Friday, July 19
$10; free for members. Cash bar. Performance will begin after sunset.
Designed in response to the work of Finnish artist and filmmaker Mika Taanila, whose exhibition, Tomorrow’s New Dawn, is currently on view, this unique performance features a group of musicians, engineers, and filmmakers who will create an immersive audio-visual experience that will fill CAM’s Performance Space with multi-channel sound and video.
Taanila’s works about Finnish electronic music pioneer Erkki Kurenniemi (b. 1941) are the inspiration for Chromaconditional. The performance addresses the work of this artist, composer, and inventor of musical instruments who created optically controlled digital sound synthesizers in the 1970s. Chromaconditional features a series of three-channel HD synchronized projections, totaling over fifty feet in length. The light from these projections will affect photo sensors, which control custom-built circuits made just for this performance. Signals from these circuits will, in turn, be sent to a series of modular sound synthesizers controlled by three musicians and producing six independent channels of synthesized sound.
Chromaconditional comprises Kevin Harris as system architect on sound synthesis, video synthesis, editing and composition; Mike Murphy on circuit design and engineering and sound synthesis; Adrian McBride on sound synthesis; and Jeremy Kannapell on film and video composition.