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- Presented By
- DePaul University School of Music
- DePaul University School of Music Holtschneider Performance Center, Allen Recital Hall
- 2330 N Halsted St,
Chicago,Illinois60614United States+ Google Map
DePaul University School of Music Director of Sound Recording Technology, Thomas Miller, presents a Faculty Artist Series recital entitled Visual Music – 20 Years of Intermedia Inventions remixed, remastered, and presented in surround sound.
From Thomas Miller – In the fall of 1999, former School of Music Dean Donald Casey asked if I would create a multimedia piece and post it on this new world wide web. It was 45 seconds long, and at the time, it took 20 minutes to download. Little did I know I would end up composing these short intermedia pieces for the next 20 years; in my mind, I started to think of these as video 78s.
I now call them inventions, a term most closely associated with pieces by Bach that would explore a short melodic or harmonic idea. In the same manner, these intermedia works typically focus on one specific audio or video element. These works have been inspired by something as direct as a new piece of synthesizer software, but some have looked at specific audio elements such as buss compression or inharmonic timbres. Several have paid tribute to some of my heroes, such as Claude Monet, Thomas Wilfred, Oskar Fischinger, and Morton Subotnick, and occasionally some have looked at political or environmental issues. For this concert, I have remixed and remastered these works in high-resolution video and a much more dramatic surround sound.
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Friday, February 9 – 7:00PM
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