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    Pacific Conservatory Festival to Feature Music with Video and Images

    Jan 19, 2011

    Music professor Robert Coburn playing pianoUniversity of the Pacific's Conservatory of Music will feature the creative work of artists who bridge sound, video and images to create a unique musical experience. The works will be presented at the Conservatory's SoundImageSound 8 International Festival of New Music and Video on Thursday, Feb. 3 and Friday, Feb. 4. 

    Now in its eighth year, the festival will include a concert of new works for video and surround audio composed by international artists on Feb. 3 in the Conservatory's Recital Hall. The Feb. 4 concert will involve guest performers and composers showcasing live performance pieces designed for acoustic instruments, computer, and video in Faye Spanos Concert Hall. Both concerts start at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $8 for the general public, $5 for seniors and students who do not attend Pacific. Pacific students are free.

    "SoundImageSound presents work that is created through technology and can only be experienced in a unique performance setting, blending sound and visual image in an experience known as intermedia," said Robert Coburn, chair of Pacific's Music Studies department and the festival's artistic director. "Through video and multi-channel audio, SoundImageSound 8 envelopes the audience in unimagined sounds and moving images."

    The featured works were submitted by artists from around the world who responded to an open call for pieces. Works to be performed during the concert on Feb. 3 include:

    • "Vanishing Point," by Joseph Hyde (Bath, UK)
    • "Under Construction," Lennart Westman and Josef Doukkali (Stockholm, Sweden)
    • "Patah," by Diego Garro (Keele, UK)
    • "Are you everybody?" by John Young/Lala-Meredith Vula (Leicester, UK)
    • "Silk Chroma" by Maura McDonnell/Linda Buckley (Dublin, Ireland)

    Guest performers and composers during the concert on Feb. 4 are: Music professor Robert Coburn holding his hand over a blue light bulb on stage

    • Celia Eid, animation artist (Paris, France)
    • Amilcar Zani, pianist (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
    • Neil Rolnick, composer (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - New York)
    • Kathleen Supové, pianist (New York)
    • Jaroslaw Kapuscinski, composer/performer (Stanford University/CCRMA Intermedia Performance Lab)  

    For more information contact Robert Coburn at 209.946.2186 or rcoburn@pacific.edu.