5:00pm — Calit2 Room 3008
This talk parallels R. Murray Schafers book The Tuning of the World with the soundscape of the virtual world. By comparing the two environments, an understanding of the function of modern sound design and music becomes more clearly defined. Examples of past projects and commercial releases will demonstrate the impact of technology and how important sound is to the success of new media.
Edward F. Niecikowski has written music and sound designed for Film, Dance, Theater, Interactive Media and the Internet. Niecikowski’s work has been shown at more than 30 film festivals, as well as on A&E, TNT, Bravo, the Independent Film Channel, the Sci-Fi Channel, KCET-TV and numerous other venues. With his 3 siblings they started The Evil Polish Brothers LLC, and produced board games. Currently he teaches Computer Graphics at Antelope Valley Community College and Film/Video Post Production at The California Institute of the Arts. He holds an M.F.A. in Integrated Media and a B.F.A. in Music Technology from the California Institute of the Arts and an Associate of Applied Science Digital Electronics Technology from Pima Community College. Before coming to California he was a rock-n-roll drummer for 16 years. Recently he has returned to his roots and is reading and collecting heavy metal music and videos for a multi-media presentation of the history of heavy metal. As he puts it, During my rediscovery of metal, I learned I was still a barbarian but one that was educated and cultured. Go figure!