Beyond the Proscenium?
An exploration of the uses of technology, location, and space in expanding the possibilities for music, art and performance in the 21st century. Planned events include a concert, a symposium, and a technology demonstration. Beyond the Proscenium? is sponsored by the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities in Association with the Department of Music and the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies.
Sunday, April 5, 1998, 8 p.m.
Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley
works to be performed:
Quadrivium by Edmund Campion
'Quadrivium' is a 45 minute composition for ensemble and quadraphonic tape. The music is spatialized throughout the hall and surrounds the listener. The work is receiving its premiere performance by the renowned EARPLAY contemporary music ensemble with guest conductor, David Milnes (UC Berkeley).
Theme Park "Bang Zoom" by Alvin Curran
Theme Park is a 35 minute percussion quartet and will feature the distinguished composer Alvin Curran performing on the Ram's horn along with bay-area percussionist William Winant. In Theme Park, each musician is placed in a different location in the concert hall. Other performers include: Rakesh Khanna, Gino Robair, and Peter Valsamis.
The Concert and all Beyond the Proscenium? events are FREE and open to the public
SYMPOSIUM: BEYOND THE PROSCENIUM?
Monday, April 13, 1998 3-5:30 p.m.
Geballe Room, 210 Stephens, UC Berkeley
A CROSS-DISCIPLINE DISCUSSION EXPLORING THE NEW USES OF TECHNOLOGY, LOCATION, AND SPACE IN EXPANDING THE POSSIBILITIES FOR MUSIC, ART, AND PERFORMANCE IN THE 21ST CENTURY
FEATURED SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
Edmund CAMPION, Assistant Professor of Music, UC Berkeley
Video documentation of collaborative works and site-specific installations of sound and art.
Paul DeMARINIS, Artist
video documentation of his art work.
Alvin CURRAN, Milhaud professor of composition, Mills College
Music outside the concert hall
René LYSLOFF, Professor of Ethnomusicology, UC Riverside
"Virtual Space and Musical Place: Internet MOD Musicians and their Audiences."
David WESSEL, Professor of Music, UC Berkeley
Interactivity and live performance
Margaret WILKERSON, Director of Center for Theatre Arts, UC Berkeley
Live Bodies, Lively Arts, and Technology
The CNMAT Sound Spatialization Theatre
April 14, 1998 at 4-6 p.m.
The Center for New Music and Audio Technologies
1750 Arch Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
Tel (510) 643-9990 ext.300
vist the web site for more info and directions to CNMAT
Professor David Wessel, Director of the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies, will demonstrate the new Sound Spatialization Theatre (SST) located at CNMAT. Installed in the main room at CNMAT, the SST has been created for artists and scientists to explore multi-dimensional sound diffusion in an ideal environment. Contributors to this project include Meyer Sound, Gibson Guitar, and the "Institut de recherche et coordination acoustique/musique" (IRCAM).