The AMT Festival, a pilot initiative of the San Diego Art Institute (SDAI), the Fleet Science Center and Southwestern College, explores the latest in experimental art, technology and music. It takes place at the Fleet IMAX theater in San Diego from Thursday to Saturday (Feb. 2-4).
Current and former CalArts faculty will be performing and lecturing throughout the event, including David Rosenboom, Dean of The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts, who will present a keynote performance Thursday evening (Feb. 2). After his performance, he will “discuss the interactivity and design of hardware and digital interfaces, as implemented in various forms of electronic music performance and digital signal processing,” along with former faculty Tom Erbe.
On Saturday (Feb. 4), CalArts faculty Jordan Hochenbaum will participate in a panel discussion titled “Trends in Electronic and Experimental Music.” According to the AMT Festival website, “the presenters will discuss how artists are employing emerging technologies in the creation of new music and how the evolving digital landscape continues to influence aesthetics and modes of production.”
Hochenbaum teaches creative coding, engineering, computational and generative graphics, music production and performance in CalArts’ Music Technology Program, and his work has been featured in a variety of print and online media outlets including Wired Magazine, Computer Arts Magazine, and The Creators Project.
Rosenboom holds the Richard Seaver Distinguished Chair in Music at CalArts. His practice as an interdisciplinary artist combines composition and performance with art-science research, interactive multi-media and new instrument technologies.
Erbe joined the faculty at CalArts in 1993 as Studio Director of the The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts and as Director of the Center for Experiments in Arts, Information and Technology. He is currently Studio Director and Lecturer in Computer Music and Music Technology at University of California San Diego’s Department of Music.