NoiseFold is a live cinema and electronic music ensemble founded by artist-performers, David Stout and Cory Metcalf. Originally from New Mexico, NoiseFold presented their world premiere at the Festival Internationale d’Art Video in Casablanca, Morocco in spring 2006. The group utilizes sensor activated computer systems and complex audio-visual feedback circuitry to synthesize a mesmerizing array of bio-mimetic visual forms that generate sound. Critics have described the result as “a powerful synaesthetic experience where noise, music and image interact on a symphonic scale.” NoiseFold routinely performs in wildly different contexts from concert halls, art museums and galleries to planetariums, film theaters and even botanic gardens. Their performances, which have included the UNESCO Creative Cities Summit, the New York Electronic Arts Festival, Interactive Futures in Victoria, BC and “Chinati Weekend” in Marfa, Texas have garnered enthusiastic reviews and a growing audience. Stout & Metcalf began their seminal work in Santa Fe, New Mexico, famed as an art center and lesser known as the birthplace of Artificial Life (A-Life). Currently Cory and David are developing several installation projects including Archipelago, a distributed networked exhibition in the form of a “live” artificial ecosystem. The project, which includes collaborating scientists from the Santa Fe Institute explores the creative nexus between real-time animation, immersive environments, multi-player computer games, mathematic visualization, complexity science and ecology. Cory Metcalf is now living in Colorado where he is pursuing graduate studies in new media and computational art at the University of Denver. David Stout coordinates (iARTA) Initiative for Advanced Research in Technology and the Arts at the University of North Texas in the Dallas Metro area.
Artist in residence of David Stout and Cory Metcalf in the Intermedia Institute and Film and Television Faculty of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague