World Premiere Presentation of the 60x60 Environmental Mix (Music)

Date: 03.30.2013

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Black Box Theatre

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60x60 Environmental Mix

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 7 p.m.

Black Box Theatre

Located in Wangaari Maathai Hall

next to the Soka Performing Arts Center

Soka University's Creative Arts invites you to come and experience the world premiere of 60x60 Environmental Mix -- one hour of sixty 60 second music compositions on the environment! 

The 60x60 Project, begun 10 years ago by Robert Voisey of Vox Novus, has become one of the most engaging programs of new music around the world.  Each program (or “mix”) includes sixty 1-minute-long recorded compositions presented without pause, and typically includes works by leading contemporary composers and sound artists of all kinds alongside fresh works by students.  As the program has begun attracting more and more entries from composers all over, more mixes are produced each year, sometimes centered around a particular theme or a group of composers (works by women composers, composers from particular nations, works using voice, etc.).

Previous mixes have included works by two SUA students, Elizabeth Guthrey (’12) and Holland Sangster (’15) and Adjunct Faculty member, Allison Johnson.

This year marks the first ever mix centered on environmental themes.  Composers from over a dozen countries are represented, and pieces including everything from field recordings at unique locations to sounds from outer space, from insect and animal sounds (yes, birds and bees, and also various pets) to urban noises, to expressions of the feelings people have for the places they inhabit, to lots of water sounds, will be heard.  Among the composers whose work is included are Joan LaBarbara, Joel Chadabe, Hye Kyung Lee, Judith Statin, Richard Festinger, and, from Soka University of America, Michael Golden.

For interested attendees, the music will be followed by an open discussion with representatives of local environmental organizations and artists.


Please Note:  Due to the continuous performance style of this event, latecomers will not be able to be seated once the performance begins.  An audio and video feed will be available in the Black Box Theatre lobby for latecomers and those having to step out of the performance space.

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