Mr Ivan Zavada

MMus(ElectroacousticComp) Montreal PhD Sydney
Senior Lecturer in Composition

Member of the Charles Perkins Centre

C41 - Sydney Conservatorium of Music
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 1323

Biographical details

Ivan Zavada is a composer, multimedia programmer and designer. His research focus is the interactive relationship between image and sound within the realm of electroacoustic music. Ivan is currently developing a computer application to represent and generate melodic motifs in three dimensions based on their geometric and spatial properties.

He creates innovative multi-sensorial events that incorporate sophisticated audiovisual techniques to express artistic individuality in the digital era. His work InEx premiered in Beijing at the 2006 Musicacoustica festival and is an example of the vast creative potential of new mediums of artistic expression. This real-time performance for voice, computer and visual interpretation is based on a blending approach of traditional and urban connotations.

In general, Ivan’s work questions the conceptual nature of music by examining the relationship between concrete sounds on a fixed recorded medium and visual elements of abstraction rendered in computer graphics. The combination of sound and image in multiple layers challenges the medium’s representational paradigm with the use of state-of-the-art technology and makes electroacoustic composition and multimedia applications particularly interesting and significant.

Originally from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Ivan Zavada moved to Sydney in 2004 to establish himself as a composer and lecturer at the Sydney Conservatorium.

Selected publications & creative works

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Book Chapters

  • Zavada, I. (2013). Expanding Sonic Space: An Antipodean Approach to Telematic Music. In Andy Dong, John Conomos, Brad Buckley (Eds.), Ecologies of Invention, (pp. 147-158). Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press.

Journals

  • Zagaykevich, A., Zavada, I. (2007). Development of electronic music in Ukraine: emergence of a research methodology. Organised Sound, 12(2), 153-165.
  • Zavada, I. (2006). La vie culturelle à Montréal vers 1900, Micheline Cambron - book review. Australasian Canadian Studies: a multidisciplinary journal for the humanities and social sciences, October 2006.

Conferences

  • Zavada, I. (2014). Chronotope: the mutual dependency of time and space in visual music. 40th International Computer Music Conference, 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, San Francisco, USA: The International Computer Music Association.
  • Zavada, I. (2011). Music performance and creativity over broadband networks: The new boundaries of multiculturalism. Multiculturalism: Perspectives from Australia, Canada and China, Sydney, Australia: Faculty of Education and Social Work, The University of Sydney. [More Information]
  • Zavada, I. (2008). Confluence of techné and musical thought: 3D-Composer, a software for micro-composition. EMS08: Electroacoustic Music Studies, Online: Electroacoustic Music Studies Network.
  • Zavada, I. (2007). Towards the geometric properties of micro-composition. COMPOSER AU XXIe SIÈCLE : PROCESSUS ET PHILOSOPHIES (Composing in the XXIst Century: Processes and Philosophies), Université de Montréal, Montréal (Québec) Canada H3C 3J7: Observatoire International de la Creation Musicale.
  • Zavada, I. (2004). Quadraloop: real-time audio looping software. Medi(t)ations Australasian Computer Music Conference 2006, Adelaide: Australasian Computer Music Association.

Musical Compositions

  • Zavada, I. (2012). Eureka!. Sydney, Australia: Self Published.
  • Zavada, I. (2010). Isolate. Sydney, Australia: Self Published.
  • Zavada, I. (2009). Dada 2009. Sydney: self-published.
  • Zavada, I. (2008). Electroacoustic Studies 1 - 6..
  • Zavada, I. (2007). Stille Nacht..
  • Zavada, I. (2006). Aquasonique..
  • Zavada, I., Zagaykevich, A. (2006). InEx. Beijing, China: .
  • Zavada, I. (2006). Neutron. Sydney, Australia: .
  • Zavada, I. (2006). Relation Diplomatik. Shanghai, China: .
  • Zavada, I. (2005). Mirage II..
  • Zavada, I. (2004). Mirage. Nil.

Music

  • Zavada, I., Carey, B., Springford, D., Serret, V., Kanga, Z. (2010). Isolate. ISCM World New Music Days - A Wealth of Sound. Eugene Goosens Hall, ABC Centre Ultimo, Sydney, Australia: ABC Classic FM.

Live Performance - Interarts

  • Zavada, I. (2013). Algosonic. Composed Process. Recital Hall East, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia: International Symposium on Electronic Arts.
  • Zavada, I. (2013). Chronotope. Understanding Visual Music 2013. Planetario Galileo Galilei, Buenos Aires, Argentina: Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero.
  • Zavada, I. (2013). Tangents. Musicacoustica World Contemporary Music. Central Conservatorium of Music, Beijing, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan Province).
  • Zavada, I. (2013). Triangulation: Connecting Dots with Network Music Performance. ISEA 2013 | Triangulation: Connecting Dots with Network Music Performance. Music Cafe, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia, Australia: ISEA 2013.
  • Zavada, I., Cernec, R., Whalley, I. (2012). Antipode. The 121212 UpStage Festival of Cyberformance. http://www.upstage.org.nz, Wellington, New Zealand: UpStage.
  • Zavada, I., Whalley, I. (2012). SymbolAct. The 121212 UpStage Festival of Cyberformance. http://www.upstage.org.nz, Wellington, New Zealand: UpStage.

Recorded / Rendered Performance

  • Zavada, R., Zavada, I., Talbot, C. (2016). 1. Capteur de Reves, 2. Equinoxe, 3. Souffle, 4. Resonances Boreales, 5. Constellation, 6. Solitude, 7. Eveil, 8. Nostalgie, 9. Plenitude. On Resonances Boreales, CD, iTunes, Spotify, Live Performance, Immersive V, Montreal, Canada: Distribution Select.

Exhibitions / Events

  • Zavada, I. (2013). The Musical Metacreation Weekend. Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney Design Lab and 107 Projects, Sydney, Australia: ISEA and the University of Sydney.
  • Ricketson, D., Zavada, I., Edwardes, C. (2010). 1. Sensitive Spot 2. Die Wanderin 3. Black Arrow 4. Morphallaxis 5. In 6. Isolate. Eugene Goosens Hall, ABC Centre Ultimo, Sydney, Australia: ISCM World New Music Days.

2016

  • Zavada, R., Zavada, I., Talbot, C. (2016). 1. Capteur de Reves, 2. Equinoxe, 3. Souffle, 4. Resonances Boreales, 5. Constellation, 6. Solitude, 7. Eveil, 8. Nostalgie, 9. Plenitude. On Resonances Boreales, CD, iTunes, Spotify, Live Performance, Immersive V, Montreal, Canada: Distribution Select.

2014

  • Zavada, I. (2014). Chronotope: the mutual dependency of time and space in visual music. 40th International Computer Music Conference, 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, San Francisco, USA: The International Computer Music Association.

2013

  • Zavada, I. (2013). Algosonic. Composed Process. Recital Hall East, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia: International Symposium on Electronic Arts.
  • Zavada, I. (2013). Chronotope. Understanding Visual Music 2013. Planetario Galileo Galilei, Buenos Aires, Argentina: Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero.
  • Zavada, I. (2013). Expanding Sonic Space: An Antipodean Approach to Telematic Music. In Andy Dong, John Conomos, Brad Buckley (Eds.), Ecologies of Invention, (pp. 147-158). Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press.
  • Zavada, I. (2013). Tangents. Musicacoustica World Contemporary Music. Central Conservatorium of Music, Beijing, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan Province).
  • Zavada, I. (2013). The Musical Metacreation Weekend. Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney Design Lab and 107 Projects, Sydney, Australia: ISEA and the University of Sydney.
  • Zavada, I. (2013). Triangulation: Connecting Dots with Network Music Performance. ISEA 2013 | Triangulation: Connecting Dots with Network Music Performance. Music Cafe, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia, Australia: ISEA 2013.

2012

  • Zavada, I., Cernec, R., Whalley, I. (2012). Antipode. The 121212 UpStage Festival of Cyberformance. http://www.upstage.org.nz, Wellington, New Zealand: UpStage.
  • Zavada, I. (2012). Eureka!. Sydney, Australia: Self Published.
  • Zavada, I., Whalley, I. (2012). SymbolAct. The 121212 UpStage Festival of Cyberformance. http://www.upstage.org.nz, Wellington, New Zealand: UpStage.

2011

  • Zavada, I. (2011). Music performance and creativity over broadband networks: The new boundaries of multiculturalism. Multiculturalism: Perspectives from Australia, Canada and China, Sydney, Australia: Faculty of Education and Social Work, The University of Sydney. [More Information]

2010

  • Ricketson, D., Zavada, I., Edwardes, C. (2010). 1. Sensitive Spot 2. Die Wanderin 3. Black Arrow 4. Morphallaxis 5. In 6. Isolate. Eugene Goosens Hall, ABC Centre Ultimo, Sydney, Australia: ISCM World New Music Days.
  • Zavada, I. (2010). Isolate. Sydney, Australia: Self Published.
  • Zavada, I., Carey, B., Springford, D., Serret, V., Kanga, Z. (2010). Isolate. ISCM World New Music Days - A Wealth of Sound. Eugene Goosens Hall, ABC Centre Ultimo, Sydney, Australia: ABC Classic FM.

2009

  • Zavada, I. (2009). Dada 2009. Sydney: self-published.

2008

  • Zavada, I. (2008). Confluence of techné and musical thought: 3D-Composer, a software for micro-composition. EMS08: Electroacoustic Music Studies, Online: Electroacoustic Music Studies Network.
  • Zavada, I. (2008). Electroacoustic Studies 1 - 6..

2007

  • Zagaykevich, A., Zavada, I. (2007). Development of electronic music in Ukraine: emergence of a research methodology. Organised Sound, 12(2), 153-165.
  • Zavada, I. (2007). Stille Nacht..
  • Zavada, I. (2007). Towards the geometric properties of micro-composition. COMPOSER AU XXIe SIÈCLE : PROCESSUS ET PHILOSOPHIES (Composing in the XXIst Century: Processes and Philosophies), Université de Montréal, Montréal (Québec) Canada H3C 3J7: Observatoire International de la Creation Musicale.

2006

  • Zavada, I. (2006). Aquasonique..
  • Zavada, I., Zagaykevich, A. (2006). InEx. Beijing, China: .
  • Zavada, I. (2006). La vie culturelle à Montréal vers 1900, Micheline Cambron - book review. Australasian Canadian Studies: a multidisciplinary journal for the humanities and social sciences, October 2006.
  • Zavada, I. (2006). Neutron. Sydney, Australia: .
  • Zavada, I. (2006). Relation Diplomatik. Shanghai, China: .

2005

  • Zavada, I. (2005). Mirage II..

2004

  • Zavada, I. (2004). Mirage. Nil.
  • Zavada, I. (2004). Quadraloop: real-time audio looping software. Medi(t)ations Australasian Computer Music Conference 2006, Adelaide: Australasian Computer Music Association.

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