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ASU and Mesa Arts Center partner up for a night of free music: Digital Culture Hybrid Ensemble

"Laptop Orchestra (LOrkAS) Performance"

Photo by Ken Howie Studios

November 19, 2013

Mark your calendars on Dec. 7 for an evening of new musical performance works for digital technologies. Students from the Digital and Hybrid Ensembles course in the Digital Culture Program at Arizona State University will present their own original musical compositions using a variety of devices and sounds, such as Xbox Kinects, Nintendo Wiimotes, game controllers, Wacom tablets, iPads and laptops. This event will also feature faculty from the ASU School of Arts, Media + Engineering in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Digital Culture Capstone students and the Laptop Orchestra of Arizona State (LOrkAS). There will also be live VJ’ing and external projection mapping on the Mesa Arts Center.

Cindy Ornstein, executive director of the Mesa Arts Center, says of the upcoming performance, “In recent years, the work of undergraduate and graduate students in ASU’s School of Arts, Media + Engineering has been showcased at community festivals and events on the Mesa Arts Center campus. The performance of the Digital Culture Hybrid Ensemble on Dec. 7 is a continuation of this exciting and growing collaboration.” Garth Paine, interim director and associate professor in the School of Arts, Media + Engineering, is “delighted to once again be working with the Mesa Arts Center to showcase some of the undergraduate musical performance work from the Digital Culture Program at ASU. Digital culture looks to the future through experimental work with new musical interfaces and approaches to performance, so this concert promises to give a glimpse into exciting developments in musical composition and performance.“

Date: Dec. 7, 2013 
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Mesa Arts Center Actors Studio (upstairs) 
Cost: Free
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