The art of composer and intermedia sculptor Ivica Ico Bukvic (b.1976) is driven by the notion of ubiquitous interactivity. Fueled by a synergistic outlook, his work is a balancing act between scientific research of new multimedia technologies for the purpose of betterment of the overall quality of life and a pursuit of new forms of artistic expression using newfound tools. This passion for art and technology coupled by a traditional music background has empowered him to defy preexisting forms and even challenge the very foundations, yet do so without sacrificing their lasting appeal. His opus encompasses aural and visual, acoustic and electronic, performances and installations.
In part supported by grants, commissions, and awards (ASCAP, SEAMUS, SAI, Upbeat, VT CLAHS), his creations have received international exposure through music festivals (ICMC, SEAMUS, Spark, FEMF, CMS, EMM, IEMF, LAC, MusicX, OCEAn,gmem, 3rd Practice, Brooklyn Film Festival, etc.), radio stations, concerts, andInternet. His research (including grants from UC UGS, VT CEUT, VT CLAHS, ISCE, ICTAS, VT Foundation, Croatian Ministry of Science, Education, and Sports, and Wake-Forest MBA) has produced a number of software contributions to the multimedia art community (RTMix, RTcmix instruments, Soundmesh, Superkaramba, Pure-Data,Max/MSP, Unity3D), and has been presented at conferences (TEDxMidatlantic, ICMC,LAC, Tonmeistertagung, Spark), and published in journals, and magazines, including Organised Sound, Linux User & Developer, and Array. Ico maintains an active career as a scholar and researcher; prior to joining Virginia Tech, he taught at the Oberlin College, Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), and has served as a visiting lecturer at various festivals and workshops. As the author of the first-of-a-kind “Linux & Multimedia” curriculum at CCM and Virginia Tech, and the elected Director of the international Linuxaudio.org consortium, he has a soft spot for libre software. Currently, he is also serving as the elected Board member and Treasurer for the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS).
Having received doctorate at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati (2005), Dr. Bukvic is currently working at Virginia Tech as an Associate Professor in music technology, the founder and director of the Digital Interactive Sound and Intermedia Studio (DISIS) and World’s first Linux Laptop Orchestra (L2Ork), Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) Integrative Mind & Performance Through the Arts, Creativity, and Technology (IMPACT) Studio Head, a member of the Center for Human-Computer Interaction (CHCI), and as a faculty (by courtesy) in departments of Computer Science and the School of Visual Arts.
Media materials and additional info available at ico.bukvic.net