Will Luers, Roger Dean

Will Luers is a visiting professor in the Creative Media and Digital Culture program at Washington State University, Vancouver. In 2010, he was awarded The Vectors-NEH Summer Fellowship to work on his database documentary, The Father Divine Project. In 2005, he won the Nantucket Film Festival and Tony Cox Award for Best Screenplay.
Roger Dean is a composer/improviser, and a research professor in music cognition and computation at the MARCS Institute, University of Western Sydney. He founded and directs the sound and multimedia ensemble austraLYSIS. His creative work is on 40 commercial audio CDs, and he has released numerous digital intermedia pieces. His 400 research publications include seven books on improvisation. Previously he was CEO of the Heart Research Institute, Sydney, and then Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Canberra.

Film of Sound

Electronic art video and interactive works generally prioritise image over sound; this is also the case in commercial culture at large. In Film of Sound, however, sound was chosen to be the initiator – sometimes even the driver – of the text and visual processes at work in the piece. Three collaborators involved are Will Luers (video composition), Hazel Smith (text) and Roger Dean (sonic composition).

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