Audiovisual Performance

Music 203 | Final Projects

THU NOV 19 @6PM PST

PROGRAM

Julie Zhu: happy to see you
Michiko Theurer: Patterns
Clara Allison: sham
Alexander Feliciano Mejía: poetic labor//indexical ground


The unification of music and visual arts has been attempted throughout history, opera being one example. In the 20th Century, sounds and moving images have been syncretized in various art forms, such as film or video art, as well as in popular culture (television, music video, the Internet, etc.). Today, with fast technological developments and the convenience of hardware/software tools, media artists employ both sonic and visual elements in their performance practice. What are the interrelations between music, video, and themselves as performers?

This course explores various theories and practices of engaging audiovisual media in performance on stage and online. Students perform with music and video in synergy using Max, the visual programming language.

Instructor: Constantin Basica


Agdistis (they/it/god) is an instrument, a canvas, a lover, a player, alive, dead, and everything in-between.

Alex's scholarly and artistic practices build on ethnographic studies of language, capital/labor, and identity. He is currently carrying out fieldwork on diasporization, proletarianization, and language socialization of Central American immigrant youth.

Clara is a sound artist interested in intimacy and distance. She uses sound, light, and vibration to build immersive moments that explore themes of ecology, queerness, and the space-body relationship.

Julie is a composer and carillonneur. She employs a variety of media, from mural painting and sculpture to performance and video, and collaborates with artists from different fields to create experimental chamber experiences.

Michi is a violinist, artist, and conversation-weaver who comes alive in motion. She’s currently a PhD candidate in musicology. She likes connections.