Sonic Scenographies – Final Review
To share the interdisciplinary student research, Taubman College, alongside the School of Music, Theatre and Dance will host a virtual exhibition and public forum on September 10 from 5:00p – 6:45p EST. The event will take place in two parts; an hour-long formal ceremony where teams will present their work in short video format, and an informal 30 minute conversation between 4 invited guests – all experts in the field of theater, music, and/or performance.
The event will be hosted on our Twitch channel, found here. No sign-up is required, but viewers are encouraged to create an account in order to comment directly in the chat. Free and open to the public!
Our Guest Reviewers
Ashley “Ash” Fure (experimental music composer)
Ash Fure’s sonic practice sits at the nexus of experimental music, immersive theater, and performance art. Tuned toward the coming ecocide and the power politics of performance codes, her sound-forward immersive experiences offer space for extralinguistic reckoning through the social act of sound. A finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Music, Fure also received a Lincoln Center Emerging Artists Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Rome Prize in Music Composition, a DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Prize, a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant for Artists, a Fulbright Fellowship to France, and a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship from Columbia University. Notable recent projects include Hive Rise: for Subs and Megas, premiered at Berlin’s iconic Berghain club during the 2020 CTM Festival; Filament: for Trio, Orchestra, and Moving Voices, called “captivating” and “ravishing” by The New York Times after its 2018 premiere with the New York Philharmonic; and The Force of Things, an immersive intermedia opera deemed “staggeringly original” and “the most purely visceral music-theatre outing of the year” in The New Yorker. Fure holds a PhD in Music Composition from Harvard University and is an Associate Professor of Music at Dartmouth College.
Pierre Lambla (multi-instrumentalist, performance artist)
Pierre Lambla is a French composer, saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist. Classically trained, Lambla’s research explores contemporary improvisation practices. In collaboration with composer Georges Aperghis, he also explored emergent visualization techniques in composition and performance. Lambla’s collaborative projects range in genre and scale: performs today in collaboration with very different and singular creators from the slammer Dgiz to the author and director Dieudonné Niangouna, and continues a work of composition of music written, but also recorded in the studio, understood as a real laboratory. popular music today.
Nicola Kuperus (musician, performing artist)
Nicola Kuperus is an American musician and artist. She is a member of the band ADULT. with her partner Adam Lee Miller (formerly of Le Car). ADULT. owns and manages Ersatz Audio, a record label based out of Detroit, Michigan. Kuperus holds a BFA in painting from the center for creative studies in Detroit.
Adam Lee Miller (musician, performing artist)
Adam Lee Miller is a poly artist who has lived and worked in Detroit since 1989. Miller’s disciplines include painting, drawing, music, sound, installation, video, and performance. He holds a BFA in painting from the center for creative studies in Detroit. He is one half of the band ADULT (with Nicola Kuperus) which has been recording and performing worldwide since 1997.