wats:ON? – NOISE

April 4, 2013–April 6, 2013

College of Fine Arts,
Carnegie Mellon University

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.