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SoundImageSound 10 Celebrates First Decade

Jan 15, 2014

In its 10th season, the SoundImageSound Festival of New Music and Visual Image will again bring to Northern California audiences the opportunity to experience some of the best work being done by artists from around the world who blend sound and visual image into a multi-sensual experience.

Through the use of modern technology, these artists bring together live performance video and multi-channel audio creating visual music that envelops the audience in unimagined sounds and moving images. The festival is sponsored by the Conservatory of Music at University of the Pacific in Stockton.

"We have an amazing collection of new works to show this year," said Robert Coburn, professor of music composition and theory at University of the Pacific and the festival's director. "With more than 100 submissions to choose from, our final set really does represent some of the best work out there."

Festival events include:

Jan. 30, Thursday - "A Retrospective Look Back at the First 10 Years" and concert of new music and video will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Conservatory of Music Recital Hall. Tickets: $8 (general admission); $5 (seniors); students (free with student ID).

Jan. 31, Friday - Concert of Short Films from Japan, the United States, and the United Kingdom will begin at 12:30 p.m. in Faye Spanos Concert Hall. Admission: Free

Jan. 31, Friday - A lecture at 2 p.m. in Faye Spanos Concert Hall will feature Jaroslaw Kapuscinski and Joseph Hyde speaking about interactive media and 3D sound and visual image.

danceroom-spectroscopyJan. 31, Friday - David Glowacki will speak at 2:30 p.m. in Faye Spanos Concert Hall about his use of computational chemistry and quantum dynamics in the creation of the interactive multimedia collaboration "danceroom Spectroscopy."

Jan. 31, Friday - New works for 8-channel sound, computer and moving image with pieces by guest artists Jaroslaw Kapuscinski and Joseph Hyde, plus works from Ireland, Canada and the United Kingdom, will be at 7:30 p.m. in Faye Spanos Concert Hall. Tickets: $8 (general admission); $5 (seniors); students (free with student ID).

"Thursday night's show will take a look back at some of the best from the past 10 seasons of SIS," Coburn said. "Friday night's show is equally exciting with premieres of guest artists Jaroslaw Kapuscinski's slow motion airplane ballet set to an 8-channel sound world of Japanese gagaku instruments and Joseph Hyde's live performance work for computer and visual projections from 'danceroom Spectroscopy,' along with Monty Adkin's slow drive on a rainy night and others."

Jaroslaw KapuscinskiKapuscinski, an assistant professor in Stanford University's Music Department, directs the Intermedia Performance Lab there. His recent collaboration with the Open Ended Group involved 3D video projection with an immersive surround sound system and premiered in December 2013 at the Bing Concert Hall at Stanford. He has performed his intermedia compositions on practically every continent and is recognized as one of the leaders in the field of interactive intermedia performance.

Hyde is a composer and sound artist who teaches at Bath Spa University in Bath, England, where he directs the Creative Sound and Media Technology Program. His collaboration with Glowacki on "danceroom Spectroscopy" has brought him installations, performances, and honors across Europe.

Glowacki is currently on a Royal Society Research Fellowship from Great Britain and is in residence at Stanford University. "danceroom Spectroscopy" is a highly successful interactive art installation that has been featured in installations and performances throughout Europe over the past two years.

For more information about the artists:

OpenEndedGroupJaroslaw Kapuscinski: http://www.jaroslawkapuscinski.com/
Joseph Hyde: http://www.josephhyde.co.uk/   
Open Ended Group (Linked Verse): http://www.openendedgroup.com/
David Glowacki: http://glow-wacky.com/  
"danceroom Spectroscopy": http://danceroom-spec.com/

For further information, artist pictures or video screenshots please contact:
Robert Coburn
rcoburn@pacific.edu
(209) 946-2186