Tempe tempo raised with weekend of music

September 26, 2012 by  

A musical and dance multi-media evening, aided by sound and video installation created to illustrate the unique and extreme acoustic and visual elements of shifting specific sites with a sound electronic foundation score, sets the scene in Tempe, arizona this weekend.

Entitled ‘55: Music and Dance in Concrete’, the foundation series to this performance consists of a unique electronic score composed of the fragments of 55 individual composed pieces, and then recorded by 10 individual musicians who performed it in bunkers and the cistern of Fort Worden, located in Port Townsend, Washington. This is an acoustically amazing phenomena created by the turns and corners of the cistern with the help of its natural reverb, which occurs every 45 seconds.

The piece was recorded during the 2012 Centrum Residency, after which the video performances were installed. As a performance, it was made possible in thanks to funding from Map and through the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, plus assistance from the RBMA and the Arizona State University. A one-of-a-kind presentation of acoustics and visuals, it needs to be viewed to be appreciated.

Poster printing, brochure printing, and flyer printing may have been used to advertise this unique presentation to the people of the community and surrounding regions. It will take place both on Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29, starting at 7:30 pm at the ASU Art Museum/Ceramics Research Center located at 10th Street and Mill Avenue. For additional information, contact ASU at 480-965-2787 or visit the ASU Art Museum website.

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