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/​v​m​m​/​s​c​h​e​d​u​l​e​.​h​tml. A com­plete listing of all events at the Boston Cyber­arts Fes­tival can be found at www​.boston​cy​ber​arts​.org.

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