2020 MSA Symposium

Media & Studio Arts Symposium

Inventing Oneself Through Art and Technology

February 20, 2020 | 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

February 21, 2020 | 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

February 22, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM

February 23, 2020 | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

2020 Symposium Highlight Reel from The Duderstadt Center on Vimeo.

February 20, 2020

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Special Event: ‘Women in Media Technology’ Panel Discussion

Panelists: Piper Payne, Brandie Lane, Connie Huang, Dr. Leah N. Claiborne D.M.A.

Moderator: Deb Mexicotte, Managing Director, ArtsEngine, Duderstadt Center

5:15 PM – 6:15 PM Mastering in the Moment

Presenter: Piper Payne, Mastering Engineer, University of Michigan Alum

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Hybrid Audio: Mixing Virtual and Acoustic Instruments for Media Presentations

Presenter: Brandie Lane, United States Army Sergeant First Class and non-commissioned officer-in-charge of Audio Section with the West Point Band, United States Military Academy

7:45 PM – 8:45 PM Filmmaker Working in New York City

Presenter: Connie Huang, Professional Camera Assistant for such films as ‘The Goldfinch’, ‘The Greatest Showman’, ‘Bridge of Spies’, ‘The Post’ and ‘West Side Story’, University of Michigan Alum

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM Shaping Musical Identity (Through Research, Performance, and Service)

Presenters: Dr. Leah N. Claiborne, D.M.A, Coordinator of Keyboard Studies and teaches History of African American Music at the University of District of Columbia, University of Michigan Alum & Dr. Carlos Simon, Award winning composer of ‘My Ancestor’s Gift’, University of Michigan Alum 

February 21, 2020

5:15 PM – 6:15 PM The Making of ‘Momentum Portraits of Women in Motion’

Presenters: Ellen Rowe, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation at the University of Michigan & David Greenspan, Managing Producer, Audio Studios, Duderstadt Center, University of Michigan

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Technologies for Social Change: Theatre, Media, and Representation (Using new media and technology to take your storytelling in a digital direction)

Presenters: José Casas, Playwright and Assistant Professor heading the Playwriting Minor in the Department of Theatre & Drama at the University of Michigan & David Forsee, Senior BFA InterArts Performance Major, University of Michigan 

7:45 PM – 8:45 PM Integrating QLab Video Into Your Live Performance

Presenter: Jeromy Hopgood, Professor of Entertainment Design & Technology at Eastern Michigan University. Author of  ‘QLab 4: Projects in Video, Audio, & Lighting Control’, ‘Dance Production: Design & Technology’, and the forthcoming ‘Digital Media Designer’s Toolkit’

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM Creating integrated visuals and audio for a large-scale orchestral/choral performance, ‘Peacemakers: A Filmic Oratorio

Presenter: Mike Halerz, Co-Founder of TeraPixel, University of Michigan Alum

‘Peacemakers’, to be screened in its entirety Sunday, February 23, 4:00-6:00 pm at Stamps Auditorium

February 22, 2020

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM 21st Century Hammond Organ

Presenters: Multi-Disciplinary Design Program Student Project Team, Kyle P. Snyder, Assistant Audio Studios Manager, Duderstadt Center, University of Michigan & David Greenspan, Managing Producer, Audio Studios, Duderstadt Center, University of Michigan

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Geomagnetic Storm Visualization

Presenters: Conner Darling, artist in residence in the Magnetometer Lab at the Space Research Center, University of Michigan, University of Michigan Alum & Sindhu Giri, artist in residence in the Magnetometer Lab at the Space Research Center, University of Michigan, University of Michigan Alum 

3:45 PM – 4:45 PM Creating ‘Press Play’ – a Visual Audio Experience

Presenter: Paul “Willie Green” Womack, Brooklyn-based record producer and audio engineer, and a mainstay of the independent Hip-Hop scene

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM TouchDesigner – a Versatile Professional Tool for Making Interactive Art

Presenter: Greg Hermanovic, Co-Founder of Derivative and creator of TouchDesigner. Two-time Academy Award Winner for the advancement of procedural visual effects tools in the film industry & Isabelle Rousset, Derivative

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Special Event: TouchDesigner Community Event

Presenter: Greg Hermanovic & Isabelle Rousset

Location: Design Studio

February 23, 2020

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Special Event, Screening of ‘Peacemakers: A Filmic Oratorio’

Presenter: Mike Halerz

Location: Stamps Auditorium