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Introductory Community Rights Workshop

Introductory Community Rights Workshop
Wednesday, October 25 from 6 – 9 PM
State Botanical Garden of Georgia, The Gardenside Room
Free registration:
tinyurl.com/cienfuegosworkshop

A workshop led by activist Paul Cienfuegos that introduces to Athens the powerful strategies and history of the Community Rights Movement. Since 1999, the Community Rights Movement has helped hundreds of communities pass locally-enforceable laws that promote rights of nature, such as the right of ecosystems to flourish and evolve, democratic rights, such as the right of local community to self-government, and workers’ rights, such as the right to living wages. First introduced to the U.S. by the Community Rights Movement, the “rights of nature” are radical, new laws that grant natural entities, such as rivers, legal personhood, allowing nature for the first time to be represented in court and to effectively fight corporate and governmental threats. Limited spaces are available.

Affiliated with the “Alliance for Arts + Rights of Nature” project funded by an a2ru Student Challenge Grant with additional support from Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE), Watershed UGA, and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts a2ru Research Cluster.

Yale’s next concert brings your phone into the performance

By Jon Fingas
Engadget
Link: www.engadget.com/2017/09/25/yale-concert-integrates-your-smartphone/

Normally, bringing out your smartphone at a classical concert is a surefire way to get kicked out, or at least receive some disapproving stares from everyone in the room. Not so at the Yale Concert Band’s next performance, though. When it holds its season-opening concert on October 6th, it’ll want you to keep your phone out for a key segment. The band is performing Cody Brookshire’s “Honeycomb,” which uses any web-capable mobile device as part of the performance — what you see on stage is just one part of a much larger show.

The piece uses SynkroTakt technology to synchronize 32 audio tracks between your phone and the band’s performance with virtually flawless timing. When there’s a call-and-response section, for instance, the audience’s phones will play their part in harmony. It’s effectively adding hundreds of speakers (SynkroTakt can handle 250 or more devices) throughout the concert hall.

This isn’t a one-off use. Brookshire has been performing “Honeycomb” elsewhere, and SynkroTakt is useful for just about anywhere that synced audio could add a dramatic effect, such as TV shows and art installations. Just think of Yale’s performance as exposing this invention to a wider audience.

Cody Brookshire, Richard Saney, Nick Saney, and Jake Reeves were awarded a 2015 ICE Mini-Grant to create technology allowing for the synchronized streaming of different audio tracks to web-enabled devices for immersive live music. For more information visit www.SynkroTakt.com.

Exhibition: unsolved: math+de-sign

unsolved: math+de-sign
Exhibition: April 19 – May 3
Closing reception: Wednesday, May 3 at 5:30 PM
Lamar Dodd Building Room N231

C-U-B-E gallery is pleased to feature visual outcomes of an interdisciplinary workshop, unsolved: math+de-sign. Professors Moon Jung Jang (Art) and David T Gay (Mathematics) created a pilot program for math, art, and design research, with the goal of making a product to be used in math outreach contexts. All the outcomes were produced by design, art, and math students. Supported in part by Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE).

Hyphenated American: Diversity Enriches!

Hyphenated American: Diversity Enriches!
Friday, April 28 from 7 – 9:30 PM
Cine Lab, 234 W. Hancock Ave.
Free and open to the public

www.facebook.com/HA.DIVERSITY/

7 PM Visual art exhibition opens

Featuring works by Nancy Tawfiq Alhabashi, Margaret Anderson, Jamie Calkin and ULEAD Athens, Broderick Flanigan, Joe Leone, Brian Wilkerson, and Andrea Murillo.

7:30 Performances

Badie Khaleghian: Composer
Persian-American
Featuring Daniel Allen, Violin

Daniel Allen: Composer
Panamanian-American
Featuring Sahada Buckley, Violin

Luis Angel Medina: Guitarist
Mexican-Canadian

Asura: Fusion Dance Team
Featuring Mayank Ghandi, Xander Contreras, Anusha Gopali, Nihar Sahasrabudhe

Micah Hicks: Poet
African-American

Monique Osorio: Composer
Colombian-American
Featuring Kaitlyn Gilmore, Deborah Stephens, Philip Reed, Conner Hart

Gypsy At Heart: Joe Leone and Jeremy Raj

8:45 Discussion on Diversity and Practical Inclusivity

Led by Dr. Dawn Bennett-Alexander, Associate Professor of Employment Law & Legal Studies

Hyphenated American is back this year with the theme: Diversity Enriches! Artists of a variety of cultures and backgrounds are coming together for a night of spoken word, new compositions, visual art and dance. Come on out for this free show and enjoy the beauty of diversity. We’ll follow the show up with a safe discussion about the importance of diversity and what inclusivity looks like in our daily lives. Be on the lookout for news about the artists involved.

Last year’s Hyphenated American project, supported by an Idea Lab Mini-Grant, was a great success featuring visual art, poetry, new music compositions, and guest lecturers who came together for a show focused on Latinos in the U.S. This April, Hyphenated American is returning with a broader focus to amplify the voices of immigrants, refugees, and hyphenated Americans of every culture.

Supported in part by the UGA Hispanic Student Association and Ideas for Creative Exploration.

Hodgson Wind Ensemble Concert (4/4)

Performance: Hodgson Wind Ensemble
Tuesday, April 4 at 8 PM
UGA Performing Arts Center, Hodgson Concert Hall

music.uga.edu/news-and-events/hodgson-wind-ensemble’s-season-finale-celebrates-jazz-adventurous-music-making

The premier wind ensemble of the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music will perform works from ICE Mini-Grant recipient Cody Brookshire, ICE Advisory Board member Professor Peter Lane, Ron Nelson, Augusta Read Thomas, Mike Titlebaum and Michael Torke in a concert titled “All That Jazz.” Tickets are available at pac.uga.edu or the PAC box office for $12 or $6 with a UGA student ID.

Assistant professor of composition Peter Van Zandt Lane’s Beacons opens the second half of the program. “It is incredible,” says Cynthia Johnston Turner, Hodgson Wind Ensemble director. “There is no composer out there today, in my view, that explores color in more innovative ways than our own Peter Lane.”

Cody Brookshire, Richard Saney, Nick Saney, and Jake Reeves were awarded a 2015 ICE Mini-Grant to create technology allowing for the synchronized streaming of different audio tracks to web-enabled devices for immersive live music, called “SynkroTakt.” Last December, Lineage Percussion premiered Triple Helix, a new work for marimba trio utilizing SynkroTakt to stream click tracks of different tempi to each player. More recently, the Hodgson Wind Ensemble took Brookshire’s Honeycomb on a short tour, culminating in a performance at the national conference of the Concert Band Director’s National Association in Kansas City, Missouri. Future implementations of the technology by Brookshire include a performance at the Electrobrass II Conference in April, the New York City Electronic Music Festival in July, and composing a piece in residence at Avaloch Farms Music Institute in October. The SynkroTakt team is aiming for an end-of-July public release of the technology. Anyone interested in knowing more about the technology may visit www.SynkroTakt.com.

Call for Participation: Hyphenated American

Call for Participation: Hyphenated American
Deadline: March 28

Last year’s Hyphenated American project, supported by an Idea Lab Mini-Grant, was a great success featuring visual art, poetry, new music compositions, and guest lecturers who came together for a show focused on Latinos in the U.S. This April, Hyphenated American is returning with a broader focus to amplify the voices of immigrants, refugees, and hyphenated Americans of every culture. If you are an ally, we want to hear from you too!

What are we looking for? Creative responses to the theme “Diversity enriches the U.S.” Submissions can be in any of the arts including dance, visual art, film, music, and poetry! As a Hyphenated American you have a unique voice and a unique message. Share it in a show that unites people in an increasingly divisive climate.

Send a sample or description of your project idea by March 28 to Monique Osorio: aosorio1@uga.edu

Oh and by the way, what is a hyphenated American? Well, you know.. Latin-American, Arab- American, Muslim-American, African-American, to name a few, but you get the idea.