SoundImageSound International Festival of New Music at SMFA


On Tuesday 7th March at 5pm in the Clock Tower Lecture Theatre, School of Music and Fine Art, there will be a screening of pieces from the SoundImageSound International Festival of New Music. Robert Coburn, Conservatory of Music, University of the Pacific, will present the works and give a short pre-concert talk.  This event is FREE to attend!

From 2003 to 2014, the SoundImageSound International Festival of New Music and Visual Image presented annual performances of new works by composers and visual artists who merged sound and image in a form of inter/multi-media. Curated from an open call for works, SIS featured a widely diverse collection of styles and media from artists across all continents. 

Robert Coburn 
Influenced by minimal visual art and traditional Japanese music and theatre, composer, performer, and sound artist Robert Coburn merges minimal sound and silence in a perceptual experience of time and personal memory.  His compositions often integrate field recordings with live performance and video. He was a founding member of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology and has created gallery installations and permanent soundworks as public art throughout the US.

Works to be presented:
Polis (2003 – 04),  Joseph Harchanko/John Fillwalk,  9′
Lines (2006),  Stephanie Loveless,  9′ 30″
Boreales (2008-09),  Jean Piche,  10′ 30″
Juicy (2009),  Jaroslaw Kapuscinski,  10′ 44″
The Mechanism of Spring (2010),  Atsushi Wada,  4′ 20″
Kaze no Yume Part 1 (2012),  Robert Coburn,  10′