Composer Carla Scaletti to Speak at HASS Graduate Colloquium April 8

Composer Carla Scaletti to Speak at HASS Graduate Colloquium April 8

Date posted: 2015-03-18 11:28:50

The HASS Graduate Colloquium welcomes guest speaker Carla Scaletti on Wednesday, April 8, 3:00 pm in the CBIS Auditorium. The event is co-sponsored by the Vollmer Fries Fund and the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. 

Scaletti's presentation, entitled “Data-sonification, Music, and Meaning," inquires whether non-speech audio can convey meaning.  Using her recent collaboration with CERN physicist Lily Asquith on Large Hadron Collider (LHC) data as a jumping-off point, Scaletti shows how the search for the Higgs Boson influenced her music for choreographer Gilles Jobin’s piece QUANTUM.

Scaletti is an experimental composer and entrepreneur, designer of the Kyma sound design language and co-founder of Symbolic Sound Corporation. Her music always starts with a “what-if” hypothesis, and involves live electronics interacting with acoustic sources and environments.  Educated at the University of Illinois (DMA, MCS), she studied composition with Salvatore Martirano, John Melby, Herbert Brün and Scott Wyatt and computer science with Ralph Johnson, one of the Design Patterns “Gang of Four."  She has been guest lecturer at Centre de Crèation Musical Iannis Xenakis (CCMIX) in Paris, and co-organizes the annual Kyma International Sound Symposium (KISS).

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