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Bay Area, California, USA
New Music, Improvisation, Interdisciplinarity, collaborativeness
Doga Cavdir is a Ph.D. candidate at Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). Her work explores gestural interaction and performers' expressive movements in musical instrument design, manufacturing, and performance.
Michele Cheng is an interdisciplinary artist who uses music, experimental theatre, and other forms of media to confront social issues and cultural identities. Taking a journalistic approach, she develops creative projects that reflect the complex issues to create public understanding.
Simona Fitcal is a media artist, whose work offers a symbolic and expressive approach to digital visual effects by means of experimental video, multimedia performances, art installations, and interactive art. She often collaborates with musicians and programmers to bring a different dimension to her work. Fitcal is a graduate of the MFA Program in Art Practice in the Art and Art History Department at Stanford University. She holds an MA in Digital Media from the University of the Arts Bremen, Germany. She is a recipient of 2015 Murphy and Cadogan Award in film/video.
Julie Herndon is a composer and performer working with internal/external space through improvisation, text, graphics, and electronics. Her work explores the body’s relationship to the self, to performance, and to tools like musical instruments and personal technology.
Tiffany Lin is a visual artist, wordsmith, and dreamer. Through drawing, writing, and performance, her work investigates the nebulous distinction between want, need, and desire in context of political and capitalist spectacles. She holds a MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Illustration Practice and a BA in Gender & Women's Studies and Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.
Barbara Nerness is a second year Masters student at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Stanford University, currently working at the intersection of sound, space, and mind. She is interested in technological subversion, telling stories through immersive audiovisual performance, and auditory neuroscience.
Patricia Robinson mixes digital design and visual experiences to create work around art, music, technology, and social change. Influenced by New Media and Communication Design, Patricia aims to explore the ways computational and natural forms change perception and simplify environments. Her practices balances expressiveness and functionality via data visualization, electronics, graphic design, interaction design, performance, and programming.
Stephanie Sherriff is an interdisciplinary artist and MFA candidate in Art Practice at Stanford University. As a non-traditional performer and composer, her work with sound is entangled with process-based reactions to deconstructed familiar forms and methods.
Julie Zhu is a composer, artist, and carillonneur. Her work is visual and aural--from artist books to sculptures and installations, sound walks to chamber music--operating on an expansive definition of score, striving for the expressive absurd.
Date: May 10, 2019 (Fri)
Location: CCRMA stage, Stanford University
Join Christopher Costanza, Christopher Jette, and members of the fff ensemble (Doga Cavdir, Michele Cheng, Simona Fitcal, Julie Herndon, Tiffany Lin, Barbara Nerness, Patricia Robinson, Michiko Theurer, and Julie Zhu) for an evening of sonic and visual questions and openings. The program will include Bach’s C-minor suite for solo cello, performed by Costanza and ending with Bach’s original experimental retuning of the cello; brief selections for violin by Bach and György Kurtag, performed by Michiko Theurer; and musical and intermedia explorations envisioned and performed by Christopher Jette, Michiko Theurer, Patricia Robinson, Tiffany Lin, Barbara Nerness, Simona Fitcal, Doga Cavdir, Julie Herndon, Julie Zhu, and Michele Cheng.
CONCERT SERIES 1.0
Date: Jan 26, 2019 (Sat)
Location: CCRMA stage, Stanford University
improvisation and performance by:
Michele Cheng, Julie Herndon, Barbara Nerness, Stephanie Sherriff, Michiko Theurer, Julie Zhu
performing works by:
Michele Cheng, Robert Fleitz, Kerrith Livengood with instruments created and extended by Patricia Alessandrini, Barbara Nerness, Stephanie Sherriff, and Julie Zhu.
CONCERT SERIES 2.0
See you again
in winter 2020!
with more collaborators:
artist & computer scientist Doga Cavdir
media artist Simona Fitcal
visual artist Tiffany Lin
media artist Patricia Robinson