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Caroline Park, "CONSTRUCTION" dissertation performance | December 4, 2014  + -

Thursday, December 4, 5th and 6th, 2014 @ 6:00pm - 6:30pm, Studio 1


Caroline Park, "CONSTRUCTION" dissertation performance

 If we could create architecture from a slice of time-stretched sound, how would we navigate such a space? How might we interpret the constraints of a blueprint to make such architecture, and what would our constructions reflect? 

 CONSTRUCTION is the real-time creation and observation/probing of space-time via sound, light, movement, and emptiness. Each CONSTRUCTION is a temporal, architectural iteration from the same blueprint — each one similar to the others, yet each unique in its own organic variability. Architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable stated: “Space is meaningless without scale, containment, boundaries and direction.” How do we reflect on meaning if scale, containment, boundaries and direction continue to shift; how do we reflect on permanence if architecture is ever-changing?

 Free but ticket required.  Limited to 30 people per performance.

 NOTE: Seating is on cushions/floor; no shoe policy (there will be a shoe area near the doorway).


Caroline Park is a composer, musician, and artist working within the minimum in experimental electronic music. Her 2013 digital release "field" was described as music existing "in an abstract zone, where space bends and algorithms are allowed bountiful time to work their fractal, generative beauty" (Disquiet). As a composer-performer, Caroline regularly performs in a duo with Asha Tamirisa, and also in a quartet, BUMPR, with Stephan Moore, Peter Bussigel, and Timothy Rovinelli.  Performances have occurred at AS220, Machines With Magnets, RISD Museum, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Middle Oak Parking Garage, Jordan Hall, Goethe-Institut Boston, Boston Center for the Arts, Cafe Fixe, Third Life Studio, Studio Soto, Spectrum, Silent Barn, New Museum, The Invisible Dog, the Stone, 295 Douglass, 16 Beaver, ISSUE Project Room, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, and the Central Conservatory of Music, in concerts presented/curated by OPENSIGNAL, SEAMUS, CTRL+ALT+REPEAT, R.K. Projects, Non-Event, SICPP, Opensound, Boston CyberArts, Pauline Oliveros, ((audience)), Saint Louis Symphony, and Musicacoustica Beijing. Her solo discography can be found on Private Chronology, Bathetic Records, Visceral Media Records, Pure Potentiality Records, and Absence of Wax. Caroline is a founding member of OPENSIGNAL, an artist collective focusing on the representation of gender and race within experimental electronic music. More info at

 Collaborators: Peter Bussigel, Derek Fukumori, Jessie LaFargue, Luke Moldof, Stephan Moore, Tim Rovinelli, Nina Ruelle, Cecilia Salama, Asha Tamirisa, Allie Trionfetti, Kimberly Young

 Sponsored by the Department of Music and the Creative Arts Council.

Control Voltage | December 8, 2014  + -

Control Voltage

Martinos Auditorium


New works by students in Seminar in Electronic Music: Advanced Studio Composition

Benjamin Barsky
Lukas Bentel
Peter Bowden
Samantha Dallas
Nicholas DeMarco
Ryan Glassman
Nathaniel Harris
Akiko Hatakeyama
Congyuan Luo
Henry MacConnel
Grant Meyer
Luke Moldof
Daniel Putnam
Benjamin Shack Sackler

DAVID TUDOR’S - RAINFOREST IV | December 10, 2014 - December 11, 2014  + -


The pioneering electronic music group Composers Inside Electronics (CIE) presents the famed collaborative work Rainforest IV conceived by David Tudor in 1973. This electro-acoustic environment integrates over twenty resonating sound sculptures into an evolving sonic and visual experience.  Each composer designs and constructs sculptures which function as instrumental loudspeakers under his or her control, and each independently produces sound material to display the sculptures’ resonant characteristics. The work has been performed over 150 times and installed in over 40 sites throughout the U.S. and Europe, including museums, universities, TV studios, and other venues.  Performances are continuous without intermission, and the appreciation of Rainforest IV depends upon individual exploration.  The audience is invited to move freely among the sculptures. The performers are: Steve Bull, Peter Bussigel, John Driscoll, Phil Edelstein, Thom Holmes, Jed Miner, Stephan Moore, Caroline Park, and Matt Rogalsky.  


In addition to performances on December 10th and 11th  (Studio 1, 3pm - 9pm), there will be a public lecture: Composers Inside Electronics Talk with John Driscoll, Phil Edelstein and Matt Rogalsky on Wednesday, December 10th at 10:30am in Studio 2.