[ISEA2017] Artist Talk: Michael Dessen — Telematic Music: Polemics, Poetics and Proposals

Artist Statement

My first attempt at a telematic music performance was a total failure, a beautiful disaster that was crucial for my understanding of the medium. In the decade since, I have participated in several dozen telematic concerts along with a constantly expanding community of collaborators who explore the aesthetic, educational and political potentials of networked performance. This presentation weaves together reflections on my own experiences and writings/work by others to present some polemics, poetics and proposals for music in an era of telepresence.

  • Michael Dessen, USA