April 5 concert: San Diego, CA and Amherst, MA

As one of three performances in Virtual Tour: A Reduced-Carbon Footprint Concert Series, the April 5, 2013 concert featured renowned composer-improvisers performing together telematically between San Diego, CA and Amherst, MA.  Telematic music is live performance via the internet by musicians in different geographic locations. The music for this April 5 performance consisted of five world premieres by Mark Dresser, Nicole Mitchell, Marty Ehrlich, Jason Robinson and Michael Dessen, all composed specifically for the telematic medium. The concert took place at 7:00pmPDT / 10:00pmEDT with audiences at both sites. A high-quality audio/video recording will be made of the concert for future release.

San Diego – Nicole Mitchell, flutes; Michael Dessen, trombone; Myra Melford, piano; Mark Dresser, bass
Amherst – Marty Ehrlich, woodwinds; Jason Robinson, woodwinds; Bob Weiner, drums

Concert information/location for Amherst:
Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College, 10:00pm Eastern time.
Admission is Free. Directions to Buckley Recital Hall

Concert information/location for San Diego:
San Diego – Experimental Theater, Conrad Prebys Music Center, UCSD. 7:00pm 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

Mark Dresser and Michael Dessen, Virtual Tour Coordinators, San Diego Site Directors
Jason Robinson, Amherst Site Director

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.
Amherst – Mark Santolucito – production assistant, audio networking; Joshua Baum – production assistant, video networking; Dan Richardson – sound engineer; Rob Ansaldo – networking assistance; Sara Leonard – lighting

Contact at Amherst:
Jason Robinson <jrobinson@amherst.edu>

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

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