KcEMA KcEnnections brings together world-renowned artists from the region for a night of electronic music and visual art. The February 5th concert features two movements from Daniel Asia and Kip Haaheim’s “Sacred and Profane,” with video by Janet Davidson-Hues. The texts for portions of this piece are drawn from the sayings of Rabbi Nachman of Bratislav, a leader of the Hassidic movement in 18th century Poland. Paul Rudy will perform a variety of instruments as he accompanies tracks from his “2012 Stories” CD series. Rudy calls the series “a personal journey to come alive during an unprecedented time of awakening on our planet earth.” Douglass Crockwell’s animations entitled “Glen Falls Sequence,” with a newly composed soundtrack by David Dvorin, bring a startling visual element to the concert. Created over a nine-year period in the 1930’s, the “Glen Falls Sequence” is the result of numerous experimental and unorthodox techniques of animation, supplemented by Dvorin’s layered electronic music.
The Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts Alliance (KcEMA) was founded in 2007 to encourage and develop understanding and appreciation of electronic music and to create an expansive sense of community for electronic musicians and other artists in the Kansas City Area. Doors open at 7pm; $5 suggested donation at the door. UCP Studios at City Center Square, 1100 Main, 5th floor. Read full press release. For more about KcEMA, visit http://www.kcema.net