About the workshop
In this beginner-level workshop, participants will learn how to use Processing, Arduino, and an IR gesture sensor to generate images and animations in real time. While some previous experience with Processing, Arduino, and/or sensors is helpful, it is not required, and all skill and experience levels will be accommodated. Participants also need to bring a laptop, and we strongly recommend that you install Processing (https://processing.org) and the Arduino IDE (https://www.arduino.cc) on your laptop prior to the workshop. If you need assistance with installing Processing and/or the Arduino IDE on your laptop, we strongly recommend coming to the workshop a half hour early.
About the instructor
Born and raised in the Tohoku area in Japan and having lived in Tokyo as well, Kozue is now based in the Los Angeles area. She has played the koto since she was three years old under Ikuta-ryu Miyagi-kai and holds a semi-master title. She has also played the shamisen and the shinobue since she was small. In North America, she has been collaborating with various musicians, dancers, visual artists, and other artists. Not only does she play traditional/contemporary/experimental music, but she also improvises, composes, and creates digital arts. She has performed at various projects and performances including MicroFest (Los Angeles CA), Lucas Artists Residency at Montalvo Arts Center (Saratoga, CA), Improvisation Summit of Portland (Portland, OR), Time-Based Art Festival (Portland, OR), SASSAS (Los Angeles, CA), Washington Street Art Center (Boston, MA), Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra (Vancouver, Canada), Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble (Vancouver, Canada), and The Fuse Factory Electronic and Digital Arts Lab (Columbus, OH).
Together with performances and inter-disciplinary collaborations with various artists, she has a strong interest in exploring the possibilities of Japanese traditional sounds and performing arts beyond their conventional contexts. She is currently working on integrating koto sounds and computer technology to create new koto experiences. She studied improvisation, composition, and music technology with Susan Allen, Vinny Golia, Eyvind Kang, and Ajay Kapur, and graduated with the Performer-Composer MFA from California Institute of the Arts.