Interscapes

Building upon the GoogleMaps performance at Imagine RIT (Phase One), Interscapes broadens the concept of home to community and traces the collective intersections crossed to arrive at the performance space.  Through the 01x mobile app, audience members are queried about the first intersection they crossed on their way to the performance and are asked to record a short piece of audio describing their first memory of Rochester.  The intersection information is sent to a server along with the recorded audio and during the live performance, Google Maps is used to illustrate the personal journey of audience members to the venue.  The recorded stories are introduced as an auditory layer on top of the music being performed by the ensemble, thus creating a sense of community and shared experiences. 


Rochester Fringe Festival Performance

Geva Theater Nextstage

September 19 & 20, 2014

INTERSCAPES

Music: Matthew Cox

Visuals: Audience and Google

Credits: Technologists / Artists

Voted "best of the fringe" as the "most emotional use of technology." 
-Rochester City Newspaper

Sound ExChange Musicians Performing Interscapes

Matthew Cox Viola, Ukulele, Voice, Composition Matthew Cox completed his Bachelors of Music degree in viola performance at the Eastman School of Music in 2014 and will spend the upcoming year exploring music and technology through the University of Rochester’s Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year.

Matthew Cox Viola, Ukulele, Voice, Composition

Matthew Cox completed his Bachelors of Music degree in viola performance at the Eastman School of Music in 2014 and will spend the upcoming year exploring music and technology through the University of Rochester’s Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year.

 
Lili Sarayrah Violin Lili completed her Bachelors of Music degree in violin performance at the Eastman School of Music in May 2014 and will spend the upcoming year focusing on a project that brings music to local refugees through the University of Rochester’s Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year.

Lili Sarayrah Violin

Lili completed her Bachelors of Music degree in violin performance at the Eastman School of Music in May 2014 and will spend the upcoming year focusing on a project that brings music to local refugees through the University of Rochester’s Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year.

 
Kurt Fedde Percussion, Composition Kurt completed his Bachelors of Music degree in percussion performance and music education at the Eastman School of Music in May 2014 and will spend the upcoming year performing and student-teaching in Rochester.

Kurt Fedde Percussion, Composition

Kurt completed his Bachelors of Music degree in percussion performance and music education at the Eastman School of Music in May 2014 and will spend the upcoming year performing and student-teaching in Rochester.

 
Nadine Sherman Cello Nadine completed her Bachelors of Music degree in cello performance at the Eastman School of Music in May 2014 and currently works as a freelance cellist and professional photographer in Rochester.

Nadine Sherman Cello

Nadine completed her Bachelors of Music degree in cello performance at the Eastman School of Music in May 2014 and currently works as a freelance cellist and professional photographer in Rochester.

 
Molly Germer Violin Molly completed her Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance at the Eastman School of Music in May 2014 and will spend the upcoming year studying collaborative arts at the University of Rochester through the “Take Five” scholarship program.

Molly Germer Violin

Molly completed her Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance at the Eastman School of Music in May 2014 and will spend the upcoming year studying collaborative arts at the University of Rochester through the “Take Five” scholarship program.

 
Alexander Peña Viola Alexander Peña serves as Director of ROCmusic, a life-changing music education program that offers group and private instruction within economically disadvantaged communities to help enable urban youth in Rochester, NY. In addition to leading ROCmusic, Peña teaches violin and viola, and directs string ensembles at the Eastman Community Music School. Peña is also a founding member, performing artist, and Children and Community Education Coordinator at the Lakes Area Music Festival in Brainerd, Minnesota.

Alexander Peña Viola

Alexander Peña serves as Director of ROCmusic, a life-changing music education program that offers group and private instruction within economically disadvantaged communities to help enable urban youth in Rochester, NY. In addition to leading ROCmusic, Peña teaches violin and viola, and directs string ensembles at the Eastman Community Music School. Peña is also a founding member, performing artist, and Children and Community Education Coordinator at the Lakes Area Music Festival in Brainerd, Minnesota.