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Creative Process Series: JACK Quartet

Creative Fellowships Initiative

May 18

Event Dates

  • Sat May 18 7:30 PM

Venue

Meany Hall – Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

The members of the JACK Quartet don portable EEG and wearable muscle neuron sensors in "Human Subjects," the culminating performance of the group’s extended residency at the University of Washington, during which the musicians collaborated with UW faculty in DXARTS and Music Composition to explore complex integrations of brain and body signals into the domains of artistic performance. During the residency, the JACK (Austin Wulliman, Chris Otto, John Richards, Jay Campbell) worked with composers Juan Pampin and Richard Karpen as well as neuroscientists and a team of research staff from DXARTS and Music to explore brain and nervous system sensing methodologies as extensions to master musicians' traditional performance practice. This collaboration was made possible through the UW Creative Fellows Initiative with funding from the Mellon Foundation.