The exhibition features two video installations: Dark Swell by Boston artist Georgie Friedman and River by Montreal artist Lenka Novakova.


The title Waves & Currents references not only the ocean waves and river currents visually represented in the video installations, but also the media in which the artists are working: sound waves and electrical current. “The combination of water and electricity is normally a cause for alarm, but in this case, the results are electrifying in the most positive sense,” says Morlan Gallery director Andrea Fisher. 


Novakova’s multi-channel video installation River transforms the entire gallery space by simulating the experience of being caught up in a river current. The installation consists of multiple conical screens suspended from the ceiling leaving space in-between for participants to walk comfortably. Multiple projectors display river images on the screens.

Meanwhile, Friedman’s Dark Swell depicts an ocean wave rumbling on a 9-foot-tall and 14-foot-wide wave-like form. The two-channel video installation is projected in various wave frequencies so it moves around the viewer, while a pulsating audio-scape emanates from speakers.


Georgie Friedman is an interdisciplinary artist whose projects include large-scale video installations, single and multi-channel videos and several photographic series. She has lived, worked and exhibited throughout the United States. In recent years, she was named a "rising star" by The Boston Globe and "One of the most exciting new-media artists in the region” by The Boston Phoenix.


Lenka Novakova is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Montreal. Born in the Czech Republic, she has received numerous prestigious fellowships and awards and has an active exhibition record in Canada, the U.S. and abroad. 

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(in Coleman Recital Hall)


Noon-7:30 p.m.   — Exhibits: The Morlan Gallery, The BYTE Gallery

Fri. & Sat       International Exhibition, and seven site-specific 

                 installations, open in various locations,

                 MFA First Floor and MFA Lower Level.

 

Bouncing is an interactive audio-visual installation. It uses a kinect controller to project an avatar of the user inside of a virtual room which is, in a way, a reflection of the space the user is standing in.  Collisions with the bouncing objects inside of the virtual room give the sound feedback and help to create a sound composition in 4 channels surround space, thus blending virtual and actual space.


Krzysztof Wolek is a composer, improviser, electronic music performer and educator. His interdisciplinary/collaboration interests resulted in annual concerts organized under his supervision and in collaborative works with dancers and visual artists. He is currently teaching Music Composition and working as a Director of Digital Composition Studies at the University of Louisville. Krzysztof serves on the jury of the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition, is a Programming Committee Member of the Warsaw Autumn Festival and serves as a Director of the University of Louisville New Music Festival.


Zach Thomas is a composer, improviser, music theorist, and installation artist.  He received his M.M. from the University of Louisville in Spring 2012. There he taught several music theory courses while studying composition with Krzysztof Wolek. In his improvisation, he uses software written with MaxMSP to process acoustic sounds in real-time with spectral and granular synthesis. He has performed and recorded with other improvisers such as Tim Eshing, Noah Barker, James Young, Keir Neuringer, and Krzysztof Wolek. His current research interests include generative music, microtonality, digital signal processing, and computer vision.

Notes from underground is an evocation of all things subterranean: the subway, the sepulcher, and imaginary realms beyond. The audio comprises sounds of natural and synthetic origin juxtaposed in what might be described as an expressionist soundtrack of “sub-urban” (in the vertical sense) infrastructure. The urbs thus sonically depicted is in part a living metropolis, vital and violent, creative and chaotic, and also a mythic necropolis of decay littered with the layered detritus of defunct civilization, a monument to impermanence.


The compositions of David Jason Snow have been performed in concert by the New Juilliard Ensemble, the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the American Brass Quintet, the Harvard Wind Ensemble, the Eastman Percussion Ensemble, and other artists throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa. Snow has been the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council, the ASCAP Foundation, BMI, Musician magazine and Keyboard magazine, and has been an artist resident at Yaddo and the Millay Colony for the Arts. He holds degrees in music composition from the Eastman School of Music and Yale University.

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Illuminated  Installation by Ryla Luttrell;

(in Room 25)                 Timothy Polashek, Soundscape    

BYTE GALLERY INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS feature works that are judged and selected by Transylvania University faculty for inclusion in the BYTE Gallery.  Professional artists, composers, and dramatists from around the world enter this competition.  These exhibits give Transylvania students an exclusive front row seat at the leading edge of international digital art and music scenes.


This exhibition, as part of the 2013 STUDIO 300 Festival, presents forty-five works submitted by professional composers and artists from across the globe, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Argentina, Ireland, Iran, Japan, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Poland, and the Ukraine.  These works were selected from a pool of several hundred entries.


Artists and works for the BYTE Gallery are listed on its webpage, BYTE Gallery International Exhibition: FALL 2013

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Greed was commissioned by and is dedicated to Abderrahman Anzaldua as part of the La Rueda de los Pecados (The Wheel of Sins) project.  This project consists of seven pieces for violin and multimedia, each of which reflects upon a specific sin.  


Christopher Biggs is a composer and multimedia artist residing in Kalamazoo, MI, where he serves as the Assistant Professor of Digital Composition at Western Michigan University. Chris' recent work focuses on the integration of live instruments with digital audio and video. Chris’ work has been presented across the United States and Europe, as well as in Latin America and Asia. His music is regularly performed on conferences, festivals, and recitals. 


A 'Chilangohuense-di' by heart (Mexico City, Chihuahua and Morelia), Abderrahmán Anzaldúa currently lives in New York City with his wife, composer Valeria Jonard. Raised in a chaotic mix between Mexican and Egyptian families, his Mexican-Sunni theologist father and Egyptian-Shia mother created a faithfully agnostic free-thinking son. Abderrahmán Ben-Mohammad Anzaldúa El-Samkary, known loosely as 'Abdel', is an active multimedia artist with a high interest in contemporary music. He completed his studies in a variety of institutions which on some unconscious level inspired his lust for music and knowledge. Abdel loves playing music, collaboration projects, meeting new people and drinking beer. 


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For more information contact Timothy Polashek, director of the STUDIO 300 Festival, Transylvania University, 300 North Broadway, Lexington, KY 40508 USA


 

STUDIO 300 Digital Art and Music Festival, 2013

October 4 & 5, 2013

Lexington, Kentucky USA

Artists and Works


7:30-9:30 p.m.   — WAVE 1 Concert: featuring surround sound music,

Oct. 4, Fri.     interactive performance, and videomusic,

                 Haggin Auditorium, MFA

 

Category 5 (Echoes) was written for Francesca Arnone and Mikylah McTeer. The electroacoustic part is based on flute and violin samples that have been extensively processed on computer to augment the timbral and harmonic resources employed for the instrumentalists. It also contains fragments from five past compositions for instruments with fixed playback.

Mobile Variations explores space as a composition element. I decided to avoid using prerecorded material in this piece and to create all the sounds from scratch, employing various synthesis techniques. This allowed me to study the very nature of sound, its various shapes and colors as well as the almost endless possibilities of technology. The piece was awarder the prestigious Prix at the Concours Internationaux de Musique et d'Art Sonore Electroacoustiques- Bourges, 2007 and later on Golden Euphony award from the same organization.


Krzysztof Wolek is a composer, improviser, electronic music performer and educator. His interdisciplinary/collaboration interests resulted in annual concerts organized under his supervision and in collaborative works with dancers and visual artists. He is currently teaching Music Composition and working as a Director of Digital Composition Studies at the University of Louisville. Krzysztof serves on the jury of the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition, is a Programming Committee Member of the Warsaw Autumn Festival and serves as a Director of the University of Louisville New Music Festival.


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Wunderkind  Music by Timothy Roy; Jeff Manchur, Toy Piano

“Wunderkind” is a well-known German term historically applied to a person who possesses an extraordinary talent or brilliance (particularly musical) at an early age.  The creative impetus for this work was the desire to explore the intellectual workings of a developing child prodigy, the electronic component used to expand the palette of such a restricted instrument while representing the mind’s ear of the child. 


Timothy Roy composes music steeped in imagery and allusion, which often seeks to conjure a sense of time, place, and feeling. His music has been selected for performance by Denison University's “Tutti” New Music Festival, the Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium, BGSU’s New Music Festival, Electronic Music Midwest, the Kansas City Electronic Music & Arts Alliance, SEAMUS, and the International Electroacoustic Music Festival of Chile, “Ai-maako.”  He was recently First Prize winner in the Prix Destellos, and Finalist in the International Composition Competition "Città di Udine.” Timothy is completing a master’s degree in composition at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, studying with James Mobberley, Paul Rudy, and Chen Yi.


Born and raised in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba, Jeff Manchur has completed degrees in piano performance at Brandon University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, finding success in provincial and statewide competitions and at the academic level.  His love and respect of traditional music has led him into the world of new music, searching for fresh ways of musical expression beyond the conventional boundaries imposed by current customs of classical music.  He is a student in the DMA in Contemporary Music program at Bowling Green State University where his education has been supported by the Manitoba Arts Council. His principal piano study has been with Joan Miller, Paul Barnes, Robert Shannon, and presently, Thomas Rosenkranz.


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Beyond the Golden Door  Music by Larry Barnes; Larry Barnes, Piano

Behind the Golden Door for piano and electronic sounds was first performed by the composer in San Antonio, Texas. Since then, it has received performances on four continents. The title comes from the high expectations of immigrants to the United States (the Golden Door) and the reality they found “behind” the door.  The music is a blending of sound by using prerecorded piano and percussion instruments and mixing their processed sounds with the live piano, which uses expanded piano techniques to match the electronic accompaniment, thus creating a wonder about where the sounds originate and how they are combined.


Larry Barnes is currently Professor of Music and Bingham Fellow for Excellence in Teaching at Transylvania University. All of his music since 1986 has been composed on commission. He is the recipient of a NEA Composer Fellowship, two Kentucky Arts Council awards, and 30 ASCAP Awards. His music is published by Southern, Brazinmusicanta and SEE-SAW Music Corporations. In 2005 Barnes participated in the Workshop for Algorithmic Music Composition at the University of California at Santa Cruz. In 2008 he composed the original score for the film Euphoria, which took the Gold Award for Documentary at the Houston Film Festival. In August 2010 he toured Ecuador, presenting lectures, workshops and concerts of his music in four cities.


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Humanexus  Music and Video by Katy Börner, Writer/Producer;

                              Ying-Fang Shen, Animation and Design;

                              Norbert Herber, Music/Soundtrack


11 p.m.-12:30 a.m.— WAVE 2 Concert: Late Night with Digital Al, Al’s Bar

Oct. 4, Fri.

 

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Category 5 (Echoes)  Music by David Taddie; Mikylah McTeer, Violin;

                                            Francesca Arnone, Flutes

One Moon Overtakes Five Shadows is Josh’s first foray into a futurebeat style. The piece uses various samples collected from three random LP’s selected from the record store’s used bin.


Josh Simmons’s music is a fusion of sounds from contemporary mainstream music and forms and practices of Western art music. His works have been performed by many ensembles-- mise en abyme (2012) was performed by the Bowling Green State University Philharmonia, and sit/switch/static (2011) was read by the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. His pieces reflect the flat landscape of Northwest Ohio by often becoming static, gradually changing reflections of the material.


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Toy Store  Music by Lindsay Studer

“Toy Store” exemplifies typical “Grime” music.  A young genre, Grime depicts the life of the poor habitants of East London’s council estates.  Its dark, aggressive, and fast style illustrates the struggle to survive poverty in London.  Grime uses harsh, electronic sounds meant to provoke unsettling thought.  Grime sets itself apart from other electronic music genres with unique sampling that includes saw tooth waves and urban sound effects.


Lindsay Studer is a recent graduate of Transylvania University.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Technology and a love for rapping various 90’s songs.  She has worked as a sound operator for many musicals in Lexington, including The Bakkhai.  She has also worked as the sound manager for U.K.’s Academy of Creative Excellence during their last two musical productions.  She has recently worked in Montana through the Worldwide Opportunities for Organic Farming and has been traveling the United States the past month.  She is currently working on a twenty-minute mash-up compilation and is available for audio jobs in Cincinnati


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Z-dB Kiln Fired  Music by Zach Bain-Selbo

Lexington, Kentucky's sci-fi/electronica act, Italian Beaches, presents a set of interactive pieces and live performances: "You Are Coming For Us. We Are Coming For You." Blending digital beats and sound with live analog instrumentation, audience members are invited to manipulate visual imagery and audial soundscapes of the band's real time/space performance via midi-controllers. Utilizing multiple video and audio layers, audience members will alter their own and the band's experience. An exploration in digital (dis)connectivity, band and audience will, in effect, affect one another's collective and individual visual and audial pasts, presents and futures in ways that are ultimately meaningless within a context that begs to be taken seriously as meaningful.


Italian Beaches is a futuristic sci-fi/R&B/electronica/nostalgia outfit from Lexington, KY. Fronted by a tired, mail-order housewife robot in danger of literally being upgraded out of body and mind, the band blends digital beats and noise with live keys and live drums to explore the ongoing mundane apocalypse of too many zeros and too many ones in a world where diminishing connectivity between people, place, memory and time is what is held in common.

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7:30-9:30 p.m.   —WAVE 3 Concert: featuring surround sound music,

Oct. 5, Sat.     interactive performance, and videomusic,

                 Haggin Auditorium, MFA

 

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Screaming Electric Whispers  Music by William Lackey;

                                      Leo Saguiguit, Saxophone

The Windhorse appears in the center of a common type of Tibetan prayer flag, representing the cardinal directions, well-being, good fortune, and the speed and strength with which prayers are carried to the heavens. This meditative work is representative of the more relaxed character of my recent works. It was written in the spirit of "joyous effort", the Buddhist philosophy that positive efforts are worthwhile for ourselves and others, and that we should not become fearful or discouraged in our work. The electronic sounds are generated in real-time with SuperCollider, using several helpful classes developed by Dr. Joshua Parmenter during his time as a researcher at the University of Washington's Center for Digital and Experimental Media. 


Linda Antas is a composer, computer music and audio specialist, flutist, and educator. Her compositions have been performed and broadcast around the world and are published on Media Café, TauKay, Centaur, and EMS labels. A Fulbright Fellowship recipient, Antas has also been recognized by the International Music Contest Citta' di Udine (TauKay Edizioni Musicali), and has received commissions from the International Computer Music Association, the Rind Fund, and internationally-renowned performers. She regularly collaborates with a variety of visual and sound artists. She serves on the faculty of Montana State University and as Vice President for Membership of the Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States.


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Sonata  Music by Timothy Polashek

I find the vast array of tones and resonance produced by the Steinway concert grand piano to be an endless source of beauty and fascination, as well as a source of artistic inspiration.  This electro-acoustic work imagines a piano partially freed from the limits of 12-ET that can perform glissandos of tremolos and dwells on the natural harmonic series by examining layers of stretched tones.  All the sources for this music were written, performed, and recorded by the composer. These sources were subject to digital processing, primarily phase-vocoding, and assembled to make the music.

      

Timothy Polashek writes in a variety of media and styles, including vocal, instrumental, electro-acoustic music, text/sound compositions, and interactive performance systems, and his music has been performed throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.  Dr. Polashek earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition from Columbia University, an M.A. in Electro-Acoustic Music from Dartmouth College, and a B.A. in Music from Grinnell College. He is an Assistant Professor of Music and the Music Technology Studies Coordinator at Transylvania University.

      

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Prayer  Music by Ioannis Andriotis; Nicole Robertson, Soprano

Prayer (2012) is a composition for solo soprano and live electronics. It is based on the poem “Gebet” by Reiner Maria Rilke, translated into English by Edward Snow. The text is treated in an abstract way whereby the semiotics, semantics, and sonorities of the words interact with the electronics, shaping a conceptual form of dialogue. The electronics consist of prerecorded samples and real time processing. Additionally, the staging and physical gestures of the performer contribute to the dramatic effect of the work.


Ioannis Andriotis is a Greek composer that has studied music composition at the Ionian University, Corfu – Greece with George Kouroupos and Joseph Papadatos. He subsequently attended the University of Oklahoma where he received his Master in Classical and Electroacoustic Composition under the instructions of Dr. K. Karathanasis and Dr. M. Lamb. Currently, he accomplishes his DMA at the same University. His composition to date has included works for acoustic instruments, fixed media, live electronics, installations, international biennales, as well as music for theatre and movies. His work has been presented around Europe, USA and the Middle East.


Soprano Nicole Robertson is an active opera and jazz singer throughout the United States. Highlights of her operatic roles include Alice (Falstaff), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) and Ottavia (L’incoronazione di Poppea). She was pleased to be a soloist for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at the University of Oklahoma President’s Concert in April. Nicole won first place in the 2008 Missouri NATS Graduate Division, and she is a winner of the Iowa Young Artists Award. Currently working on her doctorate in Voice at OU, she is combining her passion for voice and meteorology to study how weather affects the human voice.


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Seppuku  Music by Nathan Corder; Nathan Corder, Guitar

Seppuku is a piece that explores extended techniques for the classical

guitar, creating sonic events that sound almost electronic. The guitar part, while it is temporally bound to the electronic element, allows for moments of improvisation and interaction with the electronics.


Nathan Corder is a composer and guitarist currently living in Tampa, FL. Corder's works, as of late, range from pieces for large chamber ensembles to interactive computer music.


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Shoulderpieces  Music and Video by Melody Eötvös

The generating idea behind this piece stems from an anthropomorphic vein, but in more of an 'under the microscope' kind of way.  We are so accustomed to seeing and understanding our bodies from the very few points of view that our perception allows us, that it's almost impossible for us to even conceptualize the tiny microbes that really do live on our bodies.  With this project I am imposing the imaginary "transmorphations" on the human body that are completely impossible in reality, but because of the similarities between the curve of a neck and a mountain slope, or between the shape of the shoulders deltoid muscle and a cliff, or the bristle of a mustache and a birds nest. 

Glyph Tropes is a work for midi percussion controller and interactive computer media system running a midi/video patch created with the max/msp/jitter programming language. The computer responds to live performance input in a variety of way, at times allowing percussive strokes to trigger sounds, chords, indeterminate gestures, successions of pre-­‐ determined pitches or even entire algorithmic processes. The live percussionist also "plays" an image synthesizer, causing the presentation and alteration of video images. The piece progresses somewhat like a video game, with each new trope (or perhaps "game level") challenging the percussionist in various ways— sometimes to read precisely notated gestures from the laptop screen while at other times to improvise within parameters, etc— always with the goal of musical coherence and escalating drama.


An active composer and percussionist, Patrick Long is a graduate of Syracuse University (B.M Composition/Percussion 1991) and the Eastman School of Music (MM 1993, DMA 1996 in composition). He has completed over 70 premiered compositions to date for a wide variety of performing forces, including solo, chamber, orchestra, choir, band and fixed media. In particular, he is known for his works that combine live performers with interactive electronics and video. He is currently an associate professor of music at Susquehanna University, where he teaches composition, theory, music history and music technology.

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Katy Börner is a Professor of Information Science, School of Informatics and Computing, Core Faculty of Cognitive Science, Research Affiliate of the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research and Biocomplexity Institute, Leader of the Information Visualization Lab, and Founding Director of the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center at Indiana University and Visiting Professor at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in The Netherlands.  Katy's research focuses on the development of data analysis and visualization techniques for information access, understanding, and management. She is particularly interested in the study of the structure and evolution of scientific disciplines; the analysis and visualization of online activity; and the development of cyberinfrastructures for large scale scientific collaboration and computation. 


Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Ying-Fang Shen’s work falls within the fields of painting, illustration, and animation. She received her BFA in Painting at Taipei National University of the Arts, MFA in Painting at National Taiwan Normal University, and MFA in Digital Art at Indiana University. Trained as a painter and immersed in East Asian arts, Shen is very much intrigued by metaphorical communication, which strongly influences her creation of both image and sound. Her works draw upon human nature and gravitate toward related subjects and characters. Exhibitions of her recent animated works have received acclaim in cities including Annecy, Chicago, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo, Taipei, and Vancouver, among many others.


Norbert Herber is a musician and a sound artist whose work explores the relationship between people and sound within mediated environments—spaces created by software, sensors, speakers, and other mediating technologies.  Much of this work is described as Amergent music, a style created in and of mediated environments. It synthesizes the becoming and emergence of mediated interaction with generative processes and ambient aesthetics. Norbert is a Senior Lecturer at Indiana University Bloomington in the Department of Telecommunications. In 2011 he completed his Ph.D. at the University of Plymouth, UK where he studied under the supervision of John Matthias, Roy Ascott, and Brian Eno.


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Greed  Music by Christopher Biggs; Abderrahmán Anzaldúa, Violin

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Notes from Undergound  Installation by David Jason Snow

(in Haggin Foyer)

A Journey of Beats is an exploration of different styles of pre-composed digital instrumentals combined into a continuous D.J. set that alternates between dance and atmospheric moods. The mix ranges from contemplative and entrancing 90’s hip-hop (Caress) to atmospheric and danceable New Age Electronica (Lift N’ Build). The final sections (Contemplations) is a more fully thought out and composed piece. Its use of synthesized organ mixed with extremely electronic synths gives it a feel that commonly makes one think of older video games like Castlevania. As the track develops, listeners may find themselves going into a sort of trance full of their own contemplations and thoughts.


Dustin Jones hails from Columbia, Kentucky, where his life was dominated by music. He participated in band during all of high school and attended Transylvania University, where he focused on digital music and production. Additional musical activities include a two-year stint singing with Transy Boys’ A cappella, playing bass guitar in the Cowgill Tippers House Band, four years playing horn with the T.U. Concert Band, and the T.U choir. After graduation, Dustin undertook an internship working at the Edinburgh Music and Arts Festival in Scotland, working as a sound and lighting technician. You can hear his rap/beat music at https://soundcloud.com/f-l-a-c


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Italian Beaches: "You Are Coming For Us. We Are Coming For You." 

Music by David Farris, Farhad Rezaei, Reva Williams

         in collaboration with Nick Warner & Dmitry "Dima" Strakovsky

Vox Novus’s Vox-Novus 60x60 Presenters Mix will be looping continuously throughout each day of the festival.


60x60 is an hour long work multimedia work that highlights 60 composers who have composed works 60 seconds or less.  60x60's goal is to disseminate a cross-section of aesthetics in an exciting format to a broad spectrum of people. Directed by Robert Voisey, 60x60 started in 2003 and the project has received performances all over the United States and throughout the world including Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, London, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, Sydney, Berlin, Taipei, São Paulo, Belgrade, Bucharest, Istanbul, Toronto Montreal, and many others. 60x60 represents a slice of the contemporary music scene as a showcase of music from composers around the world, writing today's music. This 60x60 Video mix includes the collaborative talents of Zlatko Ćosić, Patrick Liddell, Sabrina Peña Young. This mix assigns three 20 minute segments to each video artist to create 20 one-minute works to create a one-hour video.


Robert Ratcliffe is the Music Coordinator “Macro-Composer” of the 60x60 Presenters Mix 2012.  He is an internationally recognized composer, sonic artist, EDM musicologist and performer. He recently completed a PhD in composition/musicology (New Forms of Hybrid Musical Discourse) at Keele University (UK). He is the first composer to develop a musical language and compositional technique through the cross-fertilization of contemporary art music and electronic dance music (EDM). His hybrid works have been performed and broadcast in over 20 countries worldwide, including presentations at major events such as ACMC, ICMC, L’espace du Son, and NIME.


Zlatko Ćosić is a video artist born in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Ćosić earned a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art from Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in Video Production and Interactive Digital Media from Webster University. Ćosić’s work spans from short films, video and sound installations to theater projections and live audio visual performances. His artwork was shown in over twenty countries for which he has received a variety of recognition. Ćosić currently lives in St. Louis and works as a multimedia producer, professor and artist.


Patrick Liddell is a composer and video artist living in Chicago. His music/video is a postmodern blend of 'art' and 'popular' styles, with strong hints of electronic, ethnic, video game, experimental, and film music. His YouTube project "Video Room 1000" has received over one million views and has been featured on a host of viral websites. He regularly performs live and improvised video with many groups in the Chicago area, as well as his own video/music/art under the moniker [ontologist].


Award-winning composer, video artist, and obsessive sci-fi buff Sabrina Peña Young composes mind-numbing media works presented in Asia, North America, Australia, and Europe. Her music has been heard in film festivals, radio, electronic dance clubs, random boom boxes in France, and as not-so-pleasant background music. Interested in machinima and internet collaboration Young created Libertaria: The Virtual Opera, a sci-fi machinima opera about a teen runaway pairing up with her addict father to blow up an evil genetics factory in a post-USA dystopia. Libertaria: The Virtual Opera will premier in the US, UK and online in October 2013.

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BYTE Gallery International Exhibition  Works by Various Artists

(in Rafskeller Foyer)

Zach's performance features recent experimentation with Max/MSP programming and his synthesizer. With tools for sample playback and vocal distortion Zach attempts to create diverse soundscapes with song-like structure.


Zach is a Music Technology major and a junior at Transylvania University. He is a classically trained pianist since his childhood and more recently became interested in live performances with other artists and recording his own electronic music. You can find a nearly complete collection of his solo recordings under the name "Killer Bee!" on Soundcloud. His electronic influences include James Blake, Toro y Moi, Animal Collective (and their members' solo work), Jan Hammer, and Vangelis.


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A Journey of Beats  Music by (F.L.A.C.) Dustin Jones

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Waves & Currents  Installation by Georgie Friedman & Lenka Novakova

(in Morlan Gallery)

David Taddie has written music for band, orchestra, choir, solo voice, and a wide variety of chamber ensembles as well as electroacoustic music. His music has been widely performed in the United States and Europe, Asia, and Australia by numerous soloists and ensembles and he has received several prestigious awards including ones from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Koussevitzky Foundation, the Fromm Foundation, and the Music Teachers National Association. He teaches at West Virginia University and lives in Morgantown with his wife, Karen, and son, Andrew. In addition to composing, he enjoys gardening and speaker building.


Violinist Mikylah Myers McTeer’s performances have been called “energetic and virtuosic” by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and “captivating” by Boulder, Colorado’s Daily Camera. An award-winning chamber musician, McTeer is Associate Professor of violin at West Virginia University, where she is violinist of the West Virginia University Faculty Piano Quartet. She was formerly concertmaster of the San Juan Symphony in Durango, Colorado, and a member of the Moores Piano Trio in Houston, Texas, which was the silver prize winner at the 2000 Carmel Chamber Music Competition. She has performed internationally as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Italy, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary, and is a member of the Britt Festival Orchestra in Jacksonville, Oregon. McTeer received her doctoral and master’s degrees in violin performance from the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music and her bachelor of music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.


Francesca Arnone is a dynamic flute and piccolo soloist, recitalist, and clinician. An avid traveler, she enjoys pursuing this passion through music and has recently performed in Italy, England, Croatia, South Korea, Spain, and Brazil. She has extensive orchestral and solo experience in the US and Mexico, and is currently the flute professor at Baylor University’s School of Music, member of the Brazos Ensemble, the Baylor Wind Quintet, and the Waco Symphony. Dr. Arnone previously taught at West Virginia University, Boise State University, and Idaho State University.


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Vessels  Music by Timothy Dwight Edwards;

                  Timothy Dwight Edwards, Wine Glass

Humanexus is a reflection on mankind's long search for ways to connect each other, from cave drawings to tweeting. With significant changes in methods and tools, from very subtle processes of exchange, conversations, and to today's mass communication and shiny new technologies, the sharing of messages, ideas, and thoughts has become easier. It aims to make tangible the enormous changes in the quantity and quality of our collective knowledge and the impact of different media and distribution systems on knowledge exchange.


Melody Eötvös is an Australian composer currently in the final year of her DM at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she also serves as an Associate Instructor in Composition and as the Music Coordinator for the Composition Department.  She has studied with a variety of composers across the globe, including Dr. Gerardo Dirié, Simon Bainbridge and David Dzubay, and has been the recipient of various awards including the 3MBS National Composers Award (2009), an APRA PDA (2009), & the Soundstream National Composer Award (2012).  She has had her music performed by ensembles/orchestras such as the London Sinfonietta, BBC Singers, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, and the Australian String Quartet.  Previous education includes BMus(hon) at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Australia (2006); MMus & LRAM at the Royal Academy of Music, London (2008); MA(phil) at the University of Queensland (2009).


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Glyph Tropes for midi percussion and interactive computer media system  Music and Video by Patrick Long; Patrick Long, Percussion 

'I.D.R.' shows the influence of serialism and 20th/21st century art music textures as heard through the use of spiking string samples and detuned piano. Intentionally asymmetrical drum patterns shift the focus of the surrounding bass lines and obscure a sense of repetition in the groove. Both pieces serve to examine the possibilities and commonalities that may emerge in the gray area that lies between the recital hall and the electronic music club. This piece is included on the 2013 album Space Genetics Music Vol. 4.


Paul Scea is the Director of Jazz Studies at West Virginia University. He is a free-lance jazz, new music, and Rhythm and Blues performer on woodwinds, laptop, and Midi Wind Controller, and is active as a composer, arranger, clinician and adjudicator. His experience includes hundreds of performances with internationally known jazz and pop artists.


Eric Haltmeier the Director of Music at Pingree School in South Hamilton, MA and is an active performer on woodwinds, keyboards, and electronics. He has served on the faculty of Westminster Choir College of Rider University and taught in the NJ public schools for 15 years.


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One Moon Overtakes Five Shadows  Music by Josh Simmons 

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I.D.R.  Music by Space Genetics

        Paul Scea & Eric Haltmeier, laptop computers & woodwinds

“The average visitor spends about 7 seconds looking at a given piece of art in a museum.” One of Ryla Luttrell’s recent goals as an artist has been to alter that by manipulating spaces that need to be explored or experienced. She wants a viewer of her work to ask themselves what it means to them to be in this space. With her art she invites an audience to feel what she's felt, or feel something all together different. After all, only indifference is suspect.


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Vox-Novus 60x60 Presenters Mix  Works by Various Artists

(in MFA Room 27)

Illuminated-- Paper, Welded Steel Wire, approx. 12' sq, with audio

Illuminated is an installation conceived on the idea that Art should be not only accessible, but a natural, visceral response to life as it happens. Art is often how we cope. To me, Illuminated explores the concepts of “home,” “family,” independence,” and finding one’s self in the crowd. The walls act as a curtain, onto which we project ourselves and our ideas of others. They show us things we are proud of, and they us where we have hidden things. Ultimately, this is a meditative space, and the I invite you to use it as such.

Screaming Electric Whispers (2013) was composed for saxophonist Leo C. Saguiguit for the 2013 Region 4 Conference of the North American Saxophone Alliance held at Texas Christian University. 


William J. Lackey is Assistant Teaching Professor of Composition and Managing Director of the Mizzou New Music Initiative at the University of Missouri. Lackey was selected as a 2011 McKnight Visiting Composer with the American Composers Forum. His music was featured at the Beijing Modern Music Festival, Etchings Festival for Contemporary Music (Auvillar, France), Troika Ranch’s Live – I Workshop at the 3LD Art and Technology Center, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Dartington’s Advanced Composition Seminar (Devon, England). The California E.A.R. Unit, New York Art Ensemble, newEar have performed Lackey’s music. Lackey won the New York Art Ensemble’s Young Composers Competition. www.williamjlackey.com


Leo Saguiguit has appeared as a solo, chamber, and orchestral musician throughout the United States and abroad.  He currently performs with the Athens (Greece) Saxophone Quartet, Chicago Saxophone Quartet, Missouri Saxophone Quartet, and Trio Chymera.  With his ensembles, he has premiered numerous works by today’s rising composers and was a prizewinner of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.  As an orchestral saxophonist, he has performed regularly with the Chicago Lyric Opera, Milwaukee Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Florida Orchestra, Grant Park Music Festival Orchestra, and Missouri Symphony.  He earned degrees from Emory University and Northwestern University and is currently Associate Professor of Saxophone at the University of Missouri-Columbia.


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Windhorse  Music by Linda Antas; Linda Antas, Flute

Vessels was first performed in 2011 using two wine glasses and live digital processing; now it is usually performed with a single wine glass. Each sound in the piece is first produced during the performance by rubbing, striking or shifting the contents of a partially-filled vessel. The sounds are processed in software developed in the Max environment. This piece joins two currents in my recent work: compositions derived from a single sound source and algorithmic composition: The latter part of the piece features a contrapuntal exchange between strands of sustained wine glass sounds following rules governing intervallic relationships.


Timothy Dwight Edwardsʼ music has been presented at numerous concerts, festivals and conferences including the Society for Electroacoustic Music in Sweden, Stockholm, Sonic Impact at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Outside the Box festival at SIUC, the Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival, Spark Festival, SEAMUS, and Electronic Music Midwest, among others. His music is available on the Naxos and Navona labels. He teaches Music Theory, Composition and Computer Music at Columbia College Chicago where he founded the laptop ensemble C_LEns. He holds degrees from Amherst College, The University of Massachusetts and The University of Chicago.


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Mobile Variations  Music by Krzysztof Wolek


10:30-11:20 a.m. — Artist’s Talk: “Technology--Composition--Performance”,

Oct. 4, Fri.     demonstration by composer and flutist Linda Antas

                 (in Faculty Lounge, Mitchell Fine Arts Center (MFA))

 

Composer and flutist Linda Antas discusses and demonstrates several of her compositions, including software developed using the SuperCollider environment and programming language for real time audio synthesis and algorithmic composition.


Linda Antas is a composer, computer music and audio specialist, flutist, and educator. Her compositions have been performed and broadcast around the world and are published on Media Café, TauKay, Centaur, and EMS labels. A Fulbright Fellowship recipient, Antas has also been recognized by the International Music Contest Citta' di Udine (TauKay Edizioni Musicali), and has received commissions from the International Computer Music Association, the Rind Fund, and internationally-renowned performers. She regularly collaborates with a variety of visual and sound artists. She serves on the faculty of Montana State University and as Vice President for Membership of the Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States.

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1:30-2:20 p.m.   — Artist’s Talk: “Humanexus the Film -- Humanity Through

Oct. 4, Fri.     Time and Technology”, by Norbert Herber & Ying-Fang Shen

                 (in Faculty Lounge, MFA)

 

Norbert Herber discusses the ideas behind and the making of the thought-provoking film Humanexus, which reflects on mankind's long search for ways to connect each other, from cave drawings to tweeting. With significant changes in methods and tools, from very subtle processes of exchange, conversations, and to today's mass communication and shiny new technologies, the sharing of messages, ideas, and thoughts has become easier. It aims to make tangible the enormous changes in the quantity and quality of our collective knowledge and the impact of different media and distribution systems on knowledge exchange.


Norbert Herber is a musician and a sound artist whose work explores the relationship between people and sound within mediated environments—spaces created by software, sensors, speakers, and other mediating technologies.  Much of this work is described as Amergent music, a style created in and of mediated environments. It synthesizes the becoming and emergence of mediated interaction with generative processes and ambient aesthetics. Norbert is a Senior Lecturer at Indiana University Bloomington in the Department of Telecommunications. In 2011 he completed his Ph.D. at the University of Plymouth, UK where he studied under the supervision of John Matthias, Roy Ascott, and Brian Eno.


Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Ying-Fang Shen’s work falls within the fields of painting, illustration, and animation. She received her BFA in Painting at Taipei National University of the Arts, MFA in Painting at National Taiwan Normal University, and MFA in Digital Art at Indiana University. Trained as a painter and immersed in East Asian arts, Shen is very much intrigued by metaphorical communication, which strongly influences her creation of both image and sound. Her works draw upon human nature and gravitate toward related subjects and characters. Exhibitions of her recent animated works have received acclaim in cities including Annecy, Chicago, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo, Taipei, and Vancouver, among many others. =========================================================================


11 a.m - 12 p.m. — Artist’s Talk: “Bouncing: an interactive audio-visual

Oct. 5, Sat.     installation”, demonstration by Krzysztof Wolek &

                 Zach Thomas

                 (in Coleman Recital Hall, MFA)

 

Krzysztof Wolek and Zach Thomas discuss and demonstrate the developed technologies and musical organization behind their interactive audio-visual installation Bouncing. It uses a kinect controller to project an avatar of the user inside of a virtual room which is, in a way, a reflection of the space the user is standing in.  Collisions with the bouncing objects inside of the virtual room give the sound feedback and help to create a sound composition in 4 channels surround space, thus blending virtual and actual space.


Krzysztof Wolek is a composer, improviser, electronic music performer and educator. His interdisciplinary/collaboration interests resulted in annual concerts organized under his supervision and in collaborative works with dancers and visual artists. He is currently teaching Music Composition and working as a Director of Digital Composition Studies at the University of Louisville. Krzysztof serves on the jury of the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition, is a Programming Committee Member of the Warsaw Autumn Festival and serves as a Director of the University of Louisville New Music Festival.


Zach Thomas is a composer, improviser, music theorist, and installation artist.  He received his M.M. from the University of Louisville in Spring 2012. There he taught several music theory courses while studying composition with Krzysztof Wolek. In his improvisation, he uses software written with MaxMSP to process acoustic sounds in real-time with spectral and granular synthesis. He has performed and recorded with other improvisers such as Tim Eshing, Noah Barker, James Young, Keir Neuringer, and Krzysztof Wolek. His current research interests include generative music, microtonality, digital signal processing, and computer vision.

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2 p.m - 3 p.m.   — Artist’s Talk: “sci-fi/electronica act, Italian

Oct. 5, Sat.     Beaches: Our Music and Your Music- Innovative

                 Technologies for Interactive Audience Collaboration”,

                 by David Farris, Farhad Rezaei, & Reva Williams in  

                 collaboration with Nick Warner & Dmitry "Dima" Strakovsky

                 (in Faculty Lounge, MFA)

 

As a next-day encore to their Friday late-night Studio 300 performance at Al’s Bar, Lexington, Kentucky's sci-fi/electronica act, Italian Beaches, will discuss their music and innovative technologies developed for their set of interactive pieces and live performances, "You Are Coming For Us. We Are Coming For You.” on Saturday afternoon.  Blending digital beats and sound with live analog instrumentation, audience members are invited to manipulate visual imagery and audial soundscapes of the band's real time/space performance via midi-controllers. Utilizing multiple video and audio layers, audience members will alter their own and the band's experience. An exploration in digital (dis)connectivity, band and audience will, in effect, affect one another's collective and individual visual and audial pasts, presents and futures in ways that are ultimately meaningless within a context that begs to be taken seriously as meaningful.


Italian Beaches is a futuristic sci-fi/R&B/electronica/nostalgia outfit from Lexington, KY. Fronted by a tired, mail-order housewife robot in danger of literally being upgraded out of body and mind, the band blends digital beats and noise with live keys and live drums to explore the ongoing mundane apocalypse of too many zeros and too many ones in a world where diminishing connectivity between people, place, memory and time is what is held in common.

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