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INTONARUMORI 100 :: watsON? NOISE 2013

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INTONARUMORI 100 was an original work performed with eleven reconstructed Intonarumori futurist noise machines in celebration of the centennial of Luigi Russolo’s ‘The Art of Noises’. Instruments engineered and built by Carl Bajandas, after designs by Luigi Russolo Composed by Ziyun Peng and Can (John) Özbay Construction by Edwin Cho, Matt Dawson, Dan Sztanga, Nathan Trevino, Andrew Viny Performed by the Wats:ON Festival Noise Orchestra: John Ozbay Ziyun Peng Elif Baskin Patra Virasathienpornkul Carlos Camache Guangyu Xia Rui Zhang Yi Cao Jorge Sastre ____________________________________________________________________________________ Written and performed for the watsON? NOISE Festival 2013 - Curated by Golan Levin and Spike Wolff ‘Ancient life was all silence…. with the invention of the machine, Noise was born.’ – Luigi Russolo, ‘L’Arte dei rumori’ Noise continually surrounds us, from white static to violent intensity. We are absorbed into, embraced by, and assaulted with sound. Vibrating through our bodies, we capitulate as it engulfs us and permeates our psyche. In the still of its quiet absence and the thrill of its deafening roar, the force of sound is a constant. wats:ON? 2013 explores the realm of noise through a variety of analog, digital, and apparatus enhanced sound-music performances. Noise asks you to surrender to the possibility of the rush of the sublime. ____________________________________________________________________________________ The Jill Watson Festival Across the Arts (wats:ON?) was created to honor the life of Jill Watson, whose interest in the arts inspired others through her work and her teaching. The festival celebrates Jill’s commitment to an interdisciplinary philosophy as an artist and celebrates her accomplishments and reputation as an architect. Jill Watson was a Carnegie Mellon University alumna, adjunct faculty member in the School of Architecture, and acclaimed Pittsburgh architect who died in the TWA Flight 800 plane crash on July 17, 1996. The wats:ON? Festival is made possible by the generous support of the JILL WATSON FAMILY FOUNDATION. This lecture is co-hosted by The wats:ON? Festival and CMU HCII Human Computer Interaction Institute, with support from : CMU College of Fine Arts The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry CMU School of Architecture Special thanks to: Dan Martin, Dean, College of Fine Arts Golan Levin, Director, The Frank- Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry John Carson, Head, School of Art Stephen Lee, Head, School of Architecture Additional support and past collaborations include: CMU ETC Entertainment Technology Center CMU HCII Human Computer Interaction Institute CMU School of Art Carnegie Museum of Art