Melody Chua

Current Artistic Practice
Interdisciplinary artist working with interactive technologies across the following formats:
Focus on human-computer interaction and posthuman narratives

University of Illinois (UIUC)

BM Music Performance (Flute) (2012-2016)
BA Music Technology (2012-2016)

Zürich University of the Arts (ZHdK)
MA Music Performance (Flute) (2016-2018)
Fulbright Award
     > Concentration: Sensor-augmented instrument
     > Minor: Electroacoustic Composition
     > Thesis: Chaosflöte: Development of a Sensor-
        Augmented Flute

MA Transdisciplinary Studies (2018-2021)
     > Thesis: black box fading: Exploring Human-
        Machine Relationships and Impacts on Improvised
        Music Performance Practice Through Creating a
        Musical Improvisation Machine

(above) Performance with the Chaosflöte at the 2019 Swiss Digital Day (Zürich Hauptbahnhof)
(above) Exhibition of my interactive installation aiya meets self at Kein Museum Zürich, which reimagines the improvisation machine (AIYA) as an interactive installation. Using PoseNet skeleton detection, participants move their bodies to interact with the improvisation machine, which generates electronic sound and project visuals in real-time.
(above) Improvisation with sensor-augmented flute (Chaosflöte) and improvisation machine (AIYA) at the ZHdK Immersive Arts Space for the production of my MA diploma project black box fading