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By Karen Nikos-Rose on June 21, 2019

Faculty art and music collaboration on view at Pence

Robin Hill,  professor of art, and Sam Nichols, associate professor of music, have collaborated on a work that is part of “Seeing Sound 2″ at the Pence Gallery in Davis June 8 – July 2.

The work evolved from one they created for ensemble mise-en that was performed in New York in March. During that performance, Hill manipulated translucent slides made of mica behind a back-lit scrim. For the new work, “Humankind is glass,” Hill has made a video of a performance of the visual component, and Nichols created software that plays Hill’s video and accompanies it with a processed version of the sound recordings from the original performance. A computer is simultaneously playing back and scanning the video output, and the visual changes from frame to frame trigger corresponding changes in how the audio files are played back.

Also included in the exhibition are works by Terry Berlier (M.F.A., art, ‘03) and Terry Peterson (M.F.A., art, ‘12).

Noon Concerts are on hiatus, but one can still hear them

While the noon concerts and other performances at UC Davis are on summer hiatus, don’t forget you can always go to the UC Davis music YouTube channel to get select musical performances here

Speaking of music, UC Davis Professor of Music Henry Spiller has been selected as a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (Amsterdam) for 2019–20, where he will be in residence during the fall quarter of 2019. 

Davis Music Fest starts today, June 21

Davis Music Fest is back for its 9th consecutive year as the town’s very own SXSW-style music festival, featuring forty acts playing a wide range of music including funk, soul,indie-rock, jazz, Latin, hip hop, roots, and more. Visit here for more information and ticketing. Through Sunday.