Live performances that bring together a unique blend of electronic music, interactivity, and performance art.
* all concerts are free and open to the public
Time: 11:20 am to 12:20 pm
Place: Fine Arts Complex, Black Box Theater
Frank Cervantes and Joshua Dowiak created the 80s inspired synthwave project RETROGLYPHS. The duo will give an exclusive performance as well as a presentation detailing their creative process. The Hook Journal writes “Retroglyphs aren’t singularly stuck in the past, but have taken notes and are creating something that feels good…. their self titled album is an 80s inspired montage of tracks that sound like they could have come straight out of a movie soundtrack.”
Music from the Mason Gross School of the Arts
A showcase of new and innovative music from MGSA Music Technology students under the direction of Professor Steven Kemper.
Todd Reynolds is known as one of the founding fathers of the hybrid-musician movement and one of the most active and versatile proponents of what he calls ‘present music’. The violinist of choice for Steve Reich, Meredith Monk, Bang on a Can, and a founder of the string quartet known as Ethel, his compositional and performance style is a hybrid of old and new technology, multi-disciplinary aesthetic and pan-genre composition and improvisation.
with the Beep Ensemble
Adam Vidiksis is a composer, conductor, percussionist, improvisor, and technologist based in Philadelphia. Equally comfortable with both electronic and acoustic composition, critics have called his music “mesmerizing”, “dramatic”, “striking” (Philadelphia Weekly), “notable”, “catchy” (WQHS), “interesting”, and “special” (Percussive Notes). David Patrick Stearns of the Philadelphia Inquirer noted that Vidiksis provides “an electronically produced frame giving each sound such a deep-colored radiance you could miss the piece’s shape for being caught up in each moment”. Dr. Vidiksis currently serves on the faculty at Temple University and the SPLICE Institute, and is the 2017-18 ACF Steven R. Gerber Composer in Residence for the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.