UNT hosting free virtual music festival featuring work of university and Denton artists

Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 09:53
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What: Sonic Murals, a free virtual music festival hosted by UNT’s Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia in the College of Music

When: 5 and 8 p.m. Nov. 6 (Friday); 12:30, 5 and 8 p.m. Nov. 7 (Saturday)

Where: Virtual concerts will be streamed and projected at various spots on the Denton campus as well as available online at twitch.tv/untcemi.

Media: For interviews with faculty and students involved or requests for viewing the concerts on campus, contact Heather Noel at 817-647-5554 or Heather.Noel@unt.edu or Kris Muller at 281-704-7739 or Kris.Muller@unt.edu.

BACKGROUND:

Sonic Murals will include electronic and acoustic music, sound art and new media as well as audiovisual, performance and emerging digital art pieces from UNT students and faculty in the College of Music and College of Visual Arts and Design and local Denton artists.

The pieces have been curated into five different hour-long concerts that can be seen by passersby on the UNT campus or online.

“We wanted to bring together our creative community during this challenging time and give people an opportunity to share their creative work during the pandemic,” said Panayiotis Kokoras, director of UNT’s Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia and associate professor in the College of Music’s Division of Composition Studies.

Kokoras and a team of composition graduate students assembled the concerts and will work behind the scenes to stream them this weekend.

To view a list of contributing artists, visit the Sonic Murals event page.

About the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia

The Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia is an interdisciplinary center focused on music and arts technologies, housed within UNT's Division of Composition Studies. CEMI fosters integration of electroacoustic music, live performance, video/film, plastic arts and theater. Since its 1963 inception as the NTSU Electronic Music Center, CEMI has evolved into a unique creative environment, world-renowned for innovative works and musicians.

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108

Media Contacts:

Heather Noel
heather.noel@unt.edu
940-369-8218