UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture Presents Dynamic Intersection of Digital Media and Live Music in Concurrent Rhythms on Tuesday, May 8th, 2012, 6pm, at UNC Charlotte Center City Building, 320 E. 9th Street. This is a FREE multi-media event that includes an art exhibition, artist talk, live music, and a reception provided by Harvest Moon Grille.
6:00 pm: Opening reception in the gallery
7:30 pm Artists’ discussion
8:30 pm Fresh Ink performance
A vibrant collection of flat works chosen from the Digital Art Mob, a student group with the mission of sharing digital works through traditional and virtual exhibitions, will be on display in the UNC Charlotte Projective Eye Gallery. Works include digital prints, animations, videos, installations, and book forms by accomplished studio art students, curated by faculty. More information about the Digital Art Mob can be found at http://www.sco.uncc.edu/dam/. The exhibition runs May 8 – June 6.
The season’s third Fresh Ink performance presents new music for percussion quartet: Steve Reich’s Mallet Quartet and David Lang’s The So-Called Laws of Nature. These two Pulitzer Prize-winning composers have left an indelible mark on classical music while still connecting with fans of other music genres. Drawing from the diverse practices of western art music, as well as Indian, African, and rock music, they have created an eclectic but appealing sound blend that resists categorization. Professional percussionists Jeffrey DeRoche, Michael Jarrett, and Mike Perdue will join Fresh Ink Artistic Director Scott Christian for this performance. For more information on Fresh Ink, visit http://www.freshinkmusic.org/Home.html.
The Digital Arts Center(d-Arts) creates interactive systems for the development of Architectural Environments as part of the School of Architecture. An installation in the second-floor atrium will respond to the Fresh Ink performance through real-time video analysis of the musicians, which will be projected above the performers and will simultaneously create a computationally defined drawing as the music is played. An additional sound-space installation in the first-floor gallery will create an interactive environment of triggers allowing visitors to “play” the space. Sam Walker, a recent architecture alumnus, will also be exhibiting his responsive robotic arm in the gallery. More about the College of Arts + Architecture Digital Arts Center can be found at http://digitalartscenter.posterous.com/.