From: Dennis Miller (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Apr 20 2007 - 20:03:36 PDT
VISUAL MUSIC MARATHON
at Northeastern University, Boston
Saturday, April 28th
Northeastern University is pleased to present the first-ever Visual Music
Marathon, a 12-hour screening of time-based art works that reflect the
convergence of musical composition and animated images, as part of this
year's Boston Cyberarts Festival. The Marathon will be held on Saturday,
April 28 from 10am to 10pm, in the University's Raytheon Amphitheater,
located in the Egan Research Center on Forsyth Street.
"Visual music is an interdisciplinary artistic genre with roots dating back
hundreds of years," says Northeastern professor Dennis Miller, the event's
artistic director and principal curator. "The emergence of film and video in
the 20th century allowed this genre to reach its full potential, with Walt
Disney's Fantasia serving as a groundbreaking example. The artworks we are
screening all take a modern perspective on this idea."
Northeastern received over 300 artist submissions for the Marathon,
representing works from 34 different countries, and selected 64 of those for
screening. The second six hours of programming will include works by invited
artists, historic works on film, live video performances, and works provided
by the two principal guest curators, Larry Cuba of the Iota Center, Los
Angeles, and Bruce Wands of the New York Digital Salon and School of Visual
Arts. All new works presented at the Marathon will be included in a special
permanent collection that will be housed in Northeastern's Snell Library.
For an hour-by-hour schedule and preview of works to be shown at the event,
visit www.music.neu.edu/vmm/schedule.html. A complete listing of all events
at the Boston Cyberarts Festival is found at www.bostoncyberarts.org.
The Visual Music Marathon is a joint effort between Northeastern's
Department of Music and the Multimedia Studies Program. For more
information, please visit www.music.neu.edu/vmm or call 617-373-4132.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.