April 6 concert: San Diego, CA and Zurich, Switzerland


As one of three performances in Virtual Tour: A Reduced-Carbon Footprint Concert Series, the April 6, 2013 concert featured renowned composer-improvisers performing together telematically between San Diego, CA and Zurich, Switzerland.  Telematic music is live performance via the internet by musicians in different geographic locations. The picture above shows the stage in Zurich: Gerry Hemingway (drums) and Matthias Ziegler (flute) are there in person, and Myra Melford, Nicole Mitchell, Michael Dessen and Mark Dresser (in San Diego) are projected in lifesize proportions on screens.

The music for this April 6 performance consisted of five world premieres by Mark Dresser, Nicole Mitchell, Gerry Hemingway, Matthias Ziegler and Michael Dessen, all composed specifically for the telematic medium. The concert took place at 12:00 noon PDT / 9:00pm Swiss time, with audiences at both sites. A high-quality recording will be made of the concert for future release.

San Diego – Nicole Mitchell, flutes; Michael Dessen, trombone; Myra Melford, piano; Mark Dresser, bass
Zurich – Matthias Ziegler, flutes; Gerry Hemingway, drums

Concert information/location for Zurich:
Institute of Computer Music and Technology, ICST. 9:00pm Swiss time.
Directions and ticket information coming soon

Concert information/location for San Diego:
San Diego – Experimental Theater, Conrad Prebys Music Center, UCSD. 12:00pm 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
Matthias Ziegler, Zurich 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.
Zurich – Johannes Schütt, network director; Joel Di Giovanni and Benjamin Burger, video directors

Contact at Zurich:
Matthias Ziegler <flute@matthias-ziegler.ch>

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

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