I wanted to let you all know about an event that I have coming up soon.
I have been invited to be part of Animated Architecture, curated by Mr. Sean Stoops and funded by the Knight Foundation. My piece will be shown on October 19th and 20th from 7 to 9pm. I will project animation on the side of the Philadelphia Science Center at 34th and Market. A three piece ensemble will accompany the projection with music composed by my collaborator Gene Coleman. One or two of the musicians will be visiting from Japan to perform a piece by Gene called Sendai Transmissions (I created some animations for this piece as well.).
I hope you can come! The first night (the 19th) we will have 24-minute live performances with rests in between. But the second night (the 20th) we will have continuous playback from recorded sound.
A little more about the piece:
Vector Equilibria is an exploration and celebration of the impact of the work of Buckminster Fuller on the science, technology and culture of today. The abstract animations of Chris Landau and the live compositions of Gene Coleman in University City during the 50th Anniversary of the Science Center and Design Philadelphia 2013 will entice us to recall Fuller's connection to Philadelphia. Landau is incredibly interested in Fuller as a futurologist and his work in imagining a dramatically different and better world. Some of Coleman's own compositions and research have focused on Fuller over the last few years, such as “9 Chains...” and “Spiral Network”, both of which use Fuller’s ideas as the basis for the composition.