Seminar Research and Creation: Tae Hong Park
The Artistic Research Residency Program is open to composers and artists who wish to carry out their musical and artistic research using IRCAM or its partners' facilities and extensive research environment (competition on Ulysses platform).
This year, IRCAM is pleased to announce that Tae Hong Park is one of the winners and, his residency is part of the PDS (Perception and Sound Design) team's research.
Tae Hong Park Artistic Research project
In this talk, Tae Hong Park will introduce the Citygram project which aims to create a comprehensive real-time soundscape mapping system through a hybrid sensor network system embracing the idea of fixed and crowd-sourced sensor nodes.
The current focus of the project is in the urban noise pollution problem which is one of the most (un)popular pollutants for cities like New York: noise pollution is ranked as the no.1 complaint of New York residents as quantified by its 311 non-emergency hotline system. One of the project's efforts is to bring awareness to noise pollution through the power of art.
As such, he has been developing compositional ideas through InSeE (Interactive Soundscape Environment) which have led to a number presentations of installation works.
He is currently in the midst of developing a data-driven composition through incorporation of spatio-acoustic data streams.
This work will be premiered at Carnegie Hall this coming fall in collaboration with the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
All you need to know about Tae Hong Park
Tae Hong Park is a composer, bassist, and music technologist.
Born in Austria and spending his pre-college developmental years in Europe, Africa, and Asia, Park received his engineering degree in 1994 (Korea).
Before continuing his studies, he worked in the area of digital communication systems and his current interests are primarily in composition of electro-acoustic and acoustic music, signal processing, computer-aided music analysis, cyber-physical systems, soundscapes, and new media studies.
His music has been presented around the world in venues, conferences and festivals and his works have been played by important groups and performers (the Argento Ensemble, Brentano String Quartet, Ensemble Surplus...). Park previously taught at Georgia State University (2011) and was head of the undergraduate and graduate Music Science and Technology programs at Tulane University (2004-2011). He is currently Associate Professor in Music Technology and Director of Composition program at New York University.