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Michael Rhoades is an intermedia artist/researcher, computer music composer, lecturer, instructor, and computer scientist. This web site functions as a central repository for his vast repertoire in the form of representations of most of his work. From photographs of his vibrant oil paintings to full-resolution .wav file versions of his three-dimensional hi-res musical compositions to YouTube versions of his holophonic and pseudo holographic Visual Music compositions, to theoretical writings on creativity, metaphysics and more. There is much here to peruse.

So many exciting things are manifesting here at the Perception Factory. As always the focus is upon contributing to the expansion of human consciousness. Below are a few points of interest… Check them out!

Upcoming Performances, Exhibitions, and Other News

June 2023, After seven months in the making, Michael’s latest visual music composition, “Hyperspace”, which is part of his SpaceTime series, is complete. You can experience a high-resolution 2D version of the piece here.

Recent Performances, Exhibitions, and Other News

May 2024, Michael’s computer music project titled “Beyond Context” was published on the Perception Factory label. Though intended for high-density loudspeaker array, you can listen to a high-resolution stereo version here… cost free. Enjoy!!

February 2024, Michael’s visual music composition, “Into Crystal Lattices” was presented in the BSU Music Department concert: EM|Three. The concert took place in Sursa Performance Hall.

December 2023, Michael’s paper titled “Kinetic Relationships in Visual Music Composition: Interactive Changes Over Time”, was published in the Journal SEAMUS. Here is a link to the open source paper: https://seamusonline.org/…/11/Journal_SEAMUS_vol_30.pdf

November 2023, Michael’s latest musical project titled “Hyperspace” has just been released on the Perception Factory label. The project features 5 new compositions, each of which is an excerpt from a self-generating composition titled “an Eternal Song”. Each composition is intended for 3D/360°, 32-channel presentation via a high-density loudspeaker array. However, you can enjoy the full-resolution stereo version here.

October 2023, Michael presented his hour-long multimedia experience, “7 Antitheses”, in the Charles W. Brown Planetarium as a part of the CAAV 2023 International Conference on Data Visualization to be held at Ball State University. The event was hosted by the IDIA Lab.

October 2023, Michael presented a lecture titled “Recontextualizing Data Visualization Toward Data Realization” at the CAAV 2023 International Conference on Data Visualization to be held at Ball State University. The event was hosted by the IDIA Lab.

August 2023, Michael’s “Inside the Crimson Castle (an Escher Multiverse) was presented as a part of the, Argentinian based, La Hora Acusmática virtual concert series. Visit their Facebook page for more information.

June 2023, Michael’s visual music composition, “of the Dazzling Darkness” was presented as a part of the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival. The concert took place in the Loreto Theater in the beautiful Sheen Center for Thought and Culture at 8:00p.

March 2023, Michael’s 7 Antitheses project, in its entirety, was installed in the Charles W. Brown Planetarium at Ball State University. This planetarium is considered one of the best in the United States. For more information, visit here.

February 2023, Michael’s visual music composition “Bending Glass Walls” was presented at the Napoleon Electronic Media Festival. The concert took place on Feb 2, 2023 at Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL at 7:30pm.

October 2022, Michael presented a lecture, titled: Kinetic Relationships in Visual Music Composition: Interactive Changes Over Time, at the IRCAM Forum at NYU. The talk took place at 2:00pm in room 303 at the NYU Steinhardt Education Building, 35 W 4th St, New York, NY.

June 2022, Michael’s visual music composition, “Inside the Crimson Castle (an Escher Multiverse)” was presented as a part of the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival. The concert took place in the Loreto Theater in the beautiful Sheen Center for Thought and Culture at 8:00.

March 2022, The full immersion dome version of Michael’s composition, “Inside the Crimson Castle (an Escher Multiverse)” was presented at the SAT Festival 2022 in Montreal. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Satosphere, which features a 13 meters high iconic 360-degree immersive dome, 8 high-resolution projectors, and 157 loudspeakers, the Society for Arts and Technology reinvented the SAT Fest to offer a new formula with an enriched program.

October 2021, As a part of the Muncie, Indiana Arts Walk – 1st Thursday event, Rhoades’ new audio composition “a Priori” was installed at Mad Jax from 5 – 8 pm. The setting was an old boiler room located inside a re-purposed industrial complex. Diffusing the piece over a 3D/360º 8.1 Genelec sound system in this unique space provided an interesting audio experience. Learn more: Atmospheres

October 2021, “Inside the Crimson Castle (An Escher Multiverse)” was presented at Montana State University in the Reynolds Recital Hall. The name of the concert was “Sound, Shape, and Motion.

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