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Friday, May 19 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
The Sounds of Dreaming

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Nona Hendryx the Afro-futurist and long time Sci-Fi enthusiast embraces technology and ventures into another musical world in a piece with five movements.

1. The Audio Tutu represents the conscious state of a Pied Piper or Town Crier, proclaiming the ‘I am’ of life in the ‘Awaken State’, vocals and prerecorded music with Christopher Konopka’s ‘Video Synthesis’ of Nona’s digital images; acrylic mono prints.
Four Altered States of Consciousness, examining dreaming of being.
2. Dreaming – Muse - a Csound-based app for the Leap Motion Controller called MUSE
3. Sleepwalking - Performance
4. Nightmares - PowerGlove and Wave Glove Duet 
5. Day Dreaming – Nona Vocal to Text 

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Dr. Richard Boulanger

Richard Boulanger, Professor of Electronic Production and Design at the Berklee College of Music, is an internationally-recognized performer, composer, researcher, developer, programmer and the founder of Boulanger Labs. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Music from the University of California, San Diego where he worked at the Center for Music Experiment’s Computer Audio Research Lab (CARL). He has continued his computer music research at Bell... Read More →
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Nona Hendryx

Nona Hendryx, a member of Labelle, revolutionized both television and live performances with their Wear Something Silver rock, r&b, gospel and funk show at New York’s prestigious Metropolitan Opera House, as well as opera houses around the world. Firmly planted in an autonomous liberation at the socio-political intersection of race, sex and class, their groundbreaking campaign as music pioneers soon saw Labelle racking up three gold... Read More →

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Friday May 19, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
The Armory 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

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