This past May, I was invited back to my old undergraduate stomping grounds, the music department at MIT.
The invitation was for a residency, part of the Spring Sound Series for the new MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST). CAST defines itself as the connector of artists, scientists, and engineers through a practice of experimentation, risk-taking and imaginative problem-solving, and I can say first-hand it’s a great cross-disciplinary addition to the MIT landscape.
I presented my work at the intersection of electronic music, live performance, and digital media, and I also premiered a piece, very much hot off the presses: Flock 2.0 for solo violin and electronics by incredible composer, Andrew May. I got a chance to record the piece with the one and only Andy Hong at Kimchee Studio just down the street while I was in town, and I’ll be posting a music video, a collaboration with Jodi Lomask from Capacitor and RJ Muna, and I’ll also have links to buy the track soon. You can read an incredibly kind review of my talk by in the Tech, written by Edwina Portocarrero.
It was AWESOME to be back in Cambridge and such a pleasure to catch up with some of my former professors including Evan Ziporyn, John Harbison, and Lowell Lindgren. Lowell was retiring that weekend, and he was gracious enough to come to my talk – a total treat!
I was also the guest of honor at an MIT Arts Scholars dinner. Talking to the students at dinner and meeting new MIT folks like Christine Southworth and Liz Murphy during my residency has given me a welcome feeling of connectedness to the current MIT scene.
Julia Ogrydziak: Artist’s Lecture and Demonstration
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
12:00 pm | Killian Hall
77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA
Free and open to the public
Co-presented by Music and Theater Arts.
This residency is made possible by the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology.