Morton Subotnick appears as part of Art, Design and Music in the Electronic Age, a conference sponsored by the Humanities Department of the University of Missouri-St. Louis. "Last year we had a conference called Print Culture in the Electronic Age where we talked about what was going to happen to books and so forth," says Karen Lucas, assistant director of the Center for the Humanities. "Our idea was to follow that up this year with the impact of the electronic age on some other disciplines. We wanted to have both some lectures that did some historical appraisals and have some people demonstrate some of the kinds of things they're doing."
The conference is held March 10-12 at UM-St. Louis' J.C. Penney Conference Center, with morning sessions in Room 126 and afternoon sessions in the auditorium. A reception is held at 3 p.m. March 11 in University Center. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required; call 516-5974.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10
8 p.m.: Machu Picchu/Sacred Light Concert, electronic music, imagery and movement by Rich O'Donnell, Bill Kohn, Steve Edmondson, Dale Dufer, Randall Hyman and Anna Lum
THURSDAY, MARCH 11
9 a.m.: From Film to Files: A Photographer's Work in the Digital Age, presentation by Tom Patton, professor of art, UM-St. Louis
10 a.m.: The Challenge to Maximize the Creative Potential of Digitally Interactive Technology, presentation by Morton Subotnick, composer, performer and lecturer, California Institute of the Arts.
11 a.m.: "Head in the Clouds" and "In the Halls of Sex," current works by Dan Younger, assistant professor of art, UM-St. Louis
1:30 p.m.: Twisted Tutu, electronic-music concert by New York composer/performance artist Eve Beglarian and keyboardist Kathleen Supove
FRIDAY, MARCH 12
9 a.m.: A Brief History of Computer Music from Its Beginnings at Bell Labs in 1957 to Its Use in Performances Today, presentation by Max Mathews, professor of music, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford University
10 a.m.: New Mutations: Contemporary Art and Electronic Technology, presentation by Johanna Drucker, professor of art history, Purchase College, State University of New York
11 a.m.: Tradition and Invention: Graphic Design, Print and Bookart in the Digital Age, presentation by Marian Amies, assistant professor of art, UM-St. Louis
1 p.m.: Creating Electronic Sound Imagery in Analog and Digital Formats, presentation by Leif Brush, professor of art, University of Minnesota, Duluth
2 p.m.: Art at the Biological Frontier, presentation by Eduardo Kac, assistant professor of art and technology, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
3 p.m.: Closing Discussion