We hosted another terrific VU Symposium for experimental, electronic and improvised music at the Park City Library. It was really special, with over 40 musicians presenting their work over 3 days – here are some pictures.
Afterwards Devin and I (Red Desert) performed a little “gift” concert for everyone as the sun was setting at our cabin – very loud pieces, Phill Niblock Ottavio for amplified gong, Alvin Lucier Snare drum and pure wave oscillator, and very quiet pieces: Michael Pisaro Within 6, Lucie Vitkova FIVE and Daniel Goode Long Distance. Here’s a photo of me playing Lucie’s piece under the moon, snapped by Martha Muehleisen.
Thank you SLUG for this great article on what we’re building with the VU Symposium!
“One definition of ‘symposium’ is simply a party with music and conversation. We like to think of the Vu Symposium in this sense of the word,” says Katie Porter, co-founder of the annual Vu Symposium, an open forum championing musicians who push the boundaries of sound and rhythm. “It’s not a conference and not a festival. It is about a free exchange of ideas between participants who engage in experimental, electronic or improvised music.” The third installment of the symposium, called Vu 3, takes place in Park City from July 10–12.