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Cornish Presents NoiseFold

SEATTLE, WA NoiseFold, the collective identity of new media explorers David Stout and Cory Metcalf, will perform at the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center, 201 Mercer Street, on December 12 at 8 p.m. Co-presented with The Institute of Emergent Technology + Intermedia (iET+I), the evening opens with a performance by CLEE (Cornish Live Electronic Ensemble) .

This concert is the final event at Cornish of the 4x3 Exhibition celebrating video art and new media. Earlier in the week, Stout and Metcalf will be part of a panel on their musical/visual media explorations along with renowned Icelandic artists and video pioneers Steina and Woody Vasulka.

The 4x3 exhibition at Cornish College’s main campus highlights the work of Steina and Woody Valsulka, pioneers of new media art since the 1970s, and the work of NoiseFold, the collaboration of David Stout and Cory Metcalf whose 21st century performances melding video art and music have been called the spiritual offspring of the Valsulkas. All four artists will be in Seattle in December for numerous events at the Cornish College of the Arts and the Henry Gallery at the University of Washington. The campus exhibition closes on December 12.

NoiseFold
December 12 at 8:00 p.m.
Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center, 201 Mercer St
Tickets are $10 general admission, free for students (with ID) and $5 TeenTix (members only). Tickets are available online and by phone at Brown Paper Tickets, 1.800.838.3006. For more information visit www.cornish.edu.

Additional Events with 4x3 Artists

Reception with Artists

December 10, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Main Campus Center, Main Gallery, 1000 Lenora St.
Meet the artists of the 4x3 exhibition. Open to the public and free. See www.cornish.edu for directions and further information.

Panel Discussion
December 11, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Notions Lecture Hall, 1001 Lenora St.
Steina and Woody Vasulka with NoiseFold (David Stout and Cory Metcalf)
Panel discussion with the artists about explorations in video and new media installation. Open to the public and free. See www.cornish.edu for directions and further information.

More about NoiseFold

Previous NoiseFold installations of David Stout and Corey Metcalf have combined live cinema and sound artwork for venues ranging from museums and galleries to planetariums, botanical gardens, and black box theaters.

NoiseFold performed their world premiere at the Festival Internationale d’Art Video in Casablanca, Morocco (2006). Performances, which include the UNESCO Creative Cities Summit, New York Electronic Arts Festival, Interactive Futures in Victoria, BC, REDCAT in Los Angeles, TEDx at the Denver Art Museum and “Chinati Weekend” in Marfa, Texas have garnered critical praise and a growing international audience.

David Stout is a visual and sonic artist, writer, curator and performer exploring cross-media synthesis and interdisciplinary approaches to new genres bridging the arts, design and sciences. He is a recipient of the New Mexico New Visions Award (2007), the Harvestworks Interactive Technology Award and the Sun Micro Systems Award for Academic Excellence (2004) and a nominee for the USA Artist Fellowship (2008), International Media Art Prize (2004) and the WTN World Technology Award (2003). Stout’s many collaborations with instrumentalists, computer programmers, composers and filmmakers include recent projects with cellist Frances Marie Uitti (NL), guitarist Janet Feder (USA) and early music artist Anna Stegmann (NL/DE). Stout previously founded the MOV-iN Gallery and the Installation, Performance & Interactivity project (IPI) at the College of Santa Fe. He is at present directing the Initiative for Advance Research in Technology and the Arts (iARTA) at the University of North Texas, where he holds a joint appointment spanning music composition and new media in the College of Music and College of Visual Art and Design.

Cory Metcalf is a moving image and sound artist, programmer and performer. Over ten years of experience with visual programming have given him the tools to create complex interactive software environments. His interest in bridging the old and new is evidenced in works such as Signature Sound (2012), a steam-punk divination machine combining astrology, projection- mapping, and keyboard input to calculate, distill, and bottle the participants “virtual essence.” Metcalf’s recent focus is on ethnobotany and ethnomusicology in South America, drawing from the telling of history in the Andes through Quipu’s, a pre-Incan data system made up of knotted cords, to Icaros, the healing songs of Peru believed to have been taught to humans by plants.

More about iET+I

The Institute of Emergent Technology + Intermedia (iET+I) is an entity of research, support, education and community interface at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington.

More about Cornish College of the Arts

Begun in 1914, Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA, offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Art, Dance, Design, Performance Production and Theater, a Bachelor of Music degree and an Artist Diploma in Early Music. Since its beginning, the College’s founder Nellie Cornish, and the many teaching artists who followed her, believed in education through exposure to all the arts. This approach continues to inform the College’s curriculum and community involvement today. The College is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

The College’s main campus is located at South Lake Union, where it is currently adding a 20-story residence hall that will open in August 2015. The Art, Design, Film+Media Department, the Theater Department, and the Performance Production Department are located there. The Cornish also owns the historic Kerry Hall built in the 1920s, where dancer Martha Graham, composer John Cage, and Northwest painter Mark Tobey all instructed students. This building continues to serve today as the home of the music and dance departments and houses the PONCHO Concert Hall.

At the Seattle Center, Cornish now operates the Cornish Playhouse, built for the 1962 World’s Fair and originally the home of the Seattle Repertory Theatre and the Intiman Theatre. Today the Cornish Playhouse and the Cornish Playhouse Studio serve as the home for academic programs and student productions as well as serving more than 30 nonprofits annually.
For more information, please visit: www.cornish.edu.