Virtual Reality. Live Electronics. Sound Art.
ART AND MUSIC IN VIRTUAL REALITY
The perceptual filter that refines and defines our relationship to the external world lies at the heart of my work. Humanities subjective interpretation of incomplete information forms the basis of how we choose to shape our surroundings – and as we reshape the external environment, we once again filter the consequences of our actions through the salience network of human perception. This results in a dialogue between the real and the imagined, caught in an endless feedback loop.
I believe that the directness and immediacy of virtual reality allows me to interrupt this feedback loop, guiding perception and the very nature of cause and effect.
I’m fascinated by VR’s ability to weave together visual art, storytelling, sound and music into dynamic, responsive environments. I want to pull the audience into an artistic experience in which they feel fully present, invested and responsible – not a passer-by but an intrinsic part of the process taking place.
The beauty and power of multi-model experience is now in the process of being unearthed and harnessed through the perceptual mimesis offered by the virtual reality headset. Such advancements cannot be ignored by artistic communities; for as the prowess of such systems grow, they may yet facilitate the artist in turning the rudder on the most ancient vessels of instinctual human perception and render reality as clay.
June 10, 2020
My acousmatic work Flâneur was exhibited as a binaural installation at Armadillo Gallery in Leipzig
NEW COMMISSION FOR VIRTUAL REALITY
May 26, 2020
Hugely grateful and excited to be commissioned be Creative NZ to develop a new work of sound art for virtual reality - more details coming soon!
KUNSTRAUM REUTER GALLERY
May 24, 2020
My acousmatic work, Death Warmed Up was exhibited as a binaural installation at Kunstraum Reuter Gallery in Berlin
THE MACHINE IN THE GARDEN: SOUNDSCAPE MUSIC FROM AOTEAROA NZ
March 2, 2020
My multi-channel acousmatic work, Fläneur, was performed at the Christchurch Arts Centre as part of an exciting program of New Zealand Soundscape music
ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE AT THE TAKT INSTITUTE, BERLIN
February 10, 2020
Excited to begin my 6-month residency at the TAKT Institute in Berlin
DRAWING ROOM - VOID
January 5, 2020
Beginning work on a new commission to create sound and music for a virtual reality project to be debuted at the Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch
ZEITGEIST AT THE AUDIO FOUNDATION
November 22, 2019
Touched to have a full house for the Zeitgeist concert. Imogen Morris and Kristian Larsen gave a enthralling premier of my new work - Effector//Attractor//Captor
PILLARS OF INTROSPECTION WINS THE DOUGLAS LILBURN COMPOSITION PRIZE
October 25, 2019
Pillars of Introspection, written for the emerging medium of virtual music was awarded the top honour at the Douglas Lilburn Composition Prize concert.
AWARDED THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND BLUES AWARD FOR MOST MERITORIOUS PERFORMANCE IN THE ARTS
September 27, 2019
Honoured to have been selected out of 130 potential candidates for one of 8 major awards given by the University of Auckland
PILLARS OF INTROSPECTION AT CONVERGENCE FESTIVAL, UNITED KINGDOM
September 12-15, 2019
My new virtual music work will exhibited for 4 days at the University of De Montfort, Leicester as part of the Convergence Festival
PILLARS OF INTROSPECTION PREMIERE AT BIFEM, AUSTRALIA
September 6-8, 2019
Pillars of Introspection Premieres at the Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music in Bendigo, Australia
AWARDED THE DONNY CHARITABLE TRUST SCHOLARSHIP
July 12, 2019
Honoured to be awarded the Donny Charitable Trust Scholarship to fund the tour of my new virtual music work - Pillars of Introspection - to Australia and the UK and my residency at the TAKT Institute in Berlin, Germany
Clovis McEvoy is an award-winning composer, sound artist and researcher.
Clovis specialises in creating experiential installations for virtual reality, mixed media and musical works for instruments and electronics. His works have been performed in America, France, England, Italy, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Portugal and Switzerland.
An active researcher, Clovis has presented papers on audio-visual relationships, virtual music and compositional practice at conferences in Japan, Italy and New Zealand.
Currently based in Berlin, Clovis is in the process of developing a series of new interactive works for the emerging medium of virtual reality.
Kopenhagener Straße 31A/B, Prenzlauer Berg, 10437 Berlin
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