BROWSER

A Festival of Web-based Music

June 11th-13th

Workshops Overview

For its inaugural round, BROWSER commissioned 10 artists/web-developers (hereafter, simply 'artists'), premiered 5 new works and 1 existing work in an interactive online festival, and held 3 open workshops. Our 10 commissioned artists were selected from an open call of 76 applications, received from all across the globe. This page is an archive of what have done.

Workshops Pre-History

We held 5 online group meetings which were open to the 76 people who submitted an application to BROWSER, as well as anyone else who asked to join. These meetings consisted of 1) workshops held by guest artists, 2) BROWSER's commissioned artists sharing the progress on their new works, and 3) collaborative planning and production of the BROWSER 2021 online festival.

Jana and Steffen presenting their work-in-progress

Workshop #1: Introductions and Commons

The 10 commissioned artists each presented their individual work. Following that, they freely organized into the pairings that would create the 5 new collaborative works for BROWSER. These pairings became:

Jana de Troyer and Steffen Reichelt
Delia Ramos and Nikolay Suslov
Carla Tapparo and Rapo
Solomiya Moroz and Curt Miller
Zak Argabrite and Becky Brown
additionally, BROWSER selected Kevin K Lo to present his work at the BROWSER Festival.

The session ended with a google doc that all the participants filled with pieces and learning resources around the topic of web-based art. A Slack group was also created to facilitate ongoing discussions.

Workshop #2: Laurens Inauen

Laurens Inauen gave a lecture on generative music aesthetics, and presented a perspective on how web-based art is situated amidst contemporary music's legacy and discourse.

Workshop #3: Nicolas Zupfer

Nicolas Zupfer presented his work in experimental graphic design and workshopped the artists' works-in-progress

Workshop #4: Yotam Mann and Tone.js

Yotam Mann gave an overview of tone.js, his framework for web audio API