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Behind the Scenes with Accordionist Julien Labro:

Posted: 9/26/14 -- 8:00 am

This post is a part of a series of playlists curated by artists, UMS Staff, and community. Check out more music here. Accordionist Julien Labro performs alongside with other...…

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A [brief] UMS History Presentation: The Accordion

Posted: 10/16/14 -- 2:04 pm

Study up with this infographic of a brief history of accordion, accordions around the world, and accordions in popular culture.…

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Data as Playful: Sonification Specialist on superposition

Posted: 10/6/14 -- 8:00 am

How visual and sound artist Ryoji Ikeda weaves together visual and sound data tapestries to access the sublime.…

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Artist Interview: Ryoji Ikeda, creator of superposition

Posted: 10/8/14 -- 12:47 pm

Photo: Moment in superposition. Photo by Kazuo Fukunaga. superposition is a performance created by visual and sound artist Ryoji Ikeda. Inspired by the mathematical notions...…

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New UMS Artists in “Residence” Program:

Posted: 8/29/14 -- 8:00 am

UMS is pleased to announce a new artists in “residence” program, open to area artists in the visual arts, literary arts, and performing arts. Learn more.…

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People Are Talking: UMS presents Ryoji Ikeda’s superposition at Power Center

Posted: 10/31/14 -- 12:00 pm

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Great show! I wish I could come tomorrow night as well. One of the things that is difficult, and also very rewarding about an experience like this show is how it resists traditional analysis in terms of being able to distill the "meaning" of the experience into verbal or written language. Much like the 7 hour long album of very precisely designed minimalist electronic compositions I released last year to an almost nonexistent audience (what *is* the audience for such a thing, after all?), Superposition's meaning is entirely rooted in the visceral experience itself. Even for me as a very longtime fan of Ikeda's work, I found it difficult to turn off my internal monologue that kept asking "what does this mean?!" When I succeeded, however, the raw experience itself flooded into me like the experience of sublime nature that I think it was intended to reflect in it's glitchy, high tech mirror.

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Posted: 10/31/14 -- 10:04 pm