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Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
1750 Arch St.
Berkeley, CA
94709
US

Imperfect Interactions: a lecture/workshop on improvisation-based intermedia collaboration between dancers, musicians, and technologists.
Led by Scott Rubin, with special guests TBA

This lecture-workshop is geared for dancers, musicians/improvisers, composers, and technologists. Musicians should bring their instruments, and dancers should be prepared to move. The event will consist of the analysis of a recent interdisciplinary work. Additionally, audience members will participate in guided sessions of improvisation, critique, and iteration, with the aim of inspiring participants to discover their own avenues to collaborate across disciplines.

The event will consist of 2 parts
1. An analysis of in tensions, a recent work composed at IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique) for dance, cello, and motion-sensitive live electronics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PVBuPrA0pA. Created in close collaboration between interdisciplinary artists, this work is an interrogation of the relationships between two humans, their environment(s), and their role(s) as performers. The analysis will cover the methods used to craft the piece, including guided improvisation, notation, choreography, and motion-sensitive live electronics.
2. A workshop exploring how different sonic and movement interaction ideas can be surveyed and evaluated through a proposed electroacoustic improvisation framework. Audience will participate in guided sessions of improvisation, critique, and iteration, with the aim of inspiring participants to discover their own avenues to collaborate across disciplines.

Scott Rubin is a composer and improvising violist whose work interrogates relationships between sound and movement through analog and digital means. His recent projects have involved interdisciplinary collaborations with musicians and dancers, often incorporating interactive acoustic/electronic improvisation, expanded performance practices, and motion-sensors. In these projects, he engages themes of perturbation, control, and the sublime. www.scottrubinmusic.com. Scott is currently a PhD candidate in music composition at the University of California-Berkeley.

This Event is Free and Open to the Public