wats:ON? – NOISE

The Jill Watson Festival Across the Arts returns to the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University, 04-06 April 2013. This year’s festival, themed around “noise”, features lectures, performances and workshops by renowned presenters. All events are free and open to the public.


Wats:ON? 2013 explores the realm of noise through a variety of analog, digital, and apparatus enhanced sound-music performances. Featured events include:

Thursday 4 April, 5:00pm, CMU Kresge Theater (CFA):

  • INTONARUMORI 100, a performance on reconstructed Intonarumori, the original ‘noise instruments’ devised by Luigi Russolo in 1913
  • GEETA DAYAL: Signal and Noise: A Brief History of Electronic Music, a presentation on the history of noise and experimental sounds in music

Friday 5 April, 8:00pm, Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry (CFA)

  • JEFF HINKELMAN: A lecture on the birth of sound and noise in cinema, with live accompaniment

Saturday 5 April, 2:30pm, Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry (CFA)

  • DAN WILCOX: A workshop in audio programming with Pure Data

Saturday April 6, 7:00pm, CMU Kresge Theater (CFA):

  • CYBORGS OF SOUND: Robotic & circuit-bent music performances by Eric Singer, Jeremy Boyle, and Michael Johnsen
  • LESLEY FLANIGAN: Amplifications, a feedback and voice performance by NYC noise star

For more information, please visit: http://watsonfestival.org/2013
All events are free and open to the public.