The MUΣA Live Show, created by Nitza Melas, a professor at The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics (KCGI) and active as the main vocalist of the international entertainment group “Cirque du Soleil,” together with KCGI students, 2019 On October 29, Kyoto Computer Gakuin Kyoto Station / The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics Kyoto Station Front 6th floor hall was held at the large hall on the 6th floor.Nizza's brother, musician John Melas, joined the performance and accompanied the music, which was constructed and controlled by computer.Mr. Nizza and others performed their new songs under a real time interactive production of 3DCG images using the latest ICT, created by Mr. Kirill Kosik, Associate Professor of KCGI and a visual artist who has created VFX for many Hollywood movies.
The highlight of the show is the collaboration between the performance on stage and the CG images.In addition to the screen at the front of the hall, three projectors projected onto the left and right walls covered with white cloth, creating a three-dimensional image space surrounding the audience.Against a background of CG images of the sea, outer space, temples, etc. created by Kirill using AI that learned the students' body movements, a CG of a falcon synchronized with the students' body movements and a CG of a butterfly linked to the movements of smartphones held by several audience members using a special application flew around the screen.
This show, a cultural and educational event, was planned as a culmination of the intensive lecture "Performing Arts and IT" held at KCGI this year.This is part of a series of concerts by top artists and traditional performing arts appreciation events held with the aim of cultivating students' intellect and sensitivity.Through the class, students were exposed to the latest computer music equipment and worked on the preparation and production of the show.We had many rehearsals under the guidance of Mr. Nizza, and were also responsible for setting up the hall.
The intensive course, "Performing Arts and IT," is a practical course designed to train students to become proficient in IT-based stage direction under the guidance of Ms. Nizza and Mr. Kirill.In addition to learning the individual skills that make up a show, students can participate in the planning and staging of the MUΣA Live Show, giving them a comprehensive learning experience that allows them to apply the knowledge and skills they've learned in the real world.