Portraits of Change bends reality and creates impossible visual wonders driven through harmonic information captured in real-time. Utilizing Mixed Reality and MIDI technologies, we can contribute towards the innovative heritage of live music performance by introducing a new medium of live music visualization. Learn more below!

Mixed Reality

New developments in multimedia have introduced a new way to watch movies, play games, and experience the world. It is called Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). Together, we get Mixed Reality (MR). This new technology tracks the movement of your head while 2 displays (one for each eye) create a 3 dimensional experience that allows users to see a new world all around them. If TV’s were looking through a window, VR is climbing out of one.

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Music Technology

MIDI controllers. Electric Trumpet. Ableton Live 10 will be used for most on-stage audio manipulation. This incredibly powerful Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) can do amazing things. Paired with other cutting-edge technology, the sonic possibilities of new sound is expanded well beyond the scope of traditional jazz and classical music.

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Music Composition

Portraits of Change will feature 12 different movements/pieces of music that have been influential or innovative to Western music culture in some way. Each piece will vary in style, genre, and instrumentation quite radically to showcase the innovative heritage of American music, and expand it.

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The Music of Innovation

Jazz sits at the center of Portraits of Change. What evolved between a confrontation in culture led to a syncretism of art. As technology continues to develop in both the music world and in other fields, there arises a need to continue Jazz's cultural heritage in new, dynamic ways.

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