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Painter, photographer, and film/video artist Kim Anno presents her adaptation-in-progress of Dante’s Purgatorio. “Dante … kept to the Christianity for many reasons,” Anno says.” My aim is to remove that entirely and see what there is left.” Composer/performer/media artist Pamela Z responds.
Evolutionary biologist Arnaud Martin presents on butterfly wing patterning and the correlation between natural selection and the creative process, followed by a musical response by composer, pianist, and electronic musician Chris Brown.
Extreme photographer Camille Seaman gives a presentation on living intentionally and in harmony with the natural world, followed by a musical response by Addleds (Kyle Bruckman on oboe/English horn, Tony Dryer on double bass, Jacob Felix Heule on percussion, and Kanoko Nishi on koto).
Neuroscientist and opera singer Dr. Indre Viskontas gives a presentation on the correlation between music, the workings of the mind, and connection between humans, followed by a response by Sound Quartet: Mark Clifford on vibraphone, Aram Shelton on saxophone, Safa Shokraion upright bass, and Britt Ciampa on drums).
Cheryl E. Leonard presents Antarctica: Music from the Ice: compositions combining field recordings of birds, animals, water, ice, and weather with sounds produced on natural-object instruments including Antarctic rocks, shells, and penguin bones, followed by a musical response from Sheila Bosco, Jesse Burson, and Kristina Dutton.
Composer and sound artist Brenda Hutchinson presents What Can You Do?, a celebration and reclamation of public space through direct interaction among strangers, followed by a response from the Johnson/Dutton/Rankin-Parker/Pearce Quartet.
Ransom Stephens presents The Reality Interface, an exploration of the science behind how the brain processes data from the senses, how it affects our perceptions of reality, how reality differs for different people, and how it might appear from the senses of a sperm whale, followed by a response from the Dutton/Rankin-Parker/Pearce Trio.
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