyong Jiqiao is published by Southwest China Normal University Press. Chi received her M.Mus. in Intermedia Music Technology from the University of Oregon and previously graduated with a BE in Electronic Engineering focusing on architecture acoustic and psychoacoustics from Ocean University of China. She is currently a D.M.A candidate in University of Oregon.