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4/09/2005

Per Anders Nilsson & Henrik Frisk

Since his birth in 1969 in Antibes, France, Henrik Frisk has lived and studied in Sweden, Denmark, France, USA and Canada. As a resident of Malm, Sweden, since 1994 he is an active performer of improvised and contemporary music and composer of chamber and computer music.

Per Anders Nilsson, composer and computer (1954) Improvising musician and EAM-composer. During the 1970s and 80s he played improvised music on saxophone. Studied from 1981-87 at the school of music, Gothenburg where he had several teachers, among them you can mention Jan Garbarek. In the 70- and 80:s he performed with musicians like Willem Breuker, Anthony Braxton and Palle Mikkelborg. He has also played with Karin Krog and John Surman as well as managed his own bands in Gteborg. Nowadays Nilsson concentrate his efforts on improvising with computers and consider himself as a lap-top musician.

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Saturday, April 9, 2005
8:00 pm, T-Ballroom
684 Escondido Road, Stanford, CA 94305

Tickets: FREE

4/16/2005

Media Survival Kit + 4 scenes from ARCHIMEDES, A Planetarium Opera by James Dashow

Media Survival Kit: a lyric satire in three parts for radio (text by Bruno Ballardini, video by Cristopher Ewing)
Our lives are more and more being determined by interactions with some sort of screen: first there was the cinema, then the tv, now the computer. The latter captures us more than its predecessors by inviting us to take part in an experience much less passive than that based on merely the one way presentation of video images. But this participation is only an illusion: the information and modes of interaction (the "instructions for use") are easily manipulated by others, producing a cultural conformism far more insidious than before... we become digital lotus eaters. Media Survival Kit was produced for AudioBox, a program of National Italian Radio (RAI), Radio 3.

The story of ARCHIMEDES is based on the life of the great Sicilian mathematician, or at least what we know about his life from those few pages in Plutarch, from the legends and his extant writings. The general approach to this work involves a great deal of "electronic stagecraft" and in particular the immense possibilities of full immersion in the sights and sounds offered by the new and extraordinary digital Planetarium technology. Surround Sound and Surround Video is the order of this play. To borrow a phrase from William James, the opera is conceived as "a stream of metamorphosing tableaux and echoing images", complete with an unexpected Da Ponte-like ending.

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Saturday, April 16, 2005
8:00 pm, T-Ballroom
684 Escondido Road, Stanford, CA 94305

Tickets: FREE

 

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