indiscipline an evening of music-science collaboration

April 21, 2011 - 8:00pm


indiscipline: an evening of music-science collaboration. A concert of premier performances featuring multi-media galactic exploration, recordings of and sonic responses to the ecology of Shenandoah National Park, algorithmic interpretations of organic processes, the sounds of choral, reflections on life on the Autism Spectrum, and much more. With instrumental performances by Charlottesville University Symphony Orchestra principals Tasha Warren (clarinet), Adam Carter (cello), and I-Jen Fang (percussion), as well as cutting edge electronic sounds and video.

Early in the fall of 2010 a group of musicians and scientists from the University of Virginia held a mixer to find out what we had in common, what we could learn from each other’s work, and how we could collaborate. Following that mixer a number of partnerships formed between composers and scientists from fields including Astronomy, Psychology, Biology and Microbiology, Nutrition and Environmental Science. Some partnerships simply involved discussion and sharing of data, others involved research field-trips, others still interacted with the community.

indiscipline features music by talented composers whose work has been performed at venues at festivals including Issue Project Room, The Stone, Peabody Conservatory of Music, Sundance Film Festival, Gaudeamus Music Week, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, and the International Computer Music Festival. Participating composers: Matthew Burtner, Erik DeLuca, Aurie Hsu, Steve Kemper, Sarah O’Halloran, Chris Peck, Lanier Sammons, Yuri Spitsyn, and Paul Turowski. Participating scientists: Katie Burke, Jeff Carlin, Bill Dirienzo, Reg Garrett, Ray Keller, Matthew Lerner, Tim Matthiessen, Jennie L. Moody, Tim Pennucci, Ami Riscassi, Abel Yang.

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Supported by the Jefferson Scholars Foundation, the McIntire Department of Music, and the Virginia Center for Computer Music.



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