Plug into Cutting-Edge Music during Rutgers-Camden’s Electric Cafe Series

Plug into Cutting-Edge Music during Rutgers-Camden’s Electric Cafe Series

CAMDEN – Need an intellectual jolt? Find yourself a seat at the Electric Café, a series of cutting-edge art music concerts at Rutgers-Camden.

The free and public performances will take place in the Fine Art Complex, located on Third Street, between Cooper Street and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge on the Rutgers-Camden campus.

Directed by Mark Zaki, an assistant professor of music at Rutgers-Camden, the digital music series is sponsored by the Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts and the Rutgers Electro-Acoustic Lab (REAL).

Monday, Feb. 20 (Black Box Theater, main floor)

What does the world’s first orchestra built on Linux sound like? Find out as L2Ork, pronounced “lohrk,” is presented by founder Dr. Ivica Ico Bukvic. Created in 2009 as part of Virginia Tech Music Department’s Digital Interactive Sound & Intermedia Studio (DISIS), L2Ork combines centuries of tradition found in the Western orchestra, with affordable and versatile contemporary technology. Performances are realized using Nintendo Wiimotes and Nunchuks as well as various built-in laptop input devices and broadcast with custom hemispherical speakers. 

Wednesday, March 28 (Mallery Room, second floor)

The ivories have long been tickled, but listen to a whole new range of sounds with an electromagnetically prepared piano. Composer Per Bloland will showcase the complex and ethereal when he manipulates the strings of the piano through an array of electromagnets. The Kenners, comprised of saxophonist Eliot Gattegno and pianist Eric Wubbels, will also perform Bloland’s composition Of Dust and Sand.

Tuesday, April 17 (Stedman Gallery, main floor)

Give a listen to local talents as Rutgers faculty and students showcase their original compositions.

Tuesday, April 24 (Stedman Gallery, main floor)

Enjoy a cross-cultural electroacoustic performance, featuring music by composer and bass-clarinetist Gene Coleman and members of N_JP, Naomi Sato and Toshimaru Nakamura. The performance will feature a new work for bass clarinet, sho and live electronics called Tenchi. 

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