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September 24, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Music in the early 21st century combines technology and media in unexpected ways with acoustic instruments and human voices. Sonic artist Jesse Allison’s work traverses from music to sound environments, laptop orchestra to audience mobile phones, interactive installations to loudspeaker orchestra. This performance in DMC Theatre’s 92 speaker immersive sound environment will push one’s experience of sound and music to its limits.
Causeway is an interactive poetry app and performance written by Vincent Cellucci with audio by Jesse Allison and visuals by Derick Ostrenko. Originally a part of Cellucci’s book An Easy Place / To Die the poem “Causeway” was inspired by events following Hurricane Katrina. The piece can be experienced as a performance or by itself as a mobile application. When Causeway is put on as a performance, Cellucci reads the poem aloud while audience members interact by tapping phrases from the poem on their mobile devices to collectively transform visuals displayed on a large projection. Each tap produces a sonic echo taken from Cellucci’s voice and causes his words to ripple through the theater. As an application this experience is containerized on the mobile device so that many users over time contribute to an ongoing visualization.