Pamela Z is a composer/performer who makes solo works combining a wide range of vocal techniques with electronic processing, samples, and gesture activated MIDI controllers. She has toured extensively throughout the US, Europe, and Japan. Her work has been presented at venues and exhibitions including Bang on a Can (NY), the Japan Interlink Festival, Other Minds (SF), the Venice Biennale, and the Dakar Biennale. She’s created installation works and has composed scores for dance, film, and new music chamber ensembles. Her numerous awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Creative Capital Fund, the CalArts Alpert Award, the ASCAP Award, an Ars Electronica honorable mention and the NEA/JUSFC Fellowship. Website: http://www.pamelaz.com
R. Luke DuBois is a composer, artist, and performer who explores the temporal, verbal, and visual structures of cultural and personal ephemera. He holds a doctorate in music composition from Columbia University, and has lectured and taught worldwide on interactive sound and video performance. He has collaborated on interactive performance, installation, and music production work with many artists and organizations including Toni Dove, Matthew Ritchie, Todd Reynolds, Michael Joaquin Grey, Elliott Sharp, Michael Gordon, Bang on a Can, Engine27, Harvestworks, and LEMUR, and was the director of the Princeton Laptop Orchestra for its 2007 season. Website: http://www.music.columbia.edu/~luke/
Matthew Burtner’s music has been described by The Wire as “some of the most eerily effective electroacoustic music I’ve heard,” and 21st Century Music writes “There is a horror and beauty in this music that is most impressive.” First prize winner in the Musica Nova International Electroacoustic Music Competition, his music has also received honors and awards from Bourges, Gaudeamus, Darmstadt, Prix d’Ete, Meet the Composer, ASCAP, Luigi Russolo, American Music Center, Hultgren Biennial, and others. His music has been commissioned by Spectri Sonori , Musik i Nordland, Phyllis Bryn Julson and Mark Markham, the Peabody Trio, Augsburg Kulturburo der Stadt, Heidelberg Ministerium of Arts/ Trio Ascolto, and Ensemble Noise among others. Burtner is currently Associate Professor Music at the University of Virginia where he is Associate Director of the VCCM Computer Music Center.
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Margaret Dolinsky is an Associate Professor at the Hope School of Fine Arts and Research Scientist with the Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University, Bloomington. She has been working in virtual reality since 1995, creating interactive art experiences that have been exhibited at SIGGRAPH, Ars Electronica, ICC in Tokyo, and the Walker Art Center. She was commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art to create “Cabinet of Dreams” a VR experience of Chinese antiquities. She has just returned from China where she exhibited her latest piece “Emotable Portraits.” She co-produced and designed interactive video for the American Opera Theater’s production “Annunciation + Visitation: Operatic Projections of her sexual insight.” Her recent work involves digital projections for opera and experimental film. Her research focuses on how digital art provokes shifts in perception and enhances sensory awareness. Website: http://dolinsky.fa.indiana.edu/
Bora Yoon is an experimental multi-instrumentalist, composer and performer, who creates architectural soundscapes from found objects, chamber instruments, digital devices, and voice. Featured in WIRE magazine and on the front page of The Wall Street Journal for her musical innovations—Yoon has presented her original soundwork ( (( PHONATION )) ) internationally, at Lincoln Center, the Nam June Paik Museum in Seoul, Patravadi Theatre in Bangkok, the Bang on a Can Marathon, BAM, and John Zorn’s Stone. Her music has been presented by Samsung and the Electronic Music Foundation; commissioned by the Young People’s Chorus Chorus of NYC and SAYAKA Ladies Chorale of Tokyo; awarded by Billboard, BMI, and Arion Foundation; and published by Swirl Records, MIT Press, and the Journal of Popular Noise. Website: http://www.borayoon.com
Big Robot interweaves live players with computer and media interactivity. The group is comprised of Scott Deal, Michael Drews and Jordan Munson. Performing with “phenomenal virtuosity” (Arts Fuse) Scott Deal has premiered solo, chamber and mixed media works in North America and Europe, and can be heard on the Albany, Centaur, Cold Blue and SCI labels. Michael Drews is a composer of contemporary acoustic and electronic music. His music explores unconventional narrative strategies and the use of interactive music. Drews’ compositions have been performed in Europe, South America, and throughout the United States. Jordan Munson favors performance in the form of composed improvisation with a focus on live, experimental percussion and electronics. He has performed alongside Matmos and the Rempis Percussion Quartet and his music and multi-media compositions have been premiered in festivals across the United States. On the web: http://www.bigrobot.org/
Dance Kaleidoscope, Indiana’s premier professional contemporary dance company since 1972, is celebrating its 38th season. As a mainstay of its mission, Dance Kaleidoscope consistently brings the finest quality dance performances to diverse audiences of all ages, mixed with a strong emphasis on arts education. Since 1991, Dance Kaleidoscope has seen substantial artistic growth under the leadership of Artistic Director David Hochoy, who brings a truly international perspective to the company. Dance Kaleidoscope will collaborate with dancers from Butler and Florida State Universities in the world premieres of several telematic works, with distributed choreography by David Hochoy, Cynthia Pratt and Tim Glenn.
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