Loyola at a Glance
Austrian artist explores the art of sound in public lecture
September 27, 2013
Austrian artist Thomas Grill will present a free lecture at Loyola University New Orleans Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 12:30 p.m. in room 201 of St. Mary’s Hall, located on the university’s Broadway campus. The event is part of the annual Art and Design Lecture Series.
Grill, a media artist and sound researcher, focuses his work on electroacoustic performance. His art ranges from interactive audiovisual installations to instrumental compositions and improvisations. His new multimedia installation, “World Construction, Variation: Empty Vessel,” is a collaboration with local New Orleans sound artists. The exhibit will open Friday, Oct. 11 at the May Gallery at 2839 N. Robertson Street in New Orleans.
Grill’s undergraduate and graduate studies included technical physics, computer music and electronic media. He has a doctorate in composition and music theory from the University for Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria. His scientific research includes development of commercial and open-source software, and he is currently a researcher at the Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence.