Bernadette Comac is a digital composer/artist living in Northern Ireland. She studied music at Queens University Belfast and undertook a Masters in Computer music. Her work entails the use of new internet technologies in her performances and multimedia works. She is interested in incorporating the use of digital technologies such as the kinect and elements of performance art in her work.
One recent project incorporated the use of a virtual performer in an installation work at the Crescent Arts Centre as part of the Sonorities Festival in 2012 and the Béal Festival in Dublin. In 2014 she did a live performance at the Sonic Arts Research Centre using gesture controlled technology such as the leap motion controller. Upcoming projects will incorporate sensor control technologies in an augmented reality (AR) platform. Her first AR project was exhibited on Culture Night 2014 and allowed people to use their mobile devices to receive content as part of the live event. She has won numerous awards for her work and continues to explore new developments in the field of internet technologies.
I am interested in ‘the musical character of society’. The ability to make music is as natural as the ability to speak.