Electric Dream Theater :: May 15th
May 15th, 8pm-1am at The Independent at 501 Studios
501 N IH 35, Corner of E. 5th St. and Brushy
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Supernaturalism: Supply and Demand
a virtual tour by Rook TV
14 songs produced, performed and broadcast on a 14 city tour exploring the multiple economies of the unknowable.
Nathan Peck, musician and visual artist, composes a new song at each stop on his tour through the heartland. Songs are uploaded to his website each day from May 11th through May 22nd. The project features a video and song portraying a fresh perspective on the other-worldly in each town along the way. The Tour goes from Chicago to Springfield, St. Louis, Memphis, Jackson, New Orleans, Houston, Austin, Dallas, Witchita, Kansas City, Des Moines, Iowa City, and back to Chicago. Live audio+visual performances in Austin Texas and Chicago IL, feature the songs, photos and video created by Nathan Peck on his trip to memorialize each city. Take part in the virtual tour by logging in once a day to hear Nathan's newest track, or attend his physical concert in Austin, Texas on May 15th.
The String was initialized in 1997 when Josh Meredith and Aaron Anthony met in Fort Worth, Texas. Since both of them worked in tech support at the time working with modems it only seemed fitting to name the project Init String. An Init String is a command to force computers to connect via a modem. Shortly thereafter they began working with Michael (Smiley) Hale of Gift Culture who joined forces deploying his drumming skills with Josh and Aaron's psychedelic rhythms and beats. They soon released two albums, “Feedback Loops” and “Iterations” along with vinyl EP releases under their label Subtle Distortion Records. Multiple compilation tracks were released internationally to labels such as We Records, Nephlim Records, XYZ Distribution and Sundance. All three of them play as solo projects as well. Aaron established his own downtempo project called Artificial Life Preserver, Mike is widely known as Gift Culture and Josh composes music under his name Josh Meredith. Aaron Anthony, Josh Meredith, and Michael Hale are signed artists represented as Init String via the multimedia label known as Psymbolic.
Entranced is a 3D interactive music experience designed to immerse the player in a vibrant and responsive audiovisual landscape, exciting the imagination and creating a sense of rhythmic flow. By listening to music, observing visual cues, and receiving feedback from the system, each player interprets and performs movements that sync with the music. The result is dazzling audiovisual rewards.
BaseMotion, "Sala A Zaragoza"
BaseMOTION was founded in 2005 as the audiovisual division of creative studio BaseDESIGN. We specialise in direction for motion graphics & audiovisuals.
The first room of this exhibtion features a 10m wide projection that invites the visitor to think about the different ways to be thirsty. Is the desert really more thirsty than the city? Can thirst be positive?... Who's thirsty?...
The La Sed (Thirst) Pavilion was designed by architect Enric Ruiz Geli and the exhibition space was designed by industrial designer Martin Azúa. The Thirst pavilion consists of five rooms, with four audiovisual installations and one audio, all contributed by BaseMotion.
Expo 2008 (International Expo), takes as its theme the natural resource most affected by climate change. Water and Sustainable Development kicked off on June 14 in Zaragoza, Spain. Encompassing more than 60 acres along the Ebro River, the expo is true to its theme—all of its facilities are powered by renewable energy sources.
George Sabra, "Merge" and "Matrix"
George Sabra is an internationally recognized artist with a passion for recycling and the environment. Having over 22 years of professional experience, his mastery of the art of sculpting has enabled an inherent talent to evolve into a unique style. Working primarily out of his Austin, Texas studio, Mr. Sabra utilizes recycled materials to create pieces that appear to be a hand woven blend of natural elements. George's classical training and gift of talent are reflected in many prestigious public spaces, as well as high-profile public entities and private collections. George will be showcasing two sculptures entitled "Merge" and "Matrix."
selections from "Our Favorite Things"
Since 1980, the 4 or 5 or 6 Floptops known as Negativland have been creating records, CDs, video, fine art, books, radio and live performance using appropriated sound, image and text. Mixing original materials and original music with things taken from corporately owned mass culture and the world around them, Negativland re-arranges these found bits and pieces to make them say and suggest things that they never intended to. In doing this kind of cultural archaeology and "culture jamming" (a term they coined way back in 1984), Negativland have been sued twice for copyright infringement.
MGFest will be showcasing a few selections from Negativland's newest release entitled "Our Favorite Things" visit Negativland