May 11 ,
02:00 PM -
After a year of exploring, sharing, and remixing the sounds of Middletown on the MiddletownRemix website, celebrate the city's acoustic identity at a festival featuring live sets by DJ Arun Ranganathan and Wesleyan student DJs Coral Foxworth '15 and William Brewster Lee '13; the world premiere of the sound installation "Lighthouse, beside the point" by Wesleyan University Professor of Music Ronald Kuivila; the world premiere of "MTRX" (2012) by Jason Freeman of UrbanRemix performed by Wesleyan's Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble, directed by Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen; a recreation of David Tudor's "Rainforest IV" (1973); a commissioned flash mob dance, choreographed by Wesleyan student Kelsey Siegel '13 to a hip-hop soundtrack incorporating sounds from MiddletownRemix; a North End Gallery Walk including exhibitions at Green Street Arts Center, MAC 650 Gallery, Middletown Framing, The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center, and Ursel's Web; the commissioned art/sound installations "Camera Obscura" by Joe McCarthy and Peter Albano, and "Projected World Experience" by Marc Pettersen with Cheryl Elliott and Matt Weston; improvised sketches and scenes using sounds collected from MiddletownRemix by The Great Make Believe Society; Connecticut graffiti artist Ryan Christenson of RC Murals creating and demonstrating graffiti artwork; and food trucks from NoRA's Cupcake Company, The Whey Station, Lucky Taco, High Tide Gourmet.
For more information about the festival, please visit www.middletownremix.org.
Presented by Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts and Green Street Arts Center; made possible with support from the Connecticut Office of the Arts, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Middletown Commission on the Arts; and in partnership with the City of Middletown, Middletown Public Schools, WESU 88.1FM, Community Health Center of Middletown, It's Only Natural Market, MAC 650 Gallery, Middletown Framing, North End Action Team, NoRA Cupcake Company, and The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center. The festival is also part of the year-long campus and community-wide exploration Music and Public Life.
Festival Information Center: 575 Main Street, Middletown, CT (in front of It's Only Natural Market)
Center for the Arts, Green Street Arts Center