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Resonating MIT
School of Architecture + Planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Above: Gediminas Urbonas, Radome CW-41S, the roof of the MIT Green Building, 2014.
Above: Gediminas Urbonas, Radome CW-41S, the roof of the MIT Green Building, 2014.

The MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT) and the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) present Resonating MIT, the culmination of a semester-long interdisciplinary collaboration that deploys sonic interventions to amplify unexplored spatial atmospheres on MIT’s historic campus. A series of performances, installations, and a mobile-ready website and app provide gateways to critical spatial inquiries using sound from the past, present, and the speculative future of the Institute. Engaging artistic, architectural, sonic engineering, and research practices, Resonating MIT proposes that listening and resonating are unique methods for understanding space and place, and using art as a catalyzer to amplify transdisciplinary exchange. This week of extra-ocular, sensorial exploration will feature new works produced by MIT students from the spring 2014 class 4.373 Sound Installations and Sonic Interventions and the works of CAST visiting artists Stephen Vitiello and Robin Rimbaud, aka Scanner, as well as compositions by students from the class 21M.351 Music Composition performed by the avant-garde visiting artist ensemble Either/Or.

Join our amplification interventions through the Resonating MIT website and app, which grafts a sonic landscape onto MIT’s Cambridge campus and enables the public to participate by sharing their own sound atmospheres.

Featured events

4.373 Sound Installations and Sonic Interventions
Student installations live performanceTuesday, May 13, 7–10pm
Location: Map and schedule available at Resonating MIT.Featuring live performances and presentations of student projects in the MIT Lobby 7, on the Green Building roof, at the MIT Media Lab, Walker Memorial Gym, and Stata Center. 

Student installations final reviewThursday, May 15, 9:30am–12:30pm
Location: Map and schedule available at Resonating MIT.

Sonic Bodies
Friday, May 16, Doors open at 7pm
Location: ACT Cube, Bldg. E15-001 (Lower Level), 20 Ames Street, Cambridge
A performance by Scanner and Stephen Vitiello with guests David Shively (percussion) and Jennifer Choi (violin) of the Either/Or ensemble. Digital visualizations by Madeleine Gallagher. Click here to register.

The performance will be followed by a celebration of the student and visiting artist projects and the launch of our mobile-ready website and app Resonating MIT.

21M.351 Music Composition + visiting artists Either/OrNew Works by MIT Undergraduate Composers
Saturday, May 17, 8pm
Location: Killian Hall, Bldg. 14W-111, 160 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
Either/Or: Jennifer Choi, violin; Taka Kigawa, piano; Wendy Law, cello; David Shively, percussion, in a concert of works composed by students enrolled in the Music Composition class taught by Keeril Makan, Associate Professor of Music. 

For additional information, click here.

This program is made possible by funding provided by the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) in collaboration with Music and Theater Arts at MIT. The Resonating MIT project was initiated by Gediminas Urbonas, Mitsui Career Development Associate Professor at ACT, with support from Teaching Assistant Ann Lui.
MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, E15-212
Cambridge MA 02139-4307
act.mit.edu   

 

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May 5, 2014