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Electronics Live! at Culver Center of the Arts, April 7th, First Thursday ArtWalk, 6-9 PM, Free

when: 2011-04-07, starts at 6:00pm
where:

Electronics Live!
April 7th, 2011
First Thursday Art Walk
6-9 p.m.
Free admission

RIVERSIDE, Calif.—Electronics Live! creates an environment that is equal parts sound art installation, live music performance, and science fair expo. Composers Jason Heath and Robert Giracello will convert the atrium floor of the Culver Center into an interactive media fair, demonstrating a variety of approaches to interactive technologies in music and the arts, and engaging the public with hands-on experience of these technologies in a fun and experimental environment.

Attendees will experiment with sensors and interactive instruments developed to control sound, image, space, movement, and more. All are welcome to participate as they present contemporary technologies in the field of music and multimedia composition. Along with an incredible lineup of guest artists and contributors, the event will culminate in a live performance of new site-specific compositions for viola and interactive technologies, performed by Alma Fernandez of Los Angeles-based Eclipse Quartet. Organized by UCR Culver Center of the Arts, and produced by Shane Shukis, Curator of Public Programs, Culver Center of the Arts.

Links: http://www.jasonheathmusic.com/ and http://www.eclipsequartet.com/About/about_alma.htm

Electronics Live! is the third residency in the Culver Arts Research Lab (CARL) residence program. It supports UCR artists and scholars from diverse disciplines dedicated to risk-taking research in the performing, visual, literary and media arts. Because the Culver Center is a meeting place for the university and the larger community, which may include local, regional, national, and international participants, projects for CARL that directly involve elements of the larger community and promote university / community and intercultural dialogue are encouraged. Further information on the residency program can be found at http://culvercenter.ucr.edu/carl-residency/ <http://culvercenter.ucr.edu/carl-residency/> .

Visitor Information and Press Inquiries

UCR’s Culver Center of the Arts is located at 3834 Main St., Riverside, CA 92501.It also houses Sweeney Art Gallery, and is situated next door to UCR’s California Museum of Photography. The galleries are open Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m., plus 6-9 p.m. for First Thursday ArtWalks. ARTSblock admission is $3, which includes entry to Culver, Sweeney and CMP, and is free during First Thursday ArtWalks (6-9 p.m.). For film screenings, Culver Center opens 30 minutes prior to the start time. See websites for additional information, http://sweeney.ucr.edu and http://culvercenter.ucr.edu.

Press inquiries for Electronics Live!, Shane Shukis, 951-827-1467, shane.shukis@ucr.edu.

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