Packer, Randall


Composing with Media: Zero in Time and Space

Contemporary Music Review: Vol. 24, No. 6. London: Routledge: 509-525.


Language(s): English


Immersive Environment Internet Music Multimedia Sound Installation Virtual Reality


In this article, the author describes the research and theory behind a multimedia installation currently in progress: The Pavilion, inspired by the seminal Pepsi Pavilion created by E.A.T. (Experiments in Art & Technology) for Expo ’70 in Osaka, Japan. Like the original, The Pavilion employs a concave spherical mirror situated in an audio-visual environment, engaging viewers in a participatory experience that collapses their perception of time and space. The project explores the composition of musical and visual forms that extend the transformations of the mirror space to the virtual architecture of the Internet. It also investigates the dislocation of the viewer experience brought about by the blurring of boundaries between physical and network space.

All references of the same author:


Packer, Randall (2004). The Pavilion: Into the 21st Century: A space for reflection