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Constant Place, Shifting Time: Music, Video, and Rephotography

Constant Place, Shifting Time: Music, Video, and Rephotography

Assistant Professor Ruby Fulton (Composition and Music Theory) will research and create “Constant Place, Shifting Time,” a new piece of music for the celebrated two-pianist, two-percussionist chamber ensemble the icarus Quartet and pre-recorded electronics, in collaboration with U of I video artist Benjamin James (English). Their project is an art counterpart to the rephotography project in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, led by U of I geographer Teresa Cavazos Cohn. The project will bring the icarus Quartet for a three-day residency at the Lionel Hampton School of Music, when they will rehearse the music in open workshops and present on their work with music about science. The quartet will make a professional recording of the music, to which Benjamin James will cut video, using old and new photographs gathered in Cohn’s scientific study. “Constant Place, Shifting Time” uses music and video to examine the impact of humans on the environment, and emphasizes the importance of community in research at every level. This interdisciplinary collaboration between science and the arts will engage both rational and emotional processing systems, maximizing meaning-making and allowing for real communication on the challenging yet pressing question of the impact of human-environmental relationships.

This project is funded by the University of Idaho.

Confluence Lab

Physical Address:
310 IRIC

Mailing Address:
Confluence Lab, English Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1102

Phone: 208-885-6156


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