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Oct. 16, 2006

Fusion Of Intermedia Art, Electronic Music Will Be At Museum Of Art Oct. 26

The University of Iowa School of Art and Art History Intermedia program and the School of Music Electronic Music Studios will present "Spatial Intersections IV," a fusion of electronic music and intermedia art, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the UI Museum of Art (UIMA).

"Spatial Intersections IV" is free and open to the public.

Students in the UI departments presenting the performance, as well as students from the Department of Cinema and the Department of Comparative Literature, will be featured in the program, which will include live performance, video projection, and electronic music in various combinations.

Mark NeuCollins, the program's coordinator and an MFA candidate in Intermedia, said "The main focus of this year's event is interdisciplinary collaboration. By having the artists work together in collaborative teams, we hope to create a third entity -- a fusion of visual and aural art that is stimulating on many levels, sensually, aesthetically, intellectually."

The artists presenting six performances will include NeuCollins, Katherine Parker Bryden, Craig Dietrich, Patrick Fitzgibbon, Christopher Gainey, Kang Ying Guo, Brendan Hanks, Joshua Haringa, Anne Haydock, Inok Kalkwarf, Deon Kay, Michael Ryan Peter, Jonathan Rattner, Vanessa Vobis, and Matthew J. Wagner. Musicians Kelley Arney, Ursula Dial and Sara Haack with perform at the event with conductor Kevin Pearce.

The UI intermedia and video art program, founded in 1968, is devoted to experimental and interdisciplinary art forms. Since its creation, the program has become nationally and internationally recognized as a model for the nurturance of the experimental arts within a university environment.

The Electronic Music Studios have been part of the composition program at the UI School of Music for more than 30 years. By offering a traditional emphasis on the compositional aspects of electronic media, the studios have helped prepare Iowa's graduates for composing, research and teaching careers at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Both the School of Music and the School of Art and Art History are academic programs in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts.

The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, and noon to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Admission is free. For more information on the UI Museum of Art visit on the World Wide Web.

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Peter Alexander, 319-384-0072; cell: 319-541-2846; Writer: Nicolas Alvarado-Greenwood