April 7 concert: San Diego, CA and Stony Brook, NY

As one of three performances in Virtual Tour: A Reduced-Carbon Footprint Concert Series, the April 7, 2013 concert featured renowned composer-improvisers performing together telematically between San Diego, CA and Stony Brook, NY.  Telematic music is live performance via the internet by musicians in different geographic locations. The music for this April 7 performance consisted of four world premieres by Mark Dresser, Michael Dessen, Nicole Mitchell, and Sarah Weaver, all composed specifically for the telematic medium. The concert took place at 4:00pmPDT / 7:00pmEDT with audiences at both sites. A high-quality audio/video recording will be made of the concert for future release.

Artists:
San Diego – Nicole Mitchell, flutes, Michael Dessen, trombone, Myra Melford, piano, Mark Dresser, bass
New York – Jane Ira Bloom, soprano saxophone, Min Xiao-Fen, pipa, Ray Anderson, trombone, Matt Wilson, drumset, Doug Van Nort, laptop and sonifications, Sarah Weaver, conductor

Program:
“Universal Synchrony Music, Volume 1” by Sarah Weaver, in cooperation with the NASA Kepler Mission
“Untitled” by Michael Dessen
“Telepathology” by Nicole Mitchell
“SubTeleToning” by Mark Dresser

Concert information/location for Stony Brook:
New York – Stony Brook University, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics Auditorium, 7:00pm Eastern time.
With support from Simons Center Art Program, Consortium for Digital Arts, Culture, and Technology (cDACT), and Liminal Music. In cooperation with the NASA Kepler Mission and NASA ArtSpace. Admission is Free.
Directions: Simons_Center_Directions.pdf

Concert information/location for San Diego:
San Diego – Experimental Theater, Conrad Prebys Music Center, UCSD. 4:00pm Pacific time.
Admission: $15.50 General, UCSD Faculty/Staff/Alumni $10.50, Student Rush Free. For Tickets, call 858-534-3448.
Directions: Experimental Theatre, CPMC, @ UCSD

Coordinators:
Mark Dresser and Michael Dessen, Virtual Tour Coordinators, San Diego Site Directors
Sarah Weaver, Stony Brook Site Director; Elyce Winters CAO of Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Dan Weymouth and Margaret Schedel of Consortium for Digital Arts, Culture, and Technology (cDACT)

Technologists:
San Diego – Trevor Henthorn, technical director; Josef Kucera, technical consultant; Antonio Estrada and Andrew Johnson, local audio; Isaac Garcia-Muñoz, network audio; Michael Ricca, audio recording; Daniel Ross, assistant recording; Yeung-ping Chen, network video; Kyle Johnson and Ash Smith, documentation video; Jessica C. Flores, production manager.
New York – Kevin Schinstock, live audio, audio recording, Derek Kwan, network audio, Timothy Vallier, network video, Ross Karre and crew, video recording, Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew, lighting, Tim Young, systems administrator, Jason May, systems administrator

Acknowledgements:
UCSD Department of Music, Jessica Flores, Trevor Henthorne, Daria Semegen of Stony Brook University, Justin Foster and Jesse Johnston of Liminal Music, Yvonne Clearwater of NASA ArtSpace, Chris Chafe of CCRMA at Stanford University, Jon Jenkins of NASA Kepler Mission

Contact at Stony Brook:
Sarah Weaver <sarah@sarahweaver.org>

Contact at UC San Diego:
Mark Dresser <mdresser@ucsd.edu>

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