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Visual Music Marathon

April 25, 2007 via news@Northeastern

Northeastern University is pleased to present the first-ever Visual Music Marathon, a 12-hour screening of time-based art works that reflect the convergence of musical composition and animated images, as part of this year’s Boston Cyberarts Festival. The Marathon will be held on Saturday, April 28 from 10am to 10pm, in the University’s Raytheon Amphitheater, located in the Egan Research Center on Forsyth Street.

“Visual music is an interdisciplinary artistic genre with roots dating back hundreds of years,” says Northeastern professor Dennis Miller, the event’s artistic director and principal curator. “The emergence of film and video in the 20th century allowed this genre to reach its full potential, with Walt Disney’s Fantasia serving as a groundbreaking example. The art works we are screening all take a modern perspective on this idea.”

Northeastern received over 300 artist submissions for the Marathon, representing works from 34 different countries, and selected 64 of those for screening.  The second six hours of the Marathon will include works by invited artists, historic works on film, live video performances, and works provided by the two principal guest curators, Larry Cuba of the Iota Center, Los Angeles, and Bruce Wands of the New York Digital Salon and School of Visual Arts.

All new works presented at the Marathon will be included in a special permanent collection that will be housed in Northeastern’s Snell Library.

The Visual Music Marathon is a joint effort between Northeastern’s Department of Music and the Multimedia Studies Program. For more information, please visit www.music.neu.edu/vmm.

For an hour-by-hour schedule and preview of works to be shown at the event, visit www.music.neu.edu/vmm/schedule.html.  A complete listing of all events at the Boston Cyberarts Festival can be found at www.bostoncyberarts.org.

For further information, please call 617-373-4132.