TURN UP Multimedia Festival for Equality
We want to TURN UP the volume and visibility of artists from underrepresented groups in music, art, and technology. We promote interdisciplinary collaboration, culture-connecting and equality. We encourage partnership between different fields, cultures, and genders. To accomplish these goals, TURN UP includes multiple lectures, presentations, and master classes from leading artists from different fields, different circumstances, and different geographic areas, and culminates with a multimedia concert that includes the works of select artists.
This year, we are proud to present interactive composer Jeffrey Stolet from the University of Oregon, multimedia artist Yuliya Lanina from the University of Texas at Austin, audio engineer Lauren Hayes from Arizona State University, composer Meredith Brammeier from Cal Poly, and composer/explorer/cultural catalyst Christina Rusnak. In addition, we have two works created by UA students. One of the works is a collaboration with the UA School of Dance. Composition faculty members Daniel Asia and Yuanyuan (Kay) He will also place pieces in the concert.
Schedule of Events:
Wednesday March 13, 2019 at 7:30 in Crowder Hall
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PRESENTATIONS AND MASTER CLASSES:
Presentation: Monday, March 11, 2019 at 4:30 p.m., Green Room
Master Class: Wednesday March 13, 2019 at 1:00 p.m., Crowder Hall
Presentation: Tuesday March 12, 2019 at 6:00 p.m., Center for Creative Photography Auditorium Student Critiques: Wednesday March 13, 2019 (time TBA), UA School of Art
Many works on the concert seamlessly mix live musicians, electroacoustic music, painting, video, choreographed performances, dance, and new media technologies. TURN UP will provide you a new and different way to experience the performing arts.
Please join us for this new experience and help us to TURN UP the visibility of underrepresented artists and bring interdisciplinary collaborations and true equality to art.
About the Artists:
Yuliya Lanina is a Russian-born American multimedia artist. Her paintings, animations, interactive sculptures, and performances portray alternate realities that fuse fantasy, femininity, and humor.
Lanina’s works have been exhibited in such museums and institutions as the Seoul Art Museum, Korea; Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia; Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany; Cleveland Institute of Art, Ohio; Elisabet Ney Museum, Austin, Texas, and Galapagos Art Center, Brooklyn, New York.
Her multimedia works and performances have awarded her invitations to many art fairs, festivals and conferences, as well as to SXSW Interactive, SIGGRAPH Asia (Japan); SEAMUS (Oregon), 798 Beijing Biennial (China); Seoul International Media Art Biennial (Korea); KunstFilm Bienalle (Germany), Fusebox (Texas) and the Creative Tech Week (New York City). Her work has been featured in Brooklyn Rail, Houston Press, Glasstire, Art Review, Wagmag, Bloomberg News, Austin-American Statesman, Australian Art Review, Sight Lines, NYArts Magazine, ART on AIR.com/MOMA, PS 1, Bejing Today and can be found in several national and international private and corporate collections. Revolt Magazine chose Lanina as one of their top ten New York City artists of 2013.
Lanina is lecturer at the Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies at the University of Texas at Austin.
Jeffrey Stolet is a professor of music and director of the Intermedia Music Technology at the University of Oregon. He received a PhD in music at the University of Texas at Austin. Stolet was among the very first individuals to be appointed to a Philip H. Knight professorship at the University of Oregon.
Stolet’s work has been presented around the world and is available on the Newport Classic, IMG Media, Cambria, SEAMUS and ICMA labels. Presentations of Stolet’s work include major electroacoustic and new media festivals, such as the International Computer Music Conference, the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States Conference, the MusicAcoustica Festival in Beijing, the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, the Kyma International Sound Symposium, the Third Practice Festival, the Annual Electroacoustic Music Festival in Santiago de Chile, the Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival, SIGGRAPH, the transmediale International Media Art Festival, Boston Cyber Arts Festival, Cycle de concerts de Musique par ordinateur, the International Conference for New Interfaces for Musical Expression, the International Workshop on Computer Music and Audio Technology in Taiwan, and the International Electroacoustic Music Festival “Primavera en La Habana,” in Cuba.
Stolet’s recent work has centered on performance environments in which he uses a variety of wands, sensing devices, game controllers, and other magical things to control the sonic and videographic domains. Stolet has collaborated with the New Media Center at the University of Oregon to transform an original electronic music textbook into Electronic Music Interactive, an Internet deliverable, multimedia document containing motion animations, sound, and glossary, that has received rave reviews in the press (“Electronic Musician, Keyboard” magazine, “The Chronicle of Higher Education,” and “Rolling Stone”).
Daniel Asia, b. Seattle, WA 1953, has been an eclectic and unique composer from the start. Over his long career he has enjoyed grants from Meet the Composer, a UK Fulbright award, Guggeneheim Fellowship, DAAD, MacDowell and Tanglewood fellowships, ASCAP and BMI prizes, Copland Fund grants, a Barlow Award, and numerous others. In 2010 he was awarded an Academy Award in Music from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. From 1991 to 1994 he was Meet the Composer composer-in-residence of the Phoenix Symphony.
Asia’s five symphonies have received wide acclaim from live performance and their international recordings. The Fifth Symphony was commissioned for the Tucson and Jerusalem symphony orchestras in celebration of Israel’s 60th anniversary.
His various orchestral works have been performed by the Cincinnati Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, American Composers Orchestra, Columbus Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Chattanooga Symphony, Memphis Symphony, Tucson Symphony, Knoxville Symphony, Greensboro Symphony, Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Philharmonic Orchestra, and many others.
In the chamber music arena, Mr. Asia has written for, and been championed by, the Dorian Wind Quintet, American Brass Quintet, Meadowmount Trio, Cypress Quartet, Andre-Michel Schub (piano), Carter Brey (cello), Alex Klein (oboe), Benjamin Verdery (guitar), John Shirley-Quirk and Sara Watkins (baritone and oboe), Jonathan Shames (piano), violinists Curtis Macomber, Gregory Fulkerson, Mark Rush and Zina Schiff, and Robert Dick (flute). Under a Barlow Endowment grant, he wrote a work for The Czech Nonet, the longest continuously performing chamber ensemble on the planet, founded in 1924.
The recorded works of Daniel Asia may be heard on the labels of Summit, New World, Attacca, Albany, Babel, Innova, and Mushkatweek. For further information, visit the Daniel Asia website at www.danielasia.net.
Dr. Yuanyuan (Kay) HE is a composer and video artist with roots in China. Her works often explore and intertwine various forms of media to create unique audiovisual experiences that engage the audience. Many of her works involve collaborations with choreographers, dancers, video artists, audio technicians, and stage lighting and design artists. As a multimedia composer, she is very active in the music community. Kay serves as the creative director for Electronic Music Midwest (EMM), which is an annual music festival dedicated to programming a wide variety of electroacoustic music and providing high quality electronic media performances. She is also the founder and director of the Austin, Texas-based Turn Up Multimedia Festival for Women Artists, which works to promote women composers, performers, and visual artists. She is currently assistant professor at the University of Arizona, where she teaches composition, electro-acoustic music and orchestration.
During her career, Kay has won many awards and been selected for many performances in the United States and abroad. Kay earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and her Master of Music degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in composition from the University of Texas at Austin where she studied under Dr. Russell Pinkston and Dr. Yevgeniy Sharlat.
Joseph Farbrook grew up in New York City and Santa Fe, raised by his father, a concrete poet and his mother, a painter. His artwork has taken the form of electronic installations, interactive video, augmented and virtual reality narratives, live performances, and interactive screen projections. Within his work, he explores the evolution and consequences of cultural illusions and mediated perception. He often invents customized media platforms that intersect physical and virtual art making practices.
Farbrook exhibits his work regularly in galleries and museums worldwide, including SIGGRAPH, International Symposium for Electronic Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Watermans Gallery in London, Galerie Vaclava Spaly in Prague, and numerous solo and group exhibitions in NYC, Los Angeles, Boston, and Seattle. Joseph Farbrook is an associate professor of art at the University of Arizona.
Lauren Sarah Hayes is a Scottish musician and sound artist who builds and performs with hybrid analogue/digital instruments. She is a “positively ferocious improvisor” (Cycling ‘74), her music refusing to sit nicely between free improv, experimental pop, techno and noise.
Over the last decade she has developed and honed a deliberately challenging and unpredictable performance system that explores the relationships between bodies, sound, environments, and technology. “The Wire” described her most recent album, “Manipulation,” (pan y rosas discos)
as “skittering melodies and clip-clopping rhythms suggesting a mischievous intelligence emerging from this web of wires.” She is a member of the New BBC Radiophonic Workshop, and assistant professor of sound studies in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering, Arizona State University, where she leads Practice and Research in Enactive Sonic Art (PARIESA).
Passionate about composing about place and the human experience, Christina Rusnak seeks to integrate context into her music from various sources, including landscape, culture, history and art. She strives to compose music that is thought provoking, and engages both the performers and the audience.
Ms. Rusnak’s work has been performed across the country at the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, the Call of the Wild Arts Festival, among others. An avid hiker, she has been commissioned by the U.S. Forest Service, Oregon State Parks, Dallas Contemporary Art Museum and several ensembles. Her work has been performed by talented ensembles and performers as Third Angle, Citiwater and Corvus New Music Ensembles, Vocal Luna, and Jeffrey Jacob among others. She has been selected as an Artist in Residence for Homestead National Monument and North Cascades National Parks.
Composing since age nine, Rusnak also works with communities and organizations as an advocate for both New Music and place. Her essays appear in LandscapeMusic.org, New Music Box, the IAWM Journal and Oregon Arts Watch among others. She serves on the board of the International Alliance of Women in Music. Her music is available on Parma Recordings.
Born and raised in the Midwest, composer Meredith Brammeier earned music degrees from Princeton University and the Eastman School of Music on the East Coast and the University of Southern California on the West Coast. This blend of experiences from diverse areas of the United States has resulted in her distinct and vibrant American style. Her compositions include pieces for soloists and small ensembles as well as works for concert band, choir, and orchestra.
Brammeier’s compositions have been performed across the United States and Europe, in venues ranging from Dvořák Hall in Prague and St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna to Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and Carnegie Hall in New York City. Recently commissioned works include her Sonata for Horn and Piano, written for and premiered by Andrew Pelletier at the 48th Annual International Horn Symposium; “Blow, Winds, Rage, Blow!” for SATB chorus and orchestra, written for and premiered by the California Polytechnic State University choirs and orchestra; and “Barter” for treble chorus, written for and premiered by the Central Coast Children’s Choir.
Brammeier has earned honors and awards from The American Prize, the Sorel Organization’s Medallion Choral Composition Contest, the Roger Wagner International Choral Composition Competition, the California ACDA Choral Composition Competition, and the South Bay Master Chorale Choral Composition Contest. She is professor of music at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California, where she teaches music theory, composition, and musicianship.
TURN UP Multimedia Festival presented by the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music, in collaboration with the School of Art, and the College of Fine Arts
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