Art_X Concerts Examine Intersections of Science, Art

Art_X Concerts Examine Intersections of Science, Art

Date posted: 2015-09-17 13:41:28

Faculty of the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) collaborate with the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) and local Troy artists on two Art_X concerts to discover the art in science and the science in art.  The concerts, which will be held on Tuesday October 6 and October 20 at 4:30 pm in the CBIS Auditorium, are free and open to the RPI community. Following each concert, there will be a reception hosted by CBIS in the Gallery of the CBIS Auditorium.

The concerts consist of three parts, each with a topic intended as a starting point to explore the connections between music, science and technology.

 

Program - October 6

• J.S. Bach "Partita in E minor" (1730)

Topic:  Emotion and reason in the music of J.S. Bach

Michael Century, Professor, Department of Arts, pianist

• Music composition using data from proteomic experiments

Topic:  Sonification of biological data for aesthetic and scientific applications

Presented by Mattheos Koffas, Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Department of Biological SciencesZach Layton, composer and PhD student, Department of Arts; and Rob Hamilton, composer & researcher, Assistant Professor, Department of Arts.

• Steve Reich "Piano Counterpoint" (2009) 

Topic:  How time passes -- Classical and contemporary expressions

Performed by Michael Century 


Program - October 20

• Jazz piano selections featuring Steve Cramer
Steve Cramer, William Weightman Walker Professor,  Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, pianist

Topic:  Improvisation in music and science

• Igor Stravinsky "Petrouchka" (1911)

Topic:  The combination of image and sound, using live manipulations of digital images 

Performed by Michael Century and Barbara Musial
Images by Barbara Todd, performed by Marissa Gerlich (GSAS '17)

• On Borders and Transformation in Music and Language 
Introduced and performed by Sergei Nirenburg, Professor, Cognitive Science and Computer Science; with Marjorie McShane, Associate Professor of Cognitive Science, French horn, and Bobby Kendall, string bass.

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