Art/Tech: In Conversation | Experiments in musical composition and performance

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 06:30
ZERO1 Garage

ZERO1's ongoing "Art/Tech: In Conversation" series features artists and technologists exploring topics relevant to contemporary society. This conversation, presented in collaboration with Ballet San Jose, looks at how new experiments in technology are expanding possibilities in musical composition and performance. RSVP Here!

This talk features Polish composer Jakub Ciupinski and Director of Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Chris Chafe.

April 10, 2013, 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-7pm: Networking and socializing
7-8pm: Talk
8-8:30 Networking and socializing

Location: The ZERO1 Garage
439 S. 1st Street, San Jose, CA 9511

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More about this month's speakers 

Jakub Ciupinski
Ciupinski is a Polish composer living in New York City. Although his music is often associated with electronics and interactive performances, he has written numerous pieces for traditional acoustic forces, varying in scope from solo miniatures to an hour long Oratorio for symphony orchestra and double choir. His works have been performed around the world, including prestigious venues such as Tonhalle in Zurich and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York. Four years ago, he began using one of the oldest electronic instruments, the Theremin, to compose and perform gesture controlled music. His newly commissioned composition for Ballet San Jose will be performed April 19-21 in San Jose, CA.
Chris Chafe 
Chafe is a composer, improvisor, cellist, and Director of Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). Much of his music has been composed alongside computer-based research, and at IRCAM (Paris) and The Banff Centre (Alberta), he pursued methods for digital synthesis, music performance and real-time internet collaboration. An active performer either on the net or physically present, his music reaches audiences in dozens of countries and sometimes at novel venues, for example a simultaneous five-country concert was hosted at the United Nations in 2009. 

About Ballet San Jose 
Revolutionary choreographer Jessica Lang (the innovative talent behind Splendid Isolation III in Ballet San Jose's 2012 season) marries art and technology in an all-new ballet created for the company, set to a commissioned electroacoustic score performed live by composer Jakub Ciupinski, a pioneer in gesture controlled music. Ballet San Jose was founded in 1983 as the City Center Ballet of San Jose, and in 1985 began a co-venture relationship with Cleveland Ballet that spanned the two cities for nearly 15 years before its re-establishment in 2000 as an independent resident company in San Jose.