Con­tact: John Natale at 617–373-2802

(1–9-07) BOSTON, Mass. — North­eastern Uni­ver­sity is accepting sub­mis­sions for the Visual Music Marathon, a 10-​​hour showing of works that reflect the con­ver­gence of musical com­po­si­tion and moving images. Artists seeking to submit works can visit www​.music​.neu​.edu/​vmm, or call 617–373-2671. The dead­line for sub­mis­sions is Jan­uary 22.

The Marathon will be held on Sat­urday, April 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. as part of the Boston Cyber­arts Fes­tival, in the University’s Raytheon Amphithe­ater. Approx­i­mately thirty min­utes of footage from this event will be selected for national cable­cast on the Har­mony Channel’s Mood Zones, avail­able to sub­scribers of dig­ital cable on the Com­cast network.

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity pro­fessor Dennis Miller, the event’s curator and director, describes visual music as “fine art, ani­ma­tion, video, or film, in which the visual ele­ments are informed by musical processes.”

The Visual Music Marathon is a col­lab­o­ra­tion between Northeastern’s Depart­ment of Music and Mul­ti­media Studies Pro­gram. It is one of two major events spon­sored by the Mul­ti­media Studies Pro­gram that will be held during the Boston Cyber­arts Fes­tival. For more infor­ma­tion, please visit www​.mmstudies​.neu​.edu.

About North­eastern: Founded in 1898, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity is a pri­vate research uni­ver­sity located in the heart of Boston. North­eastern is a leader in inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research, urban engage­ment, and the inte­gra­tion of class­room learning with real-​​world expe­ri­ence. The university’s dis­tinc­tive coop­er­a­tive edu­ca­tion pro­gram, where stu­dents alter­nate semes­ters of full-​​time study with semes­ters of paid work in fields rel­e­vant to their pro­fes­sional inter­ests and major, is one of the largest and most inno­v­a­tive in the world. The Uni­ver­sity offers a com­pre­hen­sive range of under­grad­uate and grad­uate pro­grams leading to degrees through the doc­torate in six under­grad­uate col­leges, eight grad­uate schools, and two part-​​time divi­sions. For more infor­ma­tion, please visit www​.north​eastern​.edu.