Snoozefest - Nocturnal Electronic Music Amidst Inflatable Environments.
to Apr 29

Snoozefest - Nocturnal Electronic Music Amidst Inflatable Environments.

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Nocturnal Electronic Music Amidst Inflatable Environments.

Sleep amidst giant inflatable artworks in an all-night, subtonal, subconscious experience! Carnegie Mellon’s Exploded Ensemble and the CMU Inflatables & Soft Sculpture course take the night shift for a midnight-to-sunrise concert featuring experimental electronic musicians Lesley Flanigan and R. Luke DuBois.

// **SLEEPING SPACES HAVE SOLD OUT** Limited sleeping spaces! • BYOSB (Bring Your Own Sleeping Bag) • $10 tickets required for sleeping spaces
// No tickets required for sitting/standing room

SNOOZEFEST features subconscious electronic music by the CMU Exploded Ensemble, including special guests Lesley Flanigan and R. Luke DuBois, and performances by student composers Sara Adkins, Stone Butler, Jonathan Cavell, Ryan Flint, Brooke Ley, Steven MacDonald, Alexander Panos, Travis Schwartz, Valerie Senavsky, Alexander Woskob, and Jeena Yin.

SNOOZEFEST is performed amidst inflatable environments and sculptural forms created by the Inflatables & Soft Sculpture course, featuring constructions by Roberto Andaya, Gabriel Bamforth, Ema Furusho, Patrick Gao, John Hewitt, Ankita Jha, Rachel Kim, Sun Min Kim, Elijah King, Tatyana Mustakos, Miranda Miller, Denise Nguyen, David Perry, Julita Przybylska, and Sommer Schneller.

Lesley Flanigan is an experimental electronic musician living in New York City. Inspired by the physicality of sound, she builds her own instruments using minimal electronics, microphones and speakers. Performing these instruments alongside traditional instrumentation that often includes her own voice, she creates a kind of physical electronic music that embraces both the transparency and residue of process — sculpting sound from a palette of noise and subtle imperfections.

R. Luke DuBois is a composer, artist, and performer who explores the temporal, verbal, and visual structures of cultural and personal ephemera. He holds a doctorate in music composition from Columbia University, and is the co-author of Jitter, a software suite for the real-time manipulation of matrix data. DuBois appears on nearly twenty-five albums both individually and as part of the avant-garde electronic group, The Freight Elevator Quartet.

The Exploded Ensemble, directed by Jesse Stiles & Lance LaDuke, is Carnegie Mellon University’s hybrid music research wing, fusing traditional orchestral performance practice with experimental, electronic, and non-Western approaches to live music performance. In SNOOZEFEST, the musicians of Exploded Ensemble will perform an overnight concert of subtle and immersive sound-worlds for a sleeping audience. The sounds presented are carefully articulated so as to induce, enhance, and uplift the collective audience dreamscape.

Olivia Robinson’s Inflatables & Soft Sculpture course focuses on the design, fabrication, and creative applications of sculptural and inflatable forms created from soft materials. For SNOOZEFEST — informed by a rich history of zeppelins, parade floats, and experimental architecture — the students in this course have applied techniques for turning flexible, flat materials into immersive, three-dimensional sleeping environments.


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Subsurface: Site-Specific Sight and Sound
5:00 PM17:00

Subsurface: Site-Specific Sight and Sound

Subsurface is an evening of music, performance, and installation art presented in a gigantic limestone mine north of Pittsburgh, PA.  The limestone mine is 50 million square feet, the size of nearly 1000 football fields, and contains 600 miles of underground roadways that connect thousands of cavernous spaces.  

In Subsurface musicians, artists, designers, and performers from the CMU community will fill these spaces with sound, dance, light, and visual/performance artwork.  As the audience explores the vast installation and performance spaces they will experience immersive environments in which color, sound, and concept transform the industrial space into dramatic audiovisual environments.

A fleet of shuttles will transport the audience from CMU to the performance site and back again.  Tickets to Subsurface are currently sold out but join our mailing list for information about Subsurface 2018.

Subsurface: Site Specific Site and Sound is made possible thanks to generous support of the following organizations:

Carnegie Mellon School of Art
Carnegie Mellon School of Music
The Dean’s office at Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts
The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon
IDeATe at Carnegie Mellon

This project was supported in part by funding from the Carnegie Mellon University Frank-Ratchye Fund for Art @ the Frontier

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