Art Over Dinner ft. Flux Projects
Sound + Art + Tech with Special Guests Kai Riedl + Eric Marty
Sunday, June 2nd | 6-9pm, Tickets: $85
Join us on June 2nd to celebrate the intersection of music, technology, and art. Learn more about our special guests below – we can’t wait to dig into where sound art has been and where it is going with these experienced artists.
Kai Riedl is a festival director, programmer, and producer (music, electronic art, tech) as well as a musician and music producer. He is the founder and director of the Slingshot festival of music, electronic art, and tech in Athens, Ga. In 2016, Kai took the role as the executive producer of Moogfest (a festival dedicated to Bob Moog who is credited with the invention of the synthesizer) that brings together futurist thinkers and future focused composers and musicians from around the globe. As a musician, Kai is a founding member of the post rock band Macha that utilized Indonesian instruments and field recordings. As an ethnomusicologist, he has produced and recorded a 12 album series of traditional Indonesian music, and he has also remixed and reimagined those traditional recordings with members of R.E.M, The B52s, The Olivia Tremor Control and many, many more. Though he went rogue on academia, Kai has a background in religious studies, interactive art, and musicology.
Éric Marty is a composer and media artist working in interactive design and hybrid forms. Drawing on cognition and natural systems, he creates surreal responsive environments that explore the hybridization of soundscapes and the transubstantiation of architecture. His honors include the Canada Council for the Arts’ Stauffer Prize, the ALEA III International Composition Prize, awards from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, ASCAP, SOCAN, and fellowships at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart and the Fondation Camargo near Marseilles. Éric is also a data visualization researcher with the University of Georgia’s Odum School of Ecology and Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases, as well as Digital Arts Fellow at UGA's Willson Center for the Humanities and Arts. Éric studied at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT) at the University of California at Berkeley, and holds a PhD in Composition and Computer Music. He co-founded the Slingshot festival of music, electronic art and tech in Athens, Georgia.
Kai and Éric collaborate artistically as Otherpole, a creative research collective working at the intersection of visual art, sound, and technology.
About Flux Projects: Flux Projects produces temporary art projects that create spaces for transformation. Our projects disrupt the everyday and inspire imagination, wonder, and awe. They support artists to take risks and grow their practices, whether the artists are internationally acclaimed or producing their first public work. They transform the places in which they are situated, creating communal spaces for people of all walks of life, and bringing a location’s past, present, and future into conversation in ways that open our eyes to new possibilities.
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