'The Nature of Human'
Works by three Indiana University Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities Fellows will be showcased at this year's Society for Electro-Acoustic Music conference this month in Wisconsin.
The performances include a revised version of "The Nature of Human," a work for six dancers with video and computer music featuring choreography and composition by Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities Fellows Elizabeth Shea and Jeffrey Hass.
Shea is director of the contemporary dance program in IU's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, while Hass is director of the Center for Electronic and Computer Music in IU's Jacobs School of Music.
The new version of "The Nature of Human" features updated video and choreography created for the Laurie Eisenhower Dance Company's 2012 tour. It will be presented by six students with IU's Contemporary Dance Theatre, and features additional video by Rob Shakespeare and Aaron Higgins from IU's Department of Theatre and Drama.
John Gibson, an Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities Fellow and assistant professor of music at the Jacobs School, where he teaches electronic and digital music composition, will premiere his work "Red Plumes" at the conference.
For that performance, cellist Craig Hultgren will play while Gibson operates software he created. Hultgren, who commissioned the piece, is a member of the Alabama Symphony and Luna Nova, a chamber ensemble dedicated to new music. He teaches at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the Alabama School of Fine Arts and Birmingham-Southern College.
"We are delighted the innovative digital projects of IDAH fellows are being showcased at the SEAMUS conference," said Ruth Stone, director of Indiana University's Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities. "IDAH is committed to providing a forum for faculty to collaborate on projects that redefine research and creative activity on IU campus and beyond."