‘Ancient life was all silence…. with the invention of the machine, Noise was born.’ – Luigi Russolo, ‘L’Arte dei rumori’
Noise continually surrounds us, from white static to violent intensity. We are absorbed into, embraced by, and assaulted with sound. Vibrating through our bodies, we capitulate as it engulfs us and permeates our psyche. In the still of its quiet absence and the thrill of its deafening roar, the force of sound is a constant. wats:ON? 2013 explores the realm of noise through a variety of analog, digital, and apparatus enhanced sound-music performances. Noise asks you to surrender to the possibility of the rush of the sublime.
A celebration of the centennial of Luigi Russolo’s ‘The Art of Noises’, featuring a new performance on reconstructed Intonarumori (Fururist noise instruments) Thu 04 Apr, 5:00pm Kresge Theatre, CFA
Renowned arts journalist, Geeta Dayal, has been covering the intersections between sound, culture, and technology for a decade. For Wats:ON, she presents: "Signal and Noise: A Brief History of Electronic Music." Thu 04 Apr, 5:00pm Kresge Theatre, CMU College of Fine Arts
"What is the Sound of a Pig Dancing?" Film historian Jeff Hinkelman asks in this lecture about the birth of sound in cinema. Featuring screenings of silent films -- with live musical accompaniment. Fri 05 Apr, 8:00pm Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, CFA-111
Bang Your Head: Making Noise with Pure Data Sat 06 Apr, 2:30pm STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, CFA-111
Jeremy Boyle, Michael Johnsen, Eric Singer Sat 06 Apr, 7:00pm Kresge Theater, CFA
Amplifications Sat 06 Apr, 7:00pm Kresge Theater, CFA