Submerging Artists is an underwater concert presented by Assistant Professor of Film and Digital Media Anna Friz and graduate students. This unique performance will feature original soundscapes by submerging Film and Digital Media (FDM) and Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) students: Isabelle Carbonell, Zachary Hidalgo, Ryan Page, Andrea Steves, Topiary, Steven Trimmer, and guests.
Friz was initially intrigued with the idea when she was a teenager and participated in synchronized swimming. “Synchronized swimming relies on underwater speakers as well,” she says. “I just started here at UCSC this fall, and when I saw that the Film and Digital Media department had both a hydrophone (a specialized microphone that records underwater sounds) and an underwater speaker, the concert seemed like a fun end-of-year project to engage in." Friz adds, "The students doing sound production in the film department and in DANM have been working with hydrophones quite a bit given our proximity to the ocean, so it seems most fitting to listen to their pieces underwater as well.”
The pieces that will be performed include “tape pieces” which will be played back into the pool system. Two of the pieces involve live mixing, with both using electronics to create and/or manipulate sounds. The music will be heard poolside.
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This event is FREE and open to the public.
Daytime parking at UCSC by permit only ($6). Limited parking meters.
Parking information here.