CUBE Fest 2017

Date: 
Thursday, August 3, 2017 to Sunday, August 6, 2017
Location & Time: 

Moss Arts Center
August 3 - 6, 2017

Join the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology and the Moss Arts Center for Cube Fest 2017, Virginia Tech’s premiere arts and technology event of the summer! Back by popular demand, Cube Fest celebrates imagination and innovation at the intersection of arts and technology by pushing the boundaries of possibility in one of the most technologically advanced performance venues on the planet, the Cube. This second annual festival features more than 30 international artists and combines live performances, classic rock, electroacoustic music, spatial sound, real time motion capture, innovative technologies, and audio/visual elements to create fully immersive, sensory experiences unlike anything else in the world.

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THURSDAY

Research ReSounds
Thursday, August 3, 2017, 7:30 PM
$10 general admission; free for students with valid ID
Join six international artists and researchers as they push the boundaries of creativity and innovation through original, site-specific compositions that can’t be heard anywhere else in the world.

Featuring:

  • Steve Ashby
  • Shani Aviram
  • Fede Camara Halac
  • Sadah Espii Proctor
  • Meg Schedel and Perrin Meyer
  • Oliver Schneller

FRIDAY

Maria Chavez
Friday, August 4, 2017, 7:30 PM
$10 general admission; free for students with valid ID
New York-based sound artist, abstract turntablist, and DJ Maria Chavez will put her unique spin on the Cube by merging the practice of improvisation with the inherently unstable conditions of a turntable. This practice allows accidents to dictate each sound piece alongside her award-winning audio/visual work, creating a full sensory experience of sights and sounds.

SATURDAY

Cube Fest Community Workshop
Saturday, August 5, 2017, 3 PM
$10 general admission; free for students with valid ID
Become part of the Cube Fest family through this educational and informative workshop hosted by Terence Caulkins, one of the designers of the Cube. This master of technology will discuss what makes the Cube so special and provide demonstrations into the Cube’s inner workings. This community event is a must see for anyone interested in learning what makes the Cube tick.

Sounds in Space
Saturday, August 5, 2017, 5:30 PM
$10 general admission; free for students with valid ID
This fully immersive fixed media concert explores the unknown edges of electroacoustic music and spatial sound. Taking full advantage of the Cube’s 149 multichannel speaker surround sound system, Sounds in Space will create sonic environments unlike anything you’ve heard before.

Featuring: two returning Cube Fest artists, Christopher Coleman and Richard Garrett, and three new artists, Kerry Hagan, James Harley, and Robert Normandeau.

Hypersonic
Saturday, August 5, 2017, 7:30 PM
$10 general admission; free for students with valid ID
Part hip-hop battle, part dance off, and all action! Join local DJ and VT alumni Electrobro (a.k.a. Adam Wirdzek) as he squares off against Electroskip™ and the Random Ninjaz Dance Crew in an all-out experience that combines turntablism, hip-hop dance choreography, and shoes that become instruments.

Listening Lounge: Whole Lotta Cube
Saturday, August 5, 2017, 9:30 PM
$10 general admission; free for students with valid ID
Experience the music of one of the most influential rock bands of all time, Led Zeppelin, through 149 multichannel speaker surround sound system. Need we say more?

Featuring: Eric Lyon

SUNDAY

Cube Fest Community Workshop
Sunday, August 6, 2017, 3 PM
$10 general admission; free for students with valid ID
Part II of our educational series hosted by Robert Normandeau features an in-depth look at Immersive sound spatialization and new tools from UdeM. People who will attend the workshop are welcome to provide already existing music to experiment with the speaker system of the festival.

Sounds in Motion
Sunday, August 6, 2017, 5:30 PM
$10 general admission; free for students with valid ID
This audio/visual experience features live performers who combine immersive technologies and original performance works designed to explore the spaces between human expression, art, and technology.

Featuring:

  • Ezra Clark
  • Eliza Gregory
  • Elizabeth Hoffman
  • Eric Lyon
  • Jane Rigler
  • William Turner-Duffin
  • Anna Weisling

Auragami
Sunday, August 6, 2017, 7:30 PM
$10 general admission; free for students with valid ID
Unfold your ears with Auragami, a concert of audio envelopment. Auragami 2017 features the music of Secret Chiefs 3, specially remixed for the Cube. Experience fusions of surf rock, film music, Middle Eastern polyrhythms, electronic music, and death metal diffused over 140 loudspeakers.

Featuring: Secret Chiefs 3 and Tanner Upthegrove

REPEAT PERFORMANCE: Listening Lounge: Whole Lotta Cube
Sunday, August 6, 2017, 9:30 PM
$10 general admission; free for students with valid ID
Experience the music of one of the most influential rock bands of all time, Led Zeppelin, through 149 multichannel speaker surround sound system. Need we say more?

PERFORM STUDIO

Spatial Sound Art Installation: From Within A Field
Saturday, August 5 - Sunday, August 6, 2 PM - 9 PM
Free
An ongoing electroacoustic performance piece for multi-channel speaker systems that started in 2013, From Within a Field explores the relationship between sound and the listener were the sound material is strung and woven together for the present moment.

Featuring: Daniel Neumann