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Analog Drift, an ArtSounds on March 10th


Two members of the Charlotte Street Residency program– Eli Hougland and Russell Thorpe– will be involved in an ArtSounds on March 10th, at 7:30 pm. It will be held at Epperson Auditorium on the KCAI campus. The main collaborators are Eli, Russell, Michael Miller, and visiting artist Eric Souther. It also will feature three ensembles, the Ensemble in Residence, Mnemosyne Quartet and the Ensemble of Irreproducible Outcomes (EIO).

Analog Drift has 13 performers, surround sound, and three projections. It is an immersive performance installation that tells the story of an artificial intelligence and its journey to learn the audio-visual language of its creators. The AI decodes audio-visual data in order to synthesize its own creative voice. As the AI learns, it starts a dialog with the performers and eventually collaborates along side its creators.

Analog Drift represents the work of four collaborators who learned to reconcile disparate ideas in order to arrive at a single shared artistic vision.  We have worked to develop a story that is based upon how we approach learning, and how memory affects what we come to expect of the future.

The Ensemble in Residence consists of Hillary Sametz on viola, Joshua Wise on cello, Sharra Wagner on clarinet, Michael Miller on Bass Clarinet, Mai Todokoro on vibes, and led by Derek Shapiro.

Mnemosyne is made up of Eli Hougland on keyboard and electronics, Michael Miller on bass clarinet, Ted King-Smith on saxophone, and Russell Thorpe on saxophone. Ensemble of Irreproducible Outcomes includes Brian Padivic on bass, David D. McIntire on clarinet, and Ryan Oldham on trumpet.

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This entry was posted on February 27, 2015 by in News, Performing Artists/Ensembles, Uncategorized.

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