TechnoSonics XIV: Motion

October 17, 2013 - 8:00pm
Ruth Caplin Theatre
Free, Tickets available at the door beginning at 7:30
October 18, 2013 - 8:00pm
Ruth Caplin Theatre
Free, Tickets available at the door beginning at 7:30

Dancer and choreographer Paul Matteson of Amherst University will participate in a performance at this year's TechnoSonics XIV.

The University of Virginia’s McIntire Department of Music and the Virginia Center for Computer Music present two days of events exploring the intersection of music and motion. TechnoSonics XIV: Motion concerts take place at 8pm on Thursday, October 17th and Friday October 18th in the Ruth Caplin Theatre located in the Drama Building at 109 Culbreth Road. Chris Chafe will present his talk entitled A Listening Tour of Musical Portraits and Sonic Landscapes on Friday, October 18th at 3:30pm at Open Grounds. All events are free (tickets are required, details to be announced).

On Thursday, October 17th, there will be an open rehearsal with the Da Capo Chamber Players from 12:30-3:00pm, at the Ruth Caplin Theatre.

TechnoSonics XIV: Motion Program  is an Arts Enhancement Event supported by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts.

The TechnoSonics XIV: Motion concerts will feature works composed by the UVA Composition and Computer Technologies (CCT) faculty, and choreographed by University and guest dancers. These performances will include works by Matthew Burtner and Ted Coffey produced for the festival, and the Virginia premier of Judith Shatin’s Spring Tides, presented with choreography created for the festival.  U.Va. Drama and Dance faculty members Kimberly Brooks Mata and Kathryn Schetlick will present new work as well, in collaboration with U.VA composers. In addition, noted Da Capo Chamber Players, composer-technologist Chris Chafe of Stanford University, and dancer-choreographer Paul Matteson [Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane] of Amherst University will participate. Finally, the program will feature excerpts from CCT doctoral student Joseph Adkins's dissertation piece, Strange Tales from Appalachia.

Spring Tides, commissioned by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and previously featured on the Juilliard Beyond the Machine, will be choreographed and danced by Katharine Birdsall. Coffey's work is being made in collaboration with dancer Paul Matteson, who will perform the dance. Matthew Burtner's piece will present an expanded setting of his Carving Light from Earth, in collaboration with noted choreographer Dinah Gray. Drama Department faculty Kimberly Brooks Mata and Kathryn Schetlick will premiere new work, including work set on dancers in the Dance Program. Stanford composer and technologist Chris Chafe will present his telematic music using technology invented by him.

Patrons can park in the Culbreth Road Parking Garage located adjacent to the Drama building.  The parking garage can be accessed from Rugby Road or University Avenue. 

Chris Chafe will present a colloquium entitled A Listening Tour of Musical Portraits and Sonic Landscapes. on October 18th at 3:30pm at Open Grounds. In this talk recent collaborations and computer synthesis projects will be presented ranging from concert pieces to investigations about how we imagine sounds in our head. The threads involve joint work with biologists, instrument builders, neurologists, conductors, students, cargo ship captains and massive groups of online listeners. Some of the work is pure music, some of it part engineering and observation.

The Virginia Center for Computer Music (VCCM) at the University of Virginia, celebrates twenty-five years of groundbreaking computer music in 2013. The VCCM founded in 1988 by Director and William R. Kenan Jr Professor Judith Shatin, provides a rich development environment for computer music and new audio technologies. Director Shatin now works closely with Associate Director Matthew Burtner, Technical Director David Topper and CCT faculty member Ted Coffey to support and guide the VCCM . The Center houses a wide range of computer resources and a variety of commercial and in-house-developed software and hardware. Current work involves multichannel digital audio, interactive multimedia performance, installation art, robotics, network music and alternate controllers. The VCCM supports the UVa Music Department’s PhD program in Composition and Computer Technologies (CCT). CCT PhD students now hold faculty positions at Yale University and Oberlin College, and their music and research is regularly commissioned, performed, and published world-wide.

For more information please call 434.924.3052



UVA Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176