This Saturday, December 7, Arizona State University’s School of Arts, Media and Engineering will present an evening of new musical performance works for digital technologies.
What does that mean, you ask?
It means XBox Kinects, Nintendo Wiimotes, Game Controllers, Wacom Tablets, iPads and of course laptops, will become musical instruments. Students from the Digital and Hybrid Ensembles course in the Digital Cultures Program at Arizona State University will present their own original musical compositions using a variety of devices and sounds.
Garth Paine, Interim Director and Associate Professor in Arts, Media + Engineering at ASU, said of the collaboration with Mesa Arts Center, “I am delighted to once again be working with The Mesa Arts Center to showcase some of the undergraduate musical performance work from the Digital Culture Program. Digital Culture looks to the future through experimental work with new musical interfaces and approach to performance, so this concert promises to give a glimpse into exciting developments in musical composition and performance.”
ASU School of Arts, Media and Engineering faculty, Digital Culture Capstone students and the Laptop Orchestra of Arizona State (LOrkAS) will round out the performance, and the concert will also feature live VJ’ing and external projection mapping on the Mesa Arts Center.
“In recent years, the work of undergraduate and graduate students in ASU’s School of Arts, Media + Engineering has been showcased at community festivals and events on the Mesa Arts Center campus. The performance of The Digital Culture Hybrid Ensemble on December 7 is a continuation of this exciting and growing collaboration,” said Cindy Ornstein, Executive Director of Mesa Arts Center.
The free concert is set to take place on Saturday, Dec. 7 @ 7:30pm Mesa Arts Center Actors Studio (upstairs).
More information can be found here: http://bit.ly/1bKQMj6